Russ Feingold for VP?
There's no way that Senator Russ Feingold would even be approached for the VP slot, regardless of whether Clinton or Obama wins the nomination. Taking on the task of either being the first female nominee, or the first African American nominee, would be enough without having a Jewish VP candidate.
I think Bill Richardson, the first Hispanic VP candidate, might still be a stretch, but a more possible one - and I say this as a member of the (Jewish) tribe.
Feingold would rock - his candor and honesty, and what he genuinely stands for is impressive. And he absolutely torches John Edwards in this interview:
I did notice that as the primaries heated up, all of a sudden, all the presidential candidates — none of whom voted with me on the timeframe to withdraw from Iraq — all voted with me and when we did the Patriot Act stuff.
The one that is the most problematic is (John) Edwards, who voted for the Patriot Act, campaigns against it. Voted for No Child Left Behind, campaigns against it. Voted for the China trade deal, campaigns against it. Voted for the Iraq war … He uses my voting record exactly as his platform, even though he had the opposite voting record.
When you had the opportunity to vote a certain way in the Senate and you didn't, and obviously there are times when you make a mistake, the notion that you sort of vote one way when you're playing the game in Washington and another way when you're running for president, there's some of that going on.
I mean, that's pretty brutal - though admittedly it's easier to rip on Edwards than either of his Senate colleagues. But those are pretty fair points - it's good that Edwards admits his mistakes, but...he only served one Senate term. For him to look back on that many important votes and regret his actions, that's pretty shoddy.