Gargaro's World: Picking a Second in Command

June 30, 2008
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Since the Democratic Primary is now over, all the talk is about whom Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will choose as running mates. Before we go any further, I just want to say that if nominated I will not run, and if elected I will not serve.

Laugh all you want, but considering Dick Cheney has lowered the bar on vice presidential candidates to those who do not shoot their friends in the face, at this point very few individuals have been eliminated.

In my uneducated guess, McCain will pick someone like Mitt Romney because he needs some help on the economy (don’t we all).

Also, I could see Obama asking someone like Joe Biden to help the Democratic ticket with some foreign relations experience. I thought I would get my three readers to weigh in and give these candidates a hand.

Not in suggesting whom to choose (although you are more than welcome to do that), but rather in advice as to how one goes about picking a No. 2.

I assume most who own a business have a second-in-command - somebody to bounce ideas off of, someone to help you keep in touch with the morale of the workers, someone to cover for you when you vacation for the entire month of August in Texas.

So please share your thoughts.

Hopefully, your VP is better at speaking than former Vice President Dan Quayle, who once said: “One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared.’”

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Picking a VP

Kelly Keever
June 30, 2008
Dear Sir, Let us not forget the inventor of the Internet Mr. Gore!!!

You are Right Kelly

Kyle Gargaro
June 30, 2008
Great point Kelly. I would for sure take a VP who can not spell potato (Quayle) over someone who puts on about 100 pounds and a beard after losing a presidential election, then cleans up long enough to tell us all we are going to die unless we walk to work... all the while is flying all around the globe on his PERSONAL JET and living in a 20-room mansion that consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home.



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