Paul Rahe speculates that Obama might want to replace Biden as VP, and especially with a dramatic and game-changing choice, which could only be…
Yeah, that’s a forced exclamation point, because speculation about how to figure the Hillary-Bill-Barry dynamics is a very tired/tiresome excercise. And I’m with our Peter in worrying that conservatives like Rahe are overall underestimating Obama’s campaign situation.
So the real import of Rahe’s post is where he asks who might Obama appoint besides Biden or Clinton, and can only come up with a incredibly pathetic Reid-Pelosi-Gore-Kerry-Edwards-Waters-etc. list of top Dems who are all too unlikable, even ridiculously unlikable, to be any sort of game-changer for the Obama ticket.
Its been more than a decade since I left the Democrats, and for that reason and others I don’t think I have the best read on the party. So those who know the Dems, please read Rahe’s post, and tell me, who are Democrats of stature? The only names I can really come up with are Tim Kaine of VA, but he has to win again before we really award him that status, and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, who is one of these young faces that may or may not have substance behind them. But who else?
Or is the Democratic Party, leadership-wise, as pathetic as Rahe presents it?