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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 05:04 AM
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Clinton-Obama: Ticket of Inevitability By Mike Germain
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Almost one year ago I made a bet with a friend that the final Democratic ticket would end up being Clinton/Obama, and so far I have not seen anything that alters that prediction.

Since I am a dedicated progressive, this ticket does little to excite me. To a point.

We have the opportunity to elect the first woman POTUS. It ought to be a moment of unrivaled enthusiasm. Except I have difficulty overlooking a first term in the US Senate where she spent more time with the GOP caucus as with her Democratic collegues. I have difficulty overlooking the warmongery, the votes for the Patriot Act, the excessive defense spending. Not to mention her willing participation in the erosion of our civil rights as Americans.

What's the alternative?

We have the opportunity to elect the first african-american POTUS. In ought to be a moment of unrivaled enthusiasm. Except that I do not get inspired by flowery rhetoric and professional speechmaking. Other than the fact that we have another opportunity to elect an african-american, the inspirational part escapes me. I was a delegate and volunteer for Jesse Jackson in 1988, so I've seen a truly inspirational leader in action.


For me, deeds and a plan are far more important than rhetorical skill. I have a difficult time overlooking what is in fact an unremarkable record in the Illinois State Senate, and two undistinguished years in the US Senate. Where's the qualification? In Jesse Jackson, the Democratic Party had a candidate that could move masses through action and deeds, as well as rhetorically. You can't eat a speech, and words don't create jobs. And when a candidate for POTUS from the Democratic Party begins rally's and speeches with blatant religious grandiosity, my eyebrow goes up. The First Amendment is an important part of what makes Democrats NOT like Republicans.

Both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama are caretakers of the corporate structure, and very few, if any, of their policy positions differ from one another in any meaningful way. In a very weird way, they are far far more alike than not.

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Graduate of Hamline University St. Paul MN in International Relations and Political Science.
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MISSDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 02:17 PM
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1. Very interesting!
I could and will vote for the Democratic ticket, whoever it contains.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 05:18 PM
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2. It would be a stroke of genius
IMHO
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 09:37 PM
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4. Which Is Why It Won't Happen
Thing is, they could be assassination insurance for each other.....
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 06:22 PM
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3. i'll believe it when i see it
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pauldg0 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 10:37 PM
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5. What can we do about it................
....somebody has cut our throats........who??

I cannot and will not support either of them...and I am not sorry about it!!
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 06:18 AM
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7. Even Supporting the Democratic Party Is Problematic
unless and until there is a purge of those like Pelosi and Reid...why support people who will betray us at every turn?
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ursi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:43 AM
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6. if Obama loses, I hope he keeps his distance from the Clintons ...
to maintain his integrity for a later run. Why in the hell would he want to be Vice President AFTER Bill Clinton? He'd have no voice. It will be all about Bill. Face it. Bill is not changing.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 12:42 PM
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8. There's way WAY too much scorched earth for either an Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket.
Please consider waking-up because IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. :nuke:
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:16 PM
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9. obama/edwards would be unbeatable.
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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 01:31 PM
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10. Just anything except a woman
Yep, that is coming over loud and clear.
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 02:00 PM
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11. do i know you? i don't think i do. and since i don't, then i'm wondering how
you can say with such certainty that i believe "anything except a woman."

help me out here. or are you the one generalizing, assuming that if a man doesn't think hillary is the best choice, then he must hate women.
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bluemegan Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-05-08 03:14 PM
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12. I am for Clinton-Obama or viceversa
Can't be beaten.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-07-08 01:34 PM
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13. That black general
McCain will pick Powell for his running mate if Obama win the dem nom.
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HooptieWagon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 12:08 AM
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14. I don't see it
Powell won't bring anything to the ticket - i doubt he could deliver the AA vote vs Obama. More likely is a woman like Libby Dole as a counter to a Clinton candidate.

And there's no way Clinton and Obama will share a ticket .
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