Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Edwards for Veep?

The traditional theory that one choses one's running mate to shore up one's own deficiencies seems amply confirmed by Kerry's choice of Edwards as his running mate - Edwards, full of charm and geniality, makes up for Kerry having as much charm as a clean-shaven Abraham Lincoln. For me, there's only two minuses in Edwards a) that he lacks experience and b) that he's a personal injuries lawyer.

That said, I really don't think Edwards would have that much of an impact in the presidential race. They haven't historically. Lloyd Bentsen, for example, was much more convincing as a possible veep than Dan Quayle yet the Elder Bush still kicked Dukakis's butt in the 1988 elections.