RonO (rono_60103) wrote,
RonO
rono_60103

Rare Political Post: McCain's Running Mate

Today I was struck with a political thought (not unusual in itself, just often not shared). It occurred to me that someone SIMILAR to Condoleezza Rice {this makes the 4th time today I've used Google as a spell check} might make a very good Republican candidate for Vice President this year.

What I'm suggesting is a younger woman of African decent with reasonable to strong moderate to conservative credentials.

I have read someone speculating that Bobby Jindal might be a good match -- although I don't know if a Governor early in his first term would be a good choice or not, but probably no worse than anyone else without existing national name recognition. (As an aside, I was in India when he was elected Governor of Louisiana so I saw the coverage there. I'd be interested what it would be like if he was nominated for Vice President)

The other name I remember reading, and I think this was an article linked from a blog post at the Albuquerque Journal the other day, was Heather Wilson, who has represented the Albuquerque area in congress for ten, or so, years; but stepped down to run for the Senate. (She lost to the congressman from Southern New Mexico, who will now run against the third congressman from New Mexico for the Domenici's Senate seat). I think she was suggested as a younger woman with good moderate credentials.

Of course either choice suffer because they come from smaller states also in the southern US, although only Louisiana is considered as part of the "South."

One last wired thought, what would happen if McCain picked Wilson as his running mate, and then Obama picked Bill Richardson. Would the State of New Mexico become politically torn up as two of its residents were running against each other for national office?

Subscribe

  • Life Report/Trip Report

    When last I posted way at the other end of this surprisingly long February, I had a job, and a potential house.  Since then, Tara and I have packed…

  • Life Updates

    For the few people who only see my updates from my blog (or LiveJournal which mirrors my blog), here are a couple of updates on my life: 1: I have…

  • Transitions

    This morning, I was called into a meeting with my bosses boss.  As soon as he asked for the meeting, I was pretty sure what the meeting was about,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 6 comments