Points By Drew Pritt


Romney, Crist, & Jindal Are First To Try-Out.
May 22, 2008, 5:26 am
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“Commander” John McCain and his favorite Lieutenant, Cindy McCain, will be trying out three who will be trying to land the job of Ex.O. to this Republican C.O.

 

former Governor MITT ROMNEY (R-Ma.)

The image of Mitt & Ann Romney breaking bread and then appearing in a social moment during a holiday weekend with John & Cindy McCain hearkens back to memories of another Massachusetts Governor who ran for President. The scene then was 1988 when the Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife Jackie joined then-Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and his wife Kitty for a meal and then fireworks and music by the Boston Pops on the banks of the Charles River. By all accounts the meal and meeting was much more tense then the pictures afterwards suggested. Kitty Dukakis made a meal based around white sauces and milk….Jackson however is lactose intolerant. Cindy McCain would be wise to check on the dietary concerns of Romney and John would be wise to put the Coors Beers away till he and Ann are gone. In all seriousness, Romney and McCain are going to use this time to at least bury the hatchet. But in all honesty, this is the Republican “Dream Ticket” but I sense Romney is not someone who will be comfortable with McCain and visa versa.

Governor CHARLIE CRIST (R-Fl.)

While it may be like hanging out with Romney will be a chore for McCain, I suspect hanging out with Crist will be like a weekend with a favorite fraternity brother for McCain. I do hope Romney and Crist won’t be in the same room as it was Crist’s endorsement of McCain that came at a critical moment. That moment revived McCain’s political career and temporarily at least stymied Romney’s career. Crist will have some crucial hurdles to overcome, the least of which are the continued whispers of Crist’s supposed closetted homosexuality. For Republicans, McCain’s liberal tendencies make them nervous but an outed running mate could do irrevocable damage to the ticket. After all, Larry Craig was reportedly on the short list for George W. Bush as a running mate. Imagine what could have happened?????

Governor BOBBY JINDAL (R-La.)

This could be the sleeper running mate who if the chemistry is right could combine many of the strengths needed for a winning ticket. He’s socially a conservative. He’s a person of color who is an evangelical Christian. He’s young and the Governor of a Deep South state. He has a beautiful wife and young children all exuding youthful optimism. Not to menton his addition opens up a financial community that would love to see one of it’s own raised to the highest possible levels….the Indian-American community. A McCain-Jindal ticket would counter many of Obama’s percieved strengths. The question is will the two go together as Forrest Gump said, “Like Peas & Carrots”????

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