Saturday Speculative Sweeps
So the primaries draw near and people who are not political junkies are starting to pay attention. Numbers are shifting wildly in unexpected directions. Not a vote has been cast yet and it's anybody's race.
Who do you think is going to be the Democratic nominee, and who on the Republican side? Not who you WANT to win, who do you think WILL win? Take off your preferences hat and put on the cold green eyeshade of the oddsmaker.
Optional bonus round: what matchup would be the most interesting to watch play out? Hillary vs. Guiliani? Obama vs. Huckabee? Edwards vs. Romney? Some variant of the above?
Note: Al. Gore. Is. Not. Running. Please do not cite him in any of the questions posed above. However for an optional bit of amusement,
you may revise and expand your remarks for any of the Matchup questions to include who you consider the most likely pick for vice-president for any of the above.
I mention only the Top Three in both races, but if you think somebody else could come in as a longshot or even late entry (EXCEPT GORE DAMMIT! HE. IS. NOT. RUNNING.) feel free to list a name.
Particularly for the VP discussion: like, hey, how do you think an Obama-Jim Webb ticket would play out? VP nominees do not have to be, and historically most often have not been, people who were in major play for the presidential contest.
Just had a two-hour talk (very cordial oddly enough, the decibel level only broke 120 a couple of times and no unkind profanity was employed...very strange) with Prince Namor on the subject and I thought I would throw the question out to the Greater Readership. Lay on, MacDuff, and curs'd be he who first cries, Hold, Enough!
I'll tell you how our conversation turned out at the end of the day. I want to hear your thoughts.