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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-08 08:16 PM
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52. If Obama plans on "unity" being more than just another slogan
he'll choose Hillary as his running mate.

And concerning Bill, I can think of worse things than having the most successful Democratic President since FDR campaigning for you.
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  -Yes, Even At the Last Hour, I Still Believe In My Heart That It Will Be Hillary As VP. David Zephyr  Aug-19-08 06:07 PM   #0 
  - It's totally going to be John Edwards.  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-19-08 06:09 PM   #1 
  - I am really glad Obama didn't pick him.  Alexander   Aug-19-08 06:14 PM   #6 
  - You're a hooligan! I missed that  zidzi   Aug-19-08 06:41 PM   #34 
  - In my heart, it's going to be Tom Hanks. Let's all be wrong. nt  valerief   Aug-19-08 06:10 PM   #2 
  - Nope, It will be George Clooney.  ZinZen   Aug-19-08 06:30 PM   #27 
     - I'll bet you a buck three eighty it's  valerief   Aug-19-08 06:34 PM   #30 
     - One day, maybe one day!  Spazito   Aug-19-08 08:33 PM   #69 
  - I hope she is, because I believe that's our BEST chance.. but not our ONLY chance.  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-19-08 06:10 PM   #3 
  - Polls show a majority of registered voters DON'T want her on his ticket, and she's the best chance?  Zhade   Aug-19-08 08:23 PM   #58 
     - Sorry, DU polls don't count. We are talking about the General Election n/t  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-19-08 08:37 PM   #72 
        - HAHAHAHA!! It wasn't a DU poll, friend.  Zhade   Aug-19-08 09:58 PM   #98 
  - If he doesn't select her  tenaciousradical   Aug-19-08 06:12 PM   #4 
  - I want Hillary but  emilyg   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #14 
  - Here's hoping you get your wish, emilyg.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 07:50 PM   #42 
  - Funny. IMO it's just the opposite. If he chooses her, it's political suicide. NT  NYCGirl   Aug-19-08 06:16 PM   #16 
  - Ya think?  tenaciousradical   Aug-19-08 09:12 PM   #80 
     - Yep, the most uninvolved wingnut would crawl over broken glass to vote against  NYCGirl   Aug-20-08 02:00 PM   #158 
  - If he DOES select her  Laurab   Aug-19-08 10:16 PM   #106 
     - Hillary on the ticket will cause repugs to swarm to the polls. Even dead ones will vote. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 11:00 PM   #133 
  - I'm totally hoping that this is a Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin situation  JVS   Aug-19-08 06:13 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for this post.  Harvey Korman   Aug-19-08 06:14 PM   #7 
  - Appreciated.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 06:18 PM   #22 
  - I dont know what O will do  wlucinda   Aug-19-08 06:14 PM   #8 
  - Thank you, wlucinda.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 06:28 PM   #26 
  - Hillary would be ok with me and Biden would be ok with me. I think either  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #9 
  - Hillary would be ok with me and Biden would be ok with me. I think either  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #10 
  - the problem isn't Hillary, David, it's her husband  ruggerson   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   # 
  - Frankly, I don't think there would be any problem getting him to take a sabbatical until Nov.  Harvey Korman   Aug-19-08 06:17 PM   #19 
  - If they can figure out how to do that  ruggerson   Aug-19-08 06:24 PM   #24 
  - Wow, what a perfect post. Couldn't agree more.  KAZ   Aug-19-08 06:18 PM   # 
  - Excellent post.  Kristi1696   Aug-19-08 06:20 PM   #23 
  - "On her own, slam dunk"  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 09:23 PM   #87 
  - Hillary would be ok with me and Biden would be ok with me. I think either  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #11 
  - Hillary would be ok with me and Biden would be ok with me. I think either  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #12 
  - Hillary would be ok with me and Biden would be ok with me. I think either  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #13 
  - Could you repeat that?  JVS   Aug-19-08 06:16 PM   #17 
     - I still can't believe I landed in the middle of it  ruggerson   Aug-19-08 06:17 PM   #18 
     - You did.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 06:27 PM   #25 
