Right Wing News takes a poll:
Out of the following VP candidates rumored to be on McCain’s short list, which one DO YOU THINK HE WILL TAKE?
Mitt Romney (Former Governor, Massachusetts): 37 (58%)
Sarah Palin (Governor, Alaska): VD
Out of the following VP candidates rumored to be on McCain’s short list, which one WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE HIM TAKE?
Sarah Palin (Governor, Alaska): 20 (31%)
Mitt Romney (Former Governor, Massachusetts): 20 (31%)
Rudy Giuliani (Former Mayor of New York): VD
Out of the following VP candidates rumored to be on McCain’s short list, which one WOULD YOU LEAST LIKE TO SEE HIM TAKE?
Joe Lieberman (Senator, Connecticut): 27 (46%)
Carly Fiorina (Former Hewlett-Packard CEO): VD
I’d like to see McCain pick Giuliani, but of course, I don’t want him to win. I’d just enjoy witnessing the suicidal despair that would run rampant throughout the Republican Party as it watched its the old tormentor pluck defeat from the jaws of victory. An Obama presidency would be more than conventionally disastrous, it would be an amusing spectacle for the ages and might be the only thing capable of shaking a complacent America out of its torpor.
On the practical side, it’s clear that McCain has to pick a woman if he’s going to drive home the spike that Hillary has so delicately teed up for him. Carly Fiorina is the poster child for the evils of corporate affirmative action; the mind boggles to think what she would come up with under the guise of reinventing the USA. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is not only a popular governor, but would be of significant appeal to the moderate mommies who swing back and forth between the two parties depending upon which one has more successfully scared them about the fate of their children.