Hopeful Rumormongering for No Good Reason
Heh, I won't tell you where I heard it, as it is out there on the Intertubes and you can find it yourself with a little effort. And I'm posting because one of my sort of in-the-know friends didn't poopoo it when I ran it by him. What would you say to "Vice-President Feingold?" The rumor goes that all the other names you're hearing are a distraction/diversion and that Obama really prefers Russ, but wants to vet him quietly.
The Obama camp is filled with many different kinds of people, but not all of them are wholly addicted to "consultant-logic." They know that many of you here, and elsewhere, are already very unhappy with him and may go as far as withdrawing your support althogether, as very publically, some already have. Feingold would be a significant olive branch to progressives, no? Also, the bitterness between the BHO and HRC camps seems to be proving real and lasting, and it's always easiest, when choosing whom to screw over, to pick feminists. But anyway, beyond being a wonderful dream to someone like me (I enjoyed Russ as my Senator for a time, he's the Real Deal), it makes sense in a darkly ugly yet realist sort of way. Feingold is a kind of assassination-insurance for Obama; kill him and you get a real progressive in charge of the country. I bet that idea scares the master class a lot. Anyway, consider this a silly Sunday post entirely not based on anything significant or fact-related.