Friday, May 23, 2008

Something tells me...

Barack Obama is now searching-albeit considerably more secretly than his likely Republican opponent-for his running mate:

Democratic officials said Thursday the party's likely nominee has asked former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson to begin vetting potential vice presidential picks. Johnson did the same job for Democratic nominees John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984.

The campaign also does not want to discuss the effort because they are still engaged in a fading primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Obama has repeatedly declined to discuss possible running mates while the primary is ongoing.

If Obama and his people are smart, they will remember where his weaknesses are, rather than write off the people and places that he could not win-as has been suggested by some of Obama's supporters. If they know what they are doing, they will pick a candidate who appeals to many of the people that Obama has thus far been quite unsuccessful in convincing.

Something tells me that Obama will instead choose someone who is in his own mold, and it will backfire in November.

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