Decisions, Decisions -- Who Should Obama Pick as his Veep?

Election '08
Editor's note: The following is a list of who Kathy G. would like to, and not like to, see as Obama's Veep. For the reasoning behind her picks click here.


The Best




I think Obama should choose one of these three people:

Sherrod Brown, senator from Ohio
John Edwards, former senator from North Carolina
Kathleen Sebelius, governor of Kansas





Above Average




I really don't think Barack Obama should choose any of the following people as his running mate -- each of them has at least one major drawback that I believe should be disqualifying. On the other hand, they're all capable, talented, and reasonably progressive, and if any of them were indeed chosen, I could get excited about that.

General Wesley Clark
Hillary Clinton, senator from New York
Christopher Dodd, senator from Connecticut
Patty Murray, senator from Washington
Janet Napolitano, governor or Arizona
Jack Reed, senator from Rhode Island



Not Experienced Enough




None of these folks have served a full term in their current positions, nor have they served in the House of Representatives in Congress.

Tim Kaine, governor of Virginia
Claire McCaskill, senator from Missouri
Jon Tester, senator from Montana





Otherwise Engaged




Mark Warner - The former Virginia governor is currently running for the U.S. senate.





Eh




Brian Schweitzer - The governor of Montana would be okay but I'm not too excited about him.





Please God No




Joe Biden, senator from Delaware
Tom Daschle, former senator from South Dakota
Bill Nelson, senator from Florida
Ed Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania
Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico





Oh No God No




Evan Bayh, senator from Indiana





Oh No No No God No No No



Sam Nunn, former senator from Georgia





Unthinkable




James Webb, senator from Virginia (thankfully, he's withdrawn his name from consideration)





Totally Beyond the Pale




Any Republican (but fortunately there's no evidence that Obama is considering any Republicans).


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