Time's Klein Dreams of Obama-Hagel Ticket

May 14th, 2007 5:33 PM

The same liberal Time writer that applauded Barack Obama's boycott of Fox News debates is now broadcasting his dream ticket in 2008: Obama for POTUS with Iraq war critic/potential Bush impeachment proponent proponent Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as vice. Today at Time magazine's "Swampland" blog, Joe Klein wrote:

I've always had this sneaking suspicion that John Kerry asked the wrong Republican to join his ticket in 2004, that Chuck Hagel would have said yes, that a Kerry-Hagel ticket would have won. Now we have Hagel hinting at a 3rd party run. So, with apologies to, uh, Hegel:

Thesis--That Chuck Hagel is a terrific national resource, a decorated veteran of Vietnam who has taken a courageous path away from his party on Iraq...and who really understands national security and foreign policy.

Antithesis--That Third Party talk is futile, especially if you don't have a fortune like Perot's or Bloomie's, which Hagel doesn't.

Synthesis--An Obama-Hagel ticket. (Or a pick-your-democrat -Hagel ticket)