Smoking Trees in Belize: The GOP’s Silver Bullet

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The GOP’s Silver Bullet

McCain’s pick for a Vice-President has been the subject of much debate
lately. Numerous names have been bantered about, but few seem able to
bring more to the table than Condi Rice. Her presence on the ticket
immediately negates, to a point, the diversity advantage the Democratic
Party expected with either Obama or Hillary as the nominee. She is not
without her downsides. Rice would carry the stains of the Bush
Administration into autumn, and provide fresh enthusiasm to the
Obama-inspired mantra of change, “Yes we can!” Also, she would be of little help to McCain’s admitted economic naiveté.
Despite her baggage, none can dispute her impressive resume; National
Security Advisor, Secretary of State, and most important to the McCain
campaign, regular church attendance. Despite denials as recently as early April, Condi would provide McCain with intangible assets, and high level experience. We will have to see.