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Perky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 03:34 PM
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Obama--?????? ticket in '08
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Military experience does not matter...tough on terror does not matter.

To the extent that the election is a referendum on the last eight years of foreign policy (and I think that is the debate that we can win) The VP would be the linchpim to an argument about Change. There real are only three criteria that matter if Obama heads the ticket.

Can this person as VP improve our standing in the world community and deflect the argument that Obama is too green.

The second is is the person seen as an "adult" who can step in to the office should tragedy strike.

Third is whether or not there are electoral plusses.

You take those three criteria and I think the choice comes down to two. Richardson and maybe Bob Graham.

Realize also the the GOP does not have a csididate with Foreign Policy credentials and you really have to think hard if their is a GOPer who is credible on Foreign Policy outside of Lugar.
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