Monday, August 04, 2008

Vice Presidential Pics

There's not a lot going on right now politically, and we finally have a pair of candidates. So what's next? Well another pair of candidates. The Vice-Presidential kind. Bill Kristol has written an article on McCains choices. And it's not bad. He covers the big four concerns - make sure you don't offend anybody, hammer Obama on experience, position your self as a changer, and move away from politics as usual.

He doesn't spend a lot of time on McCain's need to shore up his base, but maybe he doesn't see that as a big problem. He does reference it under change.
This implies a young and different V.P.: the 37-year-old governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal; 44-year-old Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska; or Eric Cantor, the 45-year-old Virginia congressman. Party pros would have fainting spells about the unseasoned Jindal and Palin in particular — but party pros are often wrong, and if Jindal or Palin performed well as candidates, the upside would be considerable.

The two young governors also have this advantage: They’re very popular with conservatives, especially social conservatives. And they’re real reformers. They’ve begun to do in Baton Rouge and Juneau what many voters would like to see done in Washington. Principled conservatism and vigorous reform could be a winning combination.
I guess Kristol feels like the current administration represents unprincipled conservatism.

There's also reports that Obama might be announcing his Vice-Presidential pick very shortly. Word is that he's considering Evan Bayh.

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