May 26th, 2008
02:50 PM ET
6 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. rrm

    It really doesn't matter who Obama chooses, My democratic vote will NOT go to OBAMA. McCain will get my democratic vote in Nov.

    May 26, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. Christopher

    Hillary is the right person for the job. She will pic Obama, whether he agrees or not. What's frustrating is the democrates are flip flops. They
    run to the side that is currently winning. They don't dig roots and have conviction with their commitments. Hillary has shown she has that inner strength, more then all the democrates/super delegates put together.

    May 26, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. obama - supporter - arkansas

    NO CLINTON
    MIGHT AS WELL HAVE CASTRO

    May 26, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Stefan

    Guess what, folks– Barack Obama will chose whomever he likes, whether we like it or not.

    May 26, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for President of the United States, not Vice President!!! And when Hillary wins the nomination, I hope and pray that she does not select Barack Obama as Vice-President.

    Thank You Very Much

    May 26, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. obama 2008

    If this comment like my other one don't get posted i'm not watching the Situation Room i m not watching CNN period.I'll just stick with MSNBC .you see it's comments like what Wolf just said that burns me up.Senator Grahams just said that both Hillary and Barack can win Florida if they do the right thing then Wolf said the polls says Hillary has the bigger lead and Mr Graham said they both can win and Wolf said how you know that when she has the bigger lead My question to you Wolf is how you know that Barack can't win Florida .what happened to not been biased.

    May 26, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. Ed from Milwaukee(WI-Swing state)

    Anyone but Hillary Clinton, Obama does not need her to win the general election. Plus as of late, Hillary is behaving like a little nat at a barbeque, she just won't go away.

    May 26, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. D.Kimbro OHIO

    Senator Mc-Caskill has been an awesome surrogate, and sits on several key commitees. She is by far the strongest female candidate. Gov Sebillius is also great. Not Hillary Clinton. We would not be able to trust her. With her failed campaign what could she add except more scandals. This lady is as low as her politics. She has divided the party in the primaries, however, we may gain severall new states that she has no influence in. I say this because she was trounced in all of them. The easiest path to the whitehouse is to have a strategy that includes states that go republican, only because we havent had candidate appeal until now. Colorado, Va.,Misouri, Kansas, Louisianna, Georgia, and so on.

    May 26, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. chevy

    Chuck hagel is my senator and the idea that he would become VIce president rocks me to the core!!!! Obama Hagel 08!!

    May 26, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Sante

    I am very tired to listen Obama's supporters for:

    1. Obama is a new politician, he is not for himself, he is going to save the country and the world: GIVE ME SPECIFICS, COMPARE WITH CLINTON OR OTHERS!
    PLEASE, TELL ME WHAT EXACTLY HE HAS DONE??? SERIOUSLY!

    2 Clinton plays duty; she is divisive; she is for herself:
    AGAIN, GIVE ME EXAMPLES.

    What do you want: her to apologize that she even dares to run? What is wrong with gaining something fare ; up to now is given to him!

    YOU ARE THE ONE POLARIZING THE COUNTRY!
    OBAMA NEEDS TO GAIN IT!!!!!!
    HE IS VERY GOOD TALKING AND RUNNING FROM OFFICE TO OFFICE!

    Why Kennedy could be a dynasty, Clintons not?//?????
    HAVEN'T THEY DO ENOUGH FOR THE COUNTRY???
    DIDN'T KENNEDY HAVE AFFAIRS?

    WHO DOES NOT LIKE CLINTONS DOES NOT LIKE HIM/HERSELF!!!

    May 26, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Pleeeeeeze not Hillary Clinton!!!!! Obama has better sense to choose her!

    May 26, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Kentucky

    Anyone for VP except Hillary- she's toxic – she will destroy everything.

    NOOOOOONOOOOOOO Hillary

    May 26, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. Joe

    Hillary supporters are pretty delusional to think their candidate will win the White House in 2012. Democrats aren't going to forget her divisive, diabolical campaign that harmed the party.

    So go ahead Hillary supporters, continue destroying this country four more years because you allow the "say anything to win" candidate to brainwash you hating Obama.

    May 26, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. Toot

    No Obama because he is not Presidential material. He will throw us all under the bus, just like he did his grandmother, Rev Wright. People go read some of the excerpts from his book and see how deranged this man is. I will write Hillary Clinton in or put my vote for McCain before I vote for Obama. Wake up Obama supporters you have been bamboozled with all his rhetoric!!

    May 26, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Bitter in Texas

    Anyone but Hillery....Lawdy, I'm so sick of hearing her, Bill, and C trying to the rules every day. June 3rd can't get here soon enough.

    May 26, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. Dori in AZ

    VP candidates? Bill Richardson, John Edwards, Janet Napolitano, Jim Webb . . . come to mind. Especially like Richardson.

    And, we LOVE Gov. Napolitano (our former Attorney General) out here. She's a fighter, and unlike Hillary, she's smart & honest, & truly has the people's best interest at heart. No game playing to get votes. Doesn't stoop to fantasies to embellish her resume or delusions of conspiracies when things don't go her way. No bizarre husband or significant other in her inner circle.

    Can't say enough good things about Janet. We'd only give her up as our governor to serve the greater interests of the country.

    May 26, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. Debra4Obama

    Who gets second billing on the presidential ballot?

    Whoever Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama chooses! I have no doubt in his ability to surround himself with the best and the brightest.

    Barack Obama for President of the USA, 08/12

    May 26, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  18. Terry in Fl

    Hillary & Donna Brazile
    Hillary & Jeff Sessions
    Hillary & (sigh) Obama

    OR if Hillary is ripped off...

    McCain & Crist
    McCain & Romney
    McCain & Rice

    May 26, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. chris, AZ

    Obama/Biden

    McCain/Romney

    May 26, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. JO

    Obama/Oprah ..... What a team !

    May 26, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  21. Independent99999

    Go for Hagel and endorse FairTaxes. Obama will be UNBEATABLE with that combo. He might repeat Reagan's 1980 and 1984 electoral college wins!.

    May 26, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. Griff

    Hillary has given all she can to the Democrat's.... They don't want her... She should go Indipendent as a Legacy for her Daughter, and Future Women..

    May 26, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. PhD in NJ

    Cynthia McKinney for VP. Obama/McKinney 08

    Brzezinski (Mika) for Secretary of State
    George Soros for Secretary of the Treasury
    Sheila Jackson Lee for Secretary of Defense
    Jesse Jackson for Secretary of Labor
    Carol Mosely-Braun for Secretary of HHS
    Lani Guinier for Attorney General
    Keith Olbermann for Press Secretary
    Chris Matthews for Communications Director

    May 26, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. steve

    not hillary--if obama chooses her-i will vote for mccain-she already wants obama to be another RFK-does that tell you how desperate the clintons are to have the power-

    May 26, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. HillarySkank on myspace

    Anybody but Clinton.

    There are many great candidates out there to flesh out the ticket. I would love to see Sebelius as the VP choice.

    I'm not against Hillary because she is a woman, I am against Hillary because she is a Clinton.

    Any one but Clilnton
    Any womant but Hillary

    May 26, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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