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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:39 PM
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Poll question: If Gore made it clear he would accept VP nomination...
If ex-VP Al Gore and the winner of the 2000 presidential election made it clear he would accept the VP nomination and his name were added to the list of candidates who are most mentioned for VP would it influence or change your mind about your current choice?


Who would you support for VP on a Kerry ticket?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:40 PM
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1. that's a HUGE if.
in fact, I really doubt it'll happen or even come close.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:41 PM
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2. Why would Gore want to be VP AGAIN?! (eom)
nt
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:53 PM
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5. obviously its a hypothetical question
and why he might want to be VP again is if Kerry made clear he wanted someone with the experience to help him run the country--Gore and Cheney are two of the most powerful and influential VP's in history--he might be willing to do it for the party and for the country. Also Gore is young enough that even if Kerry won two terms he could position himself to run for president in 2012 and if, god forbid, Kerry loses in November, by taking on the VP role he could position himself for 2008.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:42 PM
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3. Gore for the experience and knowledge.
I suspect he has learned a lot in the last 3 years.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:45 PM
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4. Gore would make a great Senator..
Fighting and defending on a limited basis..

I still like Clark above ALL!

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:53 PM
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6. why would Kerry want to be in Gore's shadow
it ain't gonna happen
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:55 PM
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7. My personal preference would be Kucinich
But I'd probably be comfortable with Graham (FL) or Clark (AR), in that order, if only because the bigotry of the South must probably be given homage.


Yes, I call it what it is. The idea that Southerners by the many thousands refuse to vote for a ticket without a Southerner (even one transplanted from the dung heaps of Connecticut) is the obvious motivation for such tickets. When it becomes more significant than ideology, merit, platform, or party, I call that bigotry.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:06 PM
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8. Gore as VP Would Electrify Me
I don't think big Al would do it, but I love 'im.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:12 PM
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9. Anybody
whatever they choose will be fine. i don't see any disastarous picks, nor do I see any slam dunks.

Clark & Graham make the most sense, but I wouldn't complain if Edwards got the nod.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:18 PM
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10. Not Gore. No way.
Clark or Edwards. Al isn't viewed as representing the progressive, small d democratic message that the others have articulated, although to a lesser degree than Dean and Kucinich.

People want change, they want results, they are tired of all this partisan pussyfooting around that is bogging down viable politic solutions to the very real problems facing the average American. Affordable health care (not single payer), good schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods, access to college, jobs that can support a decent life, social security that is equitable and fair, affordable child care, an innovative transportation system that releases individuals from dependence on cars to get to work, clean air and water,... and so on. These are some of the things there are viable solutions for but are held hostage by partisan, interest group politics.

In their minds most politicians know we must have these things, but the parties are so polarized and so dependent on donors, or impressed with power, they can't do the real work.

I'm not bashing Al, it's just that fresher, more, and more strident voices are needed. Politics is changing, we need to nudge it along or it will get bogged down by inertia.

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:19 PM
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11. I'd vote against $hrub via Kerry/Gore. But I wouldn't be doing cartwheels
over the pair.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:05 PM
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12. I'd love Gore, BUT, only if he'd fight this time -- hard.
Where was his fight against those lying accusations of lies. Bush makes a jovial cut accusing Gore of inventing the calculator, a comment meant to demean our candidate, meant to lower our chance at keeping Bush from raping our country, and what does Gore do? He chuckles. No response. No admonishment. Just a silence taken as reticent acceptance of Bush's lie as truth in front of the voters before the election.

If he'd fight for himself, I'd fight for him over the Deaniacs, Edwardites, and especially the scary McCainiacs.

Otherwise, I hope he finds meaningful employment elsewhere.
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Jackson4Gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:08 PM
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13. Absolutley not
Gore is above the Vice Presidency.
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tcfrogs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:10 PM
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14. what do you mean?
Just curious...
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