May 26th, 2008
02:50 PM ET
7 years ago

Who gets second billing on the presidential ballot?

As the veepstakes heat up, CNN Political Producer Alan Silverleib weighs the pros and cons of 10 possible choices for each party - from the familiar figures to the dark horses.


Filed under: Veepstakes
soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Anyone but HRC

    NOT HILLARY!

    May 26, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Stacey

    I just hope and pray that Hillary makes it No where near the White House. She would destroy this country just like she's trying to destroy everything else.

    May 26, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. ANGEL

    clinton obama obama clinton
    UNITE OUR PARTY
    stop letting the GOP destroy this chance ..
    clinton obama obama clinton
    UNITE OUR PARTY clinton obama obama clinton
    UNITE OUR PARTY

    May 26, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Never Clinton

    Obama-Sebelius!!

    May 26, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Indiana Bob

    I imagine Obama will have Farakahn as veep. Might as well sell the country all the way down the river and give his hate filled supporters all the power they have been bullying for.

    May 26, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Tony

    Obama needs an older white guy on his ticket.

    McCain needs a younger black guy on his ticket.

    May 26, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Teresa W. of Newport Bch, CA

    Whomever Obama picks, this person would be favorable in all states that for sure. Then, McCain will be facing is worst nightmare.

    May 26, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. glhf

    ANGEL, Clinton and Obama together would unite the party...but unite the independant and republicans with McCain. In other words, you lose.

    May 26, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Arkansas Undertaker

    I still think Obama should choose Hillary Clinton even after all the mischief she is causing. They just need to bar Bill Clinton from coming anywhere near thje White House or any interns working there.

    OBAMA/CLINTON 08 & 12

    May 26, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. Robert in Toronto,ON

    ABH – Anyone But Hillary!

    May 26, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. CNN = Cynical News Network

    Why did you leave Biden out?

    May 26, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  12. Arden

    I am sure that Senator Obama is smart enought and wise enough to choose a VP that will fit in with a President Obama's White House. I don't understand how or why Senator Obama should be bullied by the Clinton 's to give HRC the VP spot. Bill Clinton is the problem not HRC. He would undermind an Obama Presidency, Pres. Obama would have to deal with their baggage and besides she still has many opportunities that will give her all the power she is looking for. Who cares what Hillery wants. I find is rediculous to think that the Obama campaign has to be concerned about what to do with Hillery. Don't you have enough problems and stress. The Clinton's believe that the Presidential position is their legacy. It isn't and no one should be pressuring or bulling Senator Obama into his choice for a VP.

    May 26, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  13. Denial

    My Top Four Choices!!!!!!!!!

    1.Webb (Add Foreign Experience)
    2.Sebelius (Attract Women Voters)
    3.Hagel (Attract Republican Voters)
    4.Hilary .. once Bill stays away from the White House (Unity)

    May 26, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Matt Portland, OR

    We need a clean break from Bush/Clinton dynasty.

    Obama + Anyone with solid military experience (Gen. Wesley Clark?)

    May 26, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. Mario

    No ticket for Billary,, please if you take you will have the other one.. What a mess is coming if Hillary is on the ticket, no matter what for her. Trying to escape both a trial schedule on november 2008 for the biggest raud in politic..A ticket like that will tell everybody that his politic for change was not thruth... By the way it's look like Bill and Hillary have a pact together,, You cheat me no problem but you will give me the White House ..sob..

    May 26, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. Corey, Maryland

    Well we all know that Obama will be getting the nomination so I would like to see either Bill Richardson as his running mate or maybe Kathleen Sebelius or Ed Rendell. Mostly I want Richardson though!!!

    Obama Richardson 2008

    May 26, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. Sandra

    Not Hillary ! GO OBAMA

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  18. Richard Bell - Winston-Salem, NC.

    I think its time for the HRC supporters to switch over to McCain (17 million). THat will be a strong protest to destroy Obama in a landslide in November to show his horrible and belittling supporters how they screwed up america.

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  19. Cindy in California

    Anyone but the Clinton's (yes, the Clinton's) don't think for one minute that bill and hillary aren't in this together, they would both be VP if they had it their way.

    They are both divisive, complaining, whining, psycologically disturbed, delusional people who deserve each other, and I am convinced they are not concerned about this country at all. They want power for powers sake, not because they care about America, they care about themselves, period.

    May 26, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. Marie in California

    I don't care who Obama chooses for VP, should he get the nomination. He will not get my Democratic vote.

    I don't care who McCain chooses for VP either.....but he WILL get my Democratic vote!

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  21. Tam Tam

    NOT Hillary due to her lies, refusal to play by the rules, tearing up when in political trouble, attempts to play the race card, poorly run campaign, "misspeaks," HUGE DEBT which she continues to loan her money to, and negativity. Although I would absolutely love to have a woman president or VP one day, she has shown herself unworthy. To saddle Obama with her and ignore all of her actions during this campaign due to her being female with a female following would be counterproductive for the future of women in this country and the country as a whole. Obama needs a positive VP who is complementary to his change message which resonates with Americans.

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  22. No McSame

    I say ABC anyone but Hillary.

    May 26, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  23. Sukie on the River

    It doesn't matter......Obama won't win thanks to people like me who are voting for Hillary in November as a write-in.

    Spoilers? Yep!

    May 26, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. Elizabeth, NC

    CNN why haven't you updated the delegate count since last Friday. Through the weekend till today, I believe Obama has picked up 7-8 delegates and HRC lost 1 and picked up 1, netting 0. Update now.

    May 26, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. andrew s

    democrat must win, so obama will make the right judgement in selecting his VP i hope it is not clinton, but if he choose clinton am down for it too because anything is better than the third term of Bush no more bush

    May 26, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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