It’s been a recent practice in the D-party to elevate an also-ran from the presidential primary crop to the number two spot on the ticket. Biden, Edwards, then skip back to Al Gore in ’92. For the R’s you have to skip back to Bush the First in 1980, but maybe you can count Jack Kemp in ’96.
I keep wondering about this Sarah Palin pick. The Iowa print media does too.
On Thursday, the woman who turned a sure-fire Barack Obama election sweep into a nail-chewer came to Iowa. Along with some smiling white-haired guy, name of John McCain.
Yeah, yeah, some of the 4,000 or so Iowans who jammed a Cedar Rapids campaign rally wanted to hear what the Republican presidential candidate had to say about this and that. But don’t kid yourself. This was a “see Sarah” crowd.
Here’s what I wonder. What if Palin were running head-to-head against Biden for the VP office, disconnected from the main ticket? What if Palin had run in the R-primaries for the top job? Would she have triumphed over that sorry and tired collection of politicians? Any Palin supporters think she has a future in national politics, running in ’12?