Obama's Veep

The notion of an Obama-Bloomberg ticket isn't the worst idea in the world, by any means. (At the very least, it makes a heck of a lot more sense than an Obama-Clinton pairing.) But Jim Webb always made more sense, and as the inveterate Webb-booster Noah Millman points out, in the wake of the Jeremiah Wright controversy, he makes more sense than ever. After all, what's the obvious cure for having a black-nationalist pastor in your closet? Putting a white-nationalist senator on your ticket!

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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