     - Hey, sorry, just got back, I don't know why that went 3 times, eom  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 09:11 PM   #79 
  - The Arguments Against Her  DarthDem   Aug-19-08 06:15 PM   #15 
  - I agree.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 06:33 PM   #29 
  - I've been reading for many months how Obama is the nominee  styersc   Aug-19-08 08:03 PM   #47 
  - My view is that Barack is the nominee and if he picks her then she is the  EV_Ares   Aug-19-08 09:15 PM   #81 
  - I'm convinced it will be Clark.  Alexander   Aug-19-08 06:18 PM   #20 
  - And you make a lot of strong arguments for it.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 09:34 PM   #90 
  - Good post. Very covincing. Except....  earthlover   Aug-19-08 06:18 PM   #21 
  - If Obama picks Hillary I will be  asjr   Aug-19-08 06:32 PM   #28 
  - It unifies the entire party and unites the base.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 07:49 PM   #41 
  - Richardson chose Obama over her, but she aligned herself with McCain against Obama.  Oregonian   Aug-19-08 06:35 PM   #31 
  - Yes, we know, because you have started 30 threads about it.  TexasObserver   Aug-19-08 06:38 PM   #32 
  - Guess What?  DarthDem   Aug-19-08 06:40 PM   #33 
  - Guess what? When someone posts the same topic over and over ....  TexasObserver   Aug-19-08 06:44 PM   #35 
     - Tell that to the Usual Suspects (they know who they are).  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:33 PM   #113 
  - Is it really 30?  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 06:53 PM   #36 
     - You're setting yourself up for a major emotional disappointment  scheming daemons   Aug-19-08 08:24 PM   #61 
        - Perhaps. But my support of Obama in the primaries was vindicated.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:33 PM   #70 
  - Nah! It will be Nancy Pelosi...  golddigger   Aug-19-08 07:24 PM   #37 
  - your emotional attachment has clouded your judgment  JackORoses   Aug-19-08 07:30 PM   #38 
  - The Denise Show on SNL  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-19-08 07:36 PM   #39 
  - ahahahahaha!  JackORoses   Aug-19-08 07:52 PM   #45 
  - I've never seen Zephyr to be a Clinton Supporter...in all my years here, though...  KoKo01   Aug-19-08 08:16 PM   #51 
  - I wish that I had your faith my friend, but I don't see it.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 07:44 PM   #40 
  - Beacool  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:25 PM   #62 
     - I will do more than that, I will buy you a whole crown of flowers.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 09:10 PM   #78 
        - Now you are talking!  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 09:16 PM   #82 
           - Yes, but it won't happen.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 09:37 PM   #91 
  - You make a detailed case...  Naturyl   Aug-19-08 07:50 PM   #43 
  - Except...it DOESN'T unify the entire party.  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-19-08 07:52 PM   #44 
  - She got a lot of votes....and maybe those voters didn't know what the Clintons did to undermine  KoKo01   Aug-19-08 08:07 PM   #48 
  - Plus, POLLS SHOW A MAJORITY OF REGISTERED VOTERS DO NOT WANT HER ON HIS TICKET.  Zhade   Aug-19-08 08:26 PM   #63 
  - A lot of people can't stand Obama, but will suck it in and vote for him.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 09:32 PM   #89 
  - Sorry...  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-19-08 10:25 PM   #111 
     - No, I think others are the cultists.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 10:38 PM   #118 
        - So, are you saying you think Obama supporters are cultists?  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-19-08 11:05 PM   #135 
           - Isn't that how you described some of Hillary's supporters?  Beacool   Aug-19-08 11:21 PM   #149 
              - Yes, it is, because that's what they are.  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-19-08 11:25 PM   #152 
  - Her favorability rating among Dems is higher than...I won't complete that for the sake of unity  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:36 PM   #116 
  - I don't think the "Handlers" will allow that. But, I understand what you say...  KoKo01   Aug-19-08 07:58 PM   #46 
  - Thanks KoKo01  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:19 PM   #54 
  - I have been no Hillary fan - probably an understatement. But I  Laura PackYourBags   Aug-19-08 08:08 PM   #49 
