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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:21 PM
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McAuliffe: Clinton would make ticket a "cakewalk"
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/mcauliffe-clinton-w...

By Andy Barr
Posted: 07/28/08 02:25 PM

Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign, thinks that if Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) picks Clinton as his running mate it would trigger a "50-state sweep."

"How do you not ask Hillary Clinton?" McAuliffe asked Monday morning on MSNBC. "We would sweep all across the country.

"If Sen. Obama picks Hillary Clinton, we will win this White House, I believe, in a cakewalk. And I think we'd control this White House for 16 years, which is what it will take to offset the eight years of the Bush administration," McAuliffe said.

McAuliffe said the Obama campaign has "an extensive travel schedule" planned with Clinton that will begin this week. The New York Democrat has not appeared on the campaign trail with Obama since their joint event in Unity, N.H.

Last week, McAuliffe seemed to throw his support behind Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D), telling a group that Kaine would be Obama's best choice. McAuliffe again brought up Kaine's name as a possible running mate, but made clear that Clinton is the obvious choice. "It's not even a close call," McAuliffe said.

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Anyone know what that "extensive travel schedule" is?
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:23 PM
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1. just Terry's pipedreams. He needs to lay off the pipe
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:23 PM
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2. Yeah. A Cakewalk for McCain
No thanks and no sale! McAuliffe can keep his ideas to himself.
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:25 PM
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5. If Obama chooses her, will you not vote for him?
I'm planning on voting for him even though I supported her.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:32 PM
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13. It's What the Undecided Will Do
Hillary's negatives are not going away--and that's not what the ticket needs.
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 07:18 PM
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22. I will vote for him unless he picks a rethug, PERIOD
Edited on Mon Jul-28-08 07:18 PM by krawhitham
but part of me thinks it would be a cake walk with Hillary and part of me thinks it will polarize the extreme right wing of the rethugs, which is something McCain can not do.

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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:24 PM
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3. Err...
Haven't the polls shown she's pretty much a wash, losing as many votes as gaining?
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:28 PM
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9. No, they haven't. Polls show her helping him by anywhere from a few points to more than ten.
And that's polls done by three different organizations over a couple of months.

I posted a message with links to those news stories the other day, will try to find it later...
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:56 PM
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18. Just found that message with the links to stories about those polls:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:25 PM
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4. Just when I was beginning to like him again.
Terry has got to "cut the cord" or it'll strangle him.
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:26 PM
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6. Please, no. It's time for fresh air in the WH and new faces at the helm.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:26 PM
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7. I really look forward to the day when none of McAuliffe's remarks,
musings and prognostications, will clutter up the day's news.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:27 PM
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8. I am opening to Hillary on the ticket with Obama.
Edited on Mon Jul-28-08 05:28 PM by David Zephyr
I don't think it will happen. Anyway, thanks for posting the article.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:28 PM
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10. McAuliffe: go home. Loser.
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democrattotheend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:29 PM
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11. I honestly don't think she wants it
I am really torn about HRC as VP, but I honestly doubt she really wants it. It doesn't make sense for her...if she wants to run again in 4 years if he loses, she's better off not being on the ticket, and if Obama wins, she'd have a decent shot challenging his VP for the nomination in 8 years if she stays in the Senate and expands her legislative resume (which is actually not that extensive so far, as far as I can tell).
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Median Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:29 PM
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12. My Take Is Lets See The VP/Surrogates In Action
I understand that Hillary is going to start making the rounds, which is good. Lets see how she does as a pro-Obama surrogate, because the last thing you want to see if Hillary get the VP nod, then have difficulty responding to questions regarding past difference between her and Obama. If anything, I would like to see all of the possible VP candidates out and about more, so that I am not worried that they self-destruct as a surrogate once they get the nod.

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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:34 PM
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14. Terry been drinking again n/t
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:35 PM
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15. Let him eat cake!....n/t
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:56 PM
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17. Yeah, yellow cake.
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 05:35 PM
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16. McAuliffe is an idiot
and I'm sick of hearing that Obama needs Clinton to win.
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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 06:05 PM
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19. Would anyone expect him to say anything different?
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 06:07 PM
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20. McAuliffe: that brilliant strategist who swept us to overwhelming victory in 2000 and 2004!
oh, wait...
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 07:11 PM
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21. ANYBODY that Terry recommends should never be on the short list.
The man has an impressive track record of fucking up campaigns.
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newmajority Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 07:20 PM
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23. If Terry McUseless says it, you know it ain't happening.
And it's the last 28 years we need to recover from, Terrence. Thanks, in part, to the DLC which created you.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 08:13 PM
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24. Why bother?
Edited on Mon Jul-28-08 08:23 PM by Beacool
Some still believe the myth that the extreme right will be galvanized if the dreaded Hillary is on the ticket. Well, if they cruised the Freeper's site and others, they would see that the person who the RW detests far more than the Clintons is our nominee. I almost fell off my chair when I started reading the last few weeks post after post stating that compared to Obama, Hillary wasn't so bad after all. The editors of the NR explained this past weekend that the reason why the RW media had softened up on Hillary was that they thought that she would be more moderate than Obama. So, I don't think more of the RW would come out of the woodwork if she were on the ticket than they would already come out to avoid an Obama victory. The one person who they fear the most as VP is precisely the one person who they have hated all this years, they think that if Hillary were on the ticket there's no way that McCain could win. Ironic, isn't it?

Oh, and one more thing: Nancy, why don't you STFU!!!!!!

I'm starting to despise this woman with a passion!! Between not having the balls to stand up to the Repugs ("impeachment is off the table") and the umpteenth time that she repeats that there won't be a "dream ticket", I feel compelled to go to DC to tear her a new one.

@#$%&!*!!!

:grr:
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-28-08 08:16 PM
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25. That's a good hint for Obama to take Kaine off the list too.
Doing the opposite of what McAuliffe says is a safe bet.
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