(CNN) – CNN Contributor LZ Granderson says many expect Mitt Romney to make a "safe" pick for a conservative running mate, but the better choice would be to go with New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
[0:32] "It seems he hasn't figured out that as long as Barack Obama is president, his base will be fired up in spite of his dull personality, so what he doesn't need to do is waste this pick on a running mate Republicans will like. What he needs is someone who can attract voters on the fence. A media darling with a successful track record to point to and someone whose social politics won't let them get labeled by independents as 'crazy'."
[1:30] "Bloomberg is viewed as a compassionate leader with many traditional Republican views who would be focused on reducing deficits by increasing revenue in addition to making tough decisions on spending cuts...You know, like that Ronald Reagan guy the new generation idolizes but is reluctant to emulate."
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By Tommy Andres, CNN
(CNN) – Showing your driver’s license to vote doesn’t sound like such a big deal, so why has it become one in the political world recently?
Texas is fighting the U.S. government to keep its voter ID law passed last year on the books, but the fight has grown into a standoff between Democrats and Republicans and a referendum on state’s rights.
Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice says the reason it’s such a big deal is because, believe it or not, as many as one in ten of us don’t have a driver’s license:
[1:19] “The number of Americans who don’t have the kinds of government-issued photo ID that is required in new laws passed in several states is in excess of 20 million.” FULL POST