Now that the delegates are all but safety tucked up in their beds, so to speak, the conventional wisdom (now known simply as CW) turns to WHO WILL HE CHOOSE?
Therefore, since I know Obama's busy on the campaign trail getting, you know, elected, I thought I'd help out by giving him my list of a Dream Team.
Here goes, with no forethought except I get to choose who I like.
Vice President - Chuck Hagel. Could anything be more in your face to McCain? And out of the box? Two great looking men - hey, it worked for JFK. (Well, ok, excluding Johnson.)
Secretary of State - Hands down, Bill Richardson. Brings in Hispanic vote, tons of good resume stuff, knows everybody and came on board early.
Poverty Czar - John Edwards, of course. I suppose it's called HUD or some such bureaucratic acronym but his endorsement only seemed late, after a done deal, but in reality it let the process play out and let himself get past getting caught in the blinding headlights.
Either of those would make great VPs too but I think they deserve their own turf. Besides, Cheney ruined it for everyone.
Attorney General - I'm a huge fan of Patrick J. Fitzgerald, an honest, tough prosecutor, and another Chicago transplant.
Need some women, yes I know. Everyone is mentioning Kathleen Sibelius and you can't go wrong. As VP she's not so strong on foreign policy, need a balance there, so give her Education or something. I went to school in Kansas before moving to California and was 2 years ahead so they must know something. More practically, her father was governor of Ohio, that's a twofer.
But look at Clare McCaskill, a dynamo, midwesterner and early Obama supporter. Although she's great in the Senate. Don't want to rush her out the door but she took on the bland party line TSA director so that he almost blinked. As the Show Me State goes so goes the nation or if not, as our epicenter, it should be so. (Clinton tried to make a case for it belonging West Virginia. Please. As much as I hate to diss any state, they all have their purpose if only to round out to half a C-note, has anyone ever said: "If West Virginia's doing it, then I'm doing it"?)
Can't leave out Chris Dodd, a grand master and seems a really good solid person. He could take his pick, some kind of advice position. Although he doesn't have much of a needed constituency, Connecticut being Obama territory anyway. Lots of money there, though.
Michael Bloomberg is good but brings his own personal drummer to march to, and is too short. I hate to bring that up but it's a fact, lopside the photo ops. Besides he's done such great things in NYC he should continue there. What with Spitzer imploding and the new guy a tad tarnished can Albany not be calling?
Howard Dean was a fun candidate, I supported him, but no legs at all and not doing so well as DNC head although his send Dem money and people to all 50 states was wonderful, very inclusive tactic. He even came here to Hawaii, we had a dinner. Good food, good conversation, the old gang from '04. So keep him on speed dial but nothing else. Ooops, I stand corrected, he's a doctor, so Health Dept might be just the thing. And he definitely gets the health insurance crisis.
Honorable Mention goes to Michelle Obama who will be one dynamite First Lady, blow HRC right out of the water. No wonder she fought so hard to stay in the race, the Clinton light has dimmed. Moral to that story: Don't stay with a cheatin' husband.
I know I left someone out so feel free to correct and remind me. After all, we've been playing Delegate Roulette for three months, now it's the new craze sweeping the country called Pick-a-Veep.