Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Candidates Stay on Message at Iraq Hearings

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:54 AM CDT

Wall Street Journal

A Plea From Petraeus

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:54 AM CDT

Washington Post

Colombia Trade Deal Splits Clintons

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:53 AM CDT

Associated Press

McCain Raised $15 Million in March

Posted: 09 Apr 2008 03:52 AM CDT

Wall Street Journal

McCain's Top Ten VP Picks

The Top Ten

So how do we sort through this jumble of names and letters? Well, you can't determine a Veep by mathematical formulae since each brings a nuanced set of advantages and disadvantages. Maybe some of these people have some unknown skeletons in their closets while others would never accept a role as VP. Nevertheless, applying my above observations, some political common sense, and my own set of biases, here are the Top Ten vice presidential candidates for the GOP in 2008.

  1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty
  2. Gov. Charlie Crist
  3. Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  4. Gov. Mark Sanford
  5. Gov. Haley Barbour
  6. Gov. Sarah Palin
  7. Rep. Rob Portman
  8. Sen. John Thune
  9. Gov. Mitt Romney
  10. Rep. Chris Cox