El analista político Todd Domke elabora una lista de criterios que el candidato John McCain deberá tomar en cuenta al seleccionar a su running-mate. Y al final del artículo elabora un ranking. Who rates as a running mate?
(...) Woman or minority
A female, African-American, or Hispanic nominee could cut into the Democratic vote.
Example of a high-5 score: Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state, female, African-American, fluent in four languages.
Middle-age and healthy
The optimum age is between Barack Obama's age, 46, (younger would imply that youth has greater value than experience) and 59 (older would allow critics to caricature the ticket as two old codgers). Candidate should be in excellent health.
Example of a high-5 score: Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, age 51.
The best candidates have already been vetted and have a reputation for integrity.
Example: Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, former California congressman ............. (...)