July 05, 2004
Weird VP rumors
Posted by Jon Henke
A lot of people are hearing a lot of whispers about Kerry's VP pick...
At Albright's house late Thursday night, Kerry had a meeting with just a small group of people -- one of whom, our sources say, seemed to be the person Kerry at that moment planned to pick as his running mate. Taegan Goddard:
Of the three potential picks whose advisers have confirmed have handed over reams of background information and believe themselves to be still in the running , there's only one we think was in DC that night -- Dick Gephardt.
For what it's worth, I've been getting a lot of whispers in recent days that Kerry has settled on Rep. Dick Gephardt as his running mate. Some of the sources are fairly credible, but none of them are Kerry himself. So I guess we'll still have to wait.ArchPundit:
Just got some scuttlebutt, top Gephardt aide Joyce Aboussie has been sent a private plane to join Dick Gephardt for....one can only assume the announcement that Dick Gephardt will be the next Vice President Nominee for the Democratic Party.For the life of me, I just don't get it. Whatever credibility Gephardt may have after a career in the House, most Americans will never know it. Hell, most American't can't name the Secretary of State at any given time, so they're certainly not familiar with Dick Gephardt's long history of......well, whatever Dick Gephardt has done.
See what I mean?
I can't imagine a less charismatic character on the bottom of Kerry's ticket. I haven't even seen a Democrat who can muster up an ounce of excitement over the prospect of Dick Gephardt in the White House.
Besides, as Dale wrote some time back, "A perennial also-ran. House members generally don't even count in presidential campaigns. And Gephardt is a multiple-time loser. Plus, nobody really wants to vote for a guy with no eyebrows. It's just creepy."