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ringmastery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:40 PM
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Who do you *think* Kerry will pick as VP?
BTW, this isn't a question of who you *want* Kerry to pick or who Kerry *should* pick.

At the end of the day, I think Kerry will pick old boring Gephardt. He'll figure that he'll get Missouri for him and his union base would help him in Ohio and must-win Pennsylvania.
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JHBowden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:42 PM
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1. Edwards.
I'd prefer Clark, but Edwards livens up the ticket, gives regional balance, and adds fundraising prowess.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:47 PM
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5. Fundraising Prowess?
Edwards barely managed to stay in the game.

All he had going for him was the Trial Lawyer Lobby.
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JHBowden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:50 PM
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8. Edwards started off pretty hot.
Edwards was in the lead with $$$ early on in 2003. As things became more competitive between *ten* candidates the money obviously dried up, but all things being equal, Edwards's ability to shakedown big money is an asset.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:58 PM
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13. Barely managed to stay in the game? He IS the runner-up.
Although every major American media outlet checked out of Democratic Primary coverage when it became clear that John Kerry would be the likely nominee, John Edwards efffectively came in SECOND to John Kerry, and held 534 delegates to Kerry's admitedly overwhelming 2,162 delegates, as of April 13, 2004:

Primary Results: Delegate Scorecard
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:19 PM
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23. Correct me if Im wrong
But didn't Edwards last longer than Clark? And can you come up with some other way to bash Edwards other than the tired old GOP Trial Lawyer line. It's so hackney.
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:44 PM
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2. Don't be silly. John Kerry is a smart politician and a master
strategist.

And another smart politician and master strategist is his choice for VP-unless of course the world turns upside down and inside out between now and the end of May... :evilgrin:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:44 PM
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3. That will be a mistake if he does
Gephardt represents the conservative wing of the party, and he plays dirty when it comes to politics (like threatening union leaders from his own state because they endorsed Dean-this was before IA, obviously, but it still rankles). I fear this will happen, however, because Kerry figures Progressives will hold their noses and vote for him anyway, just to get rid of Bush. It may win him the election, but I think it will cost him in the long run, because Progressives will start looking towards building a third party that better reflects their views.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:47 PM
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6. actually Gep isnt that conservative, I dont want Gep believe me
because I dont think he will do much to the ticket, he would make a good labor secretary though. Personally on Gephardt, I thought some of the progressives' problems with Kerry is that hes pro free trade, Gephardt would eliminate that I think, being Gephardt is very anti NAFTA. I dont want Gephardt though, I want someone like Edwards or hell if he can get him, Dick Durbin, I would like that.
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:50 PM
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9. Gep has supported Bush's war on women!
He voted for Bush's BPA ban. It would be a slap in the face to all women if Kerry picked him.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:07 PM
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18. Not to mention the snore factor...
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:45 PM
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4. Edwards.
He needs some ammunition in The South.
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wasichu Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:47 PM
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7. Breaux
or Landrieu.
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loyalsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:51 PM
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10. Again
that war on women thing. No anti-choicers on the ballot!!
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Null Pointer Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:54 PM
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11. Someone completely out of left field
I was reading USA Today's old archives from July of 2000. Not one article mentioned Lieberman but several mentioned both Kerry and Edwards as possible Gore VP picks.

He or she will likely not be a Senator (Repubs can scrutinize their record too easily), but if it is a Senator, then he/she will certainly not be from a state that has a Republican Governor, as we will certainly be losing Kerry's seat to a Repub because Romney will appoint one.

I personally like Edwards, Clark, Breaux and Landrieu (Does LA have a Dem Gov?)

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:01 PM
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15. LA has a dem governor yes but she was just elected.
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:57 PM
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12. Edwards
I believe the polling data makes it a pretty obvious choice.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:00 PM
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14. Richardson
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PAMod Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:32 PM
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26.  I think so too. eom
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:02 PM
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16. edwards
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:06 PM
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17. I hope to hell it isn't Gephardt...
for numerous reasons. Is Graham still in the running? If not, Edwards would be the most logical choice, imo.
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:07 PM
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19. He will pick Clark - Iraq and security are too big now for Edwards
The focus has shifted from the economy and jobs which the majority of Americans chose as their number one concern for the last couple of years to, just recently, Iraq and national security.

Edwards would be helpful on domestic issues but brings nothing to the table internationally while Clark complements Kerry's advantage on Bush domestically with his military and international experience.
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LandOLincoln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:16 PM
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22. That was Teddy. JK feels isn't worried, he just
wants to win.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:08 PM
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20. Graham
I figure Kennedy's comments about being outshined means no Edwards or Clark leaving Graham as the most likely southerner on the ticket.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:11 PM
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21. Bob Dylan

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:20 PM
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24. Clark
n/t
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:25 PM
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25. McCain might tip the barrel but he won't ever switch over.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:32 PM
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27. Edwards.
I don't think there's much doubt about it.
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