It looks like VP choices will be announced today or Monday. Cell phones will be abuzzing with text messages, I’m guessing, today. Since it’s almost certain that I’ll be royally disappointed, I thought I’d chime in once again on what I’d like to see.
Barack Obama should choose Chuck Hagel.
John McCain should choose Joe Lieberman.
Why? Because the problems we need to address– how to best strengthen our fiscal infrastructure, rebuild our industrial base, safeguard America against threats, rebuild our physical infrastructure– are all non-partisan issues. If they continue as they’ve gone, as polarized positions to be argued by each side to win elections (or to be used against one another if even brought up), we will all lose. A bi-partisan administration will almost certainly form true centrist positions that wouldn’t be used as political weapons, but instead be crafted and evaluated on policy instead of political merits.
I’m hoping that America catches a break with the selection.
P.S. How would I wager it’ll end up? McCain-Romney and Obama-Biden.