First, I have my doubts that Obama would offer it to somebody who’s so in line with Bush, but it would certainly shake up the race.
Second, if this were to happen, Hagel would have to almost promise that he’d govern from the middle left if anything ever happened to Obama,
However, something tells me that no politician would feel comfortable swinging that far away from their core values.
But don’t just take my word for it. See what Hagel said in response Hagel’s response to the question if he’d accept it…
“If it would occur, I would have to think about it,” Hagel said. “I think anybody, anybody would have to consider it. Doesn’t mean you’d do it, doesn’t mean you’d accept it, could be too many gaps there, but you’d have to consider it, it’s the only thing you could do. Why wouldn’t you?”
So if not VP, perhaps Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense? Because he and Obama seem to line up particularly well