Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Romney-Petraeus ticket?

Everyone keeps talking about Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio as Romney's vice presidential pick, but doesn't Rubio need more seasoning? Didn't  we learn from the Obama debacle about having someone with less than two years experience in Washington given so much authority? And if Republican win control of the Senate, the party will need strong leadership to reverse the damage Obama has done and restore the nation's economic vitality. Let Rubio prove himself in the Senate.
How about retired Gen. David Petraeus for vice president? He certainly would give the ticket foreign policy balance.

Paul Miller, writing at Foreign Policy magazine, makes a strong case for adding Petraeus to the ticket.
Petraeus has nearly universal name recognition and is one of the most well-respected figures in the country. A year ago only 11 percent of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of him, according to Gallup, half that of Christie. And as a non-partisan figure he has not been tarnished by the partisanship and mud-slinging of recent years. Additionally, Petraeus would bring foreign policy expertise to the ticket, balancing Romney's focus on economic issues. If Obama really intends to claim that his foreign policy accomplishments should earn voters' respect, there is no one in the country with more credibility than Petraeus to take Obama's argument apart.
Vice President David Petraeus? | Shadow Government

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