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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Three Up

As the nomination saga continues in the Democratic Party, Senator John McCain has revealed he's meeting with three candidates for the Vice-Presidency.

"A McCain campaign official said on Wednesday McCain would host former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at his ranch in Sedona, Arizona. A total of 10 couples were invited."

Just in case these names are a little hazy to you, and thus so would their faces, here we go.

Ex-Governor Mitt Romney of Massachussetts



The Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist



The Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal



That would be Governor Jindal on the Jay Leno Show, which JSU brought to my attention a while ago. He was funny, charming, a star-in-the-making.

But that's just it. In-the-making.

My impression is that, with the exception of Mitt Romney, these are not Senator McCain's first choices.

In fact, with Romney, it could be that he's giving him a courtesy inspection since they are said to be as antagonistic as Senators Clinton and Obama are to each other.

Governor Crist (pronounced to rhyme with list) is also a much-touted choice, but I don't see our Governor on the ticket. He's a bachelor, with whiffs of rumours about his private life, and though fairly popular, I'm not even sure he would resonate in the Deep South which is the whole idea of a Floridian choice.

Governor Jindal is a delight, but he would be as out of his element at the moment, as Senator Edwards was in 2004.

So we'll see. The next round might look like this:

Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour


UPDATED: JSU points out that Senator Fred Thompson has already said he won't be available for VP consideration. The suggestion put forward was Mark Sanford, the Governor of South Carolina. I think Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota might be in the next trio, if McCain sticks to 3 at a time.

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4 Comments:

  • I strongly believe that no bachelor is an electable candidate. VP's too? Tougher call, but I still think so.

    That, more than anything, works against Condy running as well! But if she had a Szarko romance while running, oh, yeah, that's workin'...Usher? Diddy? hmmm...how's about Dennis Haysbert, who was President on "24"? (see him also in "Far From Heaven") Now the Condy/Mariah Carey ticket...that's a liberated America! :)

    By Blogger Ron, at Thu May 22, 08:07:00 am GMT-4  

  • Fred has already said he won't. And you left off Mark Sanford -- the most likely conservative governor.

    Maybe McCain should pick Hillary. ;)

    By Blogger JSU, at Thu May 22, 10:03:00 am GMT-4  

  • I strongly believe that no bachelor is an electable candidate. VP's too? Tougher call, but I still think so.

    Me too. It's distracting to the campaign since if anything is proven, it would be embarrassing due to the closeted nature.

    But that's not substantive and indeed, is speculation at its worst (started by me!).

    He's just too liberal for my tastes.

    Condi/Mariah? A ticket too far. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu May 22, 02:06:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Fred has already said he won't.

    That was lame of him. I hadn't read that, so thanks though.

    And you left off Mark Sanford -- the most likely conservative governor.

    I shall peruse him, as I know very little of him.

    Maybe McCain should pick Hillary. ;)

    Like Obama then, he'd better watch his back. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu May 22, 02:07:00 pm GMT-4  

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