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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:07 PM
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Other than the "Dream Ticket", who do you think the VP candidate should be?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 10:20 PM by sasquatch
I think it should be a governer and maybe it should be someone like Ted Strickland. Who's your pick?



















No flaming please!
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ossman Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:09 PM
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1. General Tony Zinni
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:12 PM
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4. Why is it we want to always tack on a military man???
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Ameridem Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:09 PM
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2. Clinton/Mc Cain or Mc Cain/ Clinton
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:30 PM
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24. That's the Hillary Herd's wet dream....but how about a Democratic ticket instead?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:31 PM by earthlover
The Hillary Herd has veered off the Democratic Party. Why did they do that? Oh well...they won't be missed.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:12 PM
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3. Bill Bradley deserves very serious consideration, IMO.
I could be very happy with Russ Feingold, too, and Barbara Boxer.

Brian Schweitzer -- if not this time, then possibly next time -- but he has enormous appeal and an excellent dog.

Kathleen Sebelius did not appear to excite folks on DU in her recent response to Bush's SOTU address, but I stand by her 100% and feel she would bring a great amount to the table.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a longshot obviously, but not because there are not a great number of things to admire about him.

Bill Moyers is getting up there in birthdays but if he cannot be on our ticket, I would surely like to see him advising our next president, no matter who it is.

Another DUer suggested Marci Kaptor on the boards recently. I like that idea.

Janet Napolitano and Alexis Herman deserve a very respectful consideration also.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:12 PM
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5. Obama needs his Dick Cheney, someone that
has some experience maybe Joe Biden.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:23 PM
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13. Not a good comparison
We've already seen what Cheney's "experience" has brought this country. You can't blame all the idiotic mistakes in Iraq on just his corruption and evilness.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:13 PM
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6. Gen Wes Clark n/t
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:13 PM
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7. Bob Graham
Or possibly Gary Hart
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pbca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:13 PM
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8. There isn't going to be a dream ticket
Obama already said no - and personally my dream ticket includes Obama for President and someone other than Hillary

Having said that I can see any number of good possibilities out there, I'd love to see Edwards or Feingold get it but, like always, it will boil down to strategy and who Obama thinks he could work best with.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:14 PM
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9. Edwards
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:31 PM
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16. I agree, John Edwards would be the best choice. n/t
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:15 PM
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10. For Hillary, Wesley Clark would be a good one
and of course she will have the best advisor there is Bill Clinton.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:34 PM
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25. Best advisor? The guy she had muzzled on the campaign because he goofed up so much?
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:19 PM
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11. I like Obama/Edwards, but a governor or a military person would be good too.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:19 PM
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12. Change the dialog get off this war bull crap.
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Tribetime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:26 PM
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14. voted for Stickland
but after his bobblehead action, I'd only vote for him as a last resort. How about Boxer.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:57 PM
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22. Yeah..Strickland endorsed
hilary so how does that play into him running as Obama's VP when Obama and hilary are such two different entities?
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:37 AM
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27. I would vote for governor Strickland tomorrow if I had a chance
I feel he threw in with Hillary real early and didn't want to look like a flip flopper. People that opposed each other in the primary have run on the same ticket before.
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:29 PM
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15. Jim Webb or Bill Richardson.
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Suzie57 Donating Member (67 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:30 PM
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23. yes
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:32 PM
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17. My list of VP choices:
I see foreign policy and national security depth as key for a running mate, regardless of the nominee; in light of that, my list of VP contenders is:

Jim Webb - unimpeachable military credentials; strong national security credentials thanks to his time in the Reagan administration; prescience in his principled opposition to the Iraq war from the outset (opposition that will carry more weight with some people, as Webb is fairly hawkish; it can't be spun as 'weakness'). Add all that to his standing as a relative Washington outsider, and he's a VERY strong running mate for Obama; less so for Clinton, but he adds dimension to either ticket.

Joe Biden - his expertise in foreign relations/national security issues can't be discounted (indeed, Biden might make a more natural choice as Secretary of State).

Bill Richardson - Richardson is the oly governor I can think of offhand who brings any kind of foreign relations credibility to the ticket; as rebuilding America's strained relationships with Europe and Asia is a high priority on the agenda of any Democratic administration, I see that as a greater plus than simply the executive experience of governorship.

Gary Hart - his age (the same as McCain) may be against him, but Hart has been a prescient voice on the national security challenges facing the US in the past decade; the Hart-Rudman commission, which he chaired, gave warnings of the eventuality of extremist terrorism directed against the United States (which, of course, was ignored by the Bush administration).

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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:36 PM
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18. obama zinni
or perhaps obama webb... needs it to counter mccain's strength
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blocker Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:38 PM
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19. Jim webb or Michael bloomberg
an army or an economic guy
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:41 PM
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20. Top of the list -
#1 John Edwards
#2 Jim Webb
#3 Brian Schweitzer
#4 Bill Richardson
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:54 PM
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21. Obam/Richardson, or Obama/Biden.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:45 PM
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26. Lots of possibilities for President Obama.....
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:47 PM by earthlover
I thought about hillary as part of the dream. First time I did this, she went negative and changed my view. Then i went back to backing hillary again, then she went insanely negative again and endorsed mccain. I am just too easy going. You know, Hillary does not belong on the ticket. She does not belong in the administration. She does not belong in the Democratic Party after dissing a Democratic Presidential candidate vs the Republican nominee. So, no, Hillary is not a good VP choice.

I think Obama needs someone with foreign policy experience. Like it or not, Hillary was able to borrow from the Repuke talking points in her Ohio campaign of fear. The Repukes will do the same thing as McHillary did. So, bottom line, he needs someone strong on defense to help him on this issue.

For this reason, I think Wes Clark would be the best vp. He has made some mistakes recently in support of hillary. But he is a good man. His nomination would be reaching out to the hillary camp....and would be a much better dream ticket than obama/hillary.

The worst possible ticket? Hillary and anyone else....the nightmare ticket.
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