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Question: Who will Obama select as running mate?
Sen. and Former Gov. Evan Bayh, IN - 0 (0%)
Sen. Joe Biden, Del. - 2 (22.2%)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), New York - 0 (0%)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, NY - 0 (0%)
Sen. Chris Dodd, CT - 0 (0%)
Former Sen. John Edwards, NC - 2 (22.2%)
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R), NE - 1 (11.1%)
Gov. Tim Kaine, VA - 0 (0%)
Gov. Janette Napolitano, AZ - 0 (0%)
Former Sen. Sam Nunn, GA - 0 (0%)
Gov. Bill Richardson, NM - 3 (33.3%)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, KS - 0 (0%)
Gov. Tim Vilsack, IA - 0 (0%)
Sen. Jim Webb, VA - 1 (11.1%)
Rep. Robert Wexler, FL - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 0

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« on: Jun 12, 2008 at 11:30 »

Since only 15 selections can be listed, I removed former Rep. Tim Roemer, former Sec. of State Colin Powell, Sen. Russ Feingold, and Sen. Tom Harkin.

I think there's no way he'll take HRC as VP, despite the media frenzy: like dropping a rabid badger down your shorts.

IMO, the most likely may be Kathleen Sebelius, Jim Webb, or Bill Richardson.
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2008 at 11:48 »

I don't know many of those people on the list.  Colin Powell would be an excellent choice IMO.  He'd be well served to get somebody who's strong in the areas where he's perceived to be weak - precisely why Powell would be great.

Agreed, there's no way in hell it's Hillary.  

 
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2008 at 12:00 »

I think Powell's just too disgusted with politics, having been burned and tarnished by the Bushies.  He's also McCain's age, FWIW.  IMO, he would not accept if asked, but may be a surprise supporter of Obama at some point.  If he wanted to maximize the effect, he could announce it around Nov. 1...

IMO, it may be more likely that McCain would select an African-American veep than Obama (Jindal, Watts).
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2008 at 14:43 »

I like Wesley Clark, former general would really help in the foreign policy department where Barack is viewed as weak.  
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2008 at 15:16 »

Clark is another one I considered, but ran out of room for.

If not VP, Sec of Def?  Him or Nunn?
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2008 at 17:26 »

I voted for Gov. Richardson. NM, CO, and NV are key battleground states, and Richardson would help shore up Latinos and Westerners. Also addresses some of Obama's perceived weakness/inexperience at foreign policy. I would also like Edwards, but he wouldn't accept the post again.  
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 15, 2008 at 13:01 »

Where's Plaxico??

Anyway does it really matter, without the strength of a Burress, isn't Mccain a shoe-in?

I'll next spit political in 2048
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 2008 at 12:04 »

I voted for Edwards, for no reason other than the effect of whitening the ticket.  John Edwards is about as white as you can get, after all.
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 20, 2008 at 19:44 »

I'd like to see Biden.  Head of the senate foreign relations committee.  Smart guy, very experienced.  Might have had a chance at being pres himself if he had any personality.
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 20, 2008 at 22:32 »

I voted for Hagel.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 21, 2008 at 11:26 »

Dodd crapped his pants with that Countrywide mortgage.  
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 01, 2008 at 13:46 »

Did Wes Clark's statement that McCain being a POW doesn't mean he's got good presidential decision-making hurt him?  Don't think so.  Might not endear him to the right-leaning crowd, but IMO it's true: being a POW means you served your country, not that you'd make a good president.
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 01, 2008 at 17:26 »

And to be fair to Wesley Clarke (a Dem I am not a fan of, but I try to be fair), he was reacting to the question/statement Bob Scheffer <sp> made. Had he just came out and said that out of the blue, I can see the big deal, Scheffer was saying  basically that being shot down would be a qualification. In fact it is not.

Vote Bob Barr.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 23, 2008 at 06:39 »

Biden it is...

Smart choice, I think.  Biden is a guy that covers a lot of Obama's perceived weaknesses, ie experience and foreign policy.

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 23, 2008 at 08:04 »

One of the problems with Biden is that Obama is talking 'change". And selected an old white guy as a weep isn't really change now is it? I think I saw though were Obama was talking about what kind of change, he said a change from George W. Bush. Well, January 2009 will bring a change from GWB regardless of who is elected. Incidentally Obama's plan on taxes is to raise the upper tax bracket from 39% to 52%. I am not even remotely close to the upper tax bracket, but that is flat out an unfair tax rate.
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« Reply #15 on: Aug 23, 2008 at 14:09 »

Minus being forced out of the 1988 Presidential race because of plagiarism, along with plagiarism while in law school and then making past racial slurs (which tends to be pushed under the carpet as long as your a Democrat), I really don't see the decision hurting Obama.  The only way I can see it hurting him is when it comes to the Hillary supporters.  Besides that, the man has experience and seems to be solid when it comes to foreign policy.  

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