Vetting a Running Mate in a Post-Palin World - NYTimes.com No Repub wants a repeat of THAT debacle! And, surely the Dems have been paying attention as well. Not to mention that the American people deserve decent candidates to choose from. OTOH, look at the Clown Car Candidates. Every single caucus has had a very low turn out and never an overwhelming success for any of them. The R voters all say they'll "hold their nose" in order to follow the orders from faux, Cry Baby Beck, Limb-a-a-a-a. In fact, the only one who seems happy about Mittens is Grover Norquist because, as he has said, Mittens will do as he's told. IOW, he's not a leader. He's a weak little follower. Perfect GObP/Repub candidate. Last election, the voters chose intelligence and education over $arah's "star power" and the result has been jobs and steady growth in spite of the Party Of Do Nothing But Filibuster and Obstruct and Let Them Eat Cake Cuz We're Giving Your Money To The ONE PERCENT.