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Maddie

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Vice Presidents
« on: June 30, 2008, 09:31:19 AM »
Anyone have any opinions on vice presidential picks for Obama or McCain?  I would make a poll but there are probably too many possibilities at this point.

(I'm having a slow work day.)

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 09:35:21 AM »
Mccain asked me but I politely declined stating I would wait four years and win the presidency myself, without ever had the shame of being on a losing ticket.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 09:42:44 AM »
obama definitely not pick ferraro.  mccain definitely not pick his momma.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 09:52:43 AM »
It's hard to say but

for McCain, I think he should take serious consideration of Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal,  Charlie Crist or Mitt Romney. I think Rick Perry would be a good choice as well but he won't get picked since it would be too easy for the Dems to try to turn him into a "Bush III" since he was G.W.B's successor in Texas. Condoleeza Rice would do a good job but is too moderate socially to attract much of the conservative base that McCain needs. Besides, I think whoever McCain picks will likely be a governor.

Obama shouldn't pick Clinton. To do so would basically shoot himself in the foot. I am guessing he is probably looking at Bill Richardson, Tim Kaine,Phil Bredesen, Jennifer Granholm, Ed Rendell, Mike Easely, Kathleen Seibilus, or maybe even (although highly unlikely) Deval Patrick. Essentially, Obama will want to pick up either a woman or someone who is in charge of a large state or one that typically goes GOP. He, even more than McCain is likely to pick a governor to make it seem like at least someone in his administration has executive experience. The only reason I put Patrick on there is that the two are practically in bed together; writing eachother's speeches and such.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 09:58:49 AM »
McCain should pick Feingold, I think.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 10:03:53 AM »
It's hard to say but

for McCain, I think he should take serious consideration of Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal,  Charlie Crist or Mitt Romney. I think Rick Perry would be a good choice as well but he won't get picked since it would be too easy for the Dems to try to turn him into a "Bush III" since he was G.W.B's successor in Texas. Condoleeza Rice would do a good job but is too moderate socially to attract much of the conservative base that McCain needs. Besides, I think whoever McCain picks will likely be a governor.

Obama shouldn't pick Clinton. To do so would basically shoot himself in the foot. I am guessing he is probably looking at Bill Richardson, Tim Kaine,Phil Bredesen, Jennifer Granholm, Ed Rendell, Mike Easely, Kathleen Seibilus, or maybe even (although highly unlikely) Deval Patrick. Essentially, Obama will want to pick up either a woman or someone who is in charge of a large state or one that typically goes GOP. He, even more than McCain is likely to pick a governor to make it seem like at least someone in his administration has executive experience. The only reason I put Patrick on there is that the two are practically in bed together; writing eachother's speeches and such.

I have not given much thought to Obama's choice, but I agree with you on McCain.  I hope he picks either Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal.  I don't like Romney very much, and I REALLY don't like Charlie Crist.  I like Rick Perry, but I agree with your reasoning.

Right now I actually think Palin is a better choice than Jindal, although either would be fine.

(My first choice would have been Giuliani, but that is not an option that is being considered.)   :'(

My only real thoughts on Obama is that I agree with you that picking Hillary would be a mistake.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 10:15:24 AM »
Right now I actually think Palin is a better choice than Jindal, although either would be fine.

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

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Re: Vice Presidents
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 10:27:52 AM »

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

Exactly.  Do you think that this recall petition against Jindal has any traction?  I can't gather from the articles I've read if it is a "fringe" attempt, or if it could possibly gather any steam...

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 10:33:06 AM »

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

Exactly.  Do you think that this recall petition against Jindal has any traction?  I can't gather from the articles I've read if it is a "fringe" attempt, or if it could possibly gather any steam...

I wouldn't give much weight to it. Not yet at least. But, who knows what time will bring... it seems like a pretty big thing and I really wish he had vetoed that pay raise, but if I remember correctly it was one of those things where he was essentially backed into a corner between giving them a pay raise and having the rest of his legislation passed or no pay raise and none. I assume most people in Louisana recognize this, or at least I hope so.

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 11:32:54 AM »

I agree completely, especially with the oil issues lately and her support of ANWR drilling (which polls show a large majoiry of Americans support), the fact she is conservative, and the fact she is a woman too which will further drag some away from Obama because of the way the Dem leadership treated Hillary in the primaries. The Alaskans seem to absolutely love her too, not that I think McCain should be too worried about losing Alaska though.

Exactly. Do you think that this recall petition against Jindal has any traction? I can't gather from the articles I've read if it is a "fringe" attempt, or if it could possibly gather any steam...

yes, jindal!  hard get exorcist balance ticket these days.