John McCain can pick a conservative veep without doing any damage. The best picks in this category are, not surprisingly, names not being touted by the media. They include Sen. John Thune and
Rep. Mike Pence, Rep. John Shadegg and Sen. Tom Coburn are also good choices. They would bring to the campaign a re
Another consideration worthy of mention is
In This Election, The Most High Reward Choices Are the Best Ones, Provided…..
Additionally, two of the names that are being touted by the media would be excellent choices, provided they agree to one condition, a condition that is key. Joe Lieberman and
Either of these two candidates can and should make a pledge that if they were to assume office under any circumstance, despite whatever personal views to the contrary, they would uphold John McCain’s policies. They must also pledge to appoint strict constructionist judges, ones he would appoint, out of respect to him, to the electorate that voted
Appointing either Ridge or Lieberman also bodes well
Selecting a vice president who would resonate with the broader public seems to be crucial this year. And all who want to do whatever they can to stop the far left Obama ticket should realize this, so long as they don’t need to compromise their principles in doing so. A firm pledge as outlined above allows
In the eyes of the public, the most deplorable elements of this election are the media saturation that led to voter fatigue and the partisan bickering that led to the disdain of same. To counter voter fatigue we need to take a bold step in countering their other pet peeve, partisan bickering. Selecting Lieberman or Ridge would do that. In fact, selecting one of them may be McCain’s only way of doing so.
I’d encourage them to agree to the above imperative condition. Doing so is in the nation’s interest and strengthens the McCain ticket as few other choices can. And should they do so, they would be John McCain’s best choices