Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Parlor Game

Even before the canonization of Saint Ho Ho by his legion of acolytes (and Al Bore), there was speculation as to who might make a good partner for the Doc. Of course, given the leftward bearings of most Deaniacs, the candidates for VP were all appropriately left of center and included the pantheon of liberals (yet somehow left out Nader). One would hope that the Doctor, if selected, does have some sense and would pick someone with a bit more moderate aura, not to mention foreign policy credentials. (Though given his asinine response to the capture of Saddam, one really has to wonder if the man has ANY sense at all.)

Not to interrupt the coronation of the Park Avenue Prince, but I would like to speculate a bit about who might fit the bill for a Clark ticket. And I welcome your comments/suggestions as well.

First, it would be folly to chose any of his fellow White House aspirants. None bring anything to the ticket that is absolutely necessary and most would actually bring with him more baggage than benefit. So then where does Clark turn? It would seem the logical candidate would come from Congress, whether the Senate or the House. I say that because I don't know that a Governor would help a Clark administration govern, and as much as electability is a paramount issue, you still need someone to help navigate DC after the inauguration.

With that said, here is my list of potentials, in no particular order- Sen. Dianne Feinstein; former Cong. Bill Richardson (now Gov.); Sen. Maria Cantwell; Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Sen. Joe Biden; WILDCARD-- Bob Rubin.

Update: I forgot Hillary Clinton.


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