The rumors are back. Here’s my original post on Condi Rice for VP. While I have a lot of respect for Condi Rice’s accomplishments, I do not believe that she will be an effective VP choice. She is not a pro-life candidate. And, neither is Colin Powell. I would be stunned if Powell was asked and accepted.
McCain has a huge hurdle ahead of him. His choice could be a blunder as big as GHW Bush selecting Dan Quayle. I will be uninspired by Pawlenty. I’ll choke on Mitt Romney. He may be qualified. But, I find him to be pompous and phony. I would be intrigued by Sarah Palin of Alaska, but, she won’t bring many votes. Florida’s Crist may be interesting.
While I think OneMom is right about the fate of the VP on a failed ticket, Mike Huckabee’s message is important for the nation at this time. It may be the year that people vote for the VP. Wishful thinking, probably.
Regardless, McCain better get the pick right and do it quick. I think he needs to generate some enthusiasm for his campaign before Obama locks up the Democrat nomination.