  - LPYB.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:20 PM   #55 
  - The party it would energize  verges   Aug-19-08 11:20 PM   #147 
  - BTW, I Hear Al Gore is Speaking on Thursday in the Stadium...Can you IMAGINE...OBAMA//HILLARY/GORE  KoKo01   Aug-19-08 08:14 PM   #50 
  - Yes, it would be spectacular.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:22 PM   #57 
  - If Obama plans on "unity" being more than just another slogan  paulk   Aug-19-08 08:16 PM   #52 
  - Thank you paulk.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:23 PM   #59 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-19-08 08:27 PM   #65 
        - Paulk is a solid and good Democrat.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:32 PM   #68 
  - It would jnot surprise me if he did.  IWantAnyDem   Aug-19-08 08:17 PM   #53 
  - Yes. I am counting on it, IWantAnyDem  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:38 PM   #73 
  - Bookmarked for when it's not.  Zhade   Aug-19-08 08:22 PM   #56 
  - Already booked his last dissertation on the subject last week....  scheming daemons   Aug-19-08 08:23 PM   #60 
  - I'm still waiting on him to take your bet  davidpdx   Aug-21-08 11:44 PM   #163 
  - Et tu?  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:30 PM   #66 
     - I just don't see it happening.  Zhade   Aug-19-08 10:01 PM   #99 
  - I would be delighted, but am not holding my breath.  InvisibleTouch   Aug-19-08 08:27 PM   #64 
  - Here's hoping you will be delighted.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 08:43 PM   #75 
     - Oh, I agree with you, but...  InvisibleTouch   Aug-19-08 09:56 PM   #96 
  - I think there is one reason, and only one reason, that is keeping him from picking her.  pirhana   Aug-19-08 08:31 PM   #67 
  - Sorry, but I've personally seen polls that show her KILLING us with Independents.  thecatburgler   Aug-19-08 08:35 PM   #71 
  - post the polls, then  paulk   Aug-19-08 10:45 PM   #119 
     - Your polls depend on Romney being McCain's pick. What if it's someone else?  thecatburgler   Aug-19-08 10:59 PM   #132 
        - how convenient  paulk   Aug-19-08 11:08 PM   #136 
  - I'LL SUPPORT HER, BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THE DAMAGE SHE DID BY HANGING IN TOO LONG  AmericanUnity   Aug-19-08 08:39 PM   #74 
  - Damage?  tenaciousradical   Aug-19-08 09:23 PM   #86 
     - You know, the usual story.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 11:24 PM   #151 
  - I am against Hillary being on the ticket... but at this point  adoraz   Aug-19-08 08:43 PM   #76 
  - Paris Hilton has a better shot than Clinton.  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 08:45 PM   #77 
  - I want some of what your smoking.  tenaciousradical   Aug-19-08 09:20 PM   #83 
     - Do you mean  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 09:52 PM   #93 
  - On Countdown, Wolffe who basically works for the Obama campaign said  McCamy Taylor   Aug-19-08 09:20 PM   #84 
  - Bill Clinton will not disclose his finance statements for vetting- Daily Telegraph  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-19-08 09:22 PM   #85 
  - "Clinton, who is so careful in what she says" - like lying about Tuzla?  Zhade   Aug-19-08 10:03 PM   #100 
  - Thank you for this well articulated, thoughtful post. It's nuanced even  CampDem   Aug-19-08 09:27 PM   #88 
  - Flame away, I got my asbestos suit on,  Beacool   Aug-19-08 09:43 PM   #92 
  - Does it tell you anything that Karl Rove wants Obama  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 09:54 PM   #94 
     - Nope, you are wrong.  Beacool   Aug-19-08 09:57 PM   #97 
     - And you are correct.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 10:05 PM   #102 
     - Thanks David!!!  Beacool   Aug-19-08 10:22 PM   #109 
     - We don't visit PUMA sites, sorry.  Zhade   Aug-19-08 10:08 PM   #104 
     - Wiseguy, keep spreading the hate and I will personally pull out  Beacool   Aug-19-08 10:18 PM   #107 
     - HAHAHAHA  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:15 PM   #105 
        - Laugh away, Rove may be a lower form of life,  Beacool   Aug-19-08 10:20 PM   #108 
        - And why does he want to HELP Obama get elected?  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:23 PM   #110 
           - He's an analyst at FOX now and he was asked by Colmes  Beacool   Aug-19-08 10:34 PM   #114 
           - What he said fit nicely into what you already believe  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:53 PM   #124 
