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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Veep thoughts

Several people, including our own Raised by Republicans and Joe Biden, have suggested that the ideal running mate for John Kerry is John McCain.


If you're going to reach out and try to convert a Republican, you might as well go for the gusto -- the one person who would guarantee victory for Kerry and defeat for Bush:

Colin Powell.

Now hear me out: it's not as crazy as you might think. Have you read these accounts about the inner workings of the Bush administration? Geez, if these are accurate, then Colin Powell is that little guy in the office who has all these great ideas, you know? But his boss decides to listen to these other guys who he hates instead. And then, after
arguing about how it's stupid and it'll never work, he has to go and announce the other guys' plans to the world. How would you feel if that were your job?

But maybe you don't think he would jump ship and become a democrat. Have you seen Colin Powell's political views? Tell me he's not a democrat. He certainly would not be shunned by the party if he decided to join.

Like John McCain, Colin Powell is well-respected, well-liked and well-spoken. Those few idiots who wouldn't vote for a ticket with a black man on it are probably right-leaning anyway, so Kerry need not worry about that. But the biggest advantage he would give Kerry would be the devastation he would leave behind in the Bush camp. If he were to leave, even without saying anything, it would give tremendous credence to the reports about the inner workings of Bush's circle. Plus, Powell is the only Bush administration member that people actually, well, like. Who would become their public face, John Ashcroft?

No, it'll never happen. But if you're going to hope McCain jumps ship, why not Powell too?


Raised By Republicans said...

I think that its more likely that Kerry will hint strongly that he wants Powell as his Secretary State and McCain as his Secretary of Defense. I have no idea if those two get along with each other or with Kerry. Well, I know that McCain likes Kerry and he's come as close as a Republican can to endorsing Kerry without getting kicked out of the party.

Raised By Republicans said...

Oh, and if I suggested John McCain as a VP I must have been drunk. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

McCain keeps talking about how his favorit President is TR who sabotaged Taft's reelection by running as the "Bull Moose" candidate. McCain may have some sort of michief planned for latter this summer. I hope its entertaining what ever it is.