Last night, Obama's main opponent in the West Virginia Democratic primary was perennial presidential candidate Keith Judd, a prisoner in Texas who describes himself as a "Rastafarian-Christian." But Judd did a little bit better than expected — to the tune of 40% of the vote. Which means it's time to start answering the question on everyone's lips: should Keith Judd be Mitt Romney's running mate?
Technically, of course, he's a Democrat, but his issues — mostly guns, marijuana and the Constitution — line up fairly well with the libertarian wing of the party, and who doesn't love bipartisanship. (Another snag with Judd, locked up for "making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999," is that he won't get out of prison until next June.)
But that's just nitpicking. Below, we've stacked up Judd against Ohio Senator Rob Portman, a leading candidate for the Romney vice-presidential pick, using information from Project Vote Smart. We know who we'd pick.
|Name||Rob Portman||Keith Judd|
|Current Occupation||Senator, Ohio||Prisoner, Texas|
|Education||JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1984||Attended, Business/Music/Dance/Speech Communications, University of New Mexico, Grade Point Average of 3.4, 1992|
|Professional Experience||Attorney, Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey||Band Leader, U.S. Air Force, 1983-present|
|Organization Membership||Founder/Board Member, The Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati; Advisory Board, The Ohio State University’'s John Glenn School of Public Affairs||Founder, World Peace Through Musical Communications Skills, 1963-present; Member, Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982|
|Favorite Movie||None listed||"Heaven's A and O on DVD with Chaplin Hoops at Allenwood Low Security Federal Prison, true video from December 2004. Star role of 'Charlie,' played by Keith Russell Judd."|
|Favorite Food||None listed||"I forgot."|
|Hobbies||None listed||"I Bowled a Sanctioned 300 Perfect Game, and Tournaments. ESP, Telling the Future."|
[images via AP]