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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-11-08 02:42 PM
Response to Reply #18
22. I'm not sure the DP will be much of an issue anyway
If it does come up, yes, he should mention his faith. Being anti-gun could be far more troublesome (if he is.)
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  -My case for Tim Kaine as Vice President. Kristi1696  Jun-11-08 02:11 PM   #0 
  - I didn't know this  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jun-11-08 02:12 PM   #1 
  - I can dig it. I like Kaine, he's my Governor at the moment.  papapi   Jun-11-08 02:13 PM   #2 
  - That brings up his one major drawback.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:20 PM   #7 
     - He could appoint himself Senator.  Perky   Jun-11-08 02:33 PM   #14 
     - Then the Republican lieutenent Governor still takes over.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:50 PM   #27 
        - It is the sticky wicket. - Lt. Gov. Bob Bolling has indicated he will not......  papapi   Jun-11-08 08:43 PM   #59 
     - I think this issue needs to be seriously considered  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:40 PM   #21 
        - Or Biden, Warner, Kerry, etc.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:49 PM   #25 
           - I agree  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 03:05 PM   #36 
           - Warner Already Said No  iamjoy   Jun-17-08 09:55 PM   #76 
           - No sacrifice needed with Bob Graham  JCMach1   Jun-18-08 05:33 AM   #84 
  - I didn't know everything you posted, but I did know enough about Kaine to agree with you.  slick8790   Jun-11-08 02:14 PM   #3 
  - I like Kaine. One of my top 3  TheDonkey   Jun-11-08 02:15 PM   #4 
  - I'd say Kaine has the best odds at the moment.  FSogol   Jun-11-08 02:16 PM   #5 
  - Wow, excellent and informative post  Roberto1223   Jun-11-08 02:21 PM   #8 
  - I think Kaine would be a fine choice for the second term  Perky   Jun-11-08 02:20 PM   #6 
  - The choice is, attack McCain's strengths or his weaknesses?  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:25 PM   #10 
  - Or Kaine Appoints Warner  iamjoy   Jun-17-08 09:59 PM   #77 
  - That's a little convoluted . . .  Shae   Jun-17-08 10:18 PM   #79 
  - The Resume is Good, but the Personal Presence is Not  ribofunk   Jun-11-08 02:23 PM   #9 
  - He has improved considerably. I found him to be one of Obama's best surrogates...  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:37 PM   #15 
  - Hah... when I read "Tim Kaine", for some reason, I thought of  redqueen   Jun-11-08 02:26 PM   #11 
  - pretty damn good case - missionary?  grantcart   Jun-11-08 02:29 PM   #12 
  - On the missionary experience  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 03:00 PM   #33 
  - Granted. But it's still more than McCain.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 03:17 PM   #40 
  - He won't be perceived as a jesuit as much as a lay person who sacrificed  grantcart   Jun-11-08 03:57 PM   #47 
  - To reply to the rest of your post...  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 10:50 PM   #61 
  - My case for and against  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:33 PM   #13 
  - I think he is against abortion, but....  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:37 PM   #16 
  - He describes himself as having a "faith-based opposition", but supports Roe v. Wade.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:46 PM   #23 
     - This makes him look better to me on this issue  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:54 PM   #31 
        - Well, then there you have it.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 03:05 PM   #35 
  - I am not sure he is anti-gun....but His position on the Death Penalty is  Perky   Jun-11-08 02:38 PM   #18 
     - I'm not sure the DP will be much of an issue anyway  mvd   Jun-11-08 02:42 PM   #22 
     - Not so much an issue  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:49 PM   #26 
        - I think we can overcome that issue  mvd   Jun-11-08 02:52 PM   #29 
     - Anti-gun may be overstating it  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 02:48 PM   #24 
        - I don't think there is such strong support  mvd   Jun-11-08 02:51 PM   #28 
        - So they'd have to bring up Virginia Tech to nail him on gun control?  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:56 PM   #32 
           - What I meant was  goodgd_yall   Jun-11-08 03:03 PM   #34 
