Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images on the The New York Times' Caucus Blog.
Yes, I know all the very good reasons choosing Hillary Clinton as the VP candidate would be a mistake for Barack Obama. Yes, I know these two probably really don't like each other at this point, and I can hardly blame either of them, though I give them both credit for having the political sense and self-control to hide their feelings in service of the greater goal.
Yes, I know it just ain't gonna happen.
But looking at this photo and two candidates (current and former) who, for once, aren't white men, I can't help but resurrect a bit of that "Dream Ticket" fantasy from back in the spring before the primary campaign turned so ugly. Don't they just look great together? I don't mean the matching tie and suit, amusing though that is. Leaving aside the particular individuals, isn't the sight of a white woman and a black man campaigning as a team just so damned cool? Looking at their upraised hands, black and white, side by side, I'm tearing up a little.
Will I ever get to see a ticket like this in my lifetime?