Virginian Vice-President in 2008?

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

August 1, 2007

Senator Jim Webb and former Governor Mark Warner are two names being talked about for a possible Vice Presidential spot.

Governor Tim Kaine said yesterday that either man would do well for the number two spot in 2008.

"You could imagine a ticket of Hillary Clinton and Jim Webb. Clinton voted for the Iraq War, she might pick Jim Webb as a way of saying, 'I realized that vote was mistaken and Jim Webb is a strong opponent of the Iraq War'", said Dr. Larry Sabato with the UVA Center for Politics.

Sabato does admit the chance of that happening is slim, but he does bring up the fact that the presidential candidates have to look for someone who is balanced and has complimentary characteristics.

For that reason he says you could make a better argument that the democrats could choose former governor Mark
Warner in 2008.

Sabato said, "Warner is more firmly established in Virginia. Hes got a popularity rating in the 70s. Jim Webb is a new senator, barely won the seat, so really Warner is the stronger democrat."


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