You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #138: That would be a wise choice. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 05:24 PM
Response to Original message
138. That would be a wise choice.
For whatever reason, he's been off my VP radar lately, but the more I think about it....what better way to win back the liberal base? The two men practically speak with one voice and have the same constitutional objections to Bush's crimes.

My only worry is there is not much daylight between them; he doesn't add much more than what Obama's already got. It's like Obama with an exclamation point. Still, it is a very, very strong ticket for making Obama's case for change and helping describe where the country should get back to its roots.

Personally, Obama/Feingold would get me off the couch and going door-to-door, with enthusiasm, every spare moment!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -"Senator Russ Feingold will be Obama's VP." WilliamPitt  Aug-08-08 05:54 AM   #0 
  - Nobody has to sell me on the virtues of Russ Feingold.  Old Crusoe   Aug-08-08 05:57 AM   #1 
  - He was my first choice for President. He would make me an enthusiastic voter  burythehatchet   Aug-08-08 08:43 AM   #58 
     - Imagine ......  kiloman   Aug-08-08 11:26 PM   #178 
        - Imagine ... Vice-President Feingold, AKA President-of-the-Senate Feingold  dmr   Aug-09-08 01:23 AM   #186 
  - There would be extreme enthusiasm here in the Badger State for that choice! nt  Obama_for_our_future   Aug-08-08 06:07 AM   #2 
  - Yep.  smoogatz   Aug-08-08 07:20 AM   #23 
  - Do You Luv U Some Favre  Butch350   Aug-08-08 08:32 PM   #159 
     - Favre? Now that he's playing in Jersey, I'm thinking not so much.  Ken Burch   Aug-08-08 10:02 PM   #164 
  - No doubt about that, though who gets his Senate seat?  Seldona   Aug-09-08 12:27 AM   #183 
  - He would be a great choice!  flblu2   Aug-08-08 06:07 AM   #3 
  - I've long predicted it would be an Obama-Feingold ticket. I hope I'm right.  Alexander   Aug-08-08 06:21 AM   #4 
  - That would be a name I could support enthusically.  Mass   Aug-08-08 06:22 AM   #5 
  - This would be a great choice, if true, it would make my day.  yy4me   Aug-08-08 06:34 AM   #6 
  - That would be a great ticket  shadowknows69   Aug-08-08 06:38 AM   #7 
  - I'd miss him in the Senate; where could he be most effective? nt  babylonsister   Aug-08-08 06:39 AM   #8 
  - As VP he still gets to cast the tiebreaker vote in the Senate, I thought.  Bread and Circus   Aug-08-08 07:49 AM   #38 
     - Actually, he gets to preside over the Senate every day if he wants.  ieoeja   Aug-08-08 12:30 PM   #114 
  - That would be amazing.  tekisui   Aug-08-08 06:41 AM   #9 
  - "Hillary Clinton will be Obama's VP." "Joe Biden will be Obama's VP." "Bill Richardson  salguine   Aug-08-08 06:41 AM   #10 
  - Eh, it's the season.  bunkerbuster1   Aug-08-08 06:42 AM   #12 
  - I didn't know worms could fill a bucket with pee  Heather MC   Aug-08-08 10:51 AM   #88 
  - LOL.  Hope And Change   Aug-08-08 06:45 AM   #13 
  - "Can we give it a freakin' rest, people?"  WilliamPitt   Aug-08-08 06:53 AM   #14 
  - Thanks for posting, Will-- keep doing it!! n/t  ailsagirl   Aug-08-08 11:49 AM   #105 
  - Russ is a great man BUT....  sellitman   Aug-08-08 07:16 PM   #146 
  - yeah... who'da thought?  stlsaxman   Aug-08-08 09:23 PM   #161 
  - Hummmm.....NO  Lochloosa   Aug-08-08 07:00 AM   #15 
  - It's a valid and important question. If you have such a problem with it, just skip those threads.  hisownpetard   Aug-08-08 10:41 AM   #82 
  - Delete/wrong place  hisownpetard   Aug-08-08 10:42 AM   #83 
  - Mickey Mouse is unacceptable  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-08-08 11:06 AM   #93 
  - I don't think it will be John Edwards.  ncteechur   Aug-08-08 03:40 PM   #131 
  - Yeah, chances are you're right on that one.  PelosiFan   Aug-08-08 08:09 PM   #155 
  - delete  montanto   Aug-08-08 05:50 PM   #139 
  - Ok! You can be BO's VP!  Butch350   Aug-08-08 08:35 PM   #160 
  - I get a little tired of the arrogance of those who say "x WILL be vp."  Radical Activist   Aug-09-08 12:22 AM   #182 
  - What's this? Suggesting an ideologically well-matched Veep? Shocking!  bunkerbuster1   Aug-08-08 06:42 AM   #11 
  - Too good to be true.  cryingshame   Aug-08-08 07:02 AM   #16 
  - K&R!  Franc_Lee   Aug-08-08 01:23 PM   #126 
  - Why wasn't he on the list?  formercia   Aug-08-08 07:05 AM   #17 
  - I'm sorry but Obama won't choose a Senator  Zenzic   Aug-08-08 07:06 AM   #18 
  - Now that would be a pick I'd be very happy with.  Marrah_G   Aug-08-08 07:06 AM   #19 
  - I wish  mrone2   Aug-08-08 07:11 AM   #20 
  - But, but, but, He's the most radical liberal left wing Senator ever!  Sentinel Chicken   Aug-08-08 07:14 AM   #21 
  - Don't toy with me, William Pitt!  bklyncowgirl   Aug-08-08 07:18 AM   #22 
  - Obama/Feingold  peace frog   Aug-08-08 07:23 AM   #24 
  - An actual liberal on the Democratic ticket?  Orsino   Aug-08-08 07:27 AM   #25 
  - MY dream ticket from the beginning. Be still my heart! nt  elizm   Aug-08-08 07:27 AM   #26 
  - Dick Gephardt will be John Kerry's VP ...  zbdent   Aug-08-08 07:28 AM   #27 
  - Ah, I remember the great President Dewey ...  zbdent   Aug-08-08 07:29 AM   #28 
  - So many reasons to pick Russ... too many to mention in my view  cmt928   Aug-08-08 07:32 AM   #29 
  - My thoughts exactly although I am a HUGE fan of Feingold  KaryninMiami   Aug-08-08 07:47 AM   #35 
  - Feingold is a hero of mine also, and I think you're right about a black/jewish ticket.  cyndensco   Aug-08-08 01:02 PM   #119 
  - A bigot's vote  The Wizard   Aug-09-08 07:04 AM   #205 
  - sadly i have to agree. nt  sweets   Aug-08-08 01:22 PM   #125 
  - Divorced won't be an issue for him  GoesTo11   Aug-08-08 09:35 AM   #73 
     - I happened to look on Wikipedia, he's actually been married  davidpdx   Aug-08-08 08:29 PM   #157 
  - Obama's camp has said he pick would not be a surprise. Feingold would be a most welcome surprise.  flpoljunkie   Aug-08-08 07:39 AM   #30 
  - I've been hoping that the comment you mention  me b zola   Aug-08-08 12:16 PM   #109 
  - Feingold--just the thought of him on the ticket makes me smile  hlthe2b   Aug-08-08 07:39 AM   #31 
  - How about Attorney General?  jane_pippin   Aug-08-08 07:40 AM   #32 
  - AG - good idea!  cmt928   Aug-08-08 08:00 AM   #43 
  - Make it so!  madwivoter   Aug-08-08 07:44 AM   #33 
  - It would be a great choice no doubt  mrone2   Aug-08-08 07:44 AM   #34 
  - I for one would be extremely impressed. I deeply respect Russ Feingold.  Bread and Circus   Aug-08-08 07:48 AM   #36 
  - Feingold as VP poll at D-KOS  mrone2   Aug-08-08 07:48 AM   #37 
  - I wondered when his name would pop back up.  WakeMeUp   Aug-08-08 07:50 AM   #39 
  - Oh...now there's a choice that would really make me happy!!!!!!!  mod mom   Aug-08-08 07:55 AM   #40 
  - Great choice, but I don't think it will happen  NewJeffCT   Aug-08-08 07:56 AM   #41 
  - Gov Doyle, a Dem who came out in support of Obama long ago!  cmt928   Aug-08-08 08:01 AM   #44 
  - thanks  NewJeffCT   Aug-08-08 08:03 AM   #45 
  - Wisconsin doesn't appoint replacements - it elects them  sybylla   Aug-08-08 08:12 AM   #47 
     - I was thinking exactly that.  Jackpine Radical   Aug-08-08 09:02 AM   #63 
  - My dream ticket!!  Dawgs   Aug-08-08 08:00 AM   #42 
  - Not a negative reaction in this thread.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Aug-08-08 08:10 AM   #46 
  - Not going to happen in a million years.  olkaz   Aug-08-08 08:12 AM   #48 
  - Damn! This would make my day!  calipendence   Aug-08-08 08:13 AM   #49 
  - Please, please, don't toy with me and get my hopes up. Feingold would be an outstanding choice. nt  antigop   Aug-08-08 08:16 AM   #50 
  - They would look great together  Quixote1818   Aug-08-08 08:20 AM   #51 
  - I'd love Fiengold  Bleachers7   Aug-08-08 08:22 AM   #52 
  - Yeah, there was some nasty anti-semitism expressed when Gore ran with Liebermann  AllieB   Aug-08-08 12:23 PM   #112 
  - Great choice. I hope...I hope...I hope.....n/t  snappyturtle   Aug-08-08 08:23 AM   #53 
  - I agree. Feingold would be the best possible pick.  lojasmo   Aug-08-08 08:24 AM   #54 
  - You Know, Will  Crisco   Aug-08-08 08:25 AM   #55 
  - Maybe, just maybe....  pabsungenis   Aug-08-08 05:50 PM   #140 
  - I hope so!  Daphne08   Aug-08-08 08:34 AM   #56 
  - Oh please! nt  tbyg52   Aug-08-08 08:36 AM   #57 
  - Good choice. I'd support this pair up!  vaberella   Aug-08-08 08:45 AM   #59 
  - I hope so!  ClayZ   Aug-08-08 08:50 AM   #60 
  - My God... I wish...  Lucky 13   Aug-08-08 08:50 AM   #61 
  - I am really hoping Obama picks someone not on the press's short list.  Lisa0825   Aug-08-08 09:00 AM   #62 
  - That would be an excellent choice!! (nt)  Robyn66   Aug-08-08 09:04 AM   #64 
  - THAT would be EXCELLENT!  Phred42   Aug-08-08 09:09 AM   #65 
  - I'd love it...it would drive the wingnuts mad...that said...it ain't gonna happen...  truebrit71   Aug-08-08 09:11 AM   #66 
  - From your lips to Dog's ears -- please let it be so! nt  satya   Aug-08-08 09:14 AM   #67 
  - I Doubt It...  georgecolombo   Aug-08-08 09:26 AM   #68 
  - He would have had my vote for president if he ran. nt  windoe   Aug-08-08 09:26 AM   #69 
  - He also enabled Ashcroft - his vote was officially our first cave-in to Bush  LynneSin   Aug-08-08 09:30 AM   #70 
  - I admire Russ Feingold greatly. I would be overjoyed if he is chosen as VP.  yardwork   Aug-08-08 09:32 AM   #71 
  - I love him but  proud2Blib   Aug-08-08 09:33 AM   #72 
  - That's a pretty sad statistic for America if true.  mrone2   Aug-08-08 09:42 AM   #76 
  - works for me.  mopinko   Aug-08-08 09:36 AM   #74 
