Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Senator Obama Should Wait To Choose His VP
There are many arguments as to when Senator Obama chooses his Vice President. I suggest that he put the subject on ice until the convention. His campaign should leak that he will take into consideration his potential running mate's dedication to party unity and bi-partisan appeal, then half heartedly deny the leak. This destroys the Clinton's arm twisting ability and creates a dynamic in which any attacks on him by her surrogates strengthen the argument against making her the choice. She will be effectively isolated and forced to personally prove her dedication to party unity by working to deliver her followers to him. Most importantly it will be extremely difficult for her to work hard for Party unity for the better part of two months, then backtrack on that position if she is not the VP choice. Senator Obama should announce that he will make his choice at the convention, then give Hillary the opening speech. Shortly after her historic opening speech on party unity and the need to stop a third Bush term, he should announce John Edwards as his choice for VP.