Jim, let’s not be too hard on Bob Packwood. If not for his romantic streak, I would have never heard of Jo Stafford. But let’s see what our other possibilities are. McCain could return the favor and offer the veep slot to John Kerry. (Or is it that John Kerry should ask to be included on McCain’s ticket? It’s never been clear to me who approached whom four years ago.) If we don’t want to aim that high, we could make it official and, playing on the name recognition advantage this twosome already enjoys, go with McCain-Feingold.
But to be serious for a moment: there’s only one man temperamentally suited to the slot, and besides he’d be a big hit with conservatives: Fred Thompson.