The comedy of the Obama veep selection. From MSNBC on June 10:
From NBC’s Chuck Todd and Domenico Montanaro
So you think you know who’s on Obama’s veep short list? Well, think again. According to sources on the Hill, Obama veep vetters — specifically Jim Johnson and Eric Holder — have been asking Dem members of Congress this week their input about potential running mates. The conversations are free-flowing but one name the vetters are inserting in the conversations is one that is not a household name… Ret. Gen. James Jones, the former Marine-turned-NATO Supreme Allied Commander.
You can officially take James Jones off the list of Barack Obama’s potential running mates.
The former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of U.S. forces in Europe, whose name emerged from meetings Obama’s vice-presidential team had on Capitol Hill last week, appeared at an energy event here with his longtime friend, Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Jones, a Missouri native, flew on McCain’s plane from Washington to the event, and a McCain aide said Jones was a backer of the Arizona senator.