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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 06:41 AM
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My top 3 are Obama, Clinton and Edwards BUT I DON'T WANT THEM AS A TICKET
Edited on Fri Sep-14-07 06:42 AM by wndycty
I like Obama/Clark or Richards, Clinton/Clark or Richardson, Edwards/Clark or Richardson

Since all our leading contenders are senators I believe they need to be balance with individuals who have executive experience. As a head of state (as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Clark was for a practical purposes a head of state) or served as Governor.

Both Clark and Richardson are the most attractive running mates, especially when you add in Richardson's foreign policy experience. Thoughts?

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SunDrop23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 07:17 AM
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1. Edwards, Obama, Hillary...but I will endorse the candidate 110%!
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 07:33 AM
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2. I don't see any of them as a VP
If it's Clinton, I'd expect a rather bland running mate such as Evan Bayh or Tim Vilsack.

Frankly, I don't know who Obama or Edwards would pick. Clark is likely to receive a lot of consideration. Richardson would be at the top of the list, but he needs to steady his campaign ship. There have been some rocky moments the last few months.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 07:45 AM
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4. Bayh and Vilsack are good because both are former governors. . .
. . .but as far as governor or ex-governors go I believe that Richardson is the best.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 07:33 AM
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3. I love Clark as VP for Obama...Richardson works well for Clinton, imo
I also rank Clinton (well) ahead of Edwards as my #2 choice.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:00 AM
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5. I've had the thought that Clinton needs a Clark VP less than others
Edited on Fri Sep-14-07 08:25 AM by WesDem
you mentioned. Not that Hillary and Wes wouldn't be compatible as a ticket. I mean, she's got the Big Dog in the house. She takes Arkansas on her own. And I have the feeling, as a first woman prez, she may not want a VP who's already been a commander in chief, because it's a role she needs to establish very firmly for herself.

It doesn't play exactly the same way for Obama, being a man, but he could use Clark's help because of the war and geographically and racially. They also seem to have a very similar foreign policy overview. I also think Clark and Obama present an interesting pair because they are two highly articulate intellectuals yet compliment each other in oratory. Obama could use a surrogate who puts into plain talk what he says in higher flown language. They are both extremely well-mannered gentlemen, but Wes could kick some ass out there leaving Obama above the fray, where it does seem he would prefer to stay. And the ticket would take the IWR out of the picture altogether.

Edwards, meh, I don't like to think about it.

I can only speculate, but while I never thought Clark wanted VP in 2004, this one looks more possible to me, because the leading candidates all have issues on foreign policy and national security. Either light experience or failed judgment in the past. Clark helps in both cases. No matter who is the nominee, if they want Wes as VP, I don't think he would turn it down this time. Personally, I'd prefer SoS for him or NSA. He would make an outstanding FEMA director or EPA director or Commerce secretary. SoD, if Congress were to give him an exception, is a no brainer. When it comes to Clark, it's a feast of possibilities because he has expertise in so many areas.
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ripple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 12:20 PM
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9. Spot-on analysis, WesDem
I would absolutely love to see an Obama/Clark ticket.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:16 AM
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6. The Dem ticket will be either Obama / Clark or Hillary / Obama.
Mark it down.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:24 AM
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7. Emotionally I like Obama and Hillary on the same ticket, strategically I don't. . .
. . .I think two Senators without any executive office experience is not winning proposition.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:19 AM
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8. Obama/Clark- The National Restoration Ticket.
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