Monday, April 07, 2008
How Large Are Your Chances?
I’ve recently read several accounts of Condoleezza Rice’s lobbying efforts toward being John McCain’s VP choice, and I thought “Oh, please let it happen!”
Sure, there are the obvious reasons, like solidifying the issue of “competence” as a part the race, and cementing McCain’s ties to the Bush administration.
There’s even the slightly more subtle reason that it would disarm, or at least balance out, any reluctance of some voters to choose Obama out of purely racist considerations.
But my favorite of all is that it would likely prevent Hillary Clinton from secretly trying to undermine Obama’s candidacy in favor of a McCain victory, since that would put Rice just a heartbeat of an old guy away from stealing her dream to become the first woman president!