Don Siegelman for VP?
by Carl Nyberg, Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 04:39:42 AM EDT
I don't know much about Don Siegelman, but there are a couple reasons that he might be a good selection as a VP candidate.
Siegelman would force the media to discuss the corruption of the Justice Department under Bush (and with Congressional Republicans playing an enabling, if not supporting role).
And Siegelman would insulate the ticket against Rovian attacks. Any time the GOP started a smear effort the media would be asking themselves, "Are we going to ruin this guy's life again?" before circulating the smear.
The obvious assets are that Siegelman is a governor and from the South.
Poblano/Nate had a discussion of the possibility that McCain would select Romney as his VP. If McCain picks Romney, and a segment of the GOP leadership likes the choice, that means that evangelicals in the South will be more "in play".
The Obama campaign is targetting Southern states and John Edwards seems to have taken himself out of consideration.
Is Seigelman a viable choice for VP?