Obligatory Semi-Annual ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ Dialogue Reference
August 13, 2008
I can’t think of a single good reason for Barack Obama to make Evan Bayh his running mate. I can’t even think of a bad one.
Scratch that. We’re talking about the Democrats, after all. They’ll always find a bad reason to do something.
With just under three months to go, there’s plenty of time for the party to decide that with McCain still way behind, with voters spitting at the name of George W. Bush, with the entire conservative philosophy linked to corruption and criminality, and Republicans in retreat on every front, now would be the perfect time to act like faux Republicans on some key issues.
I like to think Obama has the sense not to do this. In fact, I’m reasonably sure he does. But still I worry.