Ex-Ambassador to Malta on Facebook: I Want to Be Hillary's VP

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 04:54 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

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The former U.S. ambassador to Malta posted on his Facebook page that he would like to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate -- and he hasn’t even friended her!

“After a lifetime of supporting Democratic and Republican candidates, I am taking up the challenges that confront our nation directly. Specifically, and some will no doubt say, quixotically, I am pursuing the vice presidency of United States, but if all goes well that possibility will turn on the judgment of Pres. Hillary Clinton,” Douglas Kmiec posted, Wednesday, referring to his old boss when she was Secretary of State, Politico reported Friday.

The ex-ambassador and current law professor at Pepperdine University in California, admitted, "Sure, the odds are long. Certainly, even the means of undertaking this effort are lacking. There is, after all, no present means for voters to decide who will stand as their vice-president."

“I am pulling together a team of friends, advisors, former students, current students, colleagues, and welcome newcomers to my life to help me participate in the national discussion for the presidency in 2016 with the expectation that Hillary Clinton will be our well-deserved nominee.”

Clinton has not announced she is running for the Oval Office.

"Impossible? Embarrassing? I've heard each of these characterizations and I've experienced the skeptical, dismissive laughs and eye rolling. These reactions are not unexpected; indeed , they are part of the reason to make the effort."

Kmeic, a Catholic, said he's inspired by Pope Francis. “I suspect that if I emulate with sincerity the holy father’s sense of joy and humility possibilities of helping Mrs. Clinton, my former boss of State Department, will become readily apparent,” said Kmiec, who served as ambassador to Malta from 2009 to 2011.

If that if it doesn't work out with his former boss, Kmiec said he'd settle for a congressional seat as an Independent and run against freshman Rep. Julia Brownley D-Calif.

Kmiec, certainly seems to have a change of heart. He voted for President Obama instead of Clinton in 2008.

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