"I don’t know what’s more alarming, the fact that they’re so dim to public
sentiment about the war that they’d consider putting one of its architects on
the ticket or the fact that they think Texas might be in play next year and need
him as an insurance policy. Surely also-rans like Brownback and Hunter aren’t so
far in denial about their chances that they’d be thinking about running mates,
so it’s got to be three of these five: Rudy, Romney, McCain, Fred, and Huckabee.
Probably the first three, just because they’re suspect for one reason or another
among conservatives and could use some of Franks’s deep red state appeal."
You know your idea is bad when the cheerleader of the right - but she dances like Elaine - is telling you that it is stupid. Right now the Iraq war is almost universally unpopular. Placing a person who was such a key part of the Iraq war will turn off voters. It will also turn off voters, because I think that they are looking for a stronger president than vice president, Franks would be an echo of Cheney in some voters minds.