Tuesday, July 8, 2008

“Under No Circumstances …”

Original Link: http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/07/08/under-no-circumstances/

By SusanUnPC

“Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for vice president.”

- Senator Jim Webb, D-Virginia, to Barack Obama’s face last week

“If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be.”

- Governor Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, on NPR

Strickland, Rendell and Webb have all rejected being Obama’s number two. He’s lost his best possible choices after signaling that he rejects his best choice–Hillary. Maybe he doesn’t want or need a vice presidential running mate, just a backup singer for his rock star concert at Invesco Field.

Of Note: Ed Rendell has been similarly clear, although he’s willing to accept a cabinet appointment after he’s completed his term as governor of Pennsylvania.

It’s worth reading what the Los Angeles Times reports why Jim Webb would be such a strong choice:

A Virginia Democrat elected in 2006, Webb was considered attractive as a potential vice presidential nominee because his resume is strong where Obama’s is weak: on national security issues. Webb served as secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and is a decorated former Marine. He also carries the added appeal of coming from a Southern state that Obama hopes to contest.

Jim Webb is an honorable person and has promised to campaign if Obama is the nominee.

Oh well.

There’s always Bill Richardson, who appears to be willing to do most anything to get himself on the ticket.

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