Terry McAuliffe, Hillary Clinton's best buddy, picks another for VP
Terry McAuliffe is known for being loyal.
So the former Democratic Party chair made waves this week after he told a crowd of Virginia Democrats the politician he thinks Barack Obama should choose as his vice presidential running mate.
It wasn’t Clinton –- a possible clue that the Senator from New York has been bumped from Obama’s list of potential VPs. If you needed a clue.
Instead, according to the Falls Church News-Press, McAuliffe pointed to Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. “McAuliffe was adamant in his recommendation of Kaine as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee,” the News-Press reported.
On Thursday, McAuliffe aide Tracy Sefl wouldn’t say whether McAuliffe’s speech was actually an endorsement for Kaine -– or what it might mean for Clinton’s shot at the VP nomination.
"Mr. McAuliffe obviously thinks very highly of Governor Kaine and praised him in his trademark exuberant way to a packed room of Virginia Democrats,” Sefl said.
And then, the requisite hedge: “There's a tremendous field of potential vice presidential candidates. And Mr. McAuliffe supports whatever decision Sen. Obama makes."
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