Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The VP As Spouse!

When 24/7 news coverage is running thin it never ceases to amaze me what they'll do to fill air time. Yesterday began the parade of relationship experts guesting with the talking heads and expounding about what sort of chemistry the President and VP should have to be a successful team. Not unlike that of a marriage. Never mind the thought that the most qualified person to take over the job of President if need be might be a prime consideration. For this news cycle it is secondary.

Here's my take. McCain/Lieberman are the best match - a couple of old folks well past their prime, comfortable with one another and equally out of touch with the thinking of the current generation. A couple that knows one another so well, one can touch the sleeve of the other and correct egregious lapses of memory. Had McCain remained married to his first wife they might share such a relationship.

More in keeping with his current spouse I'd pick Romney. Younger and prettier with unknown substance.

As for Obama, I'd have to go with Joe Biden. His personality most closely matches Michelle's. Feisty. Though he sometimes puts his foot in his mouth from a political point of view, with careful listening to the substance he would be found to be right on the money. Well grounded with a strong personality.

From the looks of the photo he also has that terrorist fist bump down pat!

Who knows who the final picks will be or what they will or will not bring to the tickets or our collective peace of mind? I just hope both candidates have considered what concerns me most. Again, who is most able to run the country if need be. Not who is likely to generate the most votes in the key states.

Time will tell.


Word Tosser said...

This morning one of the news shows said that some where guessing by hair do's.. lol

Remember when we didn't find out who the VP was going to be until the convention... ah, the good old dsys

Linda Hillin said...

This is a wonderful post today! Right on target. I keep looking at all these VP candidates trying to figure out the reasoning for a short list of these people. I personally would prefer Biden for Obama but actually I had him in mind for Secretary of State. Lieberman for McCain would be great. The Republicans won't like it and the Democrats will be smirking because we've been there and done that. Soon the guessing game will be over.

Anonymous said...

What do you all think is the reason for the holding back? I'm certain there's a political reason of some sort, but it's like both camps are playing chicken.

My biggest fear with choosing Biden is that he will become Republican Talking Point fodder and *everything* he does and says will be repeated over and over ad nauseum.

Ah, I just remembered why I don't have cable!

I'd rather see Wesley Clark as VP myself. I think he would make a better president, if need be, than Biden. Just my two cents.

Margie's Musings said...

I think it will be Biden, though. he has the foreign policy experience that Obama lacks and he could debate anyone and win.