Joel K. Goldstein, the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law at St. Louis University, is the author of two books on the vice presidency, most recently "The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden" (2016). The views expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) The job of any vice president of the United States includes being a salesperson for the administration and a defender of the president.
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 22, 2008 -Â The presidential campaign is entering the debate phase. Yet some of the discussion is neither elevated nor courageous and at least one candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin, resists the normal scrutiny of media interviews. In thinking of the standards we should set for presidential and vice presidential candidates, the vice presidential campaign of Sen. Edmund S. Muskie in 1968 offers an instructive model.
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 8, 2008-Â Unlike many of their predecessors, this year's vice-presidential candidates won't be chosen primarily because they're from a large state or to balance the ticket's geography or philosophy. They'll be chosen because they're presidential. It's not that Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are nobler than prior presidential nominees.
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