Blogs 4 Brownback

March 22, 2007

Choosing a Running Mate

Filed under: Election 2008,Republicans — Sisyphus @ 10:45 am

Just out of curiosity, whom would you prefer that Brownback select for his running mate?  It’s a pretty important decision, considering that the Vice President will be a mere heartbeat from leading this nation either on to glory or down to ignominy.

Consider this an open thread.  For what it’s worth, I’d prefer Newt, Hunter, or Jeb Bush.  (I’m not sure if George Bush could be a running mate, but if so I think he’d make a fine one.  I’d sleep easier at night knowing that if, God forbid, anything happened to President Brownback, America would once again be entrusted to the able Presidency of George W. Bush.)

15 Comments »

  1. would having Bush as vp be legal?

    Comment by thelonedrifter — March 22, 2007 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  2. That’s what I wasn’t sure about. It’d be great if he could do it, though.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 22, 2007 @ 11:27 am | Reply

  3. Here’s what the 22nd Amendment says:

    “Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.”

    I think it might be a loophole in the Amendment, although Bush couldn’t run for office again (except, presumably, as Vice President yet again on some other ticket).

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 22, 2007 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  4. Michael Steele

    Comment by Billy Valentine — March 22, 2007 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  5. Michael Steele would be a pretty good choice, too.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 22, 2007 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  6. If you really wanted Bush you could always call up Jeb. I think he’s free at the moment. He could easily become President some day. He was a great Governor. So he’s already proven his abilities as an executive.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 2:04 pm | Reply

  7. “If you really wanted Bush you could always call up Jeb. I think he’s free at the moment. He could easily become President some day. He was a great Governor. So he’s already proven his abilities as an executive.”

    Yes, but why not George? Would that be unConstitutional? Based on the language of the Amendment, I don’t think so. As long as Bush doesn’t run for the office again, he could still hold it.

    Say Brownback didn’t want the job, but wanted to let Bush have it for 4 more years. He could make Bush his Vice Presidential candidate, win the office, then resign the day he was inaugurated. Then, Bush could have it for 4 more years.

    I’m not saying that’s what Brownback should do, because I think he’ll make an even better President than Bush. (And I’m a big Dubya fan, so that’s saying something.) But I don’t see why it’s not possible.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 22, 2007 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  8. I’m gonna suggest Hillary Clinton.

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  9. Interesting suggestion: a bi-partisan ticket. I doubt it would fly, but who knows what the future may bring!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  10. Maybe Sam could be in her cabinet somewhere…

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  11. Tom Coburn or Rick Santorum would be great, but anyone would be fine by me with Sam Brownback at the top of the ticket.

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 22, 2007 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

  12. Duncan Hunter

    Comment by JOE — March 22, 2007 @ 11:21 pm | Reply

  13. Coburn and Santorum are good ones, too. I believe I’ve already mentioned Hunter as one of my picks.

    If Clinton became Brownback’s VP, I think the whole world would pray for Brownback’s health on a constant basis.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 23, 2007 @ 4:44 am | Reply

  14. Actually that would be a good thing. America needs more prayer. So maybe this idea isn’t as nutty as I first thought. It’s so crazy it just might work!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 23, 2007 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  15. the crazy thing is that a lot of people would actually vote for Jeb Bush (the brother of George W)

    Comment by coffee — January 9, 2009 @ 8:52 pm | Reply


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