While I have my hopes set on one of them, here’s how I get to a “10” for both:
(OK, it’s a joke, but there’s a hint of seriousness to it, too.)
If you accept the idea that this is the current (unfortunate) hierarchy in the U.S.:
and we assign 4 points for white male, down to 1 point for black female, AND
If you accept that, while picking a female VEEP is huge, the PRES slot is still worth twice as much as the VEEP slot, THEN
3 points for being a black male, weighted twice = 6, plus 4 pts. for white male, makes the Obama ticket a 10
4 points for being a white male, weighted twice = 8, plus 2 pts. for white female, makes the McCain ticket a 10
:o) Whatever you think, it’s going to be an interesting, exciting campaign!