It's all in the news ... Clinton supporters saying that Obama "should" take her as VP, pundits saying all manner of nothing. The Obama camp is silent, though I'm sure there is an incredible amount of research going on. It strikes me that for a certain fair portion of our population, their vote in the primary really was rooted in either sexism or racism. This group could be as large as 30-40% of our primary voters and probably a larger proportion of the nonvoters. To those people, be they sexist or racist, the answer is for Obama and Clinton to work as a team. But for the majority of us, I think the considerations of having a comfortable and functional whitehouse team overrides the desire to prove to all those assholes that Obama and Clinton at least, are not sexist or racist. In other words, I don't think Obama "should" take Hillary as his Vice President. For one thing, I don't trust her to be comfortable and civilized in the #2 spot. It would be extraordinarily notable if he did, but I do not think it would save us from our impending national demise. If he really is a Lightworker, I hope that he chooses someone who has not yet lost our faith. If I were him I'd pick a much older person, gender unimportant. The age balance would help when defending against the inevitable (and true) accusations of inexperience. Someone with extensive foreign policy experience would be good, to balance Obama's blindspots. I suggest Ron Paul. A voice of sanity and compassion.