           - Rove wants Dems to be suspicious just like you are right now. You're thinking- if Rove thinks  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:51 PM   #123 
        - As I explained upthread, you're reacting exactly the way Rove wants you to. As I posted:  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:49 PM   #122 
     - And you're reacting just as Rove wants you to. He knows by bringing up the best VP choice many on  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:46 PM   #120 
        - How many times are you going to say that?  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:54 PM   #125 
           - I think you're proving my point. And I don't understand you're last comment. Do you mean rooting for  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:58 PM   #131 
              - Y'all are QUOTING Karl Rove and saying he's giving good  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 11:03 PM   #134 
                 - Of course not. But some of his supporters? Well...  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 11:10 PM   #137 
                    - You do think he's an idiot. He'd HAVE to be an idiot to choose  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 11:11 PM   #141 
  - Gotta Ask...  WillyT   Aug-19-08 09:56 PM   #95 
  - Maybe because he was vetted by the voters and won two national elections.  David Zephyr   Aug-19-08 10:34 PM   #115 
     - That's not the kind of vetting he's talking about.  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:56 PM   #129 
     - That was pre-library donor list. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 11:27 PM   #153 
  - I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath...  cynatnite   Aug-19-08 10:05 PM   #101 
  - I hope not bad choice  Top Cat   Aug-19-08 10:06 PM   #103 
  - Barack can go with a 35 year old turnip  TheKentuckian   Aug-19-08 10:36 PM   #117 
  - I REALLY want Hillary for VP. But he won't pick her. And that makes me sad more than angry. When you  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 10:29 PM   #112 
  - Cheer up. At least the sniper fire didn't get her overseas. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 10:55 PM   #128 
  - If Obama loses, he can thank supporters like you.  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 11:11 PM   #138 
     - No he can thank Hillary if she's on the ticket. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 11:13 PM   #144 
     - Why would Obama lose because a person  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 11:19 PM   #146 
     - Now playing: "The Stepford Supporters". Rated LOL n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 11:23 PM   #150 
        - Stepford?  David Zephyr   Aug-20-08 02:27 PM   #159 
     - You realize what the implication of making such statements is, don't you?  JVS   Aug-19-08 11:38 PM   #155 
  - You want her so badly you are willing to take advice from  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 10:57 PM   #130 
     - And you.  MetricSystem   Aug-19-08 11:11 PM   #139 
     - And I what?  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 11:12 PM   #142 
     - Wait till Rush starts pushing for Hillary. They will be kissing his ring. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 11:11 PM   #140 
        - Yep. Then it'll be "oh well Rush Limbaugh gives  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-19-08 11:12 PM   #143 
           - Like I said  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-19-08 11:16 PM   #145 
  - IT'S KAINE BELIEVE ME - THEY ARE BEST BUDDIES - Virginia, etc., tellin' ya nt  flamingdem   Aug-19-08 10:49 PM   #121 
  - I believe in my heart it will NOT be hillary. She gives me heartburn. n/t  greguganus   Aug-19-08 10:55 PM   #126 
  - Maybe you are right. n/t  wisteria   Aug-19-08 10:55 PM   #127 
  - So do I, but who knows? nt  jobycom   Aug-19-08 11:20 PM   #148 
  - Hell, I still think Clinton will win the nomination.  BlooInBloo   Aug-19-08 11:32 PM   #154 
  - Bah, it'll be Schweitzer.......  Phoonzang   Aug-19-08 11:53 PM   #156 
  - Not going to happen  Prophet 451   Aug-20-08 01:00 AM   #157 
  - Well, based on the actions of the Clintons and their supporters, it sure does seem  Skwmom   Aug-20-08 02:58 PM   #160 
  - I believe Obama will make a very intelligent decision  cricket08   Aug-20-08 03:03 PM   #161 
     - No, but it would be great if she was  clovis29   Aug-21-08 11:36 PM   #162 
 

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