We're taking a break from the regular Obama Veepstakes Poll series. It'll continue tomorrow with the quarter finals.
A few of you may remember that I also had a Republican edition of this poll after John McCain secured the nomination. Results of the initial 15 contestants are below the fold and you can also vote in the first runoff today.
Results of the first Veepstakes, McCain edition (225 votes):
- Charlie Crist 17% (39 votes)
- Condoleezza Rice 15% (35 votes)
- J.C. Watts 12% (29 votes)
- Mark Sanford 12% (28 votes)
- Tim Pawlenty 9% (22 votes)
- John Thune 5% (13 votes)
- Kay Bailey Hutchison 4% (11 votes)
- Jodi Rell 4% (10 votes)
- Frank Keating 4% (9 votes)
- Sarah Palin 4% (9 votes)
- Rick Perry 3% (7 votes)
- Jon Huntsman, Jr. 1% (4 votes)
- Bob Riley 1% (4 votes)
- John Ensign 1% (3 votes)
- Marsha Blackburn 0% (2 votes)
Today's runoff will be between the top five (links lead to their Wikipedia entries):
Pro: owes FL win to him, Gov, popular, swing state
Con: his personal life
Pro: young, gov, swing state
Con: several controversies during his gub term
Pro: woman, African-American, experience
Con: her private life, being a member of the Bush administration
Pro: young, gov, from the south, conservative, popular
Con: his record in Congress
Pro: African-American, young, conservative
Con: lack of experience
Today's top two will be in next weekend's final.
Of course all these pros and cons are from John McCain's vantage point. Enjoy voting, if you can!