Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is Nancy Pelosi Jockeying for VP?

Is Nancy Pelosi Jockeying for VP?

The numbers at this point are pretty much in Obama's favor, and time is running out. My guess is that Clinton has alienated his side too much for her to be a VP pick, so my prediction (and we'll see if I am right) is it will be Nancy Pelosi. Picking her would mean still a black man/white woman ticket, so artificial unity would prevail. Here's an article from CNN which shows Pelosi siding with Obama, possibly a prelude to her being his VP pick:

March 13, 2008
Pelosi again rules out joint ticket
Pelosi again said a joint ticket with Obama and Clinton won't happen.

(CNN) – The Democratic presidential ticket will be a "Dream Team," Nancy Pelosi said Thursday, it just won’t have both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's name on it.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, the House Speaker reiterated comments she made earlier in the week that the two presidential candidates will not end up sharing a ticket.

"I do think we will have a dream team, it just won't be those two names," She said. "Whoever our nominee is and whoever he or she is and whoever he or she chooses, will be a dream team as the Democrats go forward.”

When pressed further about the possibility of a joint ticket, Pelosi stated flatly, "Take it from me, that won't be the ticket."

The comments echoed remarks the Speaker made Tuesday, when she emphatically told a Boston television station that a joint ticket with Clinton and Obama is "impossible."

"I think that ticket either way is impossible," she said. "I think that the Clinton administration has fairly ruled that out by proclaiming that Senator McCain would be a better commander-in-Chief than Obama."

Pelosi’s remarks came a day after Obama mocked Clinton and her campaign surrogates for raising the implication he would make a good vice president.

"With all due respect, I won twice as many states as Sen. Clinton. I've won more of the popular vote than Sen. Clinton. I have more delegates than Sen. Clinton. So, I don't know how somebody who's in second place is offering vice presidency to the person who's in first place," he said at a campaign event in Mississippi.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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