Friday, August 15, 2008

What Rules Would You Use to Pick a VP?

A lot of press speculation lately as to who will or should be the VP picks for each of the presidential candidates. What would be the most important determinant for you if you were running for president and had to pick a VP? Mine are (in order of importance).

For me, a VP who would be unlikely to conspire a plot to have me assassinated. Perhaps someone who doesn't even really want the job, or is only willing to do it part time while they sell Mary Kay. A popular conspiracy theory implicates LBJ in in the assassination of JFK, so I don't think I'm without reason here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bold, intelligent, and well loved by their home state.

For Barack Obama I believe that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius would be the best match. Not only does she fit the above criteria, but doesn't come with the Clinton baggage.

She is a highly competant Governor who would have no problems solidifying the Clinton supporters back into the fold.

In 8 years she would be a great President of the United States.

None of the other VP candidates are inspirational enough to be President.

Kathleen Sebelius doesn't have Obama's rock star quality, but she does have a quite surity to her that people will follow. Therefor, she won't overwhelm Obama, but is a great leader in her own right.