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Vice President Robert Wexler

Robertwexlerphoto After Robert Wexler's strong performance under hostile questions from Harold Ickes and Tina Flournoy, a senior Obama adviser quipped (we assumed) that Wexler had rocketed toward the top of their veep short list. Now we see the liberal voting integrity activist Brad Friedman is calling for the same thing: "...Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL), who argued brilliantly for both Obama and the voters of the state of Florida, should be named Barack Obama's Vice-Presidential running mate.

"He has been one of the few members of Congress who has truly fought on behalf of the people, the Constitution and the voters over the past decade of chaos and coup, and as a favorite son of Florida, he could help deliver the Sunshine State for the Democrats this year in a way that only the naming of Florida's Gov. Charlie Crist as Veep on the Republican ticket could potentially counter....

"...Wexler is also Jewish and ardently pro-Israel which, needless to say, will come in handy in both Florida and the rest of the country as the filthy Republican attempts to swiftboat Obama as "a secret time-traveling Nazi Muslim", which has already begun and which, you can bet your bottom dollar, will increase 10-fold in intensity between now and November 4th.

Finally, Wexler is also among the few names that I can think of who appropriately matches the "Change" promise that Obama has been running on for so long.

Wexler for Veep, obviously, is not up to either the DNC or its RBC. It's up to Obama. But I think the move would be a very smart one with consideration to both the general election and the all-important party unity that is needed right now in order to win the state of Florida this year."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:20am]


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