Graham Willing to be Veep

Dean Esmay passes along this message from Bob Graham:

As the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls narrows, Sen. Bob Graham — who dropped out of the race last year — said he would accept the No. 2 spot on the ticket if it were offered.

Dean is a bit skeptical, “But it’s not gonna be you, buddy. It’s gonna be Edwards.” While Graham seemed like a logical choice a year ago–if Bush loses Florida, he’s toast–Graham likely damaged his standing with his pitiful run at the White House.

Aside to President Bush: If you decide not to keep Cheney for some reason, I’m available. And I meet all the Constitutional requirements, too. I won’t even have to move to another state like Cheney did to qualify!

James Joyner
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  1. Mark Hasty says:

    I, on the other hand, am not willing to settle for second place. The American people deserve the full force and fury of my innovative policies.

  2. Ian S. says:

    Sorry James, if Cheney drops out I want Condi. There’s so many groups of people that would discombobulate.