Over at Race42008, Kavon Nikrad and Jason Bonham posted that Mitt Romney was indeed chosen to be John McCain’s running mate. It sounds like their source is legit, although that doesn’t mean it will officially be announced right away. But assuming this is accurate, what should we make of it.
First, despite the fact I have a man crush on Mitt, I don’t really want Mitt to be the McCain’s veep. Mitt Romney needs to be President at some point. Joining the sinking ship that is the McCain campaign won’t help this endeavor. At this point in the race it appears that Obama is going to run away with the election (although current polls are ridiculously close and McCain really has a good shot). Mitt Romney needs to become head of the Republican National Commitee and do a turn-around project with the party or he needs to run his PAC and help get GOP candidates elected and prepare to beat Obama in 2012. Does anyone else think this year feels an awful lot like 1996 when the GOP nominated the sacrificial lamb of Bob Dole as the party’s standard bearer?
Even if John McCain wins in November, what good is it going to do for America or the party? All McCain brings is the same old, more war and a worse economy. The next four years could be very challenging for the country why not let the Dems wallow in it and bring in Mitt as the “fixer”.
Additionally, despite the fact I think that Obama would be a disaster, I also recognize the Country needs a new feel and pace. Obama may actually be healthy, so long as it is only 4 years. This being said, I am highly unlikely to vote for Obama, but I can’t say it is out of the question. And this brings me back to Mitt and McCain.
The only way that my vote definitely goes for McCain is if he choose Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin as his running mate. Otherwise it will take a lot of consideration and soul searching. McCain needs to choose Palin for his VEEP then all my problems are solved. Sadly, this won’t happen. What will happen, most likely, is that Mitt is his choice. Good for McCain, good for Mitt, and, hopefully, good for the country.