WikiLeaks’ almost daily dumps of John Podesta emails present a smorgasbord of tidbits for those who oppose Hillary Clinton. Many question the purported non-tampered status of the emails, but the incredible risotto recipe must be real. In addition, WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent first-cut list of those under consideration by the Clinton campaign. Of course, Clinton went with Tim Kaine, who is a safe pick and a refreshingly normal sidekick within the weirdness of this election.
However and if one Podesta email is to be believed, several Clinton aides (including Huma Abedin) put together a list of about 40 names that not only included Kaine but a wide-ranging smattering of competitors. Podesta writes that the list is organized “in rough food groups,” which — oddly — lumps most the women into one group. There are also several Silicon Valley powerhouses and billionaires on the list, including Tim Cook and Bill Gates.
The whole list is rather revealing but includes some presumed suspects like Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, and Eric Holder. And wouldn’t Michael Bloomberg have been a sight to see next to Clinton? Naturally, they spelled Cory Booker’s name wrong (in tune with most of the Internet), and Bernie Sanders appears in a group all by his lonesome.
Here’s the full-on list for those enjoy longing for what could have been: