Governor Doogie claims that he's not running for reelection because he accomplished what he wanted to accomplish in Jefferson City. I think we all know that he's really quitting because Jay Nixon would have cleaned his clock in November. I give Blunt credit for getting out of the way for a credible candidate.
But why would Senator McCain pick a failed Missouri governor as a running mate? The only reason that I could come up with is that McCain actually thinks that if he carries Missouri he might actually win . . . and he has bet on Obama to win the presidency.