A new name, with no national reputation, has entered conversations among Democrats contemplating a running mate for Sen. Hillary Clinton if she is nominated for president: newly elected Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.
Strickland, age 66, took advantage of the Republican implosion in Ohio to easily win election as governor after five terms in Congress, during which he attracted little attention. He evokes interest for a Clinton ticket as a moderate liberal who has a clean record and comes from a closely contested swing state that decided the 2004 presidential election.
Strickland would be the first professional psychologist on a national ticket. A Methodist minister, he earned a Ph.D. in psychology before becoming a prison psychologist and then a psychology college professor. Strickland ran for Congress unsuccessfully in 1976, 1978 and 1980 before winning in 1992.
A Methodist minister who is a psychologist…..hmmm….very interesting…a “Christian minister” (endorsed by NARAL) who is obviously going to attempt to take on the duties of Vice President while working as Hillary’s personal therapist and full-time marriage counselor for the Clintons – boy is he going to have his hands full !
He even quoted the Bible in his gubernatorial campaign ad, which cited a verse from the Book of Micah calling one “to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God,” principles Strickland said he has held throughout his life, especially when it comes to supporting baby killing. Now that’s real justice! And he supports embryonic – destructive of human life, zero success research. Sounds just like Hillary, doesn’t he? What a MAN! What a MANLY MAN!
He even has experience in prison ministry – so he’s worked with criminals (like the Clintons) before – extremely well-qualified for the job – I’d say.