Sanford Won’t Rule Out Veep Spot?
Politico is reporting that Governor Sanford was warm to the notion of life after the Governor’s office, or in this case, before his term is up! He would not rule out accepting a nomintation a Vice President.
First of all, of course he wouldn’t. Secondly, not a chance. The author, Jonathan Martin, goes on to discuss the positives of a Somebody-Sanford ticket, but its all just hot air in our opinion.
A Sanford Presidential run has been tossed around by Club for Growth types since the 2004 Republican National Convention when they threw a fundraiser in his honor, but it isn’t likely. However, Sandford curiously puts an Op-Ed in the Washington Post and now we just have to speculate our little hearts out. Not to knock the Gov, his best chance would be to run for number one; we just don’t see a Veep offer in the cards.
The choice for Veep is almost totally based on geography and electoral math. In other words, which candidate can help deliver a state, or region, either at risk or healthy in electoral votes. South Carolina, and the Southeast in general, just don’t add up. In the case of GWB picking Dick Cheney; there was a need to add some “weight” or statesmanship to the ticket.
The only thing we could come up with that remotely makes sense would be a youthful Sanford giving vigor to a much, much older McCain. However, we think that might be too much of a contrast for the McCain folks. And forget the regional balance stuff. Does anyone see SC going to the Democrats in a Presidential race?
With the current slate out there, which candidate would want a Veep that is a) from a state and region that will go Republican anyway, and b) smarter than anyone on the planet and not afraid to let you know.
Just our $.02…