Sunday, May 11, 2008

Minority Running Mates

Instead of writing lists of likely vice presidential running mates I'll just make some "demographic predictions". Chances are far greater that I'll be right this way.

  • First of all, no more than one of the running mates will be a white male Christian. It is quite possible neither one of them will be a WASP, but definitely not both of them.
  • Since I doubt that all four people on the two major tickets will be senators, no more than one current senator will be a VP nominee.
  • Both will come from either red (conservative) or purple (swing) states. Neither one will come from a blue (liberal) state, unless Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton run together.
  • If Barack Obama wins the Democratic presidential nomination, his running mate will not be black. John McCain's running mate will probably not be black, either.
  • Both running mates will be between the ages of 50 and 65.
  • One or both of the running mates will be a member of at least one of the following groups: women, Latinos and Jews.
  • Neither RM will be openly gay or bisexual, nor will be even suspected as such.
  • At least one, but probably both, will have previous executive experience as a governor, major city mayor, United States Cabinet member, diplomat, high ranking military officer or a prosecutor.

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