Contemplating the Republican Presidential Candidates as the field whittles away I thought one bright spot for them may be the Vice Presidential selections. Hypothetical of course, but a filed of candidates for that office that may actually be more appealing to the average American than the gang that couldn’t talk straight. I mean if you are Republican and you are limited to a Perry or Romney selection, wouldn’t it be nice to consider the second string, the junior varsity, the understudies who may actually be more appealling to conservatives and independents and Democrats.
Senator Marc Rubino of Florida, Congressman Paul Ryan, South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Chris Christie of New Jersey and former Minnesota Governor Tom Pawlenty and a few others constitute the wingmen (and wingwoman) who might help balance the ticket and generate sufficinet reason to vote Republican in 2012. Of course, their contribution depends on the nominee. Romney will need a conservative and a Protestant running mate. Probably a Southern or Western politician to boot. Perry would need a moderate, probably outside of the deep South, but if he won he would have more room to select an unconventional choice. Some of the potential Vice Presidential running mates are already begging off, Rubino being the most vocale, but despite the nature of the office it is a hard one to say no to if it is actually offered, seeing how it can be a stepping stone to the Presidency.
Think about it. The Democrats are. Which one of the above wouldn’t be an electoral improvement over Palin? or Cheney? And can anyone tell me which one wouldn’t be an ultimate improvement over Biden?