With the GOP have made its choice for a nominee, and the Democrats having cut the field down to two, it seems about time we start considering VP choices. So, who do you want to see?
Ward Connerly - This man's libertarian leanings are quite comforting. At the same time, he isn't on the fringe in a way that would upset the base. He's also been one of the most vocal critics of affirmative action. His race could prove an advantage if Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, as he too is black. Of course, at 68, he's not much younger than McCain. [The same applies to the also brilliant Thomas Sowell.]
Richard Mellon Schaife - This man has been a political titan for four decades now, donating vast sums of money to the GOP and various candidates. He's also been a strong supporter of the Heritage Institute, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the American Enterprise Institute. The last two especially suggest to me that he has an appreciation for the threat that Islam poses to Western civilization. Like Connerly and McCain though, he is quite old, clocking in at 75.
Rick Santorum - Not yet 58, he has the potential to carry on and lead the GOP after McCain, as would be ideal. His foreign policy record is excellent, and suggests a much greater understanding of international affairs than almost any other person of political means. In particular, he has been a staunch defender of both Serbia and Israel, and one of the harshest critics of Islam. And he certainly appeals to the party base. The problem was his failed bid for re-election in 2006, which doesn't look great when running for VP.
Robert Spencer - I could only guess as to his political orientation. But, at least with regard to security, he is staunchly conservative. He has made a career out of exposing the evils of Islam, and of defending our unduely criticized friends, like Israel. His rhetoric is very deliberate, and he backs up everything he says. And he could live on to lead the party. The main problems are his lack of formal political experience, and his area of expertise, wherein the corpus of his work offends Muslims and liberal PC nuts. [The same applies to Joe Kaufman and Daniel Pipes.]