posted on May, 28 2004 @ 08:32 AM
People keep talking about running mates for Kerry. In recent history, a canidate has never left the party to find a suitable running mate, but there
is a first time for everything. According to a recent CBS Poll, a Kerry / McCain ticket has a 14 point lead over Bush / Cheney.
CBS Article - www.cbsnews.com...
McCain allows Kerry to basically split the vets' vote, as well as make large gains with independants and republicans. He is viewed with favor by all
but 4% of democrats, 8% of independants and 16% of republicans. With as much talk as this ticket has been getting recently, one must start to think
that this would be acceptable among democratic leadership recently.
Kerry also sees that other Democrats don't help him much, as with Edwards he only picks up a point or two. When I said the leadership would support
this, I started to think about why. It is the only way a non-Kerry running mate could get the nomination in 2012. The sitting VP almost always gets
the nomination if he wants it, and the democrats most likely would not nominate a republican, even McCain, in 2012 for president. Now there are many
democrats not in a position to run right now that in 8 years will be in a much better position, including Hillary Clinton. If the Clintons still wield
party power, could they be pushing for a McCain VP?
And would McCain ever take the nomination? One has to wonder if a behind the curtain bidding war is going on right now between republican senate
leadership along with other republicans against the DNC/ Kerry camp for McCain's loyalty.