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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 09:46 AM
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67. If Johnson made a difference it was because he was so connected.
He was the Senate majority leader and he had connections all over America. He could pull strings, cash in chits, and create votes.

(It's kind of like Bush I, who also had spook and oil connections and could make things happen as VP)

I don't think there's a Democrat in America who could do that this year. Maybe Gephardt with the labor vote, but Labor has lost a few races to shear charisma in recent years (eg, Granholm in the MI primaries in 2002). I think I'd go with Charisma over Power Broker for the VP this year.
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