The “Short List” Of Vice Presidential Choices For Hillary Clinton

According to the Associated Press, the “short list” of Vice Presidential choices for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton includes:

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine

Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro

All three are excellent choices, but this blogger would recommend Castro as the best choice.

It is important to keep Democrats in the US Senate, as even one seat might matter for a majority.

Castro is only 42, which is wonderful, since he represents a new generation of leadership in the future, and is a Latino of Mexican heritage, the future of America, with 65 percent of all Hispanics in America being of Mexican heritage.

The likelihood of a Latino President in eight years, possibly Castro at age 50, is a great possibility.

Castro may not have direct foreign policy experience, but then neither does Warren, and while Kaine is on the Foreign Relations Committee and speaks Spanish, and is 58, a good age for a Vice President with a President eleven years older, and is an excellent choice, Castro is the best overall fit at this time. He gives the Democrats a chance to make Texas competitive, and move that state toward becoming “Blue” by 2024, when Castro could be the successor to run for President.

Once Texas turns “Blue”, the Electoral College is insured for the Democrats for the long term future!

13 comments on “The “Short List” Of Vice Presidential Choices For Hillary Clinton

  1. D June 25, 2016 2:50 pm

    Hillary Clinton should pick somebody who is considered very progressive. And she should select someone who is really strong with progressive policies on domestic matters.

    I dismiss Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine.

  2. Pragmatic Progressive June 25, 2016 6:58 pm

    I agree with our local progressive blog’s assessment of the picks. Whether she picks Tim Kaine or someone more progressive, like Elizabeth Warren, both of whom are very qualified for the job, depends on how unified the party is.

  3. Southern Liberal June 25, 2016 7:21 pm

    Nominating either, assuming a winning campaign, means losing a Democratic senator. We Democrats have a chance to retake the senate, but I suspect we’ll find it a harder slog than we might imagine today. I don’t believe we ought to handicap that effort by potentially giving up a seat. In Senator Warren’s case, her successor would be named by a Republican governor. Is the odious Scott Brown still in the picture? In Senator Kaine’s case, the successor would be named by a Democratic governor, results (the same is true for Senator Warren) to be confirmed in an election.

    How much damage might a Scott Brown do before the good citizens of the Bay State send him back to the unemployment line? What are the odds that southern Virginians would return someone like Governor Macaca to the Senate? I simply don’t know, and believe “I don’t know” is a really dangerous place to be. I suspect Mrs Clinton might draw the same conclusion.

  4. Princess Leia June 26, 2016 12:05 pm

    A panel on MSNBC was talking about the pros and cons of Elizabeth Warren on the ticket.

    A couple of the cons:

    a) She’ll be more effective in the Senate

    b) Hillary is gaining support amongst dissatisfied Republicans. Having Elizabeth Warren on the ticket would be a turn off, the feeling would be that the party has moved too far left.

  5. Ronald June 26, 2016 12:27 pm

    That is why I think Julian Castro is the best choice for VP!

  6. Pragmatic Progressive June 26, 2016 12:42 pm

    The GOP has pushed away their moderates. I don’t think it’s wise for our party to be doing the same thing.

  7. Former Republican June 27, 2016 7:39 pm

    To second what that says, if Hillary Clinton goes with Elizabeth Warren, she has everything to gain: excitement, new voter enthusiasm among the liberal base, and a Vice-President who can back her up where it matters most on policy issues.

  8. Princess Leia June 28, 2016 7:27 am

    Whether she becomes Vice President or not, Hillary and Elizabeth have sealed a powerful alliance that could help unify the Democratic Party and give Donald Trump nightmares.

  9. Ronald June 28, 2016 7:40 am

    Absolutely in agreement with all of you, that Elizabeth Warren is magic!

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