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10 April 2008 @ 01:28 am
McCain/Rice 2008 - A conservative dream ticket or just bad journalism?  
The lead story on the CNN Political Ticker at the moment concerns a poll that was released that projected a win for a John McCain / Condoleezza Rice ticket over either Clinton / Obama or Obama / Clinton in the "bluest of the blue" state of New York in November.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/04/09/poll-suggests-mccain-rice-ticket-could-win-big/

First of all, the details on the poll are sketchy. There is no link to the poll itself, no record of the number of people polled or where the poll was taken, and no margin of error listed. And secondly, I'm not sure if anyone should take a poll seriously when it's put out by Bill O'Reilly's alma mater.

Discounting the fact that the poll is unreliable and that Rice has stated repeatedly that she does not feel comfortable running for office and would not accept the VP nomination, any advantages a McCain/Rice ticket would potentially hold would certainly be negated once the clueless independents realize that this would truly be a third Bush/Cheney term. The direct successor of a President with 30% approval ratings along with his Secretary of State does not strike me as a recipe for success.
 
 
 
RotSmanrotsman on April 11th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
I don't see that happening if only for the reason that those two look like they would never get along in real life. All the Prez/VP combos in recent history seem to be people that at least look like they'd chit-chat at a dinner party. Kerry/Edwards may have had interesting ideas, but Kerry doesn't eat Wendy's and Edwards does.