Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Kerry's Veep Choice

The Drudge Report has just posted that Kerry has picked Edwards, while the New York Post is running a headline that Kerry chose Gephardt.

If it is true that Kerry chose Edwards, he has chosen the least qualified individual for a running mate in modern history. Little more than five years ago Edwards was a trial attorney making millions from suing corporations. He did rather poorly in the primaries. To Kerry however there are advantages to choosing Edwards. He is an empty suit with a nice personality. He will bring some likeability to the ticket and doesn't threaten to highlight Kerry's flip-flops by bringing strong ideals to the campaign. Kerry can continue hedging unabashed, with his smiling sidekick at his side.

UPDATE:

It looks like Edwards is the choice for veep for
Kerry. Prediction: Look for Edwards to say nothing of substance during the campaign, and look for a fawning media to lavish praise on the choice.



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