Anna Quindlen: Hillary Should Make Barack Her Running Mate
makes a good point, that the best thing that Hillary could do to win the general election would be to take Barack Obama as her running mate. And, I think that she is right. That would be a very, very strong ticket. Obama's biggest problem seem to me to be his inexperience. And, despite the reality to the contrary, Hillary doesn't have that problem in the view of many Americans. Obama appears cleaner than Hillary, and he appeals to the younger crowd better than probably any other major candidate. Oh, and he is Black, or at least partially so. But White enough not to scare the voters.
I am not sure who the Republicans could run to compete with this ticket. Maybe one their losing Black candidates in the last election as VP. Or Dr. Rice. Possibly a charismatic Hispanic? In any case, it would significantly increase the Democrats chance at winning, with Obama cancelling out many of Hillary's weaknesses.