May 3, 2006


Blackwell Wins GOP Nod for Ohio Governor (JULIE CARR SMYTH, May 3, 2006, The Associated Press)

Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell won the GOP nomination for governor Tuesday after campaigning as the best candidate to deliver his party from a year of political scandals and infighting. [...]

Blackwell's prominence as a leading black voice in the GOP could be pivotal to Republicans. He is the first black candidate to run for governor in Ohio.

A Governor Blackwell immediately joins Jeb as a leading contender to be John McCain's vice president.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 3, 2006 10:02 AM

I don't think Mccain is going to be it, not after that quip about the First Amendment being a corrupting influence.

Actually, I'm hoping for Rice/Blackwell '08 -- the "Black is Beautiful" ticket!

Posted by: Mike Morley at May 3, 2006 10:49 AM

From the moment he is sworn in, Governor Blackwell will have more senior executive experience than McCain.

Posted by: Palmcroft at May 3, 2006 12:15 PM


Making him an ideal ticket balancer, like Jeb and Huckabee.

Posted by: oj at May 3, 2006 12:23 PM

No chance of Jeb. Condi is the most obvious choice. Poor Lindsey Graham will feel he's been left at the altar...

Posted by: b at May 3, 2006 12:27 PM