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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:56 PM
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Poll question: POLL: How do you feel about the thought of Obama as VP?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:57 PM by yourguide
discuss or not.


Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:00 PM
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1. kicking for additional votes.
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woolldog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:01 PM
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2. Here's what I think of it:
:puke:
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:02 PM
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4. me too!
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:01 PM
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3. any ticket with hillary is a loser.
Obama is a winner.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:03 PM
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5. Hillary has made such a big deal about Obama's "lack of experience,"
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 04:04 PM by ocelot
(all he has is a speech, after all), so why would she ask a guy who she says is even less qualified than the Republican candidate to be the person who'd be second in line? Wouldn't McCain be a better match, if all that "experience" (which McCain has way more of than she does) matters so much?

In any event, Bill would certainly be the *real* vice president. The elected one, whoever that might be, would be relegated to attending state funerals and dedicating aircraft carriers. Why would anybody want the job?

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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:03 PM
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6. I would support a ticket with Obama as VP...
if Gore headed up the ticket, otherwise, I think it's an insult
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:05 PM
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8. ROFL AMEN!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:07 PM
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36. That's EXACTLY where I was going
Gore/Obama '08! :woohoo:
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:03 PM
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7. Against it.
Why would he want to ruin his aspirations by being on a losing Presidential ticket? Clinton can not win the general election.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:09 PM
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9. I want whatever gets us a damned nominee n/t
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:11 PM
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10. nice avatar.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:12 PM
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11. hilary busted herself on this balloon..
hilary: "Obama's not ready to answer the red phone but he could be my VP"(who has to be ready to answer the red phone if necessary).

A free press would catch this and excoriate 'er.
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pbca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:17 PM
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12. I won't vote for a HRC presidency
Regardless of the VP
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:17 PM
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13. Yup, the party is indeed split. n/t
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surfin Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:19 PM
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14. I will not vote if it is so, he will have lied to us about change
weed out the clinton bushes from the white house forever
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splat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:19 PM
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15. Kennedy-Johnson didn't like each other, but they won together
That said, I don't think Obama will want that job, although, imho, it would be good the country and for him.


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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:21 PM
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17. It would be great for the country
but I do not think it would be good for him.


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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:21 PM
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16. It would be a smart ticket. The majority of Dems seem to want it if
the talking heads are correct. I'm just not sure we're smart enough to do it.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:23 PM
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18. That's the point of this poll
I'm not sure the talking heads are correct.

I dont think giving him the VP slot will make many Obama supporters happy considering what a negative campaign they have run against him.


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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:26 PM
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20. They are basing the comments on recent polling. Polling DU won't
remotely represent Dem opinion in the real world. Most of them like both candidates.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:28 PM
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21. I know
but what I think the pollsters are missing is how many people that obama has brought into this process as new voters who are having a really difficult time with the dirty campaign HRC is running.

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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:50 PM
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29. Can you imagine what the repukes would do with it? Lordy,,,,"NO"! n/t
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:23 PM
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19. Depends what happens in PA
If he loses big there it might be worth considering. Otherwise I am opposed.

I don't want him to get the nomination if he can't win, and I am afraid she will take this to the convention, keep up her attacks, and leave him so weakened that he can't win in November, which would probably give her another chance in 2012, as long as she can keep it close enough to get away with it. That's what her victories the other night accomplished, giving her a credible case to stay in and weaken him.

If she manages to win PA big and keep attacking him all the way to the convention, maybe he ought to call her bluff and take the VP slot, if she agrees in exchange that she won't run again in 4 years if she loses. That way, it becomes a win-win for him: either he becomes VP or he is all but inevitable as the nominee in 4 years, and in the meantime he can use the foreign relations committee in the senate to bolster his credentials.

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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:42 PM
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22. No way would she agree not to run again in 4 years.
no way!



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MzShellG Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:08 PM
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23. HRC would undermine Obama on every point.
Once she has the nomination and in the WH, she won't care how she treats him pubilcally...No thanks!
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defo Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:10 PM
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24. A joint ticket is the only way no matter you like it or not.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:22 PM
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25. nope, he should stay as far away from her as possible.
sorry.

HRC couldnt close the deal with dems and her negatives are WAY too high.

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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:38 PM
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26. Even if she won the GE
the inevitable Clinton scandals will taint their VP. Plus, how much experience can a VP get when the first spouse seems to be the co-president AEB Hillary's 35 years experience. I wonder where Al Gore was for 8 years.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:44 PM
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27. I don't think he's qualified for VP
Give him another term in the Senate and a chance to show he can do something besides run for higher office and he would be worth considering.

Right now, he's green as grass and our country needs experienced leaders.

This is no time for amateurs and humoring some fool's egotistical career obsession.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/08/business/08econ.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSN083264...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aKK...
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:50 PM
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28. And being first lady gives you experience?
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:12 PM
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30. and more years in the Senate? Yes.
Ask all the generals and military leaders like Wes Clark who support her (and don't support Obama).
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:21 PM
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31. He has more years as a legislator...
You might want to include his time in the Illinois state senate as well.


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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:49 PM
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32. No, absolutley not!
Obama is too good to be on any ticket with her!
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MojoMojoMojo Donating Member (579 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:59 PM
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33. I said yes ,But Wes Clarke is the better qualified Candidate
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:01 PM
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34. Unbelievable Arrogance on Clinton's Part
She still hasn't let go of that tiara.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:03 PM
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35. Why should he play second fiddle? OTOH, how can he trust her to play second fiddle loyally?
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:09 PM
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37. It is unusual
For former presidents to become VPs. but 2016 is a long way away.

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locker13 Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:13 PM
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38. this thread is dumb
Obama has the most votes, has won the most states and the most dlegates, he will NEVER be the VP
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 PM
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39. I agree
another point of said poll.

tired of the clintons floating the dream ticket and even more tired of the people who keep saying it would be such a great idea, a lot of obama supporters dont think it's a great idea.


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