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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

...ASAT fake Veep ballot

Imagine, for a seconds, that the major party Vice Presidential candidates were selected based upon the average of semi-impartial (based upon the political savviness of selecting a given candidate being more important than the blogger's personal opinion of the person's policy's) ballots posted on nearly-unread blogs in 6th tier post-industrial cities, a la college football polls.

Well, this would be my ballot:

Dems:
1) Bill Richardson
2) Hillary Clinton
3) Joe Biden
4) Sam Nunn
5) Jim Webb
6) Ted Strickland
7) Ed Rendell
8) Kathleen Sebelius
9) John Edwards
10) Joe Manchin*

GOP:

1) Charlie Crist
2) Mark Sanford
3) Tim Pawlenty
4) Joe Lieberman
5) Mitt Romney
6) Condoleeza Rice
7) Rob Portman
8) Bobby Jindal
9) Mike Huckabee
10) Haley Barbour

*This vote may be more influenced by a desire to pawn him off on NASA and the Senate rather than the good of the country.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Ted said...

Now looks like it will be Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and therefore here's an important piece of advice: If it looks like it's going to be McCain/Palin anyway (and that should be a "no brainer" for Team McCain), McCain should announce NOW or VERY SOON, rather than later towards the convention. There's currently a growing chorus for Obama/Hillary (as VP) ticket (in fact the Dems are likely aware of the Palin phenomenon). If the GOP waits while movement for Hillary as VP grows -- even worse until after it is solidified that Hillary will/could be VP pick -- selecting Palin will be portrayed by Dems/liberal media more as a reaction by GOP selecting its own female (overshawdoing Palin's own remarkable assets), rather than McCain taking the lead on this. Selecting Palin now or early (contrary to the punditocracy) will mean McCain will be seen as driving the course of this campaign overwhelmingly, and the DEMS will be seen as merely reacting. And, there's absoultely no down-side to this because even if Hillary is a no-go as VP for Obama, the GOP gains by acting early. McCain the maverick. Palin the maverick. Do it now!

There's no reason, and actually substantial negative, in McCain waiting to see what the Dems do first insofar as his picking Palin as VP, because, no matter who Obama picks, Palin is by far (and I mean far) the best pick for McCain and the GOP, especially in this time of GOP woes. The GOP can be seen as the party of real 'change' (albeit I hate that mantra, change, change, bla bla), while not really having to change from GOP core conservative values, which Palin more than represents.

In light of the current oil/energy situation, as well as the disaffected female Hillary voters situation, and growing focus on McCain's age and health, Palin is more than perfect -- now.

(Perhaps Team McCain is already on to this.)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008  
Blogger Elvis Drinkmo said...

Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Manchin showed up on McCain's ticket.

Friday, May 30, 2008  

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