While all of the media focus is on Hillary Clinton’s desire to be vice president, in this edition of Pros and Cons we’ll take a look at a different woman, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius. Could Sebelius be the non-Clinton ticket option for Obama?
A lot has happened since the first time I compiled the top 5 running mate choices for Barack Obama, so it is time to update the list. (Click here to read the first Top 5) I have eliminated people like Jim Webb who don’t support Obama and have said that they aren’t interested in the job.
Hillary Clinton used her final speech in the 2008 Democratic primary to congratulate Barack Obama for running, but she raised more questions than she answered about her future and what she wants to do next.
Obama Defines Matchup with McCain as Domestic versus Foreign Policy
After fifty four contests, Barack Obama was finally able to say in St. Paul, MN, “Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States,” Obama said. He also used much of his speech to paint a sharp contrast between himself and John McCain.
If a report by the AP and confirmed by MSNBC is correct that Hillary Clinton told a group of New York lawmakers that she is open to being Barack Obama’ s running mate is correct, then I think that we just found out what Hillary Clinton wants.
As the superdelegates continue to pour in for Obama, with dozens more officially undeclared, but making their intentions known, Barack Obama has essentially wrapped up the Democratic nomination before the polls close in South Dakota and Montana tonight.
The Clinton campaign is disputing a story put out by the Associated Press this morning that she will acknowledge that Obama has the Democratic nomination tonight. They have said that once Obama reaches 2118 delegates then they will call him the nominee.
Washington Superdelegate and DNC member David McDonald became the sixth superdelegate of the day to endorse Barack Obama. In an email statement to the Associated Press McDonald said, “This was not an easy choice.
Barack Obama has now picked up five superdelegate endorsements today after adding Michigan superdelegates Brenda Lawrence and Lu Battaglieri along with Florida superdelegate Janee Murphy to a total that already included superdelegates from Virginia and Connecticut. Obama is now 42.5 delegates short of becoming the Democratic nominee.
Barack Obama picked up two more superdelegates this morning as Connecticut Democratic State Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo and Democratic National Committee Member Jerome Wiley Segovia both endorsed him for president. It seems that no matter how Clinton figures the math, Obama’s march to the nomination continues.
In her victory speech after the Puerto Rico primary, Hillary Clinton gave no indication that she is willing to concede the nomination to Barack Obama. In fact, Clinton returned to the familiar and deeply flawed theme of the popular vote.
It is no surprise that CNN has already declared Hillary Clinton the victor of the Democratic primary in Puerto Rico. Now, if turnout is high enough the Clinton campaign can argue that she should be the nominee because she will win the popular vote. The problem is that delegates not the popular vote determine the nominee.
Yvonne Gates a member of the DNC Rules Committee, and Nevada superdelegate, has announced today that she is endorsing Barack Obama. Since she is a member of the Rules Committee Gates said that she intended to remain neutral until the Party had decided what to do about seating the delegates from Michigan and Florida.