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Arnold Judas Rimmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 08:23 PM
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35. Richardson was my preferred choice
Most obvious reason is that a governor on the ticket probably would have been better than two senators. History seems to bear that out, and unfortunately Gramps is looking at a lot of governors.

I'm guessing the "attack dog" thing is what knocked Bill out of the ring. No question that Biden is better in that capacity
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  -Richardson says he was vetted for VP and under consideration Ichingcarpenter  Aug-23-08 07:23 PM   #0 
  - He was. This isn't a surprise. . . . n/t  annabanana   Aug-23-08 07:24 PM   #1 
  - I think some didn't know how close he came to getting the job  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 07:25 PM   #3 
     - He might be better as governor of NM than  XemaSab   Aug-23-08 09:07 PM   #41 
  - He was always my first choice.. But I am very happy with Joe  Motown_Johnny   Aug-23-08 07:24 PM   #2 
  - Same here -- n/t  Mme. Defarge   Aug-23-08 07:26 PM   #4 
  - He was my first choice, Clark was my second.  moriah   Aug-23-08 07:31 PM   #11 
  - He deserved to be considered and I glad he was. I could have  JenniferZ   Aug-23-08 07:28 PM   #5 
  - I would have been behind him too although  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 07:32 PM   #15 
  - According to Bob Schrum, take Richardson with a grain of salt on VP vetting  wmbrew0206   Aug-23-08 07:29 PM   #6 
  - Bob Schrum is not even close to this Democratic party  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 07:30 PM   #10 
  - Well, he is enough of a democrat to work for Edwards and sit on Kerry's VP vetting committee.  wmbrew0206   Aug-23-08 07:33 PM   #20 
     - That worked out well didn't it?  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 07:34 PM   #23 
        - So you are saying the loss in '04 is Bob Schrum's fault?  wmbrew0206   Aug-23-08 07:36 PM   #25 
           - Here's what I'm saying  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-23-08 08:25 PM   #36 
           - Schrum is 0-for-8, okay?  WinkyDink   Aug-23-08 08:28 PM   #38 
           - The point I was trying to make was that Richardson said the same thing in '04  wmbrew0206   Aug-23-08 11:12 PM   #48 
  - Richardson is a helluva lot closer to Obama than Schrum  IWantAnyDem   Aug-23-08 07:32 PM   #14 
  - Shrum is a liar- Obama's campaign just reported the vetting process  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 09:18 PM   #47 
  - I wish Obama had picked Richardson  Czolgosz   Aug-23-08 07:29 PM   #7 
  - He would have been a great VP  darius15   Aug-23-08 07:30 PM   #8 
  - Foreign affairs cred, plus executive experience, plus Western state appeal, plus Spanish speaking  Czolgosz   Aug-23-08 07:32 PM   #13 
     - They haven't been passed up  IWantAnyDem   Aug-23-08 07:33 PM   #18 
     - I think he might have zipper problems though  democrattotheend   Aug-23-08 07:55 PM   #28 
  - The only thing about Richardson is that he is a terrible campaigner  MiniMe   Aug-23-08 08:11 PM   #32 
  - He beat the living shit out of Biden during the primaries.  Stop Cornyn   Aug-23-08 08:20 PM   #34 
  - Huh?  MiniMe   Aug-23-08 08:26 PM   #37 
     - Richardson got TONS more votes (and funds) than Biden's vanity campaign  Stop Cornyn   Aug-24-08 01:10 AM   #50 
  - Obama's his own VP?  XemaSab   Aug-23-08 09:09 PM   #44 
     - Oops, typo  MiniMe   Aug-23-08 09:15 PM   #46 
  - Richardson was one of my top picks  XemaSab   Aug-23-08 09:08 PM   #43 
  - He sounded kind of disappointed that he didn't get it.  Olney Blue   Aug-23-08 07:30 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, he did... but...  larissa   Aug-23-08 07:33 PM   #19 
  - HE'll be Secretary of State  IWantAnyDem   Aug-23-08 07:35 PM   #24 
     - Yep and even those people have to be vetted. He's got a place on the cabinet  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-23-08 07:37 PM   #27 
  - Well, he went against his former friends to get VP, so I'm sure he is.  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-23-08 07:34 PM   #22 
  - Notice nobody knew the specifics  IWantAnyDem   Aug-23-08 07:31 PM   #12 
  - Bill would be a great VP, but Biden will be, too. Hope O  southerncrone   Aug-23-08 07:32 PM   #16 
  - I feel sorry for him. I know he wanted VP REALLY badly.  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-23-08 07:32 PM   #17 
  - In my opinion,  Frances   Aug-23-08 07:33 PM   #21 
  - Bill is a good man that brings electoral advantages to the table...  TTUBatfan2008   Aug-23-08 07:36 PM   #26 
  - Richardson was my favorite VP choice  liberaldem4ever   Aug-23-08 08:01 PM   #29 
  - Biden is MUCH better than Richardson. Obama did well in his pick.  jesus_of_suburbia   Aug-23-08 08:04 PM   #31 
     - I agree with you Obama did a great job  liberaldem4ever   Aug-24-08 01:16 AM   #52 
  - Richardson for SecState  crimsonblue   Aug-23-08 08:04 PM   #30 
  - I was a Richardson supporter during the primary but I prefer Biden for VP  seasat   Aug-23-08 08:20 PM   #33 
  - Richardson was my preferred choice  Arnold Judas Rimmer   Aug-23-08 08:23 PM   #35 
  - I like Richardson a lot, and he was my favorite for VP for awhile. But I couldn't help but notice  scarletwoman   Aug-23-08 08:30 PM   #39 
  - Richardson never stood a chance.  Kristi1696   Aug-23-08 08:31 PM   #40 
  - yeah, I think he would have made a great VP candidate  tigereye   Aug-23-08 09:08 PM   #42 
  - I like Richardson but American is not ready for that much change.  Top Cat   Aug-23-08 09:10 PM   #45 
  - I'm predicting that Richardson will play an important role in Obama's administration.  pirhana   Aug-23-08 11:14 PM   #49 
  - Then he's in the Cabinet for sure  eleny   Aug-24-08 01:15 AM   #51 

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