Friday, July 18, 2008
Washington Post names Palin a "Top 5" VP choice
While I am still working on getting my YouTube response to Andrew Halcro loaded (I'm now trying to use a totally different program to upload the video after the first one aborted the operation), I would be remiss not to mention another huge development today. For the first time, Gov. Palin has broken onto the Washington Post's "Friday Veepstakes Line", a weekly ranking of each candidate's top five VP choices authored by Chris Cillizza (a longtime Palin skeptic). This week, she finally enters the countdown at number five behind Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, and John Thune. It will be interesting to see if she continues to climb that list over the next few weeks. And for the record, Cillizza's top 5 candidates for Obama are 1. Sen. Evan Bayh (Indiana) 2. Gov. Tim Kaine (Virginia) 3. Sen. Jack Reed (Rhode Island) 4.Sen. Joe Biden (Delaware), and 5.Hillary Clinton. All but Kaine are entrenched members of the Washington establishment, and Kaine has roughly the same level of experience in government as Obama. Hence, all would be prefect foils for Gov. Palin.