Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hey Obama you want a tough Vice Prez pick Kucinich

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:19 AM
Original message
Hey Obama you want a tough Vice Prez pick Kucinich
just a thought
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:20 AM
Response to Original message
1. he would be a pitbull!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:25 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. He would be the second-worst possible choice.
After Hillary. A good VP pick would be someone who either complements Obama's skills and experience (as in, someone with military cred, say, or broad foreign policy experience), or helps deliver a particular battleground state (New Mexico or Virginia, say), or brings a new constituency into the tent (Latinos, or national security-minded indies), or some combination thereof. Kucinich does none of those things.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #3
6. Ohio?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:04 AM
Response to Reply #6
7. Kucinich is popular in his urban district.
Not so much in the rest of the state, which is pretty purple-ish to red much of the time.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #3
11. Or someone who informs and inspires...
like RFK Jr!!

Please Please Please
:pray:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. The former heroin addict?
I don't think that would help us a whole lot, somehow.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:59 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. Rush Limbaugh is still going strong
Look at Bush for Gawd's sake!

When they can get away with everything, and we get called on everything- it is time to do something about the Corporate media which is what RFK Jr is educating people about.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #14
17. Let him educate.
But he's a crappy choice for VP.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zonmoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:15 PM
Response to Reply #3
15. It would be a good idea just for giving the cabal second thoughts about using extreme measures to
get rid of obama. assuming of course that he really is a peoples candidate and not a cabalist in a populist mask.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #15
20. That's certainly a good reason NOT to pick Hillary.
But I'm not sure if even on those grounds Kucinich is the best choice: why not Richardson, then?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
zonmoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #20
21. how would richardson seem to them.
is he nearly as far to the left side as Kucinich what makes him a president that the cabal would hate.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
City67 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 10:41 AM
Response to Reply #15
33. 'tis true I dont get here that often
But what is this 'cabal' I have heard mentioned a number of times?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #3
29. Vegans are a constituency!
Okay, so we're like 1.5% of the population, and a good fraction of those are anarchists and don't vote, but...

I got nothin'. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
LordJFT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #3
31. Well it would take voters away from Nader and Mckinney
but I agree with you that Kucinich would be a bad choice.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:25 AM
Response to Original message
2. sounds GREAT !... but a SURE way to lose the GE !!
unfortunately
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:25 AM
Response to Original message
4. Fuckin-A!
I'll take a term or two of that...DK was rushed off the Executive Branch dance-card way too fast. I'd like to hear more of that tough talk on a national level!

:thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 10:28 AM
Response to Original message
5. The Veep working full-time on domestic policy, while Obama lines up the
international stage, wow, just wow. Even Schumer & and thugs would have to fall in line.
:kick: & R



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:26 PM
Response to Original message
8. He'd make the best possible life insurance for Obama. like Cheney was to Bush n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:31 PM
Response to Original message
9. That would end my reservations about voting for Obama
At last the progressive side of the party would be represented. Obama can hang out with the likes of Rahm Emmanuel all he wants then.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:38 PM
Response to Original message
10. Back in the day- Kucinich was tough
But he has backed off of all of his promises.

He has promised to Introduce articles of Impeachment of Bush for over a year now, most recently at the State of the Union. Then he completely backed down. He even used it to raise funds for his re-election and then didn't come through with what he promised and has provided no explanation whatsoever. On the day of the SOTU, many activists were waiting in anticipation and he said nothing. It is really strange.

He also promised 9/11 hearings on insider trading. He used this to raise funds on the Alex Jones show and elsewhere, promising to do this...but he has done nothing to pursue it.

Kucinich use to be a hero of mine, I have supported him since 2002, but now he is just as disappointing as the rest.
I worked for his presidential campaign and he wasn't even trying. He just took donations and allowed his campaign to be run in the most pathetic disorganized manner. I am afraid he might be part of the dog and pony show. He use to give me so much hope, just knowing we had one Congressman fighting for US and the Constitution...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
13. I would prefer someone with a broad "moderate" reach who could
siphon votes from McSame.

:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #13
16. Kucinich's legislation speaks for the majority of the American people
Universal Health Care is supported by the majority of Americans.

He has been writing legislation to end this stupid ass war for years, which is supported by the majority.

He is the only one speaking the truth about Iran.

He is the only one that speaks of ending the 'patriot act' and NAFTA also supported by the majority of Americans.

He has introduced a windfall profit tax on the oil companies, which I am sure would be supported by the majority if they were asked.

The problem isn't his stances, it is his lack of effectiveness, based partially on the idea that he is so 'out there' because the Corporate media has told us so because they could not have us hearing his actual platform or everyone would support it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:24 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. The "he's the only one"meme...
I'm familiar with it, however it's not quite factual.

Peace
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 01:33 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. Who else speaks these issues in their platform?
But I was speaking more to the idea that he was out of the mainstream. If Americans knew his positions and ideas, he would be the mainstream. They cut him out of the debates for a reason.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #19
24. I'm going to let Dennis rest in political peace.
Peace to you as well.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #13
35. Good god isn't Obama moderate enough?
Can't a lefty get a break in this country? :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #35
36. "The Most Liberal Senator in the Senate"
is what the R's are calling him.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 02:18 PM
Response to Original message
22. Obama/Richardson
Let's put some color back in Lady Liberty's cheeks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 06:02 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. Richardson lost me with that pipeline idea
You know the one from the Great Lakes to the SW... horrible horrible idea.

Kucinich would be great as AG or Energy Sec, etc. But I don't think he'd help Obama get elected.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 08:33 PM
Response to Reply #25
27. I'd like to see Kucinich as DEA head -- so he could dismantle it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
windoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 04:47 PM
Response to Original message
23. -My dream team-
and I know the country would be in good hands. To win the GE though, hmmmm not sure
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 07:12 PM
Response to Reply #23
26. It would be Awesome
Dennis would be a great debater I think he has proven that

He would definitely be insurance
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 09:38 PM
Response to Original message
28. Ohhhh....how we could wish that one into reality....
:thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 09:46 PM
Response to Original message
30. Lets play serious for a second, what would he bring to the ticket?
nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
maui9002 Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 11:57 PM
Response to Reply #30
32. Defeat*
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-07-08 10:45 AM
Response to Original message
34. Yeah, cuz he was such a strong contender in the primaries!
Edited on Sat Jun-07-08 10:47 AM by PeaceNikki
Oh, wait... :yoiks:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Sep 21st 2014, 02:37 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC