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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by jason_els, May 16, 2008.
So now who will Obama choose?
If he picks Gravel then nobody can bitch about no experience among the new leaders.
One could bitch about obama having no experience
How can he say no to Obama when the offer was never proffered(at least publicly)
Somebody on the Today Show asked if he would accept, were it to be offered. So it was an indirect and premature no.
There are other neat jobs than VP
Probably Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio. (governing experience, important swing state)
Or Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia. (military experience, national security)
balancing the ticket to cover areas where he's perceived weak.
Kucinich for VP!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I quite like the idea of a VP who bakes cookies in a hollow tree.
What kind of experience is required? Governor? Actor perhaps??
Richardson for the Latino vote and lots of successful international experience. I could see Edwards, whom I initially supported, as Attorney General. He would kick ass.
Very good guess, Dave.
Yeah, that wouldn't even happen in my dreams, unfortunately. For some reason, I have this sinking feeling in my heart that he'll choose Hillary Clinton and that she'll take over for the next term. . .
YES YES YES! I love Bill Richardson. I wish he could of had a chance in the presidential race, as he would have gotten my vote hands down. Another VP that I would like to see is Gen Wesley Clark. I think he'd be the man to help us figure out/get out of the Middle East.
Wow, this hard to find a running mate, maybe the Democrats have less of a lock on anything this time around just the same. Regardless of party affiliation this is not encouraging for America period.
As divisive as the race & gender issues have been for determining the Democratic candidate, throwing a race ticket is almost as desperate as a suggested Obama/Clinton (race/gender) ticket ?
Please excuse my frustrations, but I want real international and domestic solutions, not a melting pot of a downtrodden minorities ticket postured to win an election with no substance after election or inauguration day ? This is about doing better across the board for Americans. Not making a statement of how far racial and/or gender equality has come in America, because to be honest, I've benefited from neither and I'm tired of hearing how much more sacrifice all of us have to make over something that happened too long ago for it to be a factor anymore. I'm living in the present and for the future, not over wrongs of a past that I am not guilty of perpetrating and made to "feel ashamed of in some warped aberration of a Rev. Wright preaching" over a similar/shared racial identification. Each of us competes the best way we can and in regards to race and gender, for every example of who was wronged, there are just as many success stories, where you could pay me/treat me like any one of those portrayed as the downtrodden factions and I wouldn't be insulted in the least. In a lot of those cases it very well would be an improvement over many's current situations. I don't want any of us to lose sight over this. It's not about the one/few that finishes the race as a representative of the group, but getttng as many of us (if not all of us) across the finish line in good shape to close out our lives from my perspective. That might be construed as communism, but a few decades back it was called the American dream. It's what any prior generation wants for the next that follows it. If we're all going to be $ 1/2 a trillion plus in debt, why should anyone suffer beyond what is uncontrollable by mankind ?
That was my thinking as well. Reminds me of when Hillary prematurely offered the vice-presidency to Obama, even though he was ahead of her in the polls at the time. :tongue:
"Publicly," is the key word. I doubt Edwards would have made such a pat statement without first making his position abundantly clear to Obama behind the scenes. My guess is that Edwards is playing the field. He's got a good thing as senator and can bide his time to see what happens in four years. He's got time.
Yeh, he might just be wary of the VP position, since the last time he accepted such an offer turned out pretty sour. Maybe in four years he'll be comfortable with accepting it again, provided he hasn't established himself enough to get a Pres nomination at that point.
Attorney General Edwards? I don't think he has the utter disregard for the law that apparently is a pre-requisite for the job. :smile: