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February 22, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Vice Presidents: A little bit debutant, a little bit roller derby

Earlier today Taegan Goddard, publisher of Political Wire, tweeted this about Virgina Governor Robert F. McDonnell:

In a race for second fiddle, as soon as a semi-known politician backs off a strong position, there is speculation that they are throwing their hat in the ring for Vice President. It’s as if they are all debutantes parading around the ballroom, curtseying as instructed, not a toe out of line, waiting for their national debut.

They’re playing it safe.

I thought the role of  VP was to add balance, energy, and dimension to the presidential ticket.

A little debutant is good. They are supposed to be diplomatic after all. But a little roller derby girl is necessary, too. Let’s not forget, diplomacy is also about tough negotiation.

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