Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dem VP Fun Facts

After reading Gerry Ferraro's comments praising Palin, McCain and knocking Obama, I realized the following facts:

  • Of the living Democratic vice-presidential nominees (not including his own), Obama has been endorsed by 3 (Mondale, Gore, Edwards), McCain has been all but endorsed by 2 (Ferarro and Lieberman).
  • Of the failed Democratic VP nominees, McCain leads 2-1.
  • Of past Democratic VP nominees that are not national jokes and/or roundly abhorred by the Democratic party, Obama leads Gore to zero.

Bottom line: We Democrats have nominated some pretty horrible VPs over the years.

(Though the Republican score: Dole, Quayle, Cheney and now Palin is not actually better...)

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