Who in 2008?
Dick Cheney's not running in 2008, even if W makes a comeback tonight. Rudy, Ahnold, McCain, Pataki, even Colin Powell...none of these people would seem to appeal to Bush's base. In fact, if Bush loses, I wonder if he wouldn't try to pull a Grover Cleveland and run again himself in 2008. For those of you who are Bush supporters reading this, to whom do you want to see him pass the torch, or otherwise, who do you want to go up against Kerry next time?
How about for the Democrats? Please, please, anybody but Hillary. What are her qualifications? Smart, and the wife of a former president. Well yeah, but she's a senator. But how'd she get to be a senator? Smart, and the wife of a former president. I have no reason to support her. Where's a good moderate when you need one? Joe Biden? Uh...Tom Vilsack? Not Bill Richardson. I hate that guy. Maybe someday I'll tell you why.
Dems? I expect Edwards to run. Dean might take another shot at it. Maybe Virginia's Gov. Mark Warner, but he probably couldn't carry his own state in a national race.
It's all a moot point, however: Cheney will have "heart trouble" in a few years, and Bush will be able to choose his VP...allowing that VP to run for President in 08 as an incumbent of sorts. My money's on Giuliani...most uninformed people are dumb enough to think he's a moderate, and his pro-choice position will be moot by then, as Roe v. Wade will be ancient history.