Wednesday, June 11, 2008

An Obama-Caroline Kennedy Ticket?

So as bloggers and their resident commenters are abuzz with criticism of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's place on Obama's v-p search team, some of their counterparts are atwitter with the prospect that Sweet Caroline, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, could actually end up as Obama's running mate.

Granted, she has little political experience and has never held elected office. But given much of the electorate's distrust of career politicians, one may rightly ask: "And that's a problem...why?" Hey, she's a Kennedy, she's a woman and she's scandal-free. What more do you want?

It's an intriguing, if not fanciful, prospect. You can hear from some of her supporters here, here and here.


RightDemocrat said...

I like Caroline Kennedy but Obama needs a VP with a strong national security background to counter McCain and a ticket of two "firsts" is quite risky as well. Someone like Jim Webb or Sam Nunn would make an excellent choice for VP.

Marcia Ford said...

I agree with you, especially about Webb and Nunn, though in a less imperfect world I'd love to see him run with a woman...