Judd Gregg is retiring from the Senate in 2010.
So, Judd Gregg for President, 2012.
Today on CNN "State of the Union" Gregg said the massive budget will bankrupt the economy. By nominating him to Commerce, Obama has already implicitly stated that a lot of Democrats don't think Gregg is an uncooperative crazy Republican that no one can work with. The far left went nuts over the nomination, saying that Gregg is an extremist conservative, but those are good enemies to have. Judd has a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of about 80, a bit low by national Republican standards, but high for the Northeast. Way higher than Specter, Snow, and Collins. Most of his lost points are on environmental issues.
I'm looking for 60% of the vote next time, not 50.3%