Ok, it’s time to get political. Who would you say is the best VP candidate for the presidential candidates this year?
For the Republicans, I think the best choice that McCain can do is Mitt Romney. He’s pretty popular in the polls, he’s young which might offset McCain’s old age, he could take some voters in Michigan, and he was governor in Mass. which means he may obtain some votes from that state. Not much, but he may. He’s Mormon, so he’ll definitely get the Mormon vote, and he’s had political experience before which will boost McCain’s experience as well. I think McCain is going to pick him anyways.
For the Democrats, it’s a tough call. I think the best candidates out there that have really spoken out are Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, and John Edwards. An Obama-Clinton ticket is very black and white (no pun intended here): it can be the dream ticket, or it can be the worst ticket. Clinton is considered very liberal, but this may actually help out because from what I’m hearing, Democrats don’t want to be middle of the road: they want to hold a certain position in the same way as Republicans are holding on to a certain position. At the same time, however, this may alienate moderate voters and they may go towards McCain. Clinton would help with the women vote, and if people liked Bill Clinton in the past, then people will see this connection and try to bring the Clintons back to the White House.
Joe Biden is tough. He’s had many years of experience and so he could definitely help out with Obama’s lack of it. However, not many people know him outside of the political arena. He may be a possibility, but I just don’t know what more to say about him.
Edwards would be interesting. Edwards would help get the Southern vote for Obama. Edwards is very vocal about health care and I would consider health care one of the big issues for this election. I know many people are wanting the government to think about it and so Edwards may help out in that direction. However, with him revealing of the affair, it may be a backlash and people may not want that. So in the Democratic VP selection, I still say it’s a toss-up.