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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:47 AM
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Dream Team: Obama & Gore (possibly along with Powell & Bloomberg)
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.ht...

"My take is that Obama's best strategy would be to create a dream ticket with someone like Al Gore, who is the only potential candidate with more national security experience and world profile than Republican nominee John McCain.

If Obama does not get a trophy running mate like Gore -- or perhaps Republican Colin Powell -- he will be forced to step up his attacks on Clinton as she will against him. This will simply provide juicy sound bites for Republican advertising campaigners.

The point is that Clinton is becoming a spoiler. In terms of support, Obama deserves to be the nominee because he has racked up millions more votes in more primaries than she has and almost double what Mc-Cain has generated. He is a new, bright voice and is offering Americans a clear-cut choice between a team looking for new policy ideas and one, such as McCain's or Clinton's, that's simply more of the same, which is, by most accounts, not working very well.

It will be interesting to see what Obama does with this rough stuff.
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Obama could outmanoeuvre her by announcing a dream team of experienced Democrats and Republicans (Gore, Powell, Michael Bloomberg) who he would promise to appoint to his Cabinet. That way, he would underscore his message of hope and collaboration with experienced people rather than allow himself to be isolated as a novice by Clinton or McCain."

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Heh, wouldn't that be a hell of a kicker!
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:49 AM
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1. I don't think Al Gore would play second fiddle to BO.
Al Gore is a hundred times more qualified to be POTUS than BO. Why play second string to a rookie?
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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:52 AM
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2. I wonder if Obama would be willing to be Gore's VP
I just read that Obama declared that he would not be VP...but I wonder if that applies only to Hillary. Hypothetical: Convention Chaos...for the sake of preserving the Democratic party, Obama agrees to let Gore be the candidate and be his VP. That would be one very difficult ticket to beat!
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TheDoorbellRang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 AM
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7. He is 100 times more qualified than Obama in everything but charisma
Gore's always been my first choice, but Obama has the ability to rouse folks to action. Now that someone has put the idea in my head, I'm beginning to wonder if Gore would serve as VP to Obama. He was the most powerful VP in history before Darth Cheney, and I'd guess Obama would involve someone of his stature even moreso than Clinton did. If he wanted to be influential but avoid most of the poison of campaigning, maybe he'd do it.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:53 AM
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3. Better get your facts straight...
You make a blanket statement about Obama having millions more votes. That is factually incorrect. In fact, with Fla and Mich. included, he has less, and he has less than a million without those two.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/...

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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:04 AM
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4. We don't want or need anymore Colin Powell
We don't want anymore Clintons, Bushes, and no more Powell, holding up a vial of crystal meth (or whatever it was) at United Nations, telling everybody its a weapon of mass destruction. Please enough of this bandying about the name of this war criminal Colin Powell. Plus, he's a homophobe.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:06 AM
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5. Powell? That lying sack of sh**?
If he gets on anyone's ticket, I will make a point of voting for the opposition. He sealed up the lies for the bushes attack on Iraq. I'll be damn if I ever forgive that piece of crap.
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:14 AM
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6. I'm telling you
How could even people consider for one second the name Colin Powell? Do people have no memory at all? It must be true what Gore Vidal says when he calls the USA the United States of Amnesia.

Come on people. Colin Powell belongs behind bars with the Bushes, not in the White House.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:59 AM
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8. Obama/Powell? Now there is a ticket which would float
like a rock.

Senator "Trust" and "Hope" paired with Secretary War Criminal.

:puke:
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 AM
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9. Joe Biden could do the trick.
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mculator Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:29 AM
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10. As a Hillary supporter, I would vote Gore/Obama, not the other way around.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:03 AM
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11. Powell?!?!?
How can this even be discussed?
Any Republican on the ticket makes it a Republican ticket in my book. All bets would be off. Period.
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:51 AM
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12. Powell? Bloomberg?
Both are supporters of the Iraq war. Would it make ANY sense for anti-war Obama to ask them to join his ticket? Good grief, I hope you think this through a little more.
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