- Despite all the ridicule, the vice presidency has become a powerful office and we should be careful who we choose, writes Julian Zelizer
- Most observers evaluate vice presidents purely in campaign terms, ignoring their governing role, he says
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)We think about the vice presidency in all the wrong ways.