Selecting the Vice Presidential Nominees

Panelists talked about the qualities to be looked for in the next vice president and the political factors that might influence the… read more

Panelists talked about the qualities to be looked for in the next vice president and the political factors that might influence the selection of a running mate in 2008. Vice presidential selection is more important this year because of the age of the Republican nominee, the divisive fight for the Democratic nomination, and the expanded power of the office in recent years. Factors that speakers considered important in vice presidential selection included balancing the ticket and appealing to a defeated faction within the Republican Party. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.

Former Governor Tommy Thompson participated by telephone.

This event was held at Cowles Auditorium.

There is a short break between panels. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
204522-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
First Aired:
Mar 28, 2008
Last Aired:
Apr 1, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 28, 2008 | 1:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2008 | 10:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2008 | 7:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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