With all the speculation about McCain choosing Mike Huckabee as vice president, McCain would best serve his candidacy, his party and the country by choosing Mitt Romney.
Why he should choose Romney
1.) Recession, Recession, Recession – McCain has repeated his inadequacy regarding the economy. If we are headed for a recession, and many economists say we are there, the country will hit the bottom of the recession cycle right about time for the November election. The country will blame Bush, Iraq, the Republicans and anyone else on this side of the isle for the decline of the economy…and ‘CHANGE’ will be the victorious mantra of the next Democrat president.
2.) Iraq – McCain wants to maintain our occupation in Iraq for the next 100 years, what he needs more than anything is a strong economy to continue to fund the surge, have a strong national defense and fight global terrorism – the “transcendental challenge of the 21st century.
3.) Romney conceded the race at the right time – Unlike Mike Huckabee who is not in this race for the good of the country, but for the good of Mike Huckabee, Romney stepped away at the right moment. Mitt Romney could have stayed in and continued to feed the anti McCain sentiment all the way to the convention, which wouldn’t have lead to Romney’s nomination, but certainly would weaken McCain in a general election.
4.) He is “the” conservative – The conservative movement embraced Mitt Romney as their guy. Talkshow hosts from Rush Limbaugh to Anne Coulter to Glenn Beck would finally get behind a McCain presidency – and although the left-wing media hates to admit it, conservative talkshow hosts do have influence among their conservatives listeners.
Why he won’t choose Romney
1.) Forgiveness is a four-letter word – as evident in the last debate, McCain despises Romney and lead the personal attracts against him. McCain has a long history of vilifying those who oppose him. Just ask Jerry Falwell and the other “agents of intolerance”.
2.) Florida – always a pivotal state in a general election, McCain will likely pick Florida Governor, Charlie Crist. Under no circumstances would Romney be able to carry the bluest of blue states, Massachusetts. This may be very tactical for McCain, but would it be good for the country?
3.) Legacy – There will be heavy skepticism that McCain wouldn’t be re-electable at age 75. With Romney on the ticket, he would likely upstage McCain’s presidency when it came time for re-election and any legacy for McCain would be overshadowed.