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Who should be Hillary's running mate?

 
 
Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:16 pm
I saw a thing suggesting Michelle Obama. I sort of lean to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Sanders would have to join the Democratic Party, I suppose. I like Al Franken too.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
I got a former governor of Alaska you can have.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
Not sure about Michelle. As far as I know, her only qualification is having lived with a president for what will be 8 years. All of your other choices, I would support. Especially Bernie Sanders. Problem is, VPs don't have squat for power, so not sure how much he could change if he/they got elected.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:31 pm
@FBM,
FBM wrote:
Problem is, VPs don't have squat for power, so not sure how much he could change if he/they got elected.


why even bother?

they pretty much seem to be spokesmodels
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:33 pm
@ehBeth,
Yup. Place holders, pretty much.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:40 pm
@roger,
Fortunately, she belongs in your camp. Smile
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:40 pm
@FBM,
edit
The bully pulpit is/can be very important. Being VP gave Gore the opportunity to run. It was his own fault he did not know how to campaign effectively.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
Just trying to get all the winners in one place. Smile Smile
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 06:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
There is that. And if the prez were incapacitated, I wouldn't be worried if either Warren or Sanders were at the helm. I don't know much about Franken's record, but from what little I've seen, he would probably be fine, too.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:06 pm
@FBM,
How about me? I can hold places, as long as there not too heavy.
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wolfskin
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:06 pm
what a bunch of ******* hypocrites. Remember Cheney? You gave him enough ****. The only spokesmodels here are you lock step progressive losers.http://www.alien-earth.com/images/smileys/pennywise.gif
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:12 pm
@wolfskin,
But you forget he had Bush as a sock puppet. Either the stupidest or second stupidest president in history. We liberals are having a disagreement about that fact.,
wolfskin
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:15 pm
@RABEL222,
Quote:
We liberals are having a disagreement about that fact.,


You wouldn't know a fact if it bit you.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
I presume a calculated zero.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:42 pm
@edgarblythe,
I hope she does not choose either Elizabeth or Bernie. They are much more valuable where they are.

I wouldn't be surprised if she were to pick someone safe like Charlie Crist. He is from a state she needs to win and they both owe each other favors from the 2008 election.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:46 pm
@Butrflynet,
Good thinking. I don't know Crist well enough.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:47 pm
To me one of the most valuable chores for a running mate is to win and look good doing it in the VP debate. I love the way Biden crushed whatshisname last time.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:48 pm
@Butrflynet,
Interesting thought Butrflynet - in a way I would like Elizabeth Warren to run for president herself, but she's not THAT well known yet. As VP she could
gain momento and run in 2020 for president.

Of course, you are right to say that they're much more valuable where they're now, but who knows.....
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:51 pm
@CalamityJane,
Warren is my favorite politician. As VP candidate she might clash with Clinton on some issues. Can't have that.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 07:52 pm
@CalamityJane,
I'm too unhappy with her as our candidate and don't want to employ others I might like.
 

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