Thursday, October 13, 2011

Third Party GOP

The current economic and political mess in America is a result of lost opportunities and missed chances. Looking over the past ten years, I can't help but wonder how the country would be faring if John McCain had simply beat George W. Bush in South Carolina. That would, arguably, have changed everything ... dare I say, for the better.

With that in mind, I won't argue the current fiscal crisis would be gone. Certainly, the housing and debt bubble would still have burst, and we would be in a down economy. And, if McCain had won in 2008, I doubt we'd be in better shape - and potentially far worse without the infusions of government cash that has kept the economy limping along.

But how about this? What if, in 2008, John McCain had reached out and made Hilary Clinton his vice-president? That would have changed everything. McCain - like he's done in marriage - simply picked the wrong woman to go to the dance with. America was hungry for change - and a truly bi-partisan ticket could have derailed the Obama Train.

So, with that in mind, I'd propose a new bi-partisan ticket for the GOP. When Romney secures the GOP nod, he should do everything he can to find a moderate Democrat - preferably a woman - to be his running mate. While Clinton is probably a "No," I wouldn't rule it out. And, if not Hilary, then perhaps ... I don't know. Claire McCaskill?

Come on. Mitt! Show us something new. Impress the country with some forward thinking. Let's offset those calls for a moderate third party by creating a coalition government.

Take a chance.

3 comments:

Darren said...

What are you smoking?

Seriously.

Dana said...

I understand the need for bi-partisan politics, and I agree with that. However, I think Obama is very moderate, and teachers would benefit a lot more from having Obama stay in office, considering he is the one fighting to prevent money being cut from things like teacher's salaries, medicare, social security, etc.

MikeAT said...

Dana

B Hussein Obama stoping Medicare cuts? What planet are you on? He is the one who ripped a half trillion out of Medicare when he, Stretch Pelosi and Harry Reid shoved Obamacare down the throats of American.