El Guapo wrote:msduncan wrote:El Guapo wrote:I just think that the mental connection will be as simple as Rice --> Bush foreign policy --> wars. I don't think Rice gets a lot of blame for the start of the wars, so that's not an issue, but I think there's a general association with Bush and wars that would not be super helpful.
Frankly I don't think it's a boiling issue anymore. People are more focused on the half-a-hundred they are pouring into their gas tanks a couple times a week. And if people have a hard time remembering Vice Presidents, they have a hella time remembering or associating bad things to cabinet members.
That's fair enough. Maybe I'd worry a bit more about the connection with Bush generally then, rather than about the war angle.
Also makes me think, though, that Romney's going to win or lose based on the economy really. So maybe it makes more sense to pick someone with credibility on economic issues? I know Romney has that covered to an extent with his business credentials, but if the core issue is going to be the economy it couldn't hurt to have additional crediblity on that.
True. Ironically few Presidents have great control over the economy, but it completely dominates public opinion of their administrations. It really must suck for them.