Here's something I never knew (Peter Robinson,
did you?): the Bush '88 team apparently gave consideration to Clint Eastwood as a running mate.
You can click here to see how it would have affected Eastwood's film career.
On the plus side: it would have been worth it to have heard Eastwood call Dick Gephardt a "punk" -- and not be reciting "Dirty Harry" dialogue.
Question: do you think that, back in a more confident 1988, Bush could have gotten away this? Or would this have been too "out there"?
Fast-forward to 2012: can you see an entertainer/celeb part of a presidential ticket?
Or are these serious times not meant for a class of people, many of whom just can't be taken seriously?