May 26th, 2008
02:50 PM ET
10 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. Anna, SW Missouri

    How can any Clinton supporter that wants to unite our party still be supporting Clinton? She is doing nothing to unite us, and everything to devide us! She takes no responsibility for the mess in FL or MI but she had 2 to1 support on the Rules committee that voted to strip them of their delegates, now she blames Obama for HER failures. ALL of her supporters voted IN FAVOR of stripping the delegates!

    As we remember those that have given their life for our freedom, how can anyone say they will vote for McCain or Clinton?

    May 26, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. j

    I like Crist & Jindel for McCain.

    I'm not sure what would be a good choice for Obama.

    May 26, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. aware

    Anyone but the Marxist, Black Liberation Theology obsessed far left establishment candidate Obama! 😦

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Valerie

    McCain should take Clinton, as she has been hinting all along.

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Antiflake

    I love how Obama supporters keep accusing Hillary of tearing the party apart, but...

    "Anyone but HRC May 26th, 2008 3:23 pm ET

    "Stacey May 26th, 2008 3:23 pm ET
    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 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Greg, NY

    Obama/Sebelius all the way.

    May 26, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. Sugar Shane, Sacramento CA

    If Hillary is not on the ticket VOTE FOR McCAIN!!! Save yourself and America and then vote for Hillary 2012! Obama has had his 15 minutes of fame, in 7 months he will be forgotten. Obama supporters/brainwashees sorry about your luck...

    May 26, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. usa

    No clintons, No mcShame.

    May 26, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. leo bisterbosch

    I hope Obama makes it to the White House. America needs change, also to show the world know that there is enough common sense in this country.

    May 26, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. Cry For Our Country

    I think that all this nonsense about a Hillary coverup, Obama and McCain being spoilers, and all of the posturing by Hillary, Obama, and McCain is nothing but rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

    No candidate is perfect. All we can do is pick the one least likely to hammer that last nail into the USA's coffin.

    I am not optimistic at all about the future this country faces. We have let our education system go to waste, shipped common and technical jobs overseas, built state of the art factories in other countries while closing them here, done nothing about our energy future despite being warned in 1973 what was coming.

    This country and its people chose this path and now the consequences of all of these decisions are coming home to roost.

    Pick whoever you want for president and vice president. The reality is that they will not be able to work miracles – but miracles are what would be required to save this country and the world.

    May 26, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Mike

    O'Bama / Biden 2008

    May 26, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. Uyoata Andrew

    Any arrangement that can bring the DEMs to fix the economy will be OK.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  13. Jon, Los Angeles

    President-in-waiting Obama should not give even a dog-catcher post to Hillary.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Will in Richmond, VA

    I read this.
    The Republican side is soooo BORING!!

    As far as the Dem's go, I'm really feeling Hagel, Sabellius and Bill Richardson. I think any of those candidates will fill Obama's theme of 'Change" whilst maintaining the qualities necessary in the #2 spot. There's tremendous political upside to all three.

    I know, Hillary isn't on my list. I think that this primary has gone on long enough and she has said so many damaging things, and is so polarizing, that it's hard to mend fences with her at this point.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  15. holy

    NOT Hillary Clinton, thank you.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. gman

    Here's a great Obama Administration:

    Pres – Obama

    VP – Kathleen Sebelius

    AG – John Edwards

    Sec State – Bill Richardson

    Sec Defense – Jim Webb

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. After further review,Texas

    Watch out for McCains veep,he could have more power than Cheney and we know what that means.

    May 26, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. R. Brown

    No Hillary

    Our party will be united without Hillary on the ticket.

    If she's a real democrat she will do the right thing along with her IMPEACHED husband and unite the party.

    This is NOT the Bill and HIllary show. If that's what her supporters want then watch VH1 for their new reality show 'What's Wrong WIth Bill'

    Obama/ Daschle

    May 26, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  19. BettiH, Indianapolis, IN

    Obama and ANYONE BUT HRC.

    May 26, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  20. Jermaine

    President OBAMA
    Vice Sebelius

    President OBAMA
    Vice Hagel

    President OBAMA
    Vice Webb

    President OBAMA
    Vice Bloomberg

    May 26, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Allison Marie

    Obama has brought a cloud over the party!

    If Clinton is nominee, she can pick whom ever she wants and will get elected!

    If Obama is nominee, he needs Clinton or he will not win!

    McCain, depends on what the dems do! If Clinton is nominee it will matter, but he can NOT win, with Obama, it doesn't matter they will make him cry like a baby!

    May 26, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. Lynn

    For VP as for President. . .anybody but Obama!

    May 26, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. Jane

    Senator Obama's message of change has really caught on, and against all odds, he has defeated the establishment candidate, Senator Clinton. It would be a disaster to pick her as Vice President. The baggage she brings along would most certainly drag down the ticket.

    May 26, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. New Day


    Hillary = Senate Majority leader
    Edwards = Secretary of Labor
    Biden = Secretary of State
    Judge Judy = Attorney General (hehehehe kidding)

    May 26, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. CPO,USN(Ret)

    OBAMA/HAGEL '08!!!

    May 26, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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