Will Kathleen be a heart beat away? The Governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius, has emerged as favourite on the Crikey Indicator for the Democratic Party choice as Barack Obama’s vice presidential candidate. Sebelius, the first daughter of a Governor (John Gilligan, Ohio, 1971-1975) in U.S. history to be elected to that same position, is in her second term after becoming the 44th Governor of the State of Kansas in 2003. Second favourite for the Democrat vice presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton.
In the contest for the second place on the Republican ticket, Mitt Romney is now the clear favourite. Romney’s decision this week to formally declare he will not seek donations to repay $45 million in personal loans he made to his failed presidential bid is seen as having cleared the way for John McCain to choose him.
THE CRIKEY INDICATORS
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|DEMOCRATS FOR VICE PRESIDENT|
|REPUBLICANS FOR VICE PRESIDENT|
|Kay Bailey Hutchison||1.6%|
The gap widens. As economic conditions in the United States get even more unstable, Barack Obama’s lead in the race for President is getting larger.