Hillary Clinton’s First-Cut VP List Reportedly Included Tim Cook, Bill Gates, And Bernie Sanders

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10.18.16 2 Comments

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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:

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

(Via WikiLeaks)

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