The word on the street here is that Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor will be McCain’s veep pick.
We’ll find out at 11AM Eastern on Friday.
“The word on the street here is that Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor will be McCain’s veep pick.”
I’m born and raised in Virginia. Who the hell is Eric Cantor? Sheesh.
Pretty stupid pick if you ask me. I seriously doubt if most Virginians have even heard of him–he’s not from NoVa nor Tidewater.
To wonks, Cantor’s a somewhat known entity. But the rest of America may very well be scratching their heads at about 11:01 Friday morning.
McCain’s publicity machine better be firing on all cylinders if he wants to pull this off. Otherwise, the Dems and the Press (but I repeat myself) will have a field day with it.
Could be intriguing. I’m going to Youtube to see if he’s got any speeches posted.
Seems a little light. Maybe I’m expecting too much, but a couple of videos on Youtube don’t show him being very forceful or firm.
I actually don’t mind when Congress-critters get sharp in their responses. Sometimes emotion can be a good thing. Collegiality for the sake of collegiality gets really thin after a while.
He’s a freaking social-con, albeit a Jewish one. He’s pro-life, against embryonic stem cell research, anti-gay, pro-flag protection, pro-drug war, and conservatively religious.
In other words, bye-bye independents.
He’s fairly good-looking — better than Obama. Should pick up the troglodyte vote.
If CNN is correct and that McCain will announce his choice in Ohio tomorrow, then the VP pick will probably be John Kasich, not Eric Cantor.
The announcement is in Ohio because Ohio is a battleground state, it has nothing to do with the identity of the nominee.
I seriously doubt if most Virginians have even heard of him
Eric Cantor would therefore fit my prediction here (second paragraph).
Which would be scary.
Where do you get off being so prescient, McGehee? You been snorting Goldstein’s absinthe?
Rumors now are that McCain’s going to intentionally leak the name just before The One speaks. Bad, bad, bad timing, if true. Short of the Second Coming, there’s no one that McCain can announce that will draw the press’ rapt attention away from The Speech.
Both Virginia and Ohio are toss-up states. Hence, if Cantor would be the running mate, then the announcement would probably be in his state.
Also, Kasich may be the better debater because not only because of his time in Congress but also because of his stint as a commentator and interviewer on FoxNews. Kasich also debated many of the liberal nostrums championed by Obama and Biden as he and Kucinich butted heads in statewide races before they both arrived in DC.
Where do you get off being so prescient, McGehee?
I’m so good, some power brokers wait for me to make a prediction, and then they do the opposite just to make me look fallible.
I hates ‘em, I does.
Oh, is that how it works? Geez. I’m practically God-like in my omniscience, then.
“…there’s no one that McCain can announce that will draw the press’ rapt attention away…”
I’m, like, “Eric who!?” But the, I’m from Ohio, so I’ve heard of Kasich before.
His Wiki entry has some interesting details, such as he’s very strong on balanced budgets, including (gasp!) cutting spending. He was, in fact, deeply involved in getting Clinton’s balanced budgets implemented. Bipartisan indeed.
Hmmm. I’m beginning to like Kasich.
You’re in Denver, it’s long past Obama’s “speech” and we are still reading BS on McCains’s VP on the blog?
Of course I’m going back and forth between “A’s” baseball and PAC 10 Football on my TV. You’re supposed to suffer “kool-aid” exposure so I don’t have to.
Thanks for nothing!
Well, maybe I should’ve checked the PJM site before castigating you.
No maybe involved, but am really disappointed Insta had to send me to Vodka’s “drunk bloggin’”.
Of course, given my Svedka intake, I’ll bet I’m more “drunk-readin’”, than you are “drunk blogging”.
CNBC says it’s Palin. Intriguing and gutsy move on McCain’s part. Wonder if they threw some mock debate questions against her to see how she’d stand up to Biden’s bluster.
It’ll be interesting to see if the press “Quayles” her. I’m betting she gets pilloried.
“…It’ll be interesting to see if the press “Quayles” her. I’m betting she gets pilloried.”
Anyone McCain picks will get Quaylified. Palin will also get muck for being female, Jewish and only in her first term as governor. The media will turn on Kasich like they did on Snow.
However, Palin has an advantage in that there are many Jews just looking for a reason to leave the Democratic Party. Many do not like what it has become over the past decade or so, especially those under 45 who realize that they will probably never see a Social Security check.
Both Kasich and Palin are clean and articulate, and neither have any known connections to graft or domestic and foreign terrorists.
She’s Jewish??? I’ve heard she’s Catholic.
She says she’s Protestant.
DAMN YOU McCAIN! You did it to me again!!!
Huh. From what I’ve been seeing around the web since the announcement, Palin seems to qualify for my prediction too.
I wouldn’t have thought so because I’ve been aware of her since she was running for governor, and there’s been so much buzz surrounding her — but apparently she is an unknown quantity to the vast majority of conservatives out there.
The enthusiasm over her being an attractive woman will fade away. Hopefully it will be replaced by respect for her accomplishments and her authenticity.
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