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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:50 PM
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56. Yes. The prolonged tease is starting to seem adolescent. And considering how
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 07:54 PM by highplainsdem
underwhelming any choice but Clinton or Gore would be at this point, it could backfire.

I mean, I like Biden, and if the party wasn't divided, he'd be a great pick.

But he didn't, like Clinton, get 18 million votes in the primaries.

And he didn't, like Gore, win the popular vote in 2000.

Picking Biden simply is not going to generate the kind of excitement this kind of buildup should lead up to.

And, to be honest, it hasn't been very nice to all the VP contenders to leave them hanging this long. And that's especially true if Clinton isn't the running mate. This was a contemptible way to treat her.

I have been wondering if possibly the Obama campaign has dragged this out and waited because the choice isn't Clinton (if so it's most likely Biden) and they know this is NOT going to go over well with Clinton's supporters, and they don't want to give them any more time to organize before the convention. (But the ones they have to worry about aren't the few demonstrators, but the huge numbers showing up in that NBC/WSJ poll as not behind Obama.)

And, possibly, they know choosing Biden won't give them a bump in the polls, which is going to be rather embarrassing, so they hope there will be at least some bump from the convention to cover the fact that Biden won't help the ticket the way Clinton could.

But if the running mate isn't Clinton, I don't think you'll be seeing a united party in Denver. And it didn't help to delay the announcement so much that disappointed delegates won't have enough time to try to work up some enthusiasm for Biden, or get used to feigning enthusiasm.
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  -Anyone else feel spectacularly annoyed? undeterred  Aug-22-08 04:33 PM   #0 
  - check. except it's less time for McCain to know the VP  JoeIsOneOfUs   Aug-22-08 04:33 PM   #1 
  - I feel profoundly underwhelmed  MrCoffee   Aug-22-08 04:34 PM   #2 
  - ...  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:34 PM   #3 
  - Seems we've been a bit toyed with.  polichick   Aug-22-08 04:34 PM   #4 
  - Yes.  nsd   Aug-22-08 04:34 PM   #5 
  - whoopee - first to know a few seconds before everyone in the world knows. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   # 
  - House Gate is over for the day--now the news is, why won't Obama say  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #11 
  - No. That's the nominee's decision.  terrya   Aug-22-08 04:34 PM   #6 
  - I've crested. I'm no longer excited about it; I just feel irritated.  Occam Bandage   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, that's the problem - last night and this morning people really wanted to know...  polichick   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   # 
  - No.  FrenchieCat   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #8 
  - Let 'er rip...  Kristi1696   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #9 
  - I do.  PeterU   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #10 
  - Nope. The media is spinning themselves into a knot. I love it.  wlucinda   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #12 
  - If You Are Annoyed at Obama...  CherokeeDem   Aug-22-08 04:35 PM   #13 
  - Obama had his running mate chosen yesterday, he's already notified this person--  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:37 PM   #20 
  - Just Because He Hasn't Personally Told You....  CherokeeDem   Aug-22-08 04:45 PM   #32 
     - Someone leaked to the media that the announcement would come  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:51 PM   #40 
     - no- the campaign set it up that they would email the announcement  undeterred   Aug-22-08 04:59 PM   #42 
     - I don't need to be told to a grip.  undeterred   Aug-22-08 05:01 PM   #43 
  - Plus the e-mails.  igil   Aug-22-08 07:38 PM   #48 
  - NO!  redqueen   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   #14 
  - Nope.  truebrit71   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   #15 
  - I have never fantasized about the military forcibly shutting down a US television station  bluestateguy   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   #16 
  - Count me in ... I haven't gotten much wor,k done today ...  LSparkle   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   #17 
  - I think most of us are. It's getting beyond annoying. n/t  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-22-08 04:36 PM   #18 
  - yeah. but the only people who are paying enough attention to be annoyed have already decided  orangepeel68   Aug-22-08 04:37 PM   #19 
  - I've gotten past caring.  LisaM   Aug-22-08 04:37 PM   #21 
  - Only by some people on DU  ErinBerin84   Aug-22-08 04:37 PM   #22 
  - No,  Erin Elizabeth   Aug-22-08 04:37 PM   #23 
  - Well if I'm not going to like the VP pick, I'd just rather find out and get it over with.  Skwmom   Aug-22-08 04:38 PM   #24 
  - Exactly. If we have to wait this long to find out it's either Biden, Kaine, Sebelius,  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:40 PM   #28 
     - How can he pick Chet Edwards?  ncrainbowgrrl   Aug-22-08 04:43 PM   #30 
        - Chet Edwards might have been a good pick before the OTHER Edwards  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:47 PM   #37 
  - No, I think it is spectacular! Human beings just hate to wait...but it is great! NT  NRaleighLiberal   Aug-22-08 04:38 PM   #25 
  - Yes  Phoonzang   Aug-22-08 04:39 PM   #26 
  - I think some of you are insane.  Forkboy   Aug-22-08 04:39 PM   #27 
  - Not really.  countingbluecars   Aug-22-08 04:40 PM   #29 
  - YES  renate   Aug-22-08 04:43 PM   #31 
  - Exactly!  nsd   Aug-22-08 04:47 PM   #35 
     - I always wanted to whoop that kid's ass.  wienerdoggie   Aug-22-08 04:52 PM   #41 
  - Yes, and the thing is that it has built up so much  SurfingAtWork   Aug-22-08 04:45 PM   #33 
  - Hillary would live up to the anticipation.  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-22-08 04:47 PM   #36 
     - Or Gore, or God. I mean, seriously, this could backfire if the choice is unsurprising and yawn-  MetricSystem   Aug-22-08 05:02 PM   #45 
  - not me  goodhue   Aug-22-08 04:46 PM   #34 
  - By YOU?  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-22-08 04:48 PM   #38 
  - What makes you so spectacularly special  OwnedByFerrets   Aug-22-08 04:48 PM   #39 
  - I have reached the who gives a shit stage.  48percenter   Aug-22-08 05:02 PM   #44 
  - Don't Feel Alone I'm There Too. n/t  sandyj999   Aug-22-08 05:09 PM   #47 
  - All i Know is with all of the waiting and expectation around this, it better be a great pick!  beyurslf   Aug-22-08 05:09 PM   #46 
  - Nope.  bigwillq   Aug-22-08 07:39 PM   #49 
  - No, I think it's exciting!  blonndee   Aug-22-08 07:40 PM   #50 
  - Aww c'mon!  mamalone   Aug-22-08 07:42 PM   #51 
  - Not in the least; don't be silly.  ocelot   Aug-22-08 07:43 PM   #52 
  - Obama never said it would be today..Geez people, chill. Go smoke some pot.  Jennicut   Aug-22-08 07:45 PM   #53 
  - I am extremely annoyed!  trayfoot   Aug-22-08 07:46 PM   #54 
  - I'm ready when he's ready  WesDem   Aug-22-08 07:49 PM   #55 
  - Yes. The prolonged tease is starting to seem adolescent. And considering how  highplainsdem   Aug-22-08 07:50 PM   #56 
 

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