June 01, 2004


In the latest National Review vs. New Republic OpinionDuel, John J. Miller and Michael Crowley are discussing Kerry's best choices for the vice presidential nomination. In the first round, Miller talks up Dick Gephardt while Crowley touts John Edwards and Sam Nunn.

My instinct is that, of those, Edwards would be the best choice for Kerry (though I'm not predicting he'll make it); I don't really buy Miller's "dullness is a virute" theory, at least not in the case of a ticket with Kerry on top.

Here's another take on the veep search, which I link to because it made me laugh.

Posted by John Tabin at June 1, 2004 11:00 PM

If dullness were a virtue, Bob Dole would have trounced Bill Clinton. Dole was DULL! Clinton won that election because people wanted 4 more years of Jerry Springer! Kerry desperately needs someone to liven up his ticket. He should consider the Groper himself! (Kerry definitely needs to avoid accepting any cigars from his Veep.) Seriously, I think only Edwards would be much help. He could bring crossover votes. Dean, or Kuccinich would only bring out the left (who will already be voting for Kerry) and no one else has the solid name recognition to do anything for Kerry. Gephardt is almost as much a bore as Kerry, and would be lucky to win his home state. I suspect we`ll see a Kerry/Edwards ticket.

Posted by: Tim Birdnow at June 3, 2004 07:50 PM