This diary was inspired by One Carolina Girl. There have been many people who have offered thier opinion of who should be the Vice-Presidential candidate, also there have been any number of reasons offered as to why this or that person would be the best candidate, in the end none of it matters. With that in mind I offer my own candidate who I feel is above and beyond all other considerations. This is a man who will not only change the discourse and throw "the right" off guard but someone who can and will take it to them in a way they have no answer.
In case you haven't clicked on the link come across the divide and let me explain who this is and why he would be the ultimate weapon when standing next to Barack Obama.
Republicans are 95 % corrupt, Democrats are 75 % corrupt~my mominee
At this point you have probably visited one of the links and hopefully you were paying attention. This man will probably never be considered or accept, I understand that but imagine someone willing to call bull**** when it is needed, someone that has the knowledge of the system to cry foul when appropriate. Now picture that same guy with that name standing in front of America saying this...
You want to grab America you send this man to the hills in West Virginia, the valley in Ohio, the coast of North Carolina, the shores of California, the shops in Michigan and the swamps of Louisiana. You let this man ring the bell "the boomers" have been beating for years. Imagine those who feel left behind who would see so many of thier dreams reawakened in the voice of what might have been and transformed into what might be again. Just picture Barack Obama and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. standing side by side on a stage and what that image would mean for America and the world.
Here is where I make my argument;
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Mr. Kennedy serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City. He has worked on several political campaigns including the presidential campaigns of Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.
b) Not only is he strong environmentally he has the type of name recognition nationwide not so much for his out front style but exacty for the name itself. Another point is that he has the take no prisoners attitude that would serve well in any campaign.
c) None of the options offered inspire true change or hold the ability to provide an excitement about the future this ticket could. There would be something about a young Kennedy that would truly engage even boomers that remember the promise of what might have been, and could picture the possibilities of what might be.
Now I understand some will dismiss this and it doesn't really matter because this is just one idiots opinion among many. For a moment imagine the visual and phsychological effect of Robert Kennedys' son standing next to the first African American nominee. That in and of itself would add percentage points you couldn't garner by other means.
And don't forget he will tell 'em how the cow eats the cabbage...
Caroline call your cousin, at least put him on the list.