Kristol: A Vice Presidential Clue
12:33 PM, Aug 21, 2008 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Here's what Barack Obama told Time's Karen Tumulty and David Von Drehle earlier this week, when asked what we would learn about him from his vice presidential pick:
Is there a clue here as to Obama's pick? Perhaps not--he'll claim these nice statements would apply to anyone he chooses. But I'm struck by two things. The "who complement my strengths" sounds like a nod to the need for someone with foreign policy/military experience. And the "who are not about ego, self-aggrandizement, getting their names in the press" sounds like his choice may be less well-known than some of the alternatives.
Sounds like Sen. Jack Reed--who, for what it's worth, I've always thought was the best choice among the senators.