Home  Blog  Election Polls  President 2012  Senate 2012  House 2012  Governors 2012  GOP Primaries 2012  Redistricting 2012  Formulas  Results  About me


    "The Blogging Caesar at Election Projection is one of the web's best prognosticators" - Hugh Hewitt

2012 Projections


Election Projection cannot screen all advertisements appearing here.  Therefore, I do not necessarily endorse the products and/or services shown.

Favorite Links

Hugh Hewitt
Hot Air
Michelle Malkin
Viking Pundit
Confederate Yankee
Sister Toldjah
Betsy's Page
Right Wing News
Crystal Ball
Atlas of US Elections
Sell Oil and Gas Royalties


The Anchoress
California Yankee
Daily Pundit
Dividend Reinvestment Plans
Daniel Drezner
Intellectual Conservative
Kim Priestap
La Shawn Barber
Mark Steyn
Michael Totten
Michelle Malkin
Murdoc Online
Mystery Pollster
One Hand Clapping
Outside the Beltway
Political Dog 101
The Strata-Sphere
The Volokh Conspiracy


April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003

  Politics and Elections
March 4, 2004
EDICT #5:  Governor Bill Richardson will be
John Kerry's running mate
The Blogging Caesar has decided that John Kerry will pick Bill Richardson as his running mate in the general election this year.  There are several reasons.  I list them here in no particular order.
  • New Mexico provided Gore the smallest margin of victory of any state in 2000.  Richardson on the ticket makes New Mexico very difficult for the GOP.
  • As a Hispanic, Richardson's influence will stretch beyond his home state.  In a close race,  he could make the difference in Arizona, Florida, and Nevada.  He might even make Rove  and Co. sweat in Colorado and Louisiana.  No other contender can match the potential he  has to win electoral votes.
  • Richardson was a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet.  As such, he injects just enough  Clintonian flavor to increase interest among African-Americans without inciting the Clinton- haters.
  • He is experienced, yet he does not come across as a Washington insider.
  • He is articulate and poised without being overshadowing, as in overshadowing Kerry.

    In short, Bill Richardson has many strengths and very few, if any, discernable weaknesses. He has significant upside potential and practically no downside.  He is the best choice for John Kerry's running mate, and the Senator will agree.

    I will post an update sometime in the near future discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the other contenders.  For now, I'm posting the results of the poll conducted yesterday and today on this site.  There were lots of very insightful comments and persuasive reasons for choosing one of several possible candidates.  Some gave me brief cause to question my pick. However, I will stand by my decree.

    Drumroll please....

    1.  Richard Gephardt  9 votes, 29.0%

    2.  Bill Richardson  6 votes, 19.4%

    3.  John Edwards  4 votes, 12.9%

    4.  Evan Bayh  3 votes, 9.7%

    5 (tie).  Bill Nelson and Hillary Clinton  2 votes, 6.5%

    7 (tie).  Max Cleland, Bob Graham, Dennis Kucinich,
            Kathleen Sebelius, Tom Vilsack
     1 vote, 3.2%

    posted by Scott Elliott at 11:05pm 03/04/04 ::
  • << Previous Politics and Election News Next >>

    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political

    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics

    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report

    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas

    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report

    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball

    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers

    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America

    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre

    Election Projection Resources
    EP's RSS Feed

    RSS Feed  RSS
    Search this site

    provided by Google
    Contact Me

    e-mail Scott at:
    gmail <put a period here> com
    ©Copyright 2003-2013 Scott Elliott, All Rights Reserved