Obama is ostensibly explaining to a crowd what he is looking for in a vice-president [Dick Cheney need not apply.] But tell me if you don't get the feeling that it was at least as much about Obama on an ego trip, fantasizing about occupying the Oval Office, right down to his imagining the veep addressing him as "Mr. President."
Note also Obama mentioning that he wants "somebody who in their gut knows where they came from." The kind of person who wouldn't need to write two autobiographies to figure that out, maybe?
And—sorry Hillary—as Kiran Chetry pointed out, Obama repeatedly refers to his fantasy veep as "he."
Note also Obama's down-home pronunciation of "country." Was it in Hawaii or at Harvard that he picked that up? Couldn't be an affectation, could it?
-- Mark Finkelstein, Aug. 20 NewsBusters post