Thursday, June 05, 2008

Which Veep would help Mccain and the GOP WIN?

Tom Ridge.

I blogged on him yesterday.

Marc Ambinder posted on him today. (We always scoop the biggies!)

Here's some more on why I think Ridge is the best we can hope for AND just what we need:

CO, FL, IA, MI, NV, NM, NH, OH, PA, VA, WI -

These are the critical toss-up/swing states which will determine who our next president is.

I argue that Ridge helps in most of them:

PA - he's a native son and a former guv
OH - neighbor and a blue collar kind of guy
VA - he's a VET who lived there
WI - he's a blue collar agri- kind a guy
IA - ditto
MI - ditto
WI - ditto
NH - ditto, and an easterner
CO - ditto

He wouldn't help much in NV or FL - but McCain will trounce Obama in those states no matter who's on the bottom of the ticket.

No other potential Veep helps as much. Rudy has too much baggage. Jindal is too young.
Romney has no true base - but might help in MI.

Lieberman as Veep? Lieberman would be a BIG mistake as Veep - he'd make a good AG.

It will be Ridge. And that's a good thing.

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