Sunday, June 8, 2008

I Still Think Barack Obama Needs To Pick A Woman For VP!

I really don't believe that Hillary Clinton really wants to be the vice-president. If she is in good health and Obama has a successful presidency, she will run again. Vice-presidents rarely get elected president. And it's not really her kind of job, but I strongly believe that in order to stick to his ideals as the "change" candidate, Obama needs to pick a woman for his running mate. We have had enough of all-male tickets. These are the "supposed" female front-runners, Napolitano, Sebelius, and McCaskill.

And please spare me the John Edwards and Jim Webb arguments, if Obama wants to piss off white women any further, he will pick one of them.


Symphony June 8, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

Right now anything would piss off white women. My only question would be: would (the rabid) white women see Obama choosing a white woman other than Clinton as a backhanded slap in the face to her?

I do think it is petulance on the part of white women right now and though they say they wont, I think they will vote Democrat. I wrote about it on my blog so I wont rehash.

Anonymiss June 8, 2008 at 3:14 PM  

What about regressive White men? I have no faith in them being able to handle such a ticket.

Professor Tracey June 8, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

Symphony -

I hear you and agree with you, but I still think a woman is the smartest choice.

Anonymiss -

They are just going to have to regress some more. LOL! Since the working class ones were so in love with Clinton, they should have no problem handling the ticket.

SheCodes June 8, 2008 at 4:40 PM  

I think Hillary just recently decided that she didn't want it -- right after the elders told her 'no way'! LOL

I'm sure that she is getting some kind of other sweet deal. I'll wait to see what that is...

I think that if Barack picks a white woman to just appease white women, then he's not fit for the presidency. He should choose the best person period, and if that's a happens to be a white woman, then fine. Otherwise, forget it.

Professor Tracey June 8, 2008 at 5:11 PM  

Since when is the VP picked as the best person for the job? The job sucks. It's always in most cases, a political choice based on anything, but the job. That's old school. Dan Quayle ring a bell. Geraldine Ferraro was picked because she was a woman.

And I didn't say a white woman, I say a woman. There aren't in high enough profile women of color in the mix. I'd rather see a white women than another white man. June 8, 2008 at 10:48 PM  

Hey there!

What about Obama decides to capture the older female voters and decides to pick someone who is not even in the political world...someone who has a lot of respect with white women and black women as a sage....yes..what about Dr. Angelou as VP? Okay...okay! (smiles)

Geeesh...does everyone who comments have to say something deep?


SheCodes June 8, 2008 at 10:56 PM  

Child, don't forget this country's racist past. There is the undeniable possibility that the Obama's VP could really end up president. (It's horrible to say but still true)

Afroamericawriter June 10, 2008 at 7:22 PM  

John Edwards has declined any consideration for Veep - been there, done that.

Jim Webb is cool as a veteran and all but really not needed as Veep.

I agree, Obama needs a woman to win that core audience from Hillary Clinton.

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