  - Good Choice  wiboy   Aug-08-08 09:40 AM   #75 
  - this is the only VP pick I would smile for  bushmeat   Aug-08-08 10:24 AM   #77 
  - works for me!  scarface2004   Aug-08-08 10:27 AM   #78 
  - Works for me but is there any evidence he was being vetted?  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-08-08 10:33 AM   #79 
  - He'd have been Blackmailed like the rest of them..  djp2   Aug-09-08 01:28 AM   #188 
  - Feingold would be great!  book_worm   Aug-08-08 10:36 AM   #80 
  - Dream come true  PlanetBev   Aug-08-08 10:39 AM   #81 
  - As Marv Albert would say,  DeeDeeNY   Aug-08-08 10:43 AM   #84 
  - Safeguards Obama fro Assassination  djp2   Aug-08-08 10:45 AM   #85 
  - The absolute no.1  disndat   Aug-09-08 10:52 AM   #209 
  - Caroline Kennedy makes history.  disndat   Aug-08-08 10:48 AM   #86 
  - Perfect!  butterfly77   Aug-08-08 10:49 AM   #87 
  - I would be delighted if that came to pass !!  Overseas   Aug-08-08 10:52 AM   #89 
  - Oh my  Iwillnevergiveup   Aug-08-08 10:54 AM   #90 
  - You mean I can have ice cream AND a cherry on top? (Sounds great to me).  hisownpetard   Aug-08-08 10:59 AM   #91 
  - While there are genuine concerns about the idea of two senators on the ticket  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-08-08 11:04 AM   #92 
  - I honestly hope so. He's the only one I'd be 100% ok with n/t  LevensonK   Aug-08-08 11:11 AM   #94 
  - It would be too good to be true... and thus... I'm not getting my hopes up  scheming daemons   Aug-08-08 11:17 AM   #95 
  - wow.. i hadn't even considered that. What a great ticket! n/t  Danieljay   Aug-08-08 11:21 AM   #96 
  - From reading some other threads,  Clear Blue Sky   Aug-08-08 11:24 AM   #97 
  - I would love Feingold--and the fact that he is  bbgrunt   Aug-08-08 11:47 AM   #104 
     - What's interesting is that a senator hasn't been elected President since who knows when. (LBJ?)  Clear Blue Sky   Aug-08-08 12:23 PM   #111 
        - "experience as VP" = Poppy Bush and Martin van Buren.  eppur_se_muova   Aug-08-08 10:29 PM   #171 
        - LBJ was elected VP as a Senator  The Wizard   Aug-09-08 07:15 AM   #206 
        - JFK Was Last Senator To Be Elected  salonghorn70   Aug-09-08 07:22 AM   #207 
  - I agree with others....To good to be true. nt  ooglymoogly   Aug-08-08 11:25 AM   #98 
  - Good choice!  vinylsolution   Aug-08-08 11:26 AM   #99 
  - My wet dream.  knixphan   Aug-08-08 11:26 AM   #100 
  - Dont get my hopes up like this...  bunnies   Aug-08-08 11:29 AM   #101 
  - A better choice would be John Edwards...Because  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-08-08 11:34 AM   #102 
  - Another advantage is we don't lose anything in the senate too, but...  calipendence   Aug-08-08 12:33 PM   #115 
  - Care to retract that now that Edwards has admitted to his affair?  mnhtnbb   Aug-08-08 04:20 PM   #134 
  - Good god yes !!!  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-08-08 06:24 PM   #141 
  - sure, that would have been true if Edwards hadn't messed up  nightrain   Aug-09-08 04:51 AM   #201 
  - Please let it be so  gmudem   Aug-08-08 11:38 AM   #103 
  - What a good, if wildly unlikely, choice.  aquart   Aug-08-08 11:50 AM   #106 
  - If true, I envision a landslide Obama/Feingold victory  mrone2   Aug-08-08 11:58 AM   #107 
