Monday, February 11, 2008
Blips on the Screen: 11 Feb 08
McCain and Petraeus for Republican Ticket?
I mulled over this intriguing combination with a few other minds this past weekend. John McCain is within a heartbeat of becoming the de facto nominee. Originally, I suspected Mike Huckabee could very well be McCain's choice for running mate. A surefire way to garner votes from the religious right. But, that may not be what McCain is after. What if instead he bolsters his "we will not surrender" battle cry with a man of General Petraeus' reputation and stature at his side? A man ready to defend America's position, surge and theatre in the Middle East could very well be the man of McCain's hour. With a Democrat ring preparing for an unleashing of the hounds of MSM -- a brilliant strategy in the McCain camp would be to now begin the careful sowing of Vice Presidential seeds in the minds of Americans today. If surrender is truly not an option -- I can't imagine a more effective ticket.
-- Thanks to Helena Handbasket