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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:16 PM
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Is Gov. Gary Locke a good VP choice?
Edited on Wed Feb-04-04 12:17 PM by Bleachers7
I live in NY so I don't know a lot about what goes on in WA. He seems to be a bright, good guy. Is that true? Is he a good VP pick?
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RichM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:28 PM
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1. He's bright, but do you remember his "Response" to the SOTU last
year? It was wimpy, tepid & spineless. He's a decent & intelligent fellow, but comes across as a weakling. I also don't think he stands for anything in particular -- sort of a generic bland Democrat.
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dumpster_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:35 PM
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2. The VP should be one of Clark, Edwards or Kerry
Edited on Wed Feb-04-04 12:36 PM by dumpster_baby
These 3 have already had tons of media exposure that will be valuable in the GE. Not to mention their obvious qualifications, especially Clark and Edwards.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:36 PM
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3. He's very unpopular in WA state right now as are most gov's
caught up in Bush's deficit spending. States are all hurting. He isn't very animated so NO.
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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:37 PM
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4. Never heard of him. Two nor'easterners on the same ticket?
Does Kerry WANT to lose the south intentionally?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:40 PM
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6. Washinton State is on the west coast
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KnucklesBuchanan Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:42 PM
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7. As a WA resident, let me say:
NO. Locke isn't a good VP choice for anyone. As governors go, he's been acceptable, but not a standout. He has a very bad habit of getting little done by allowing the state legislature to lead, instead of doing the leading himself. For me personally, he's been a huge disappointment as governor.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 01:27 PM
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8. Hi KnucklesBuchanan!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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West Coast Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 12:39 PM
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5. WA is already a lock
we need a VP who can pick up some swing states
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 01:36 PM
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9. have to agree--no
from what I understand, he's had to forgo a re-election run because he knew he would probably lose the primary
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-04 02:11 PM
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10. Edwards or Richardson
I don't see any other really good choice out there.
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