A reader writes:

I am a conservative leaning independent, who has long supported John McCain.  Over the past twelve months I have been captivated and inspired by the rise of Barack Obama.  When the primary process began, I assumed if either of these men could possibly (they were both such long shots) win their respective party’s nominations, I would vote for them.  Now I am truly torn between the two, as each embodies various aspects of what I expect from a commander in chief. 

That said, if Obama adds Clinton to the ticket as VP, the choice is clear and I vote McCain.  I know many friends who feel this same way.  Hillary must not be a heart-beat away from the Oval Office.