  - any foreign policy/military cred?  woolldog   Jun-11-08 02:38 PM   #17 
  - None.  Perky   Jun-11-08 02:40 PM   #19 
  - None.  Perky   Jun-11-08 02:40 PM   #20 
  - Is Obama ever going to match McCain on that point?  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 02:52 PM   #30 
     - No, but choosing a milit/foreign policy guru as VP  woolldog   Jun-11-08 03:17 PM   #39 
        - That raises another good point.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 03:28 PM   #44 
           - I'm not that worried about Philly.  woolldog   Jun-11-08 04:24 PM   #49 
              - My point is that...  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 04:33 PM   #51 
                 - I understand your point, but  woolldog   Jun-11-08 04:51 PM   #53 
                    - That's assuming...  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 05:12 PM   #54 
  - A better analysis of Kaine....and, he plays HARMONICA!  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 03:08 PM   #37 
  - Another positive about Kaine is his age  gmudem   Jun-11-08 03:13 PM   #38 
  - ? He looks like he is in his early thrirties lol  Perky   Jun-11-08 03:20 PM   #41 
  - Seems like a good choice n/t  dtotire   Jun-11-08 03:26 PM   #42 
  - Here's my case against:  janesez   Jun-11-08 03:27 PM   #43 
  - They would have the same reaction to almost any pick  gmudem   Jun-11-08 03:44 PM   #46 
  - I have more positives!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-11-08 03:35 PM   #45 
  - I'm sorry I missed that.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 03:59 PM   #48 
  - Found a link to that video!  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 11:05 PM   #64 
  - The big negative = his name is like "Caine," i.e., the fundies'll go nuts.  Unsane   Jun-11-08 04:26 PM   #50 
  - McCain?  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 04:35 PM   #52 
     - True, but Obama needs all the good PR he can get (with the fundies)  Unsane   Jun-12-08 12:32 AM   #66 
        - So wouldn't running with a former missionary help?  Kristi1696   Jun-12-08 12:34 AM   #68 
           - Perhaps, but nothing is too asinine for them. They would create an issue out of 'Obama-Kaine'  Unsane   Jun-12-08 12:36 AM   #69 
  - with just two and a half years experience as Governor...his resume might  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-11-08 05:13 PM   #55 
  - Lieutenant Governor (to Mark Warner) and Mayor of Richmond before that.  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 05:17 PM   #56 
     - Sen. Obama had several years in the Illinois State Senate - but nobody mentions it  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-11-08 05:28 PM   #57 
        - Kaine is a good guy but he has some problems.  Casper   Jun-11-08 06:11 PM   #58 
           - If you're holding out for an anti-death penalty candidate  nebula   Jun-11-08 10:57 PM   #62 
              - His stated position is that he feels the death penalty should be available...  Kristi1696   Jun-11-08 11:07 PM   #65 
  - Not to be blunt about this, but I'd prefer Kaine do something about our damn traffic hassles...  sfam   Jun-11-08 08:54 PM   #60 
  - I'm in D.C./MD. I feel your pain!! Traffic is a disgrace here!! n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-17-08 10:03 PM   #78 
  - Kaine is in my top three  nebula   Jun-11-08 10:59 PM   #63 
  - I agree, Kaine is a good choice  Roberto1223   Jun-18-08 09:36 AM   #85 
  - very interesting.  Bread and Circus   Jun-12-08 12:33 AM   #67 
  - Oh hell no. Let him finish his term and he can serve in the admin.  smiley_glad_hands   Jun-12-08 12:36 AM   #70 
  - Most likely we're going to lose either a governor or a Senator.  Kristi1696   Jun-12-08 12:41 AM   #72 
  - The ObaMacKaine ticket?  hnmnf   Jun-12-08 12:36 AM   #71 
  - He's also got the washington outsider status, which jives with Obama's message  LordJFT   Jun-12-08 01:20 AM   #73 
  - Would be a good choice to strongly consider. Adds balance to the ticket.  RBInMaine   Jun-12-08 03:06 AM   #74 
  - I worked very hard for Kaine  autorank   Jun-12-08 04:05 AM   #75 
  - Nicely written and well presented but I disagree for several reasons.....  Rowdyboy   Jun-17-08 10:26 PM   #80 
  - Thanks!  Kristi1696   Jun-17-08 10:35 PM   #81 
     - Its ultimately unknowable but its always fun to speculate.....  Rowdyboy   Jun-17-08 11:51 PM   #82 
  - Too moderate for my taste  Celticsfan   Jun-17-08 11:57 PM   #83 

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