Obama does not have the final say on VP choice!
by indydem99, Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 01:22:46 PM EDT
Technically speaking Sen. Obama does not have the final say. Nominations for VP could be made on the floor and his nominee could be defeated.
The vice presidential candidates of the major national political parties are formally selected by each party's quadrennial nominating convention, following the selection of their presidential candidates. The official process is identical to the one by which the presidential candidates are chosen, with delegates placing the names of candidates into nomination, followed by a ballot in which candidates must receive a majority to secure the party's nomination.
I do not think it is a good idea to do that because that might weaken our nominee and create a spectacle. On the other hand it might strengthen our nominee. What do you think?
There is always a chance a VP could become POTUS without getting elected. Don't you think the National delegates to the convention should have an honest say?