A very popular (or unpopular) term these days is the "Veepstakes." It seems to me the country is longing for someone to become vice president who is not a Washington, D.C., political crony in the pocket of lobbyists. When it comes to trust and unblemished integrity, few Americans can point to a single person whose credibility is so worthy they could trust them with the keys to their car — let alone the White House.

James A. Marples