Tuesday, February 26, 2008
SECRET INSIDE STUFF FROM McCAIN HEADQUARTERS
Even those Republicans who support John McCain and his positions on the issues wonder about his age. Political analysts speculate that the senator may seek a younger running mate whom voters would consider qualified to succeed him if he dies before the end of his term.
Our sources tell us something quite different. Instead of looking for a younger running mate, they are considering someone older than McCain, someone perhaps like Dr. Carl Perrin. Although such a choice seems counterintuitive, it makes sense when you look at it carefully. First of all, compared to Perrin, McCain will seem like a young man. Second, conservatives are still likely to sit out this election. Even though he has been cozying up to them lately, they still consider him too liberal. With Perrin as a vice presidential candidate, the campaign would attract enough cross-over Democrats to make up for the lost conservative votes.
From Perrin’s point of view, the proposal offers some advantages. Even though the former English professor has not conceded, his chance of gaining the nomination seems more remote every day. Running with McCain would give Perrin a chance to get into a position of power in Washington. Plus he would get that nice salary and the perks of the office. Also, if McCain and Perrin were elected and served two terms, Perrin as vice president would have a shot at the nomination in 2016. After all, Strom Thurmond served in the Senate until he was 100 years old. Why couldn’t Perrin run for the presidency at age 86?