John McCain is set to announce today his vice-presidential running mate, and FoxNews is reporting that it’s looking like Sarah Palin!
This would be, IMHO, a stroke of genius on his part, and let’s be honest: I say that for one major reason, electability. The vice-presidency isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit, said some guy named Garner who served as Veep under Truman or somebody, but whose first name I don’t remember (making his/my point).
Let’s review the other possibilities:
Mitt Romney – Nice guy, but this puts two white guys on the ticket, and Romney, while competent, isn’t exciting. This is not the year for two white guys on the ticket. Deride that, if you wish, and it shouldn’t be relevant, but it is what it is.
Tim Pawlenty – Probably a better choice than Mitt; might deliver Minnesota to McCain, young and able, but…a white guy.
Tom Ridge/Joe Lieberman – Pro-choice. McCain would shoot himself in the foot with that pick, and lose big, maybe double-digits. If McCain is this stoopid, he deserves to lose.
Kay Bailey Hutchison – A nice pick, but that would give us four senators running, and having someone with executive experience would be good, even if it’s true that Sarah doesn’t have a whole lot (but a good bit more relevant experience than Obamessiah, I’d add).
I’ll tell you, Sarah Palin will bring to the ticket exactly what the Republicans need to win this election. If it’s Sarah–on the heels of Obamessiah picking that goofball Biden–I think we may see a massive, massive swing in this election.