THE REPUBLICAN TICKET….Lisa Schiffren is part of the conservative brigade that would rather stay home than vote for John McCain, but she has some advice in case the worst happens:

If either McCain or Romney gets the nomination, as unfortunately seems likely, he must choose the single most conservative running mate he can find, who is sane and articulate. Or else Obama becomes President, with a lot of crossover GOP votes.

Does this make any sense? I understand why conservatives would want a conservative vice president, but they aren’t the ones who are going to cross over to vote for Obama. Moderates are. And they’d be more likely to vote for Obama if the Republican ticket features Cheney Jr., wouldn’t they? What am I missing here?

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