  - Please God, let this be true. And wouldn't it make the pundits look like the idiots they are nt  mistertrickster   Aug-08-08 12:03 PM   #108 
  - I love Feingold. He'd be fantastic. And he certainly isn't into  JenniferZ   Aug-08-08 12:17 PM   #110 
  - I don't believe I've seen as many DU'ers come together on a VP selection before  mrone2   Aug-08-08 12:23 PM   #113 
  - That's why Feingold is the best choice. He solidifies the base...  Alexander   Aug-09-08 12:29 AM   #184 
  - would get my feet on the ground immediately for the ticket  mikelgb   Aug-08-08 12:43 PM   #116 
  - Too good to be true, I fear --  Mme. Defarge   Aug-08-08 12:50 PM   #117 
  - but how would that hold up against a powerhouse like McCain-Cheney or McCain-Liarman?  happygoluckytoyou   Aug-08-08 12:56 PM   #118 
  - Oh, God!  djp2   Aug-09-08 01:25 AM   #187 
  - I wish!  Franc_Lee   Aug-08-08 01:03 PM   #120 
  - Out of the bunch he certainly seems like the most sensible choice.  Franc_Lee   Aug-08-08 01:03 PM   #121 
  - Oh PLEASE Let it be true!!!!!  memory   Aug-08-08 01:04 PM   #122 
  - He's not interested in the gig...  btmlndfrmr   Aug-08-08 01:12 PM   #123 
  - They all say that...  Franc_Lee   Aug-08-08 01:13 PM   #124 
  - I'd be good with any VP who didn't vote for the IWR. n/t  CakeGrrl   Aug-08-08 01:26 PM   #127 
  - Months ago a friend asked me who I'd like to see as VP.  NightHawk63   Aug-08-08 01:29 PM   #128 
  - Russ stated VERY clearly that this will not NOT happen.  PeaceNikki   Aug-08-08 01:31 PM   #129 
  - I beg. I plead for this. The Smart Pick.  byronius   Aug-08-08 02:59 PM   #130 
  - Feingold is better than any other suggestion I've heard, thus far . . .OK --  defendandprotect   Aug-08-08 04:18 PM   #132 
  - I hope to hell Russ has kept it in his pants.  mnhtnbb   Aug-08-08 04:19 PM   #133 
  - I hope he doesn't get picked  crimsonblue   Aug-08-08 04:22 PM   #135 
  - Now you have made my day but isn't he a batchelor? I ask only because  Peregrine Took   Aug-08-08 04:25 PM   #136 
  - Well, at least that means that he hasn't had an affair in the last year . . .  Patriot Abroad   Aug-08-08 06:24 PM   #142 
  - I think it would be a fantastic choice and would help the ticket a lot  Time for change   Aug-08-08 05:14 PM   #137 
  - That would be a wise choice.  Qutzupalotl   Aug-08-08 05:24 PM   #138 
  - Just sayin  Sugarcoated   Aug-08-08 07:01 PM   #145 
     - Clinton/Gore has a lot of parallels with Obama/Feingold.  Alexander   Aug-09-08 03:13 AM   #196 
  - OH  Sugarcoated   Aug-08-08 06:51 PM   #143 
  - I don't know if that's the best choice politically  Generator   Aug-08-08 06:54 PM   #144 
  - A girl can dream . . .  Sugarcoated   Aug-08-08 07:23 PM   #147 
  - he was my top choice for Pres about 2 years ago  LSK   Aug-08-08 07:23 PM   #148 
  - Now THAT has always been my dream ticket  Terri S   Aug-08-08 07:29 PM   #149 
  - music to my ears - FEINGOLD!!!  kpete   Aug-08-08 07:33 PM   #150 
  - Do it, Barack!!  knixphan   Aug-08-08 07:37 PM   #151 
  - It should be Feingold-Obama  undeterred   Aug-08-08 07:43 PM   #152 
  - He made the decision to drop out  Sugarcoated   Aug-08-08 07:46 PM   #153 
