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Vice Presidency

Do Vice Presidents Really Matter?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The single biggest asset, though, that a VP pick brings to any presidential table is that he or she can turn on more voters than their potential boss can or has turned off no matter what part of the country they hail from, their gender, or their rank in the party. Pence and Kaine were tapped precisely because both were seen as being able to accomplish that tricky feat.

Walter Mondale's Living Legacy

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

As historic and as beneficial as was Mondale's role in elevating the vice presidency, that accomplishment was an application of Mondale's leadership, beliefs and skill, and a vehicle for Mondale to advance some of his values, not the measure of the man or his "Living Legacy" as many headlines implied.

Biden, the Vice Presidency and Running for President

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

The growing interest in the possible presidential candidacy of Vice President Joe Biden rebuts two inconsistent judgments that had gained popularity when conventional wisdom dismissed his prospects.

Frank Rich: Vice Presidents Are Politically 'Castrated'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The office of vice president has seen a bit of a pop cultural resurgence recently with television series like "Veep" and "House of Cards" that place t...

Why Romney Will Pick a Boring White Guy for Vice President

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The 2012 presidential election will be a nail biter. But even if it was a potential runaway for either Obama or Romney, the vice presidency would still be important. Obama knew it and picked Biden. McCain missed it and picked Palin. Romney won't miss this and will pick a boring white guy.

Dick Cheney Questions Why Sarah Palin Resigned As Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney shared his thoughts on Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate and questioned her reasons for leaving her posit...

Hillary to Become VP; Biden Named President of Afghanistan; Karzai Traded to Minnesota Vikings

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

When asked if the complicated swap might confuse voters in advance of the midterm elections, the president said, "I certainly hope so."

WATCH OUT, BIDEN! ABC Developing Sexy VP Drama Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC is developing a drama series about the Vice President — and it includes a sexy twist. Variety reports (subscription required) that the network ...

President Palin?

Richard Albert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Albert

When Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced his vice presidential running mate in the summer of 2008, his choice was greeted with equal servings of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Biden To Significantly Shrink Vice Presidential Role

Politico | Carol E. Lee Carol E. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Biden is laying plans to significantly shrink the role of the vice presidency in Barack Obama's White House, according to an official familiar wit...

Did Palin Really Say She Wouldn't Hire Blacks?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Palin's color blind posture may be nothing but a convenient excuse not to seek out, and hire and promote African-Americans and other minorities in her administration, no matter how qualified.

Beating up on Palin Is a Lose Lose for Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

He bit hard on the Palin bait and that's a bad thing. A candidate who spends inordinate time and energy trying to tar their opponent runs the same risk as an attorney or a prosecutor in a courtroom.

The Vice Presidency: How Close to the Oval Office?

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Given McCain's age, medical history, and the possibility of a debilitating episode that would leave him unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the chance of a Palin presidency is about one in four.

Fun to See the Gyrations Progressives Will Go Through to Square Hope and Change with Biden

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Joe Biden wears the same Beltway, deal making, war supporting, corporate interest backing tag as Clinton. But there's a difference. Obama picked him.

Webb's VP "No Thanks" a Big Blow to Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Webb seemed to slam the door for good on any run at the vice presidency with his seemingly unequivocal "no thanks" to Obama. But politics being politics, a no never completely means no.

FAQ: The Vice Presidency | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the process of finding the candidates to replace George Bush at an end, attention has moved to who's going to replace Dick Cheney, assuming he le...

The Vice Presidency of Al Gore, 2009-2017

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

Hillary Clinton is being talked about as a possible vice president; her supporters say she is the strongest choice, and that anyone else is inferior. But Al Gore is certainly the most qualified for the job.