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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-06-08 07:39 AM
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Balt Sun: Picking a No. 2: the 'wow' factor


"Before he reinvented government, Al Gore revolutionized the way vice presidents are made."


"And yet, Gore has come to be regarded by strategists in both parties as the best vice presidential pick in at least 20 years.

"Everything about that ticket communicated change," say Michael Feldman, who worked in the campaign and became a senior Gore aide. "In an election that was very much about change, it was a winning combination."


"One Democrat drawing attention lately as a Gore-like VP pick is Al Gore himself. The case for Gore goes something like this: He's become an outsider but still knows how Washington works. He's got impeccable credentials on global issues, from climate change to national defense. That argument, however, overlooks the fact that, having done the job for eight years, he's extremely unlikely to want it again."


Interesting comments about Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed in this article. Wonder when Obama is going to announce who the VP will be?

:hi: whoever is still coming here!

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Andrea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-07-08 01:39 PM
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1. No doubt Al Gore was the best VP ever,
but if he accepted it again, I'd be shocked. It's especially shocking because surely he must know that the nomination was his for the taking, if he had got in last fall.

I haven't heard much of anything about Obama's pick that seems credible.
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