What is this 'I am not going to tell you my awesome secret' shtick?

The whole Obama VP pick atmosphere has gotten tired and reminds me of a grade school popularity contest.  What is this 'I am not going to tell you my awesome secret' shtick?

The Obama campaign certainly needs a slam-dunk not to leave everyone disenchanted at this point.

On a more important note, I believe that, in addition to the Clinton supporters that are not currently supporting Obama in the polls and want her to be his Vice Presidential choice, there is an equally large number of weak Obama supporters waiting for him to show his mettle by not making a lame, antagonistic to the other half of the party, choice.

I don't envy his predicament, and would not find it unexpected to see a negative bounce from his VP choice under many circumstances.

My advice would be for him to suck-it-up and pick Clinton.  I think the best choice of the candidates, that would fit his natural inclinations, would be Richardson.  However, we will likely see a Biden, who I respect, as his VP choice, leaving everyone largely let down and begging the question for some of `why, if we need the tough old white guy, not vote for him as President'.

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You Folks Sure Are Gullible: Clinton Vetting

The Politico is reporting Hillary Clinton was never vetted for the role of VP.

Obama has often said, most recently on NBC's "Meet the Press" on July 27, that Clinton "would be on anybody's short list."

But apparently not his.

"She was never vetted," a Democratic official reported. "She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she'd take it?"

The official also said Clinton never met with Obama's vetting team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy.

And the official said she was never asked for medical records or for any financial 2008 information about her or former President Bill Clinton. The last information the couple has disclosed about taxes and financial holdings was for 2007.

"This would be the biggest leap of faith ever," the official said. "She's waiting for the text message like everyone else."

You guys really believe this shit?  Seriously?  There are already diaries popping up and fresh comments with some Obama hate based on "Democratic Sources".

Stop and Think.

What is the biggest wedge that the Republicans can use to defeat us this fall?  The answer is continued primary warfare.  This "leak" comes out the day after McCain's biggest fuckup of the whole campaign and just a couple days before the convention.  Put two and two together.  Gullible.

Now go spend some energy writing about how McCain doesn't know how many houses he owns but still calls Obama an elitist.

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Politico: Clinton was never vetted.

(cross posted at kickin it with cg and Clintonistas for Obama)

The Politico is reporting Hillary Clinton was never vetted for the role of VP.

Obama has often said, most recently on NBC's "Meet the Press" on July 27, that Clinton "would be on anybody's short list."

But apparently not his.

"She was never vetted," a Democratic official reported. "She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she'd take it?"

The official also said Clinton never met with Obama's vetting team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy.

And the official said she was never asked for medical records or for any financial 2008 information about her or former President Bill Clinton. The last information the couple has disclosed about taxes and financial holdings was for 2007.

"This would be the biggest leap of faith ever," the official said. "She's waiting for the text message like everyone else."

So I guess we can cross this one off potentials?

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Wating anxiously to read HRC...

I haven't posted a diary in awhile...honestly, I still haven't recovered from Hillary's defeat in the primary!

Today I am 100% committed to Barack Obama. But there is one thing I am 99% sure of...if he does not pick Hillary I cannot see him winning the election.

The fact is that on the eve of the Democratic convention only 75% of the party is ready to vote for its nominee! Literally 1 out of every 4 Democrats is going to vote for John McCain, sit home, or vote for a third party. All the new registration etc... will not make up for this drastic number; and it is a drastic number. If Obama had the support of 90% of Democrats his victory would be assured.

In my own life I literally know dozens of former Hillary volunteers who are so disgusted with the way the party (specifically Dean, Pelosi, and Donna Bazile) treated Hillary and the party's silence about the rampant sexism in the media that they have completely disengaged. These people are not trolls, Republicans in disguise, or lacking in intelligence. The fact is, the passions that were aroused for the first viable female candidate remain very strong!

Obviously Obama has already made his choice. But these names being floated (Kaine, Biden, Bayh) will not get these people back on board. He has lost 1/4 of the Democratic party...if these people do not reengage it will not be possible for him to register enough new voters to make up the deficit; it's just math. The polls will continue to move in McCain's favor and the Democratic Party will have squandered yet another Presidential election :(

However, waking up tomorrow morning to read a text message that says "the dream ticket is on"...that would guarantee our party success in November!

Here's to hope :)

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No Nunn, no Kerry, nobody knows

Nunn is out of the country. I've also got good word that its not Kerry. So, back to Daschle? Maybe, or how about Reed?  

Obama and about 5 people know now, and they are good at keeping the secret.

Update [2008-8-21 17:20:19 by Todd Beeton]:A friend is telling me that CNN is reporting that the announcement will come "any minute."

Update [2008-8-21 18:17:52 by Todd Beeton]:Why the announcement may not be imminent at all. From The Fix:

One other interesting side note about the housing story: If Obama's campaign had planned to roll out their vice presidential pick at any point today, that announcement is likely to be put on hold. Why? The campaign believes the story about McCain's many houses is political gold and they won't want to step on it with a veep announcement that would immediately change the day's storyline.

Update [2008-8-21 21:13:6 by Jerome Armstrong]: The Page is thinking that Obama's signal today saying that"I want somebody who's independent, somebody who can push against my preconceived notions and challenge me so we have got a robust debate in the White House."

... means Dick Lugar, who has already endorsed McCain?!?! Man overboard!!!!

Update [2008-8-21 22:18:55 by Jerome Armstrong]: Tom Watson, with his thoughts concluding the night. We will know tomorrow.

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