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July 23, 2008

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They won't have to close the Mississippi river for a broken solar collector panel or a windmill that blows over.

it appears increasingly evident that god is for obama

um, like your title says - right. good point

The notion that such a landing would in any way measure up as a counterbalance to Obama Abroad is so pathetic.

They probably scrubbed it out of embarrassment.

Just as it was embarrassing that the McCain camp floated the idea earlier in the week about naming the VP choice while Obama was overseas.

Is there any Republican VP choice who could infuse much-needed energy and enthusiasm that McCain needs?

I think he will go with Romney, who seems like a safe and sound pick. But will that choice -- or any others - excite voters?

If McCain was seeking only "excitement" with his VP pick, he would have chosen Karl Rove or Dick Cheney by now.

If McCain was seeking only "excitement" with his VP pick, he would have chosen Karl Rove or Dick Cheney by now.

McCain will helicopter from Louisiana to an oil rig in the Gulf Coast to make the case for expanded off-shore drilling,

Were they going to hang a large banner from the derrick saying MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?

Uh, what the late Steve Gilliard said about the Yankees.

Is there any Republican VP choice who could infuse much-needed energy and enthusiasm that McCain needs?

Bobby Jindal has stated publicly that he does not want the job. He probably could have infused "energy" into the McCain campaign, but I'm not sure of "enthusiasm".

I look at it this way - if there was a candidate who could infuse energy and enthusiasm into McCain's campaign, that person would have won the primary. Everyone in the GOP was looking for a "good alternative" to McCain through the primary season - someone who could bring in the money AND could unite the various factions to get the primary votes AND could still get the masses of people to turn out and vote in November. They couldn't find ONE.

I suppose they could find an "up and coming" Republican pol who doesn't have the experience to run for President but still enthuses the masses. The problem is - that pol doesn't seem to exist. Jindal was a "Hail Mary" longshot to begin with, since his Catholic background would irritate a chunk of the god-botherers in the party. Most of the "up and coming" GOPers have already outed themselves as corrupt or racist (see George Allen, who would be in McCain's shoes right now but for a reveal of his true self to the cameras that opened the door to publicize the long needed investigation into his background). Oh, and of course there's Arnold, who has lost his luster to the GOP base but would bring in the votes if it weren't for that messy fact that he's not actually eligible for the job.

Nope they've got nothing. My bets are on Romney or on a corporate fool who has zero experience in government but who can try to sell folks on their "experience" in business (and use that as a stand-in for experience with "domestic issues"). In my dreams I'm still hoping for Carly Fiorina, but I'm sure that's asking too much. (In my nightmares the ticket ends up McCain/Cheney and they win by a single state. Those are scary nightmares...)

Josh:

Agreed.

I think the "up-and-comer" idea is not a good one, though it may be superficially attractive.

If you're pushing experience then push experience. Pick an elder statesman type who adds to the sense of gravitas you're trying to project. To pick a whippersnapper is to highlight the age issue and concede it. It suggests that you really don't think inexperience is such a problem.

Bobby Jindal has stated publicly that he does not want the job. He probably could have infused "energy" into the McCain campaign, but I'm not sure of "enthusiasm".
He could exorcise the campaign of problems as necessary, though.

Demonic problems, anyway.

"Pick an elder statesman type who adds to the sense of gravitas you're trying to project."

Dan Quayle isn't busy, is he?

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