June 18, 2008

The New York Times Profiles Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)

I so like this guy, and he's a great face for the party. It's good to see him finally get some attention. And yes, he should be on the Veep short-list.

Posted by armand at June 18, 2008 09:19 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Politics


I like Reed, all the more so because he's so very much not the typical RI Dem hack, but... RI's hardly a swing state, y'know? And yes, I know the traditional VP calculus is out the window this year, but are we sure it's that far out the window?

He'd be a decent choice for any of several Cabinet slots, though.

Posted by: jacflash at June 18, 2008 10:09 AM | PERMALINK

Yeah, his ability to succeed and not be part of the traditionally hacktastic RI scene is yet another good thing about him.

And I don't know. With the rare exception of certain governors I don't think Veeps are likely to help you much in a state (much less a region). I think reinforcing picks are good for both the message of the campaign and showing a belief in your campaign's strength, so personally I think there's nothing wrong with taking Reed on that score.

Though sure, he's not the likeliest pick (if I was betting, as of today I'd bet on Kaine) - but I think he merits serious consideration.

Posted by: Armand at June 18, 2008 01:23 PM | PERMALINK
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