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Thepricebreaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:05 PM
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Pelosi dumps on the dream ticket - AGAIN.
Take it from me that wont be the ticket, Pelosi said Thursday at her weekly press conference. Pressed for further explanation by a chorus of reporters shouting, Why? Pelosi declined to elaborate.

Do you want me to go through a lifetime of political gut? said Pelosi, who grew up in an intensely political family in Baltimore. I do think well have a dream team it just wont be those two names.

http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/pelosi-says-there-wont...
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:05 PM
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1. A failure of leadership.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:08 PM
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5. Yes, Nancy is a waste of space!
Her 100 initiatives got her the position, since then she's been a dead beat politico acomplishing zero, nada, zilch!
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:22 PM
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30. Wow, did you make that up yourself?
I am so sick of these stupid one-liner posts with no reason, argument, fact, or anything to back them up. There's a whole host of reasons why it's not happening, and frankly I think it's better leadership to acknowledge reality - we need a strong candidate that picks their own VP, rather than two candidates clinging to each other in an uncomfortable coalition, which is going to have the words 'tension' and 'backstabbing' attached to it from the word go.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:06 PM
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2. Good for Nancy. She sees the Clinton Campaign for what it is.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:30 PM
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19. she probably doesn't want Obama to be Fostered
or JFK'd.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:07 PM
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3. I do think well have a dream team
Interesting....
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:12 PM
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9. As Much As I Disagree With David Broder, You Should Read
his column today. The big obstacle with this theory is imagining "the Big Dog" roaming around the West Wing in an Obama administration.


By David S. Broder
Thursday, March 13, 2008; Page A17

One of the great surprises of my first presidential campaign, back in 1960, came on the final morning of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. Cecil Holland, a colleague at the old Washington Star, burst into our workspace, having discovered from his sources that Lyndon B. Johnson had just accepted John F. Kennedy's offer of the vice presidential nomination.

Barely 48 hours earlier, Kennedy and Johnson had tangled in a spirited debate before the Massachusetts and Texas delegations, continuing a fight that had started years before on the Senate floor and had wound through that whole spring and summer. At times, it got really nasty, with India Edwards, a Johnson supporter, peddling the rumor (which later turned out to be true) that Kennedy was suffering from Addison's disease.

Ever since, it has always seemed the better course of wisdom not to dismiss the possibility of rivals for the presidency ending up on the same ticket. It happened just four years ago, when John Kerry chose John Edwards as his running mate.

But with all necessary cautions, the talk of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama winding up as partners seems truly far-fetched. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:18 PM
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13. Yesterday I posted an OP with a link to a Vanity Fair article about
Gore, Hillary, Big Dog, and Tipper in the Clinton administration.

I think it kind of backs up why a VP Hillary wouldn't be such a good idea.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2007/11/cli...
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:26 PM
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15. Al Gore Not A Big Fan of Hillary
and Bill. Now we know why, I have that issue of VF. The Clinton's made it real clear who had the ear of the President and was the real #2.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:31 PM
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20. and no one can team up with Clintons without getting dirtied up
Obama would be harmed by the cloud of scandal that follows the Clintons wherever they go.
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:31 PM
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21. I remember reading that article
back in '07, and it just reinforced my saddness at not seeing a Gore presidency :cry:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:24 PM
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31. Yeah, John Edwards didn't go psycho on
John Kerry.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:15 PM
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11. Leads me to suspect that Edwards may be in contention as a VP pick.
Edited on Thu Mar-13-08 12:15 PM by Spider Jerusalem
And if not Edwards then Jim Webb. I can see either of those on a ticket with Obama being described as a 'dream team' (and they're both very similar in their economic populism).
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:49 PM
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22. At this point Obama could put up a busted flowerpot for VP
and I wouldn't care. :shrug:
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superkia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:18 PM
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29. Edwards popped in my head when I read that but I dont think...
thats good for Obama. I would suggest someone like Dennis Kucinich, that way the corrupt system wouldn't take Obama out like JFK. There is no way they would want Kucinich on a national stage talking about the issues that he talks about and if they took out two it would be too obvious.
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:08 PM
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4. What does this mean?
Do you want me to go through a lifetime of political gut? said Pelosi, who grew up in an intensely political family in Baltimore.

Never heard that phrase before and wonder what it means.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:08 PM
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6. Dumps? Hardly
I think Nancy knows both candidates well enough to say it won't be happening. Her gut has been around a long time, can't argue with that?
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:09 PM
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7. Well, for once Pelosi sees reality and describes it accurately. Good for her.
There's no way, not after this acrimonious a primary campaign, that Clinton and Obama form a dream ticket. I'll be impressed if the loser actually goes out and campaigns for the winner, and frankly I think that the best we'll get is a good concession speech urging the loser's supporters to back the winner, a firm handshake and an onstage hug. But a dream ticket, no way in hell.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:11 PM
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8. Pelosi probably spoke with Obama and Clinton in private...
and they both probably said they'd rather commit seppuku with a fondue fork than run on a shared ticket.

Can't say I blame them (well, can't say I'd blame Obama, at least, though I'm biased...)
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:14 PM
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10. Hillary/Wes Clark ...now there's a dream ticket /nt
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:26 PM
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16. That's my dream ticket!
Wouldn't that be nice? A girl can dream can't I?
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:30 PM
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18. Any ticket with Hillary on top is a dream ticket.
As in "dream on".
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:16 PM
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12. She shows good leadership in at least one area, anyway
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:19 PM
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14. Pelosi sure does like taking a lot of dumps.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:29 PM
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17. What does Bill's new best friend Rush Limbaugh advise?
or Geraldine Ferraro, News Analyst for Fox?
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SeaLyons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:50 PM
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23. Another stupid statement
from Miss "No Impeachment on the Table".
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:51 PM
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24. A Clinton on the ticket is a dream team....for the Republicans
Nancy is correct.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:52 PM
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25. Pelosi is known for her history of major gaffes
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:52 PM
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26. Many Democrats are PISSED at Clintons McCain comments. Rightly so.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:53 PM
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27. She's right on this one.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:54 PM
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28. Hee hee
Nancy wants her overwhelming house majority come January.
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