My List of Possible Dem VP's

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 26, 2007 9:22 AM


I don't spend too much time thinking about the Dem Primaries, but unless something dramatic changes, we're looking at facing Hillary.  As such, here are my top 5 Dem VP predictions for Hillary:

1.  Evan Bayh - This former Indiana governor endorsed Hillary, gave the key note at the 1996 Dem national convention, and is highly-regarded.

2.  Mark Warner - The popular former Virginia governor unexpectedly decided not to run for president in '08.  Might he have made a deal with Hillary?  Perhaps complicating things, he is currently seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John Warner.

3.  Bill Richardson - This Hispanic governor from a South-Western state could be a real asset to Hillary.  Still, one has to wonder if his presidential bid has helped -- or hurt -- his chances.

4.  Ted Strickland - The current governor of Ohio was blessed to follow a woefully inept Republican governor.  Because of this, and the fact that Ohio is perhaps the most important electoral state in the country (arguably), he is in contention.

5.  Barack Obama - This is the only non-governor on my list.  Many insiders have ruled out a Hillary/Obama ticket.  But it's not unheard of for former political enemies (Kennedy/Johnson, Reagan/Bush, Dole/Kemp, etc.) to patch things up for the good of the party.

Update: Wes Clark?  One of my fellow Townhaller's says it's going to be Clinton/Clark.

Update: 
From an email:

Don't forget about Brian Schweitzer:

Western, populist, pro-gun, culturally conservative. He would help them in Ohio also, and would be very strong in Colorado and New Mexico, I think. The netroots love him (though I don't think the Clintons care about that at all) and he's very charismatic from what I've heard. I don't think it'll be Bayh for that exact reason: he's a total snooze.