>>>>I'll once again make my darkhorse pitch for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. The left would look like the bullies they are trying to beat up a man in a wheelchair.
Nothing against him, but I don't think the next nominee should be a Texan after this last Texan "crony" didn't make it. I think it makes it too easy for the dems to call him a crony again.
"Nothing against him, but I don't think the next nominee should be a Texan after this last Texan "crony" didn't make it. I think it makes it too easy for the dems to call him a crony again. "
This is all hypothetical, obviously, and I doubt if GWB will go there...but...that said, Abbott is a completely different caliber of nominee than whats her name. He is very qualified, very smart, very politically savvy, very telegenic. And he's never worked for Bush. So yeah he's a Texan, but it's not like he has tied his destiny to Bush. I think if the D's did the crony thing, it would fall flat. If I were strategizing for the Dems, I would try to come up with a different talking point. The only thing they can argue against Abbott is that he's an extremist and would overrule RvW. That's there only hope and since they are going to do that anyway, then, we ought to put up a candidate who is solid on other fronts.
On the contrary, Abbott isn't really close to the Bushes and certainly hasn't been handed jobs like head of the Lottery Commission thanks to the Bushes. Anybody from Texas is going to be suspicious to the liberals, so what? Last I checked, Texas was still in the Union, just like California and New York.
I guess Miers has significantly lowered the bar as to who's eligible. I'd say Abbott is far more qualified than Miers.