Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ralph Nader Predicts Obama's VP Choice

Earlier today, Ralph Nader expressed the opinion that Barack Obama would be wise to choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate. Unimpressed with the three men whose names have been bandied about as likely VP picks, Sens. Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Nader said he didn't think Obama would be "that dumb" as to pick one of the three.

Despite the fact that Obama probably personally dislikes Clinton, Nader predicts that he'll do as John F Kennedy did in 1960 when he chose Lyndon Johnson, a man with whom he had many political differences. “He just has to swallow hard and do what JFK did," Nader said.

In Nader's view, a Obama-Clinton ticket would help promote party unity and bring back on board the approximately 25 percent of former Clinton supporters who did not transfer their allegiance to Obama after she dropped out of the race.

Personally, I think Nader's got the right idea.


Melissa said...

I agree with you and Nadar as well.

Cat said...

Not being an American my opinion is a bit moot, however I do see some sense in having Clinton around, if for no better reason than that should he be elected she would certainly be a deterrent should anyone consider trying to assassinate Obama.