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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:02 AM
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Why do they call a Clinton/Obama ticket 'the dream team'?
Am I the only one that feels a little nauseous when hearing of this scenario?

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:03 AM
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1. Because it would unite Dems
and trounce McCain.

The big problem our party has right now is one ANY party would wish to have - we have two very formidable candidates. The Republicans couldn't scrape together one.
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:08 AM
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7. that, and
it is the only conceivable way out of this mess without somebody really bloody and a probable muckain victory

oh, except for my suggestion re finessing the convention, but nobody seems to like it
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:13 AM
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12. I don't know about that.
I think many will view this as a phony display of unity between 2 people who hate each other. I would vote for it of course but my vote isn't the one that we need to worry about.

I can see the McCain campaign ads now. I'm telling ya'.....it would be a recipe for disaster.

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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 AM
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14. They don't hate each other
People here believe they do, but they're politically naive.

Politicians don't take this stuff personally. Plus, it doesn't matter even if they DO hate each other - you think Kennedy and Johnson were buds? Reagan and Bush? Nah... if it helps the ticket, they'll do it.
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:17 AM
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18. Oh, but they do take it personally. They are just trained to not admit it.
They are only human after all.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:19 AM
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19. I've seen nothing to indicate
they hate each other.

I know people here would like to believe they do, but it's just not true.
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:03 AM
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2. Gore Lieberman!
All the way!
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:06 AM
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3. to quote George Carlin (speaking of the American Dream):
"because you have to be asleep to believe it."
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:07 AM
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4. Because It Would Excite The Masses More Than Any Ticket In History, And Lead To Guaranteed Victory.
I'd say that's a pretty damn good reason, despite your gastric troubles.
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:08 AM
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5. Barack would be an awful VP candidate in the GE
Weve all seen how his campaign crumbled under the slightest criticisms. Hes too weak and inexperienced plus he's polarizing.
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 AM
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15. I don't think Obama should be on a Clinton ticket but not for the reasons you state.
Sorry.
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:08 AM
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6. Self Deleted
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:09 AM by moobu2
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enough already Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:09 AM
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8. It's a 'dream' because Hillary only sees herself on top
It's just another attempt from her campaign to tell minorities they should settle for 2nd best.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:10 AM
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9. Right now, for Hillary and many of her supporters...
it's the only way she can come out of this on the ticket.

I don't think she adds anything to the Democratic ticket as VP... Obama is going to need someone with that 3am experience to balance the ticket... that's not Hillary.

Maybe Clark, maybe Biden, maybe even a Webb, but not Hillary.

Mostly, Hillary is using this line in Mississippi with black voters... "don't reach too high now, Obama can be a good house nig.., err, VP, yeah... so if you vote for me, I'll put him on the ticket, so it's really like voting for BOTH of us... besides you know what happens to uppity ..., err, black leaders in the south"
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:13 AM
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13. I know that tactic very well and I agree with you. n/t
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:11 AM
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10. Because it is only possible in a dream
not reality

They are opposite, they both think they should be on the top of the ticket, (and so far O is, but H positions herself publicly like she is) there are hard feelings there now, and it is going to get worse.

Dream on, as the song goes.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:15 AM
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16. How are they opposite?
they agree on 99% of things.

Don't let the echo chamber of DU color your view of reality.
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:12 AM
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11. Should be the "nightmare team"
Put Hillary with anyone and the repugs will come out in masses to defeat her. Then the McLame nightmare begins and lasts four years.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:15 AM
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17. Thanks for that lead-in
At least the Nightmare Ticket can be dismissed now

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...




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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:21 AM
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21. Didn't see your post. I agree with you 100 percent! n/t
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DemVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:20 AM
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20. Because only in a dream will it happen. n/t
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:24 AM
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22. Anything that given Hillary even a whiff of the presidency would be a nightmare.
We need to be rid of her.
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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:26 AM
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23. Not happening in the real world.... just media filler in the 24 hour
news cycle.
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JackORoses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:27 AM
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24. because it's Hillary's only shot at achieving her lifelong dream
Kick her to the curb! She deserves nothing.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:29 AM
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25. Well hey...guess ya'll figure a GD Damn speech
is experience enough for Vice President. Clinton already told us how she feels, McCain would be her choice. After all, if you're gonna vote...vote for the people with the experience...Ya'll remember that?

I dont know if I can forget it, the god's honest truth.



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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:30 AM
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26. Because the HRC people know that's the only way they can win
She needs him..

he does not need her
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