Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Quick hit from a brilliant but tired mind:

It'll be a Obama/Edwards Ticket for the dems. (And how weaselly IS J. Edwards? He waits until the primary is decided to pick who to endorse? Cripes man, show at least a little respect for yourself!)

For the GOP, we've got a McCain/Giuliani Ticket.
Nobody hates Rudy, they are both equally solid on the war, similar on almost all other issues except abortion, which may not matter much at all.

So there's my predictions. If they're wrong, you get all your money back.
What'dya think?


Wise Roots said...

Edwards will definetly be vp no matter who it is for the dems. He is weak enough to not detract to much attention from Obama. If it is even Obama. He has lost so much momentum and money. :)

I have to say either these 3. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Mike Huckabee, or Giuliani.

Solameanie said...

Edwards is a possibility, although the "creepy" part of him as described by John Kerry and others might sink it. Here is Democratic consultant Bob Shrum's account of what Kerry said . . .

Kerry talked with several potential picks, including Gephardt and Edwards. He was comfortable after his conversations with Gephardt, but even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling, and he decided he couldn't pick Edwards unless he met with him again. When they did, Kerry tried to get a better personal feel for his potential number two; as rivals for national office since 2000, shortly after Edwards had entered the Senate, the two men hadn't spent a lot of time together. Kerry also wanted a specific reassurance. He asked Edwards for a commitment that if he was chosen and the ticket lost, Edwards wouldn't run against him in 2008. Edwards agreed "absolutely," as Kerry recalled him saying. If Kerry had shared this at the time, I would have told him what I did later: it was naive to think he could rely on a promise like that.

As to Giuliani being McCain's VP pick, if he does that, he might as well hand the presidency to Obama. Most movement conservatives won't vote for him. BTW, if Bob Barr runs, that could also spell trouble for McCain, who is hawking his "maverick" side a bit overmuch this week. He's going to keep on until he really gets the base cheesed off.

Daniel said...

A slightly different topic, but for those patriots among us…

Jeana said...

Nobody hates Giuliani? Really? I do. Just to be different, you know. :)

Palm boy said...

Caleb, I don't know who else would be the VP for the dems, and I like your analysis.

Kay Baily seems a giant stretch for VP, and Huckabee's curtain has called on the national stage.

Sola, he's a trial lawyer. We shouldn't be surprised. :D

Daniel, nice story. It's encouraging.

Jeana, You probably dislike McCain more then Rudy. So it wouldn't matter much if he was the VP nominie. :D