Let us say you have several resumes that come across the desk and you have to pick only one. I currently work at a national laboratory. The resumes that come across the desk are very impressive. Yet it almost always comes down to the individual who has experience (maybe little) in the field in which you are hiring him or her. Let us put aside views for a moment.
You have one ticket that contains two senators of the United States, one who has been a senator since 1972.
You have a second ticket that contains an individual who was in the US military, elected to the US House of Reps, and later to the Senate. The other individual on the ticket has been a mayor as is currently a governor.
Then you have a third ticket that contains a baptist pastor and an attorney.
Just on that information, which ticket would you scratch out (maybe unfairly, but realistically)