Moore to Caroline: Pick Yourself

Obama-Kennedy '08 says it all
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2008 11:16 AM CDT
Barack Obama shares a moment with Caroline Kennedy before addressing supporters at a rally in Scranton, Pa.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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(Newser) – Word is that Barack Obama will pick Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, or Tim Kaine as his running mate, but Michael Moore isn't buying. He thinks it’s time for Caroline Kennedy to “pull a Cheney.” In an open letter on his website, Moore implores JFK’s daughter, who is currently running Obama’s VP search, to just pick herself. “Obama-Kennedy,” Moore muses. “Wow, does that sound so cool.”

Moore has reasons beyond how cool Obama-Kennedy sounds. Bayh and Biden both voted for the war, and Kaine is as unknown as Obama. But Caroline Kennedy is the ultimate known quantity—we’ve known her all her life—and she has much experience on the international stage. But she’s also a political outsider, a credible symbol of change, and a woman to reenergize Hillary voters. Plus, Obama-Kennedy. C’mon.