I have been following the current Democratic Presidential Primaries (between Senators Clinton and Obama) to choose a nominee to counter Senator John McCain in the upcoming General Presidential Election. This is like a heavyweight chess match. Both candidates and their teams are working hard to maximize the strengths and minimize the weaknesses of their candidates. There are plenty of ups and downs and any mistake can prove costly.

If you are their advisor (the role of a second in chess), in your opinion, what does Senator Clinton need to do to have a chance to win the nomination of her party? And what does Senator Obama have to do to maintain his lead and earn the nomination? And what weaknesses do they have to minimize not to lose potential voters?

On the other hand, Senator McCain has already earned the nomination from the Republican Party. What does he have to do to maintain a strong presence in the media while Senators Obama and Clinton are battling for votes every day?

There have been plenty of discussions in the media about a potential VP candidate for Senator McCain? If you are his advisor, who would you recommend him to pick as his running mate? Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, or someone else?

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