VP Profile: Former Nevada Governor Bob Miller

So now, we're all trying to see who would be the best running mate for Obama. I have a name which has been seldom mentioned, but a possible superb match. This man has experience as a governor, which makes him an outsider, something that reinforces Obama, yet has executive experience. He was in the Army and Air Force Reserves for 7 years, which counts as military experience. Most important of all, he comes from a state, Nevada, and a region in which he can help pick up electoral votes. He is Former Governor of Nevada Bob Miller.  

Some more of his resume:

Governor, State of Nevada, January 1989 - January 1999

Vice Chair, National Governors' Association, July 1995 - July 1996 Chair, National Governors' Association, July 1996 - July l997

Co-Lead Governor on Crime Issues, National Governors' Association, Jan. 1993 - July 1995

Lead Governor on Transportation/Infrastructure, National Governor's Association, November 1992 - July 1995.

Chair, Western Governors' Association, June 1993 - June 1994

Chair, National Governors' Association Committee on Natural Resources, August 1993 July 1994

Chair, National Governors' Association Legal Affairs Committee, July 1992 - July 1994

Appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, October 1993 - present

Chair, National Governor's Association Committee on Justice and Public Safety, July 1990 - July 1992

Lieutenant Governor, State of Nevada, 1987 -1989

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the nine-member President's Task Force on Victims of Crime, 1982

Elected President of the National District Attorneys Association, 1984 - 1985

Elected President of the Nevada District Attorneys Association, 1979, 1983

Clark County District Attorney, 1979 - 1986. Re-elected in 1982, becoming the first Clark County District Attorney in modern history to win re-election

Las Vegas Township Justice of the Peace, 1975 - 1978

First legal advisor, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 1973 - l975

Clark County Deputy District Attorney, l971 - l973

Clark County Sheriff's Department, uniformed commissioned officer assigned to Court Services, summer l970

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, uniformed commissioned officer assigned to the Superior Court, summer 1969

Chairman of the Board, American Cancer Society, Nevada Division, 1988 - l990

Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1971

U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Air Force Reserves, Rank E-6, 1967 - 1973

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Santa Clara, 1967

Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, graduated in l963 with honors

Born March 30, 1945, Chicago, Illinois

Wife, Sandy, former teacher of the aurally handicapped

Children: Ross, Corrine, and Megan

He also endorsed Hillary Clinton which can help bring back supporters but not risk having her on the ticket. Altho I supported her for the top, I just don't feel they would be good on a ticket together because of the tension, and I think feelings may be hard between the Clintons and the Obamas. He is older, more experienced, and outsider and not a Senator. I think this dark horse is perfect for the VP spot.

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a model for Clinton to follow on Saturday

Now, I was a huge supporter of Hillary, and am a huge supporter of all of the Clintons. I went to the Baruch victory rally and shook every one of the Clinton's hands, and got my ticket signed by them all. However, it is clear that this contest is over, and Obama will be the nominee come the vote in August. I believe Hillary put off an out and out concession because her supporters were so dedicated, but are so angry, disillusioned, and feel cheated that endorsing Obama Tuesday would have been too much for her supporters to handle. They needed time to get over this, after absorbing it, and going thru the 7 stages. Saturday, she will endorse Barack Obama. Now, Hillary is not the only one to concede days after the last contest.

After Florida, everyone was waiting for Mitt Romney to drop out, and he did it the next week at CPAC. Now, we all laugh at Mitt Romney, and rightfully so. He is and was so obviously the fakest politician we have ever seen in our lives, not to mention the biggest flip flop who spent an insane amount of his kids inheritance to lose. However, when he suspended his campaign at CPAC in February, he gave a great concession speech there. he spoke to a friendly audience, thanked them for their participation, and bashed the his party's opposition but went out with grace. He spoke with passion as well, which helps to fire up supporters. How, Hillary won't be speaking to anything close to CPAC in terms of a liberal counterpart, but she will be talking to many angry and sad supporters just as Romney did to CPAC, who didn't like McCain. We are more united on the issues than the GOP was, but Romney did his damn best to try to help coalece his base around to McCain. He goes out and shows himself all over for TV at every turn to support John McCain. This is what Hillary needs to do for Barack. The Dems on our side may take a while to come back to Barack, but a good speech can help a lot. We are still pretty divided over personality. Hillary can do what Mitt Romney does, campaigning and spinning anything and everything as hard for Barack as possible, even if she doesn't believe, as Romney does.

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