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Caroline Kennedy one of three to be on Obama’s VP selection team, a repeat of 2000?

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Originally published on on Thu, 06/05/2008 – 5:58am

In 2000, some guy named Dick Cheney ran the team to help George W. Bush find a running mate. Somehow he picked some guy named Dick Cheney.

In 2008, Caroline Kennedy is one of three people to run the team that Obama will use to help pick his VP nominee.


The other two are Eric Holder, a former deputy AG under President Clinton, and the person we already know is a part of the team, James Johnson.

Now you might have thought, “Where have I heard ‘Caroline Kennedy’ and ‘vice president’ together in the same article before now?” Well, it was right here at

My argument, then and now, is that Obama should at least consider someone outside the system to introduce real change to the process. There have been non-traditional names tied to John McCain as well, most notably former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

And this isn’t to discount the long list of political contenders in either major party. But the scope of the process should be expansive.

Oh, and if Obama does end up with Caroline Kennedy as his VP nominee, well, you know you heard it here first.


Written by democracysoup

June 5, 2008 at 5:58 am

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