Unless you've been hiding in a cave the last day or so, you know that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination. His acceptance speech is here. It's worth watching, and his generous comments about HIllary call to mind what happens next now that she will be conceding the race to Obama this Saturday. I've been asked countless times in the last day if I think Obama will pick Hillary as his running mate. The answer is of course, "I have no idea". Whether he should do so or not, I'll leave for another communique so as not to color the point of this one. My opinion is that Barack Obama ultimately should do what he thinks is right. If he picks Hillary, he has the right to make that choice. Conversely if he doesn't, he shouldn't be penalized for not doing so. We've entrusted him with the nomination, and the judgment to make that choice.
Either way, I'm supporting the ticket. If you have any doubts about why, I'd like to offer for comparison the speech given by McCain the same day. One of these guys will be the next President of the United States. Which man would you rather it be?