I think this could be very interesting althoug unlikely. I have heard some rabid Republicans stating they will abstain from voting rather than vote for Bush. Maybe this would make a difference for some:
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain allowed a glimmer of hope
Wednesday for Democrats fantasizing about a bipartisan dream team to
defeat President Bush (news - web sites).
McCain said he would consider the unorthodox step of running for vice
on the Democratic ticket - in the unlikely event he received such an
offer from the presidential candidate.
"John Kerry (news - web sites) is a close friend of mine. We have been
friends for years," McCain said Wednesday when pressed to squelch
speculation about a Kerry-McCain ticket. "Obviously I would entertain
But McCain emphasized how unlikely the whole idea was.
"It's impossible to imagine the Democratic Party seeking a pro-life,
free-trading, non-protectionist, deficit hawk," the Arizona senator
told ABC's "Good Morning America" during an interview about illegal
steroid use. "They'd have to be taking some steroids, I think, in
order to let that happen."
McCain gained a reputation as a party maverick who appeals to
independent voters during his 2000 race against Bush for the
Republican nomination. This year, McCain has campaigned for the
president and said he would continue to do so.
Unlike some other Republican senators, he hasn't railed against Kerry,
a fellow Vietnam veteran. McCain called the Kerry-Bush contest "the
nastiest campaign so far that we have seen" and said he preferred
campaigning for candidates instead of against their opponents.