Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OMG Goofy Starbucks Chairman Was on the List of Hillary Clinton VP Possibilities

Among the Podesta emails released today by Wikileaks, one was from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to Hillary that listed 39 names he put together with Huma and others as a first cut of potential VP candidates.

In addition to Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz, other on the list included Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Michael Bloomberg and Melinda Gates. But I guess they would be better than Elizabeth Warren, who was also on the list, and the very curious Tim Kaine, who eventually was picked by Hillary as VP.

The full email is here:
To: hdr29@hrcoffice.com
Date: 2016-03-17 17:21

Ok, I can breathe again! Congrats on a fabulous night.

I am feeling like it's possible to get back to the longer term again.

Cheryl and I met with Jim Hamilton on Friday to discuss lawyers who can help do the research and vetting that I outlined in the VP vet memo we discussed. We also met with Marc Elias to get his input on firms that have already provided substantial volunteer lawyer assistance and to get prepared to execute non-disclosure agreements with anyone we involve in the process.

We put together the attached notional teams of “report writers” (confidential profiles/public record vet) and “vettors” (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list. Let me know if there are people you would like to see added  or removed before we begin the process.

Cheryl, Robby, Jake, Huma, Jennifer and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in rough food groups.

Javier Becerra
Julian Castro
Eric Garcetti
Tom Perez
Ken Salazar

Tammy Baldwin
Kirsten Gillibrand
Amy Klobuchar
Claire McKaskill
Jeanne Shaheen
Debbie Stabenow
Elizabeth Warren

Michael Bennet
Sherrod Brown
Martin Heinreich
Tim Kaine
Terry McAuliffe
Chris Murphy
Tom Vilsack

Steve Benjamin
Corey Booker
Andrew Gillum
Eric Holder
Deval Patrick
Kasim Reed
Anthony Foxx

John Allen
Bill McCraven
Mike Mullen

Mary Barra
Michael Bloomberg
Ursula Burns
Tim Cook
Bill Gates
Melinda Gates
Muhtar Kent
Judith Rodin
Howard Schultz

Bernie Sanders

1 comment:

  1. It's obvious from this list how they ended up with Kaine, he's the only idiot with nothing to lose and stupid enough to agree to campaign with Hillary.