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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:38 PM

Favorite VP


8 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Biden
5 (63%)
Cheney
0 (0%)
Gore
2 (25%)
Quayle
0 (0%)
Bush
0 (0%)
Mondale
1 (13%)
Rockefeller
0 (0%)
Ford
0 (0%)
Agnew
0 (0%)
Humphrey
0 (0%)
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struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
Siwsan Nov 2012 #1
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #2
geardaddy Nov 2012 #3
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #4
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #5
BainsBane Nov 2012 #6
NoPasaran Nov 2012 #7
LTR Nov 2012 #10
geardaddy Nov 2012 #8
Enrique Nov 2012 #9
LTR Nov 2012 #11

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

1. That's a tough call because I really, REALLY like Al Gore, too

I got to meet VP Gore, during the Kerry campaign. I found him to be a really nice, funny and warm guy - nothing like how he was being portrayed. But, I admit I've had a long time political 'crush' on Joe Biden. That many's intelligence, warmth, capability and sincerity seem to flow right through the TV screen. I would definitely love to sit down and have a couple of beers with Joe Biden.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:06 PM

2. Gore should have been President and Biden is smart and so personable.

They are both my Fav's.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. I say Biden

but I have to give a hat-tip to my two native sons: Humphrey and Mondale. I've met Mondale on many occasions here in Minnesota.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. Our VP's from Mondale on

have really been outstanding. Humphrey was good, too, but LBJ kept him on too much of a leash.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:10 PM

5. Biden's awesome!

People think he's the "gaffe machine" and think he's a moron, but the truth is that he's one of the most formidable people in Washington - he's a hell of a fighter.

Just look how he ate Paul Ryan for breakfast in the VP debate.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. As a Minnesotan

I have to go for the Happy Warrior. I know LBJ shackled him on Vietnam, but Humphrey was a very good man.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:15 PM

7. Garner

At least he said something memorable about the Vice Presidency.

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:27 PM

10. Also a hardcore right-winger

Was totally against the New Deal, so FDR replaced him with Henry Wallace, who was crazy in his own way.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:18 PM

8. No Truman?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:18 PM

9. Henry Wallace n/t

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:43 PM

11. Here's one for the history geeks - Richard Mentor Johnson

Served as VP under Van Buren. And also the only VP candidate who couldn't score the minimum electoral votes needed, and was elected by the Senate. The reason? Virginia's electors wouldn't vote for him. Why? Must have been his wife (common law), who just happened to be a mixed-race former slave. This was such a dealbreaker for the slave states that Van Buren ran for reelection in 1840 without a running mate on the ticket.

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