Commentary Magazine


Tea Leaves, Slender Reeds, and Hillary

Bill Kristol reads them and says it’s Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island for Obama’s VP. I agree with Bill that Reed is a very sensible pick based on what we know about him. And yet. And yet. If the polling Jennifer noted here is reflected in data the Obama campaign has generated on its own — the polling according to which nearly 50 percent of Hillary Clinton voters are either undecided or planning on voting for McCain — it would be madness for Obama to pick anyone but Hillary.