Obama veep vetting team looks at retired military - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Obama veep vetting team looks at retired military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Army general and Arkansas resident Wesley Clark could be on a list of potential running mates for Barack Obama.

North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad told The Associated Press that the team asked him about potential candidates from three broad categories - current top elected officials, former top elected officials and former top military leaders.

Conrad would not disclose which names they discussed, and the Obama campaign has been keeping the process a closely guarded secret.

Many former military leaders have been involved in the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. Obama could look at some of former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's top military advisers in a gesture of unity. Those retired generals include Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; or Clark, who led the war in Kosovo and sought the Democratic presidential nomination four years ago.


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