I know he isn't really in the limelight, but there was one report that Colon Powel has endorsed Obama. Then, later that same day, Colon Powel said the claim was not true.
Either way, I think that Colon Powel would be the perfect VP pick for Obama.
Why? Because Colon Powel is a man who said he is a republican, and he was also a military leader during a time of war. This is exactly what Obama needs.
I don't know what states Powel would help pull in, if any. But, does it really matter? Powel has the experience that Obama lacks.
Now, on another note, lets talk about McCain. Of course this would depend on who Obama picks and what state his pick might help him pull in, but as I play around with Real Clear Politics state polling data, and run that data into 270 to win political map, I figure that McCain only needs Michigan to win.
So, it would only make sense that Mitt Romney would be the best choice for McCain.
Why not. What McCain even said himself that his strength is military and his weakness is the economy. Mitt Romney is an economic expert.
Not only that, but Romney grew up in Michigan, and most certainly would pull in several votes from that state -- my state.
I know that a lot of people, including my friend, would not vote for him because he is a Morman.
"Why won't you vote for him because he is a Morman?" I asked.
"Because Morman's believe everyone who is not a Morman is going to go to hell, and I dont' think that is true."
Good point. Still, I think Romney would be the best VP for McCain. Is that who he will pick? Who knows.
I'm a peon here, just giving my 10 cents worth.
Another thought would be: who cares. Some experts say that a VP had historically NOT brought in any states. A VP should not be someone who will bring in a state, but someone like Dick Chainy who will provide expertise.
Well, I suppose we'll find out at 10:00 tomorrow who Obama brings in. And, McCain will wait until just prior to the Republican National Convention.