Sunday, May 16, 2004

Will people stop trying to get McCain to be Kerry's VP?

This is getting quite ridiculous. Even fellow Senate Democrats are trying to push McCain to be Kerry's VP. How about a nice spot as SecDef or something similar. We do not need an ardent Republican as our running mate (and make no mistake, while there's no love lost for the Shrub, he's still a conservative Republican at heart). The only way this can work is if McCain defects for the Democratic Party, and I don't think he can pull that off.

However, he is the best kind of politician--in the sense that he's not so blindly partisan as to vote against things he believes in just because party leadership so dictates. We'll need all the help we can get if Republicans still control Congress after Election Day. So, let's make sure we have him as someone to work after Bush goes back to Crawford.

2 Comments:

At May 18, 2004 at 6:45 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I would personally prefer the other Republican Senator that Kerry has mentioned as a possible SecDef -- John Warner.

My reasoning? Warner is from Virginia, which has a Democratic governor. If Warner leaves the Senate, odds are, he will be replaced by a Democrat. On the other hand, if McCain leaves the Senate, he will almost undoubtedly be replaced by a Republican much more conservative than he is. So for Democrats, in the long run, Warner is a more strategic choice.

 
At May 19, 2004 at 1:54 PM, Blogger Ahmed said...

I don't actually believe this to be true. Arizona's governor, Janet Napolitano, is also a Democrat, so I don't think she'd feel any pressure to nominate a conservative just to appeal to the Goldwateresque element of the electorate.

 

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