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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:44 AM
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Poll question: Without focusing so much on names, what TYPE of veep will McSame select?
I see several different veep strategies he could employ. I'm hust wondering what the prevailing wisdom is here.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:46 AM
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1. Other, Another Mummy Like himself
Can someone do a photoshop for me? Thanks :)
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:48 AM
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2. LOL -- I almost put in a choice along that line
Cheney, maybe? Who else is that old?
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:06 AM
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3. I just heard he's gonna put Cheney in charge of finding a candidate.
He has experience at doing that, ya know.

Wonder who he'll select this time.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:12 AM
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4. Young black woman with some experience. IOTW, Condi.
But she would be so easy to campaign against. The "Bin Laden determined to strike the US" memo, the oil tanker named after her, the mushroom cloud, etc.

So, what's best for McCain is also the worst for McCain. Besides, I don't think she'd do it.

With that, we're back to square one. That's why I think it'll be Romney, since he's rich and has some dim hope of bringing Michigan along with him. OTOH, many fundies think LDS is a cult, so that might scare them into voting for Barr.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 AM
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8. I think the fundies are conflicted
They don't like McSame...

They don't trust Obama

They think they are one SCOTUS Justice away from having Roe overturned

They know they've been badly used by the GOP

You're spot on about many of them thinking LDS is a cult, and I think GOP strategists underestimated the blowback they'd get on that. Honsetly, I was surprised that folks like Dobson didn't back Sam Brownback more strongly from the outset.

I think Brownback could be a shrewd pick for McSame. He's Catholic, but appeals strongly to fundies. He's young by comparison. He has impeccable conservative credentials, but his views dovetail with McSame on things like the environment.

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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:27 PM
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13. Those poor fundies don't know who they can cozy up to. They
have all been taught that the Catholic church is evil. Fundies believe that worshipping Mary is a sin and that they elevate the Pope above God. They believe that Catholics aren't really born again Christians because they believe they can "work" themselves to heaven. I was raised fundy. At that time, our minister taught us that the Pope was the antichrist. Then we moved to a more fundamentalist church that said the Soviet Union was actually the antichrist. After that, our parents moved us to another church, where it was explained that the antichrist doesn't appear until after the rapture, so the Soviet Union and the Pope couldn't be the antichrist. And at least that version is accurate according to Revelation.

But you are quite right about fundies being able to tolerate Catholics more than LDS. Because (they believe) that Catholics may be misguided but at least they worship the same god. According to my relatives who are STILL fundies, Mormons don't really worship the Christian God. If they did, they wouldn't need a different Bible. And so it goes...

The only thing that binds those groups together is being anti-choice. That is it. And if more Catholics and Mormons knew what fundies really thought about them, even the abortion thing couldn't hold that coalition together.

I'm rather enjoying the bind they're in. :evilgrin:
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:05 PM
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14. I think three things bind them
1. Abortion
2. Gay marriage
3. Some kind of tax credit or voucher support for religious schools
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:18 AM
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5. Someone MUCH younger - under 60

In order to reach out to the youth vote.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:26 AM
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6. McCain-Simpson is the ticket to beat....
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 AM
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7. An anti-choice woman and/or an evangelical .. one of those two, no doubt in my mind
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 AM by cbc5g
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:36 AM
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9. Whoever says yes.
Seems he's having some problems finding someone to run with him.

I think it will end up being Romney because Mitwit is too arrogant to believe the Repugs can lose.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:37 AM
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10. This is not the place to wonder.....
we have our own veep stake to think about instead of trying to propagate a
Republican talking point by polling on their veep.

This is becoming bothersome and you people need to stop this gentle
castigating of the mccain's veep choice; heres a tip


WE DO NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT MCCAIN'S VEEP CHOICE, STOP SPAMMING
DU WITH THIS BS, A REMINDER, THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC FORUM AND WE DISCUSS ONLY OUR CANDIDATE AND HIS CHOICE OF VEEP
CAPEESH!!!

This gentle castigation has got to stop....

:grr:
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:12 PM
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11. We discuss the election.
That means discussing our candidates and our opponent's strategy.

Go sell condescending somewhere else, comprende? :spank:
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:25 PM
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12. He needs someone younger, energetic, intellegent, and great on camera
Unfortunately, Obama is busy right now.
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