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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:26 PM
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So let's talk veep candidates...
Tell us who you want to see for VP and pair them with your choice for Pres.

I like John Edwards for President and Barack Obama for VP.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:27 PM
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1. Kucinich for President
and Biden for VP would be good, I think.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:40 PM
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6. How soon would the rethugs
start calling them Frodo and Sam?
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:17 PM
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11. I doubt if many of them would get the reference
Besides, if the American public is so shallow that they only want good looking tall people to be in public office, then maybe we deserve the kind of politicians we seem to get.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:27 PM
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2. Edwards and Webb
Serious kick ass team. :bounce:
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KellyW Donating Member (539 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:32 PM
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3. Clinton's VP
will be Wes Clark. You heard it here first.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:51 PM
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15. I think that also but
my dad thinks Richardson which gives the dems a shot at all four corner states (NM,AZ,CO,NV). We have a $5 bet on it. We have picked the entire cabinet - we're just waiting to find out the nominee!!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:51 PM
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16. uhh, him or Richardson
both have been kissing ass heavily lately.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:34 PM
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4. Edwards/Obama = The 16 Year Hold on the White House :)
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:36 PM
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5. There was a wonderful picture of Edwards & Obama side by side from
yesterday's debate.. don't remember where I saw it, but it was a very striking picture.

Let's face it.. we have lots of good options for pair-ups this time around !
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:41 PM
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7. What do people think of Carol Mosely Braun?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:33 PM
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12. Love her
But Obama could not pick her. They are from the same state.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:02 PM
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Love her.
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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:02 PM
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21. Love her.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:05 PM
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22. Love her
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:49 PM
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8. There are several combinations that work for me. I don't have a favorite until we
have a nominee.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:00 PM
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9. I think Kathleen Sebelius would make a fine running mate for any of our candidates. nt
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:44 PM
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13. What are her strengths? What issues is she strong on?
Being a "good manager" alone doesn't seem to be working for Richardson. Does Sebelius light up an audience? Does she have any break through proposals that sets her apart from a dozen other possibles, or is this just a case of finding a strong red state governor? What other votes can she pull across the line?
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:23 PM
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19. I think the fact that she's a strong red state governor could itself be considered a strength.
Whether or not Sebelius lights up an audience I cannot say, as I have not personally seen her speak. But the fact is that she is a female Democratic Governor of a very red, conservative state, and her popularity and approval ratings have grown since she was first elected to office. I would say that she has something going for her, outside of her stands on any issues, that gives her a broad appeal. And I think that broad appeal could certainly be an asset as a VP of a Democratic ticket.

On this issues, she has progressive stances on issues such as gun control, reproductive rights, marriage equality, education, healthcare, and capital punishment.

I'm not saying that she would be the best choice we have (Richardson, who you mentioned in your reply, would also be very good). But I do think that she would be a strong choice for a running mate for the person that secures the Dem nomination.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:36 PM
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20. I distrust recommendations by demographics.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:12 PM
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10. Speaking in more of a generality...
With three viable minority candidates possibly making history in this primary, one of them has to be on the Ticket - no matter who wins the nomination. This can't be ignored without it being an obvious snub to minorities everywhere.

If Biden or Edwards win, I'd like to see Obama, Richardson, or Hillary in that order.

If one of those three win, then:

Obama will need to pick someone with experience (Biden, Dodd or Richardson),

Hillary would have to pick an alpha-male type with an "outsider"/populist persona (Clark, Edwards, or some Governor)

Richardson can pick whomever he wants and will do just fine.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:47 PM
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14. Today I like Biden/Obama or Obama/Biden
I think either way that ticket is unbeatable.

I would take damn near any of our field though as VP we have an amazing crew this time.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:53 PM
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17. A very good ticket indeed
I too love the fact there are so many great candidates. I'll happily vote for any one of them.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:27 PM
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18. Barack and Richardson for VP!!! Unbeatable, untouchable!!!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:05 PM
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23. John Edwards supporters don't believe in the power of
how much a Veep counts on the ticket.

I've heard many times...."nobody votes for the Veep"...in explaining why although Edwards didn't help Kerry in 2004 as Veep on that ticket, he would still be strong at top of the ticket.

This is an interesting reversal. :eyes:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:10 PM
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24. I think we have a deep bench for veeps.
I like Alexis Herman.

Also Bill Bradley.

I expect Gen. Clark and Senator Bayh to be on a lot of shortlists.

I expect Gov. Richardson, if he is not our nominee for president, would be an extremely convincing selection.

Gov. Sebelius is terrific.

And several others.

I think an Edwards-Richardson or a Biden-Richardson ticket would overwhelm the Republicans.
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