Hmmm . . . seems to be an interesting dichotomy that's developed here:
So while John McCain has Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal all on the campaign trail talking about what a great guy he is (and obviously eager to show that they each deserve a chance at the VP spot). the same can't be said for Barack Obama. Indeed, most recently, media faves Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Jim Webb and former Gov. Mark Warner have all pulled their names from consideration to be second-in-command. And why is that? Could it be that the Democrat party still aren't as united behind their presumptive nominee as they'd like you to think they are? Or perhaps Democrats are running away from Barack because quietly they're not so sure he can actually win? Or perhaps, like Senator Biden alluded to, calling a black man "boss" just doesn't sit well with members of the party that's supposed to represent tolerance. Of course, there's always Billary.
On Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shook her head and cut off a question about whether Obama or his team had asked her for documents to review. "I'm not going to talk about it," she said.
Responding to the same question, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement, saying: "The decision and timetable for the best person to help Sen. Obama lead the country is entirely up to him. All of us who support Sen. Obama have been asked to direct questions about his choice for vice president to the campaign."
A few others indicated they hadn't been approached, including Delaware Sen. Joe Biden. He said he is not seeking the job but also indicated he couldn't turn it down if asked. Still, he said: "I made it clear to him and everybody else, I never worked for anybody in my life. I got here when I was 29. I never had a boss. I don't know how I'd handle it."