What Say You?

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August 28, 2008 8:14 p.m.

Okay, while we’re waiting for the main event, how about a parlor game we can believe in? Given the options, which McCain veep choice should Dems be rooting for?

TPM Reader KB writes in: “Whom to root for? Pawlenty or Romney? I know that Romney can be easily mocked, but he seems more crisp on the attack. Would be nice to avoid that and go with the nothingburger Pawlenty. Plus, if Romeny gets passed over Rove and K-Lo will be heartbroken, and Halperin’s sources would have been wrong. Honestly, I’m torn.”

My answer was Romney. As much as Pawlenty strikes me as a wet mop, folks in Minnesota say he’s deceptively lame. Better a pol than he looks. On the other hand, Mitt comes prepackaged with aggressive anti-McCain quotes; he’s a complete freak; and he also has twenty houses. A fringe benefit is he’s laid off a significant portion of the electorate. Of course, if we really want to dream, we can hope for Lieberman. But of those two, I’d say Romney.

What say you?

Late Update: Intrade seems to have little doubt it’s Pawlenty.

In honor of Tim’s possible coronation, here’s our famed Tim Pawlenty, wake me when he’s done, clip reel …

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