Thursday, March 27, 2008

Graham Predication Suggests Weak GOP Ticket

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 3:13 PM

All the buzz in the VPWatch today is Sen. Lindsey Graham's assertion that Gov. Mark Sanford is a nice guy, but doesn't have a chance at the second-in-command nod.

Graham noted that Sanford has had a "tough" tenure as governor, and argued that adding a South Carolinian to the Republican ticket would have a meaningless electoral impact.

"To be honest with you," said Graham, "I don't see any of us in South Carolina bringing a whole lot of value to the ticket. We're talking about winning a national race that's going to be very competitive."

Considering that Sanford scorned McCain by refusing to endorse until his endorsement was worthless, we wouldn't be surprised in the least if Sanford was overlooked for the post. And Graham's comments suggest that Florida's Charlie Crist (or a woman) could take the VP spot.

But it's Graham's next comment that makes us think that he either A)Has no idea what he's talking about or B)Is predicting the least competitive ticket possible.

"When it comes time to pick a vice president, that the smart money, I think, would be trying to add to the national security, you know, reinforce that aspect of the ticket," Graham said.

Really? The Republicans need a running mate who can reinforce the "national security" aspect of the ticket? This is POW and surge-lover John McCain we're talking about. There is many a weak spot that needs reinforcing on this ticket, but national security isn't one of them.

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