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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):

  1. Charlie Crist 17% (39 votes)
  1. Condoleezza Rice 15% (35 votes)
  1. J.C. Watts 12% (29 votes)
  1. Mark Sanford 12% (28 votes)
  1. Tim Pawlenty 9% (22 votes)
  1. John Thune 5% (13 votes)
  1. Kay Bailey Hutchison 4% (11 votes)
  1. Jodi Rell 4% (10 votes)
  1. Frank Keating 4% (9 votes)
  1. Sarah Palin 4% (9 votes)
  1. Rick Perry 3% (7 votes)
  1. Jon Huntsman, Jr. 1% (4 votes)
  1. Bob Riley 1% (4 votes)
  1. John Ensign 1% (3 votes)
  1. Marsha Blackburn 0% (2 votes)

Today's runoff will be between the top five (links lead to their Wikipedia entries):

Gov. Charlie Crist (FL):

Pro: owes FL win to him, Gov, popular, swing state
Con: his personal life

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN):

Pro: young, gov, swing state
Con: several controversies during his gub term

Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice (CA?):

Pro: woman, African-American, experience
Con: her private life, being a member of the Bush administration

Gov. Mark Sanford (SC):

Pro: young, gov, from the south, conservative, popular
Con: his record in Congress

former Rep. J.C. Watts (OK):

Pro: African-American, young, conservative
Con: lack of experience

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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!

Originally posted to Sven at My Silver State on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM PDT.

Poll

If you were John McCain who would you choose as your running mate?

27%88 votes
20%66 votes
24%77 votes
15%49 votes
11%37 votes

| 317 votes | Vote | Results

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