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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:55 PM
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Here's a wild idea. What if Kerry picks Nader for VP?
I know it won't happen, but talk about a landslide!
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:56 PM
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1. Yeah...for Bush!!!
That would be a disaster!!!
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:00 PM
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Why?
Nader would pull in the youth and/or far left vote. If Nader actually behaved rationally, for once, by pairing up with Kerry on the Dem ticket, I, for one, would forgive him his trespasses!
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troublemaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:08 PM
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11. The Reagan Democrats are not going to put
Ralph Nader a heartbeat away from mowing their lawn, let alone the presidency.

Besides, the man is steaming human garbage. Does someone who put Bush in the WH and then decides to knowingly run interference for Bush in 2004 really have the character the job requires?
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:09 PM
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12. Way too controversial...and way too liberal I'm afraid
It would kill Kerry among Independents! Any moderate to conservative voters who were thinking of going to Kerry would head right back to Bush.
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Baltimoreboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:14 PM
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34. And cost him all sorts of votes
Nader is a putz and an enemy of the Democratic Party. Why should we put him or McCain on the ticket?
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bedtimeforbonzo Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:57 PM
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2. I can't see Nader playing second banana to anyone
he has a pretty healthy ego
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:06 PM
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9. Nader carries way TOO MUCH Baggage
Altruism is missing in the Equation.
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troublemaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:57 PM
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3. I assume you mean a landslide for Bush
A choice for Nader is a choice for Bush. That rule applies as much to John Kerry as it applies to you and me.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:59 PM
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4. I don't think that would help Kerry at all.
too many Democrats despise Nader for their perception, right or wrong, that he's the reason Bush is in the White House.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:59 PM
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5. Nader not being a Democrat would turn off the base
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:00 PM
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6. I'd still vote for JK but i'd have to hold my nose
:puke:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:00 PM
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7. Here's a better idea
Nader gets named VP and I go on a 3 state killing spree!
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troublemaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:11 PM
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14. TX, OK and IN
Hey, they spell TOXIN with a K left-over as a tribute to Indiana as the birthplace of the Klan!
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:29 PM
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23. Done and done!!!
Don't mind me - I'm just reloading now. :evilgrin:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:02 PM
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8. I like the idea
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:08 PM
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10. It would be worth it
just to see so many DUers go into apoplectic siezures :evilgrin:
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:41 PM
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24. no kidding..
I think some people on this board hate Nader more than they hate Bush. :eyes:

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:58 PM
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25. Some are the left wing version of Hillary Haters
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:10 PM
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13. I'd like Nader as vp. (nt)
nt
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:12 PM
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15. I have an even WILDER idea. Kerry picks a DEMOCRAT for VP.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:13 PM
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28. Wes Clark's my choice,
but I've been wondering if this has been discussed in Team Kerry and Nader.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:30 PM
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42. yeah really.... Have we run out of democrats?
?
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:12 PM
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16. you've got to be kidding
that's enough to make me vote Libertarian

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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:15 PM
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17. Now just cut that out.
We finally got a little relief from the McCain posts on this board and now you want to start this. Please, no. We need a DEMOCRAT.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:11 PM
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27. I love to stir the pot!
:evilgrin: But come on, even though I hate Nader too, I want to win this one above, almost, anything else.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:18 PM
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18. I'd love to vote for that ticket!
Might be interesting as well, since from what I have read and heard, Nader started out fighting the abuse of power by Democrats in DC.
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DaveSZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:24 PM
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20. I'd rather have Dennis
But I'd rather have Dennis stay in Congress and Kerry pick another man who was against the Iraq War - Wes Clark.
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karoon Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:23 PM
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19. I'd prefer to see an African American
as his partner.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:25 PM
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21. Say goodbye to the segment that actually determines who wins
Sorry, but between the partisan right and partisan left you only have about 70%-80% of the total people who will vote in this election. The "middle" portion of the electorate is going to determine who gets the winning margin and Nader would send the winning votes to Bush in a heartbeat.

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:27 PM
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22. Are you sure the middle hates Nader
Most of the hatred for Nader that I see is among those who consider themselves firmly on the left.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:36 PM
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45. I consider myself to be moderate, and I still consider Nader to....
...be traitorous scum just like his NeoCon overlords that he helped overthrow the legitimate government of the U. S.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:43 PM
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26. It wouldn't be as bad if he picked Lieberman or McCain, that's for sure!
At least I wouldn't sit out the vote!

There are a lot worse things that could happen.

But this certainly wouldn't happen anyway.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:15 PM
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29. Hey, that IS wild!
Wild enough to be completely stupid, that is.

Listen guys/gals - This might be a shock, but Kerry is gonna pick a Dem as a running mate.

Yep. You heard it here first! No McCain, no Nader, no Powell, no headless Berg. We're gonna have a goddamn Democrat as VP. Bank on it.

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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:16 PM
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30. Here's a wild idea: Bush wins in a landslide!
:wtf:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:29 PM
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31. Ralph Nader can burn in hell.
That is all.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:33 PM
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32. Better Nader than a Puke Lite NeoCon DLC'er any day.
If you saw Nader on Stephanopolous last week, you know damn well he was right about everything he said.

Fuck the DLC, fuck the pandering to the right wing, fuck PNAC lite PPI.

I'm not realistically expecting Nader, but we could (and probably will) get much worse.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:11 PM
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33. That would make me stay home
he's supposed to pick someone who could run the country if he's incapacitated. The only guy I can think of who is less capable than Ralph will be riding a golf cart around a pig farm next year...
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djg21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:16 PM
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35. I'd ask for the return of my campaign contribution.
Nader's an asshole and I wouldn't vote for him to be the dog catcher.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:17 PM
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36. Nofuckingway!
Although, as an ABB person, I'd still vote for the ticket. However, we'd lose all the swing voters and moderate Republicans.
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:49 PM
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37. What about Ronald Reagan?
Granted...he could never be President, but at least he could help Kerry with the Reagan Democrats! He might even endorse all of Kerry's proposals, if he can still talk...

With Ronnie on the ticket Kerry could never lose California, and if Kerry died in office then Dennie Hastert would become the new President. Who cares who the VP is or how he or she is elected? After all the VP is the only nationally selected member of the Senate who's a heartbeat away from commanding the largest world empire.
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Lou_C Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:50 PM
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38. Allot of us Democrats hate Nader
He is a pompous ass.
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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:52 PM
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39. Wahhhh Wahhhhh. I'd write in Dean. Just kidding. I'd vote for them even
though I'd have serious reservations about a lying, megalomaniacal, union busting hypocrite being next in line for the presidency.
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FranMonet Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:08 PM
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40. Finish this sentence
When Kerry picks Nader for VP Then ------

the answer. Then monkeys will fly out of my butt.
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:17 PM
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41. Fuck Nader
let Nader undermine the fight against Bush from the inside? No way. He'll do enough damage to the Democrats from the outside. Besides there is no way he'd ever go for it. Remember he is running AGAINST the Democrats, he wants Kerry to LOOSE.

Might as well thave Cheney as Kerry's VP.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:33 PM
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43. well said... nuck fader
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:33 PM by sundog
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:36 PM
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44. Then he too can look at 6% of the vote" - AAR - Unfiltered on
kerry taling VP advice from nader
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mountainvue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:37 PM
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46. No.
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