CNN: “I think Barack Obama will pick someone first of all who he believes is most qualified to be president,” David Plouffe told reporters. “Whether someone helps you in an election I think is kind of a side benefit. You certainly want to pick someone who doesn’t hurt you.
Plouffe pointed to Dick Cheney and Al Gore as examples of VP candidates who weren't necessarily chosen to help win states.
“I don’t think that that’s going to be a factor in the selection,” he added.
Imagine that. Obama's going to pick a vice president who is qualified.
I don't know why the media has had such a hard time with that concept. They are again underestimating Obama, thinking that he needs someone else to help him win. We'll elect Obama no matter who his vice presidential choice is. All those Appalachian voters will be outnumbered by the new voters, the youth vote, independents and new democrats.