Who Will McCain Pick?
I have to admit I read stories speculating about possible vice presidential picks with deep skepticism. If ever there were a subject that proves everybody ...
I have to admit I read stories speculating about possible vice presidential picks with deep skepticism. If ever there were a subject that proves everybody knows nothing, it's this.
I can remember when we at CQ put together a fat guide to the 1996 Republican convention. We included a piece that weighed the pros and cons of about three-dozen GOP heavyweights. Not one of them was Jack Kemp, who was in fact Bob Dole's pick. If that makes you stop and say, "oh, yeah," it should remind you that for all the attention given to vice presidential selections and what these may say about the nominees, running mates are seldom heard from once their identities actually emerge. (Until they take over the White House, plead nolo contendere or turn out to have endured shock treatments.)
All of which brings me to George Will's column looking at John McCain's likeliest selections. Will dismisses Colin Powell due to age and Kay Bailey Hutchison due to lack of executive experience. He concentrates then on four sitting Republican governors: the inevitable Charlie Crist, Haley Barbour, Mark Sanford and Tim Pawlenty.
To which I say -- sounds plausible, but "none of the above" is probably a safer bet at this point.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
University of California May Limit Out-of-State Enrollment11 hours ago
South Carolina House Speaker Resigns after Admitting Misconduct in Office12 hours ago
How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle12 hours ago
Texas Agency Responsible for Protecting State from Pollution Is Fighting Tougher Ozone Standards14 hours ago
Georgia Towns Are Getting Rich off Speeding Tickets14 hours ago
North Dakota Fights over How to Spend Huge Oil Revenues16 hours ago