VP Talk Heating Up
Team Obama is reportedly seriously vetting Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as vice presidential candidates. It’s hard to imagine that he’d go with Dodd, who I find likeable and serious, given that he’s running on a “youth” and “change” message and Dodd is old and has been in Washington since roughly the Civil War. Sebelius is a virtual unknown nationally but she’s a woman, which would appease some of the Hillary Clinton dead-enders, and an outsider, which enhances the “change” message. Plus, OTB’s Alex Knapp, who lives in Kansas, likes her.
Meanwhile, NPR had former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on and was touting her as a serious prospect to be John McCain’s running mate. She certainly adds some things to a McCain ticket, notably economic expertise and freshness. But she bored me to tears and refused to answer even simple questions, relying instead on tired talking points. I’m not sure whether that’s a plus or a minus, to be honest.