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Reggie Jackson would like Mitt Romney to be Obama’s Vice President

Nov 9, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

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Reggie Jackson would like to go back to the good old days … way back, like 1800. That’s when the second-place finisher in a U.S. Presidential election got to be vice president, regardless of whether he was in a different party. Mr. October may not be aware that we once did it that way, and got rid of the practice for a reason.

“Just because President Obama is back in power is not as important as all of us pulling together,” Jackson told USA TODAY Sports. “The best would be for Obama to be president and Romney to be vice-president. We need everyone to come together.”

Jackson will be in Las Vegas this weekend to play host at the 8th All-Star Celebrity golf classic, which benefits underprivileged minority students in conjunction with his Mr. October Foundation. Right now he’s in Indian Wells, Calif. (near Palm Springs), presumably practicing, and that’s where he talked with USA Today.

“I get so disappointed when I hear all of the negativity from Republicans against the Democrats and Democrats against Republicans. We need to come together as a nation. Black. White. Hispanics. Jewish. Native Americans.

Jackson, for the record, is an enthusiastic Obama supporter. Just not one of Joe Biden, so it seems.

source: Getty Images

This photo is awesome, by the way. It’s of Jackson from Getty Images, and I call it “The Day After the Apocalypse.”

  1. mybrunoblog - Nov 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Can somebody please tell Indiana Jones that Reggie stole his hat.

  2. manchestermiracle - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Reggie may not be all that far off. It’s been suggested that Obama find Romney a job in his administration. Mitt understands business, so having him chair a commission to revamp the tax code would be a good start.

    • paperlions - Nov 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      Given Romney’s attitude toward taxing the rich and big business, I don’t think having him revamp the tax code is a particularly good idea.

      • letangusespertplus - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

        Given that the federal government hasn’t passed a budget in 3.5 years it would be nice to actually start somewhere, instead we continue to complain about the “wrong” way of doing thing and giving people free things.

        • paperlions - Nov 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM

          You mean….like the billions of dollars in hand outs to rich people and corporations that don’t pay taxes? Rich people get far more free stuff from the government than poor people (mostly by not paying taxes, but also via government contracts and changes to regulations that allow them to make money while screwing people over….like the deregulation of futures that has led to higher gas prices)

        • letangusespertplus - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM


          “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
          — Abraham Lincoln