Supposedly today the Obama campaign will text us the name of his Vice Presidential pick. I guess at this point, they’ll do anything they can to drum up excitement about this candidate. Even if you are an avid Obama supporter, and I have to say I’m seeing fewer and fewer of those around, his campaign has been kinda, well, dull lately.
My personal hunch is that he will pick Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Why? Well, first off, he won’t pick Hillary Clinton because she won’t want to be Vice President. I think she knows she can effect much more change by being in the Senate, especially, I am sad to say, now that Sen. Ted Kennedy is ill. There will be a leadership vacuum in the areas she is most concerned about — health and education — and she is more than able to step up and be that leader.
Secondly, the last thing Obama needs to do at this point is pick a boring, white male establishment politician. No offense intended to my many white male friends, but the list of possible contenders is dreadful. Biden? Kaine? Bayh? Ugh. Now if Obama picked someone out of the ordinary, like Dennis Kucinich? That would be exciting!
Obama’s campaign needs a jump start. Stat! So in my humble opinion, his VP pick must have some element of excitement, and picking a woman is about the only option he has at this point. And, I think he could do a lot worse than Sebelius.
What do you think?