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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 12:08 PM
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56. Okay... who would you pick?
Admittedly the Governor appears to have the qualifications to be Senator!

or maybe they can get the State Attorney General to run in 2010! :sarcasm:
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  -The appointment of Ted Kaufman to replace Biden is a real turn off to me cali  Nov-25-08 06:21 AM   #0 
  - That's how Teddy Kennedy got his seat. The Mass governor  Raven   Nov-25-08 06:23 AM   #1 
  - Yep, JFK's old college roommate, Ben Smith--they wanted JFK's senate seat to stay in the family  WI_DEM   Nov-25-08 11:49 AM   #52 
  - Why not just appoint Ted in the first instance?  No Elephants   Nov-25-08 12:05 PM   #55 
     - Because he wasn't 30 yet  Hippo_Tron   Nov-25-08 03:12 PM   #61 
  - It means an open race in '10.  Unsane   Nov-25-08 06:25 AM   #2 
  - So you would have been more happy if the Governor gave someone a head start by way of appointment?  jefferson_dem   Nov-25-08 06:29 AM   #3 
  - Genuinely level contest?  dkf   Nov-25-08 06:30 AM   #5 
  - What are you talking about?  jefferson_dem   Nov-25-08 06:35 AM   #8 
  - I just think this was planned for Biden and I don't like it.  dkf   Nov-25-08 06:44 AM   #13 
     - No matter how you slice it, your "concern" is a stretch.  Labors of Hercules   Nov-25-08 09:23 AM   #32 
     - He still has to get the votes to be elected.  dbaker41   Nov-25-08 10:55 AM   #49 
     - What makes you think Beau is going to run? Or that people will vote for him just bc of his last  No Elephants   Nov-25-08 12:08 PM   #57 
     - Name one way in which  quakerboy   Nov-25-08 12:42 PM   #60 
        - Using your daddy's political machine doesn't show how  dkf   Nov-25-08 11:45 PM   #63 
  - As level as can be.  dbmk   Nov-25-08 09:34 AM   #36 
  - I think it will simply give Beau Biden an unfair advantage  cali   Nov-25-08 06:38 AM   #9 
  - Whether or not the Biden name gives Beau an unfair head start is an argument for 2010.  jefferson_dem   Nov-25-08 06:48 AM   #14 
  - It's not just the name. it's a heavy duty political machine.  cali   Nov-25-08 07:02 AM   #18 
     - But Biden was elected by the people of Delaware  dbmk   Nov-25-08 09:28 AM   #34 
     - Cali, agree with you. When the rethugs do it, we see the ick. Our side, not so much.  chimpymustgo   Nov-26-08 12:33 AM   #64 
  - Sure he has an advantage  dbmk   Nov-25-08 09:27 AM   #33 
     - My non-Delwarian opinion is this.  whistler162   Nov-25-08 12:00 PM   #53 
  - Me too!!  murbley40   Nov-25-08 09:57 AM   #39 
  - Good point. Any appointee would have the usual incumbent advantage.  No Elephants   Nov-25-08 12:14 PM   #59 
  - I agree 100%  dkf   Nov-25-08 06:29 AM   #4 
  - If the people of Delaware don't want Beau Biden in 2010, they'll vote for someone else.  Tanuki   Nov-25-08 06:34 AM   #7 
     - Its the political machines that I don't like.  dkf   Nov-25-08 06:41 AM   #11 
        - But how would you start rating peoples advantages then?  dbmk   Nov-25-08 09:31 AM   #35 
  - "Kaufman is a loyal foot soldier"...  nomaco-10   Nov-25-08 06:33 AM   #6 
  - they psychic friends network said so.  FLDem5   Nov-25-08 06:39 AM   #10 
     - No, Kaufman has said he has absolutely NO INTEREST in running  cali   Nov-25-08 06:42 AM   #12 
        - you should put a link to that quote in your OP  FLDem5   Nov-25-08 06:51 AM   #16 
           - He has said so.  H2O Man   Nov-25-08 09:39 AM   #37 
              - PS: I disagree with the OP.  H2O Man   Nov-25-08 09:39 AM   #38 
  - Its not "hereditary". Beau would have to run and be elected by the People of DE  BrentTaylor   Nov-25-08 06:49 AM   #15 
  - There is going to be an election  leftynyc   Nov-25-08 06:59 AM   #17 
  - No, I'm saying that an open seat in 2010 gives Beau Biden  cali   Nov-25-08 07:34 AM   #21 
     - Considering he didn't get the original appointment because he is currently in Iraq, I think he gets  JohnnyBoots   Nov-25-08 07:59 AM   #25 
     - It's still an open seat.  Barack08   Nov-25-08 10:42 AM   #44 
     - The playing field is never perfectly level in politics.  Occam Bandage   Nov-25-08 10:46 AM   #46 
  - I think anytime you have an appointment like this  davidpdx   Nov-25-08 07:13 AM   #19 
  - It doesn't take a current Dem office-holder out of their current seat  riqster   Nov-25-08 07:28 AM   #20 
  - I am not a big fan of an open seat in a safe Democratic state like Delaware.  Barack08   Nov-25-08 07:37 AM   #22 
  - Delaware is so blue I doubt that would happen.  Jennicut   Nov-25-08 10:37 AM   #42 
  - People still have to vote and anyone can run - no hereditary seats  dmordue   Nov-25-08 07:39 AM   #23 
  - Of course, you are correct.  jefferson_dem   Nov-25-08 07:56 AM   #24 
  - yeah, because having the most powerful political machine  cali   Nov-25-08 09:03 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, we certainly dont want an experienced, intelligent veteran to have the seat...  Clio the Leo   Nov-25-08 08:02 AM   #26 
  - Beau......  murbley40   Nov-25-08 10:44 AM   #45 
  - Beau still has to win  kevinds13   Nov-25-08 08:52 AM   #27 
  - No the Senate shouldn't have hereditary seats but it does.  apnu   Nov-25-08 09:01 AM   #28 
  - I get why you would have problems with the heriditary seat issue  dbmk   Nov-25-08 09:10 AM   #30 
  - I can't imagine why this is a problem. The people of Delaware  Ozma   Nov-25-08 09:13 AM   #31 
  - exactly.  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-25-08 09:59 AM   #40 
  - I have no problem with this at all.  Jennicut   Nov-25-08 10:37 AM   #41 
  - I agree!  murbley40   Nov-25-08 10:56 AM   #50 
  - ...wait. So you're saying you'd rather have  Occam Bandage   Nov-25-08 10:41 AM   #43 
  - no, I'm saying I find "family seats" in the Congress, a disturbing idea  cali   Nov-25-08 10:47 AM   #47 
     - Well, people might not like Obama in 2010, God Forbid  Jennicut   Nov-25-08 10:49 AM   #48 
     - I agree, but that problem is a weakness of the electorate,  Occam Bandage   Nov-25-08 10:57 AM   #51 
  - so many have inherited widows and widowers, e.g.  amborin   Nov-25-08 12:01 PM   #54 
  - Okay... who would you pick?  whistler162   Nov-25-08 12:08 PM   #56 
  - Do you have a problem with Bobby and Ted Kennedy or Hillary Clinton?  No Elephants   Nov-25-08 12:13 PM   #58 
  - Perhaps, but Beau still has to be voted in  liberalpragmatist   Nov-25-08 04:39 PM   #62 

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