On Wednesday, Democratic nominee-to-be, Barack Obama, and Senator Hillary Clinton flew to New York together for joint fundraisers, along with Caroline Kennedy, Obama’s vice-presidential search committee member. It could be nothing. It could be that Obama is seriously considering Hillary as his choice.  It would be a smart one.

Hillary is the only VP candidate that is a vote getter. Clinton donors that are not yet warming to Obama would open up their wallets if she were on the ticket. She would bring a large chunk of those voters that are not yellow-dog Democrats and swing between parties, but voted and supported her and quickly moved to McCain when she was no longer in the race.  It would clear up my own reservations about voting for Obama.  I want to like him. I want to vote for him. This choice would guarantee it.

Although Obama “loves Kathleen”, Sebelius will not be his choice.  At least, I will seriously doubt Obama’s skill as a politician if he chooses her.  All the Obama supporters that keep trying to convince Clinton die-hards to like Sebelius are spitting in the wind.  It would insult the feminist Clinton base that is already angry with him and the media; the PUMAs will not take kindly to a “replacement” woman, one that they (and I) feel has not accomplished nearly as much as Clinton, nor has the base of support that she enjoys. Now comes word that John Edwards would “seriously consider” the position as VP. Make up your mind John!! Stop playing coy. It makes me think you’re kind of a jerk.

Other than Edwards, most other candidates for the spot don’t want to touch it. Jim Webb, Senator from Virginia refused it:

“Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate, where I believe I am best equipped to serve the people of Virginia and this country,” Webb said in a statement. “Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President.”

Gee, Jimmy, don’t be so wishy-washy!

Hillary would be an excellent choice, both politically smart and party-unifying. Simply because she would bring millions of voters to the table.  Even the controversy about Obama’s FISA vote for telecom immunity and Hillary’s vote against it, I feel only plays to show how good they would be together. Not afraid to disagree, having it both ways (in a good way), and bringing the party and the country together (the head explosions that would take place in parts of the left blogs would be a bonus!).

These two candidates together would result in a landslide come November, in my opinion. With the poll numbers between Obama and McCain being as close as they are, Clinton is the smart choice.

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