Skip to comments.Sedona Soundings (McCain aide says NO to Romney,Cris VP, considering Jindal for VP)
Posted on 05/27/2008 7:06:29 PM PDT by adi
Despite the hype around the Memorial Weekend gathering in Sedona at Sen. John McCain's ranch, only Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is being given serious consideration for the vice presidential nomination, say McCain insiders with knowledge of the ongoing vetting process.
"McCain has gotten a good look at [Mitt] Romney as a competitor and as someone who is running in support of his candidacy, and frankly he can't tell the difference."
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is not considered a serious candidate"
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Jindal and Paulin are, like Oprah’s Obama, too inexperienced. The media would point out that Jindal and Paulin are too young and inexperienced, and the American people will fall in line.
Oops, it’s Palin. They are both new in their jobs, like Oprah’s Obama is.
Seems to me like McCain didn’t like Romney calling him a liberal again and again on the campaign trail. Perhaps he just floated his name to appease conservatives a bit hacked that the moderates and liberals overran the early primary votes??
I’ve said it before he will pick some third rate county auditor from southern Idaho as his running mate. John is not the type to have anybody on the ticket that can outshine him on any level. And outshining John is not that hard. This is an LBJ like landslide with long coattails in the making just like the last time we ran a Senator from Arizona as our candidate.
Palin brings the disaffected Hillary women supporters now that Hussein Obama has got the Dem nomination.
Jindal would drive away the blue-collar dems in OH, PA, MI, WV.
Crist brings FL. Romney possibly brings MI.
McQueeg knows that Romney makes him look like the buffoon that he is and his ego is too freaking out of control not to be threatened by that.
Either Mc Queeg picks Romney or New Englanders in general won’t vote for him.
McQueeg sees things on a National scale and he is not that bright.
If he loses N.E. and he will, because Dems here love Hillary in spite of Teddy, Lahey, Dodd.
The Northeast Dems are racist, but they will never give over to a Republican ticket.
So if he actually wants to recruit some N.E Republicans to bring those Moderate Dems along,
He’ll choose Romney.
Other than that, it will be the lowest turnout in years except for College Students and Moonbats ( we have plenty of them.. they are not a majority however).
Just my thoughts from personal observation in enemy territory.
Palin would be fine. She’s been in office for 2 years, has lots of local experience, her husband is not a pol but works as an exec on the North Slope and is part Yupik (a local Native American group), and she’s clearly aggressive but at the same time not so abrasive that nothing could get done. Jindal might be fine, but he’s really, really new.
The most successful US presidents have been governors (well, some of the worst have also been governors - think Carter and Clinton), but in any case, state governors generally have a much better chance than senators of getting elected to the presidency.
One of the better analyses on this thread.
BTW, unless I am **much** mistaken, this will be the first such contest, senator vs. senator, in US history. There's no track record on which to bet, other than that senators have historically made mediocre-to-lousy Presidents.
Well..it definitely NEEDS to be a GOVERNOR....someone who has had to live (sorta) with a BUDGET.....something Senators don’t really know anything about....
Several weeks ago, it was Rice. Then Huckabee. Then Romney. Now Jindal & Palin.
Per one report last week, even Michael Bloomberg was on the short list — McCain's short list and Obama’s short list.
Why is everyone fawning over Jindal? Please, leave the man alone and let him clean up Louisiana. The guy is only 38 years old. He’s got plenty of time and he’ll be a prime candidate in 2012. The same people pushing Jindal are the ones who drooled over Condi Rice a few years ago.
Palin has more experience as Governor than Jindal (2 versus 1 year). Both have more executive experience that Obama (0).
Both Palin and Jindal have a variety of other experience, in total comparable to Obama’s experience.
If Obama has enough experience to be President, both Palen and Jindal have enough experience.
Moreso, both Palin and Jindal have shown themselves to be good governors in challenging situations. And, both have compelling stories.
Bottom line for me: Palin is a reformer who has taken on the Republican establishment in her state, raised a son who joined the military during a time of war, and brought a Downs Syndrome child into the world when others would have aborted the baby. These things tell me that she lives the values I associate with the Republican Party.
Palin will help us peel off so-called working class Democrats and win in the states we have to win in November. I’m not sure Jindal would help us do that.
Historically a VP doesnt deliver their homestate to the Presidential candidate. I think however that the best triangulation, to use a Clinton term, would be to take Palin as I feel women would see this as the outreach to female Clinton voters who arent just about Party.
Gee, didn't all the anti-Romney people tell me that he would morph back into lib-lite as McCain's VP? It sure doesn't look like it.
The affirmative action choices (sorry) won't fly. Palin, Hutchison, Jindal, Watts, and the like would make McCain look like he's reaching. The media would crucify the choice as Clarence Thomas times 10.
It's going to be a conservative white guy from a swing state.
Please let Jindal get some real success in LA first too Young!
I think McCain’s best bets for VP are: Tim Pawlenty, Mark Sanford or Robert Portman. He doesn’t need a “glamorous” choice. He needs someone who is rock steady and can take over the Presidency on a moment’s notice.
Say what you will about our dear president, but he picked an excellent VP choice in Vice-President Cheney. McCain should follow the same model.
Does anyone know any of the other choices that W was considering for VP?