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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:11 AM
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So, are Reed, Hagel, and Nunn the VP candidates?
Who do you think is the probable VP candidate?
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:13 AM
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1. Unfortunately it won't be Clark. The McCain camp is running ads in Michigan with Clark
saying that Obama does not have the experience to be commander in chief. The line that he and Hillary used in the primaries.

Because of the tactics that Clinton used in the primaries, I think that both Clark and Clinton are out as VP candidates.


Who knows who he will pick. I'm sure his decision will be well thought out however.

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:15 AM
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2. I've been trying to read the tea leaves. It's difficult.
So I just keep looking who is with him in appearances and work from there, but I just don't have a clue.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 AM
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13. Actually, putting Clark on the ticket would difuse that.
But, I'm sure he'll pick some milquetoast white boy with no gravitas like Bayh or Edwards (who look eerily alike) or Gephardt. Someone about as exciting as dry toast.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:23 AM
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3. Too many mixed signals to know.
A case can still be made for a list that might include some 20 names or so, IMO.

Biden. Bayh. Sherrod Brown. Clark. Clinton. Dodd. John Edwards. Bob Graham. Kaine. McCaskill. Napolitano. Reed. Richardson. Ritter. Schweitzer. Sebelius.

I left Sam Nunn out because we're having breakfast.

I'd be mighty comfortable with Feingold, Bill Bradley, Hart, Barbara Boxer, Waxman, Wexler, and RFK Jr. But they might be harder sells to many voters. Which is too bad because they're among my favorites ever.

My sense of who's on the short list fluctuates hourly.


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DU9598 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:24 AM
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4. Good list
I would add one name to your list: Tom Daschle
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:25 AM
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5. Yep -- Daschle stood up for Obama strong and early. I expect he
is gong to be considered, maybe for veep, or chief of staff -- something with some clout.
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 AM
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6. It looks like just Reed and Hagel, but who knows?
We'll know within a week or so I expect. I'm still hoping for Schweitzer, but that would be too good to be true.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 AM
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7. Why the fuck would he pick a republican
:shrug:

Especially an uber conservative anti-choice, anti-GLBT rights, anti-environment idiot like Hagel.

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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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8. Certainly not Hagel
Obama needed a Republican to make this trip bipartisan. On the war issue, Hagel was probably the best choice--what's surprising to me is that he went.

Reed already has a pretty important job.

Somebody else, hopefully a governor from the south or the west. I like Richardson.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:40 AM
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9. Yes. Richardson has got to be a contender.
In addition to the gleaming resume, Richardson almost certainly wins us his home state plus Colorado, and those are red Bush states from 04.

It likely gives us the White House, since McCain would have to counter with taking away 1 or 2 blue states from the Kerry/Edwards column, and that seems increasingly unlikely.


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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:03 AM
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10. that's not even a choice.
You don't run a change campaign with an old-school hawk on the ticket, nor a Democratic one with a fucking repuke.

Now Reed I can get my head around.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:38 AM
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11. I think it's these four: Biden, Reed, Kaine, and Sebelius.
It will come down to one of those, I'll put money on it. My preference is Reed, then Biden. I think Hagel might have been on a job interview for cabinet or some other admin job.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:44 AM
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12. The truth is that nobody here knows and the media doesn't know.
The longer Nunn's name is bandied about, the better our chances of flipping Georgia. And that's why I think his name is out there.

The same thing goes for Hagel. It is intriguing to many independents and republicans that his name is floated. Barack's willingness to reach across the aisle is evidenced by this trip.

Reed? Most people don't know who he is.

I don't think any of them are actually on the short list. But they're certainly useful right now and that's a good thing.
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