FDR’s first Vice President, John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner, once noted that the office was “not worth a bucket of warm spit” (note: the contents of the bucket vary based on the source). Given his opposition to the court-packing scheme, I will accept his judgment as sound.
The question of who will be selected to carry the bucket is always an interesting one. At present, attention is turning to Mitt Romney. Who should he select? As the Hill reports, two new polls on this question have provided different responses.
CNN/ORC poll provides the following rank order:
- Condoleezza Rice: 26 percent
- Rick Santorum: 21 percent
- Chris Christie: 14 percent
- Marco Rubio: 14 percent
- Paul Ryan: 8 percent
- Bobby Jindal: 5 percent
- Bob McDonnell: 1 percent
Quinnipiac only reports two results: Christie (31 percent) and Rubio (24 percent).
Assuming that the vice presidency is worth more than a bucket of warm spit, are there any names that the pollsters have missed that might prove more attractive, particularly to those of us who find so little attractive in the presumptive nominee?
Note: I am not certain that any selection could convince me to participate in the binary.
UPDATE: Marco Rubio and revealed preferences.