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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 01:48 AM
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TYT: Who Is The Leading Candidate For VP?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHEYcHmNDX0

I say Clark fills a lot of gaps for Obama.

1) Second to only HRC herself, he's the best person to bring HRC former supporters to the Obama camp.
2) Probably the best Foreign Policy icon currently available on both sides of the aisle.
3) He's a white guy. Face it, the odds the #2 spot will be filled by either a minority or a woman is very, very low. Perhaps for good reason (whether we like it or not).
4) He's not a Senator. Again, two Senators on the ticket would be pushing our luck too much.

There are probably several more I've overlooked at the moment. Feel free to add your own.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 01:58 AM
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1. 5) He's southern, and 6) won a war. 7) Will attract the older age groups
although he's not old in mind.

8. He was against the Iraq War

9. Has some national experience campaigning, and appears to be liked in all parts of the country.

10. Has admitted to voting Reagan in the past (would attracted Reagan Democrat).

11. Silver Fox termed as telegenic.



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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:09 AM
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3. BTW, what state is he from? {nt}
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:14 AM
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5. Arkansas.
and was nearly killed in Vietnam!

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publicatlarge Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:20 AM
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7. Thanks for the beautiful photo, Frenchie Cat
I was a Clarkie in 2004 as well. Clark has worked his ah* off for the Democrats. As a VP choice, he would help with the West and SouthWest, and with Native Americans who endorsed him in 2004.
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publicatlarge Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:16 AM
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6. Wes Clark was born in Chicago
and moved to Arkansas when he was 5-6 years old and was raised there. He lives there now. His wife Gert is a terrific campaigner too. Clark might be better though, as Secretary of Defense. He has amazing credentials as a four star General, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:04 AM
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2. he's nearly perfect
I like John Edwards for his tenacity and his having run a general election campaign against their tactics in '04 and has learned a lot. He was on fire in these debates, and would bring a lot of knowledge, however, Clark brings military experience, and Obama has a good portion of the type of experience Edwards has, so I'm torn between them, as I really respect John, but Clark was my '04 choice.

Barack will know in his gut which person is best suited for him, whether it be Webb, Biden, Dodd, Clark, Sebelius, or someone else. But I agree with your points on Clark...

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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:12 AM
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4. kr
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 02:26 AM
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8. I wouldn't mind. He totally dwarfs McCain in military experience too.
Edited on Thu Jun-12-08 02:27 AM by anonymous171
McCain was a soldier, Clark was the fucking Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Seriously, how much cooler could that title be?
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 03:35 AM
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9. here are the top 10 according to Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market
Of course this is only the educated guess of market forces.

http://markets.rasmussenreports.com/aav2/trading/tradin...

http://www.intrade.com/jsp/intrade/contractSearch /

1. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 21.0% chance that Sen. James Webb will be the the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

2. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 15.4% chance that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

3. Intrade Prediction Markets speculates approximately a 7.0% chance that Sen. Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee. While Rasmussen Markets estimates only 5.0% chance that Sen. Biden will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.

4. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 6.7% chance that former Virginian Governor Mark Warner will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

5. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 6.3% chance that former General Wesley Clark will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

6. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 6.2% chance that Sen. Evan Bayh will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

7. Both Rasmussen Markets and Intrade Prediction Market speculates approximately a 5.9% chance that Arizona Gov. Bill Richardson will be the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee

8. Rasmussen Market speculates approximately a 5.3% change that Al Gore will be the Vice Presidential nominee and Intrade Prediction Market puts the estimate approximately a 5.5% chance.

9. Rasmussen Market speculates approximately a 4.2% chance that former Sen. Sam Nunn will be the Vice Presidential nominee. While Intrade Prediction Market is speculating approximately a 3.9% chance that Sen. Sam Nunn will be the Vice Presidential nominee

10. Rasmussen Market speculates approximately a 2.9% chance that former Sen. John Edwards will be the Vice Presidential nominee. While Intrade Prediction Market is speculating approximately a 3.2% chance that Sen. Edwards will be the Vice Presidential nominee.
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