Friday, February 08, 2008

Vice Presidential Thoughts

Now that McCain is going to be the nominee, people are putting forward their ideas for a running mate. Thompson and Huckabee have been mentioned, of course, as have Duncan Hunter and Michael Steele. The idea of bringing in a bright young protege certainly has some appeal.

How about Bobby Jindal?


Anonymous said...

"How about Bobby Jindal?.."

Thus it apparent Johnathan why you are the "assistant" village idiot.

GraniteDad said...

Wait, is he insulting me or you? Of sentence structure he poor grasp has.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

speling to.

But it was a good, in depth analysis.

@nooil4pacifists said...

Too young. How about JC Watts?

Anonymous said...

How about Haley Barbour?

(I'm saving Bobby Jindal to be our next great prez - not to be McCain's understudy)

@nooil4pacifists said...


I've laid out the case for Watts here.

Ben Wyman said...

One could only hope. Still, I think McCain can't pick someone who hasn't been vetted already by the mere process of running for a national office, people are already too suspicious of him. With Huckabee or Thompson, the voter knows who he's getting, since most of whatever minor demons they have are already outed, with Jindal, the opposition can drop key bits of information at opportune times "Jindal voted for/against this incredibly key issue!" And that's a battle McCain can't afford right now.

One way or another, he's got to court the hard right pretty deftly over the next six months or he's toast in this election, since independents aren't swarming to him like they did 8 years ago, they're all swarming to Obama.