Monday, February 04, 2008

Nightmare Ticket

Last week I watched most of the Democratic presidential candidate debate between Billary Clinton and Barack Obama -- yes clearly I need to get out of the house more often!! Toward the end of the debate the candidates were asked -- "would you be willing to form an Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama ticket which would clearly be a DREAM TICKET?"

Dream? For whom, people who want an even greater amount of their wealth taken from them along with greater restrictions on their freedom? Such a presidential ticket would be a nightmare ticket for people like myself since it could potentially mean 16 years of these two people in the White House assuming re-election and promotion/re-election to President for whichever one becomes Vice President. Sixteen years would make me 58 years old but more importantly it would delay more retirement plans via the theft known as progressive taxation.

Since this debate question about a possible "dream ticket" played both the race card and gender card it is fair game to speculate what would be a dream ticket would be for the Republican Party -- namely a black woman as the Vice Presidential nominee to counter the Democratic Party's race/gender ticket.

Assuming Senator John "National Security" McCain is the nominee he doesn't really need another national security running mate such as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice but if not her who fits the bill? I hope my friends at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute have some candidates to suggest to the eventual presidential nominee --