veepstakes

Hey, Tim LaHaye and Rob McCoy …

You don’t speak for me.

From the article:

“McCain and Romney would be like oil and water,” said evangelical novelist Tim LaHaye, who supported Mr. Huckabee. “We aren’t against Mormonism, but Romney is not a thoroughgoing evangelical and his flip-flopping on issues is understandable in a liberal state like Massachusetts, but our people won’t understand that.”

Really? His policy changes are understandable, but “our people won’t understand that”???? How stupid are your people, Tim?

The Rev. Rob McCoy, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Thousand Oaks, Calif., who speaks at evangelical events across the country, told The Washington Times, “I will vote for McCain unless he does one thing. You know what that is? If he puts Romney on the ticket as veep. “It will alienate the entire evangelical community – 62 million self-professing evangelicals in this country, half of them registered to vote, are going to be deeply saddened,” Mr. McCoy added.

Really? You know what 62 million people are thinking, Rob?

Ridiculous.

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Landslides: the Veepstakes

Let’s talk Vice Presidents. Here are some of my thoughts on how the veepstakes could produce a landslide win for the candidates.

If Barack Obama wants to win in a landslide, there is one man he could choose as his running mate. Ready?

Ret. General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Seriously.

Here’s what Powell would bring to the ticket:
– Much needed gravitas.
– Washington experience.
– Foreign policy experience.
– Military experience.
– Bipartisanship that goes beyond rhetoric.

But … but … but … isn’t Powell a Republican? Yes. That’s kind of the point.

Would America vote for two black men? The people who wouldn’t vote for two black men wouldn’t vote for one black man.

Isn’t Powell too aligned with the Bush administration? It was one of the worst kept secrets of Bush’s first term that Powell was a bad fit with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Bolton. Pairing with Obama would allow him to reestablish himself as the independent that most Americans think he is.

In the last 20 years, Colin Powell could have been President any time he wanted to be. Few others are as nationally liked as he is.

If John McCain wants to win in a landslide, he could choose Ronald Reagan as his … oh wait. Nevermind.

Go Dem, Old Man

Hey, I’m back. And in the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging a bit about McCain’s VP selection. To get started, here is Jonah Goldberg’s interesting and compelling argument that Senator McCain ought to pick a Democrat like Joe Lieberman or Sam Nunn as his running mate. Enjoy.

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