Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The GOP's Silver Bullet

John McCain's pick for a Vice-President has been the subject of much debate lately. Numerous names have been bantered about, but few seem able to bring more to the table than Condi Rice. Her presence on the ticket immediately negates, to a point, the diversity advantage the Democratic Party expected with either Obama or Hillary as the nominee. She is not without her downsides. Rice would carry the stains of the Bush Administration into autumn, and provide fresh enthusiasm to the Obama-inspired mantra of change, "Yes we can!" Also, she would be of little help to McCain's admitted economic naiveté. Despite her baggage, none can dispute her impressive resume; National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, and most important to the McCain campaign, regular church attendance. Despite denials as recently as early April, Condi would provide McCain with intangible assets, and high level experience. We will have to see.