the Demonicrats will then have the perfect ticket, a black and a poofter who tried to start WWIII in Kosovo...
Pawlenty was elected governor in Minnesota by tiny margins. He’s not bringing those Electoral Votes to the table. The Times knows it and wants the pick wasted.
The only non wasted pick is one that at least makes a case for bringing marginal blue EVs to McCain. That would be Michigan. A moderate who can make a try to steal Michigan is optimal.
Obama is all about youth. I can’t see him picking a VP that much older than him, which means his choices are quite limited.
For this reason, my guess is that he has zero interest in asking Wesley Clark to be his VP, as Clark is nearly two decades older than Obama.
If Obama is too cautious to pick Hillary, he’s probably too cautious to pick Hillary’s parasitic twin, Wesley Clark.
Incidentally, Clark is not only a Clintonist, he carries a great deal of baggage and adds nothing to the ticket. The Obama fans and the Clark fans in the ‘Rat party are much the same people.