Very exciting. To me, anyway.
So let's move the discussion to something more productive: who might the next president choose for his running mate? How fun to consider the possibilities. A friend of mine who has friends volunteering for the Obama campaign swears that at one time Kerry was considered (that was the inside scoop). Now, I love John Kerry, but he's got the
Now, I mentioned in a prior post the possibility of an Obama-Bloomberg ticket, although I didn't see it actually happening. Fun, huh? Two tee-totally different bedfellows, you could hardly select with a dartboard, blindfolded. But union of opposites who bring completely different strengths? Now that's a good synergy. And for the first time in ferever, two different, well, parties. No one is exactly sure of Bloomberg's party. Unlike McCain who is an ersatz-maverick, Bloomberg is the real McCoy. Independent? Yes. Republican? Sort of, but an entirely different flava. I've been a fan of Bloomberg's ever since I started following his career. The gazillionaire who rides the subway. The unpretentious good guy who has rebooted
Here's what MSNBC FirstRead said about the Obama-Bloomberg idea:
"Those who love the Veepstakes will enjoy today's Obama speech, not for the substance but for the person who will introduce him: Michael Bloomberg. While the mayor says he's not endorsing anyone (yet?), this is the second time Bloomberg has given Obama a high profile photo-op (remember the meeting at that diner a few months back?). As for Obama's economic speech, per the campaign, "Obama takes on special interests for housing/economic crisis; lays out principles for new regulatory framework." Obama, himself, previewed the speech on the plane yesterday. "I will be giving some, I will be outlining, my thoughts on the current state of the economy. How we got there and some very specific prescriptions, what helped trigger the financial crisis and the financial problems." But it will be the potential of Obama-Bloomberg that could be the most important take-away. In fact, considering that anti-Israel sentiments being expressed by the Rev. Wright in these newly circulating church bulletins (see Andrea Mitchell’s reporting on TODAY below in the Obama section). A fortunate thing for Obama is at least these church bulletins aren’t video. The idea of a Jewish running mate might end up making more and more sense for Obama as the summer wears on."
It makes sense to me too and I like it. Stay tuned, as this speculation could become juicy, fast. I'm thinking of going over to CafePress.com and designing some nice Obama-Bloomberg t-shirts--just because.