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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:13 PM
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7. Edwards-Minner, Edwards-Stabenow -- I like those combo's because
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 08:18 PM by AP
At the center of Minner's and Stabenow's political personae is an argument about class and opportunity.

In the same way that Gore reaffirmed the idea (for Clinton) that it was time to pass the baton of leadership to the next generation -- a generation with new ideas -- I think Edwards's running mate should be someone who reaffirms his central argument about how it's time to elect a president who represents the ideas of equality of opportuniy and class mobility and that it's important that we reward work with wealth rather than wealth with more wealth.

I know Boxer is a good liberal, but I don't know what her bigger set of values is all about or what it's based on.

For VP, I don't want a laundry list of votes on issues that I can check off. I want someone with a very clear persona -- one that not only explains decisions they made in the past, but one which will help me predict what they will do with issues with which they haven't yet been confronted.

If I know a politician lives and breathes the idea that, for example, work should be rewarded with wealth, I really don't need much more. I just need to know that that's a central part of their make-up as a politician.

I do like Boxer, but I don't yet know what she's made up of, except for some good speeches about and a great vote on a Foreign Policy issue this past week.
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