Picking a Veep

Way too early for any Republican to be worried about this, by it’s starting to be locked up solid for Hillary on the Democrats’ side so…  how do you pick a running mate?  George Will suggests you have only a few things that you can do when you pick a VP candidate to campaign with you; you might be able to do more than one but you likely won’t be able to do all four and this is about all you can do with it.  First, you can heal some kind of ideological or other rift within your party.  Second, you can reach out to a segment of the larger electorate that’s up for grabs.  Third, you can get a little bit of a push in the running mate’s state.  But fourth, and most important, you need to make sure you don’t shoot yourself in the foot with your choice.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. The only way I vote for Clinton is if she choose Obama or Edawards as VP. Not likely to happen. I believe Clinton will choose someone like Wesley Clarke or Jim Webb (White male with military experience).Huckabee is the likely Republican VP because he would counter Clinton in Arkansas and solidify the religious base of the party behind the Republican Presidential Nominee (Romney?).

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