Senator Barack Obama is in some serious trouble. While he seemed to be on top of the world while on his world wide tour just a few weeks ago, the Obama honeymoon is over. In many of the tracking polls Obama’s lead is down to the margin of error. John McCain has gone on the offensive with some hard hitting ads. And if that’s not bad enough, there are stilly plenty of Hillary supporters who vow not to support Obama, and Hillary seems to be encouraging them. They call themselves PUMA – Party Unity My Ass.
For most candidates I would say it’s just a rough patch they will work their way out of, but Obama’s campaign lacks any sort of discipline. They are looking for the quick fix, which leads me to think that all of the above turmoil will effect his VP selection.
We have all assumed Obama is going to nab someone from a geographical part of the country that would put some Red states in play. While that still might be possible, it seems that Obama might need to look at a VP who could unite their party, yes I think now more than ever there is a chance for an Obama/Clinton ticket.
Think about it this way. Obama needs to be able to continue his drift to the center/right. However he needs a VP who can communicate to the base that their priorities are important to Obama. Now does Evan Bayh, Tim Kaine, or Kathleen Sebelius provide that to the Obama? Not as much as Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would.
While Obama moves to the center, he is going to be forced to dart left for is VP.
What say you?