Monday, June 21, 2004

[US Politics] Newsweek has the latest on Kerry's VP search (via Political Wire)

Kerry sources say the choice is narrowing to Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, and that the candidate remains personally uncomfortable with Sen. John Edwards. Some say Kerry could still choose a wild card like Bill Cohen, the GOP senator who became Clinton's Defense secretary.

Vilsack, Gephardt, Cohen ... three words come to mind. Uninspired, disappointing, boring. Vilsack signed an English-only measure which could hurt Kerry and Gephardt represents the old Washington establishment. Edwards is the most talked about choice. Adding him will add excitement. He may even help Kerry gain a few points. There's already some letdown with Kerry failing to convince McCain. Not choosing Edwards will be even more disappointing.