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You'd have a better handle on the stats, but my impression is that not many veeps get to succeed their President - unless the President is extraordinarily popular like Reagan/Eisenhower, or dead - like Kennedy.

tHE PROBLEM WITH THE JOB DESCRIPTION IS THAT YOU GET NONE OF THE CREDIT AND ALL THE CRAP THAT ATTACHES itself to the main man.

Thus Obama's veep is very unlikely to succeed him unless Obama cops a bullet - which must be a real worry.

A good veep candidate - by my guess - could give you a max of (say) 2% extra in votes - not much, but critical in a tight election - especially if that 2% might otherwise go for the opposition candidate.  Which veep candidate hurts McCain the most?

Which GOP veep candidate hurts Obama most - Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Joe Lieberman?

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 7th, 2008 at 07:12:49 PM EST
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