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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:23 AM
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Brian Schweitzer on the Restoration Economy
 
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I'm pushing this guy for VP!
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:33 AM
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1. I really LIKE Brian! I love his folksy way of speaking, and down to earth
attitude. I'm STILL supporting Brian for Obama's VP!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:36 AM
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2. He is perfect for the position, in so many ways.
I hope Obama is as smart as we are on this one! :7
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:46 AM
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3. Have you seen Nate Silver's (of 538.com) piece on Schweitzer?
On Brian Schweitzer as VP

Last night, Senator Jon Tester impishly threw Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's name into the ring as a potential VP choice. That set off a bunch of thoughts, because I have a closer perspective on Schweitzer than most bloggers. Without going into too much detail, I've worked a short while in Montana politics, enough to feel relatively confident in the following analysis.

The first time I heard Brian Schweitzer speak, I thought: "This guy is going to be President." That is not a common reaction on my part to politicians. I've listened to hundreds and hundreds of Democratic politicians speak, and I've only had that reaction twice in my lifetime. The first was Barack Obama, the second was Brian Schweitzer.

People have asked me what it was that made me feel so strongly in reaction, and the way I'd put it now is that Brian Schweitzer and Barack Obama are the two "new Democrat" styles that are extremely effective in the post-Clinton era. Both emphasize solutions over partisanship. Both are suspected by Republicans of talking a good game of bipartisanship and hewing to traditional Democratic Party ideology. Both are great communicators, but with different rhetorical strengths. Obama rose from an mainly urban and intellectual background; Schweitzer's breakthrough is probably the single best example of why the Democrats chose Denver as the convention site this year.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/06/on-brian-schweit...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:12 PM
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6. Wow - GREAT article, and great responses! Thank you!! nt
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:48 AM
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4. Great choice for VP or Sec. of the Interior.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:14 PM
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7. I feel as VP, he would attract many of the voters
that Obama struggles with.

He'd be a wonderful Sec of the Interior, but I think on the ticket, he can help us win in November.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:06 PM
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5. damn! i love him! "The Restoration Economy" -- this is a GREAT meme.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:35 PM
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8. IF Barack nominates this guy he should also announce Edwards for AG
Bush and Cheney made it aware that Powell would be in the admin before their election in 2000.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 05:25 PM
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9. I think that would be a plus, too --
although most of the Edwards supporters are probably voting for Obama anyway, but it would be great to see.
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