Nine-year-old Jacob Schroeder, a Scholastic Kids reporter, asked McCain today, “What qualities are you looking for in a vice presidential running mate?” McCain responded: “Someone exactly like you. Young, vigorous, talented.”
Fun fact: If the average age of the ticket was the determining factor for eligibility, and not each individuals’, McCain-Schroeder would totally work. In addition to youth, you’re throwing a bone to the (media) base, and creating the very real possibility that we’d have a president who could live to see the actual end of the Iraq war a hundred years from now.
On the other hand, I have it on good authority that he hates girls and has to go to bed by 9, and you’d never want someone like that to even have a chance at being president.