Now That John McCain Is Our President, Who Will Be His Veep?

Our money's on the squirrelHistory tells us the careful selection of a vice president has always been a make-or-break element of presidential campaigns. Who can forget George H.W. Bush tapping an illiterate youngster to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, Bill Clinton's daring twinsies routine with fellow Southerner Al Gore, or William Howard Taft's bold partnership with a stuffed ferret in the historic election of 1908? Now, as the nation stands poised to elect its first 110-year-old president, who will be John McCain's running mate? (Belated thanks to reader Sanduo for the picture.)

Let's see what the experts say!

  • Jeb Bush, in order to ensure a Bush or a Clinton in the White House for the next thousand years?
  • Mike Huckabee, so that when McCain dies in a few months we'll have a gloriously young and virile evolution skeptic leading us into the 21st century?
  • Mitt Romney, in order to capture the all-important android plutocrat demographic?
  • Al Gore's lucky charm, Joe Lieberman?

Nope, nope, a thousand times nope. According to the publisher of the American Spectator, it's going to be Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina. Thanks for playing!

McCain May Be Bush's Ticket [Washington Post]

Norris says McCain is too old to be president [AP via MSNCB]

McCain-Romney ticket 2008 [National Post]

McCain Coy on Lieberman Speculation [WSJ]

How McCain Can Convince the Right [WSJ]


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