     - That would be a ticket that would make me very certain  TheKentuckian   Aug-08-08 08:05 PM   #154 
        - This thread's got me thinking  Sugarcoated   Aug-08-08 08:17 PM   #156 
  - Noooooooooooooooooo....  mcctatas   Aug-08-08 08:30 PM   #158 
  - Feingold would absolutely rock.  JBoy   Aug-08-08 09:59 PM   #162 
  - Obama-Feingold would kick ass!  Ken Burch   Aug-08-08 10:00 PM   #163 
  - That would be as perfect of a choice as  Alizaryn   Aug-08-08 10:02 PM   #165 
  - Great choice. It would help Obama recapture some of the geriatric Jewish vote. n/t  NoodleyAppendage   Aug-08-08 10:08 PM   #166 
  - Feingold would be excellent. I love the guy. He speaks truth to power.  bertman   Aug-08-08 10:12 PM   #167 
  - Good idea - I hope it is true n/t  Annces   Aug-08-08 10:17 PM   #168 
  - Progressives eveywhere would rejoice, but I don't think it  harun   Aug-08-08 10:22 PM   #169 
  - If Obama wants "independent-outsider" he should look no further than Bernie Sanders.  John Q. Citizen   Aug-08-08 10:24 PM   #170 
  - Not saying it won't happen, but I find it hard to believe that Obama  Joe Fields   Aug-08-08 10:43 PM   #172 
  - I WISH!!  RainDog   Aug-08-08 10:43 PM   #173 
  - Feingold on the ticket  Toonces27   Aug-08-08 10:50 PM   #174 
  - A Dream Ticket...  nikto   Aug-08-08 11:07 PM   #175 
  - Besides Feingold, there is only 1 other SUPER Choice...  nikto   Aug-08-08 11:14 PM   #177 
  - feingold is awesome  cottonello   Aug-08-08 11:09 PM   #176 
  - From "will be" to "I'm sure he is very much on her radar"  2008   Aug-09-08 12:02 AM   #179 
  - So crazy it just might work!  lurky   Aug-09-08 12:17 AM   #180 
  - Oh, also...  lurky   Aug-09-08 12:20 AM   #181 
  - Wouldn't that be cool?  sofa king   Aug-09-08 12:36 AM   #185 
  - Let it please be him -- oh dear God, it MUST be him...  BigBearJohn   Aug-09-08 01:34 AM   #189 
  - Feingold...I really like and respect him.  Elrond Hubbard   Aug-09-08 01:42 AM   #190 
  - Cool. nt  gateley   Aug-09-08 01:42 AM   #191 
  - Obama wouldn't have to worry about the VP. pointing out when he's wrong, superb as a team!  Franc_Lee   Aug-09-08 01:59 AM   #192 
  - Obama stated a few days ago regarding the VP. choice with; " you won't be surprised".  Franc_Lee   Aug-09-08 02:24 AM   #193 
  - Feingold would be a surprise, no doubt. n/t  elocs   Aug-09-08 03:31 AM   #197 
  - What WI would lose in a great senator, the nation would gain in a great leader  AllyCat   Aug-09-08 03:01 AM   #194 
  - Big Feingold fan here ...  NanceGreggs   Aug-09-08 03:03 AM   #195 
  - *snerk*  WilliamPitt   Aug-09-08 04:30 AM   #199 
  - Oh please! Oh please! Oh please!  Swamp Rat   Aug-09-08 03:57 AM   #198 
  - yep, I've followed Feingold for years and have greater respect for  nightrain   Aug-09-08 04:49 AM   #200 
  - I hope you're right!  Hubert Flottz   Aug-09-08 05:35 AM   #202 
  - THAT is the kind of change  Xap   Aug-09-08 05:51 AM   #203 
  - Wisconsin has a Dem Governor - Jim Doyle  TomClash   Aug-09-08 06:15 AM   #204 
  - And then, could it be..."Senator Tammy Baldwin"?  Ken Burch   Aug-13-08 07:33 PM   #210 
  - Excellent Choice!  mithnanthy   Aug-09-08 09:39 AM   #208 
  - Feingold would also be a great choice.  Owl   Aug-13-08 07:35 PM   #211 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC