Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Guess: Chuck Hagel

I just got an e-mail announcing that Obama will soon be announcing is Vice-Presidential pick. Obviously, it will not be John Edwards. My guess for several months now has been Chuck Hagel, the Republican Senator from Nebraska. He was against the Iraq war starting in 2005, though he initially voted to authorize the war. Hagel is the maverick independent Republican that McCain used to be. It will make many Republicans seriously consider such a duo.

While I have told many people my guess, I never actually posted it here - so why not now before I can be proven wrong? I think Obama will want to appeal to be a bi-partisan leader who really wants change. I think he formulated this plan with Hagel a while back in the Senate. I do not claim to have any form of insider info. From my perspective of Obama's campaign, it seems to make sense. And if he chooses someone else, I hope it makes even more sense than what I have surmised.

3 comments: said...

Nah, not Hagel. He'd be a decent choice, but I don't see it happening.

Anonymous said...

Why won't you guess who McCain will pick? You aren't suggesting he's not worth mentioning. My guess: Joe Lieberman, because he already won the Vice-Presidency once - but Cheney and the hanging chads stole it from him. It'd be a real loss for the Bush/Neocon agenda who beat both McCain and Lieberman in '00. - Jackson Vu

Kevin Chavis said...

Lieberman is a good pick, as he was McCain's real choice - except his party won't allow him to choose a pro-choice running mate. This left him with few options.

Sarah Palin was not thoroughly vetted, which is why many Republicans are upset with his poor choice. McCain would be better off running as an independent than a Republican. His supporters could honestly be enthusiastic about his race then!