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  1. Lifer

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    Obama needs to calm the uptight Hillary white women voters.

    to that end, one possibility is a very effective Governor, Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas.

    To shore up Pennsylvania, and reach out again to Clinton supporters, Ed Rendell.

    And to add a heavyweight balance, either Sam Nunn of Georgia or Joe Biden of Delaware.

    discuss............
     
  2. otis p. driftwood

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    I don't think it will be a woman or a fellow senator. He'll have enough problems without making it only the second ticket with a woman, and he's smart enough to know that senators make lousy executives.

    Look for Bill Richardson, to bring a wealth of experience to the table.

    Look also for Bloomberg as a surprise choice.
     
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    Bloomberg would be a very exciting choice.

    however......can you just imagine the Clintons reaction to a Richardson selection? hahahaha
     
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    how about this....

    and it may make Obama unbeatable if you think about it...


    Caroline Kennedy.
     
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    Nope. No experience...one of the only people on the planet with less experience than he himself has, and he'll have enough trouble with whispers about assassination without adding a Kennedy name to his signs.
     
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    AS far as libs go, I find Sebelius palatible :D. I'd be suprised if he picked her, but she would be a good choice.
     
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    Kinda like what Bill Richardson would bring to the table, western influence, inside the beltway experience and knowledge of energy issues...

    OTOH think he might want to bring on someone, not sure who, that would bring some foreign policy knowledge.
     
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    Now there's something to make millions of Americans pack up and move to Italy.

    :bricks:
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Jim Webb, for obvious reasons..
     
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    how about robert byrd...
     
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    #75 Jersey

    I like Sebelius, but it's bad geography. I think Jeb Bush would be a good one.
     
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    That would balance the ticket, for sure.
     
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    Hillary should join McCain after the "Racist Screwing" she just took from her loyal worshipping Democrat Friends.

    Mccain/Clinton-the winning team, Hillary could stick it right up Oprah's fat a$s and send Prince Obama strutting back to the Trinity Church.

    GOD DAMN AMERICA
     
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    Look up "UN" and "Bill Richardson".

    :D
     
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    I think he'd like to pick John Edwards, but probably won't. Bill Richardson makes the most sense to me. He's got the type of experience that Obama needs around him. I'd prefer Richardson over everyone else. He's certainly the most reasonable person out there. Very likable too. Also, don't forget names like Evan Bayh, Jim Webb (thin record so doubtful), Janet Napolitano, Tom Vilsack... Whomever he picks, he needs to do two things. Not alienate voters, and find someone who has what he doesn't, experience.
     
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    Yes, but look at the two overriding issues of this election in the eyes of the voters:

    #1 Economy: McCain has, shall we say, already stuck his foot in his mouth with the "E" word, so Obama can take him there.

    #2 Iraq: Obama would not have a better bludgeon to hit at McCain vis a vis Iraq than James Webb. This is the military man who could blunt the false flag-wrapping "the Dems aren't patriotic enough" drive that the Republicans will engage in (book it - expect it, like the Swallows returning to Capistrano each spring). Electorally, Obama's biggest weakness would be McCain calling him a non-server who wants to duck and run. Let James Webb bring some depth to that discussion.
     
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    I'm not sure McCain would do it, but there's a ton of stuff to go after Webb on. I personally don't like him--when he was the SecNav he did some really stupid stuff that hurt the early war on terror.

    Don't forget, Shmess, apparently one of your favorite "republicans" has been mentioned as a potential running mate for both guys, as recently as this past week.

    Mayor Bloomers.
     
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    Much as I respect Bloomers, Obama-Bloomberg is still too ethnic a ticket for the American electorate. Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but Bloomberg doesn't really have much of a national defense cache. Obama will need that to stave off the star-spangled mud that will be tossed his way by the ton this fall.
     
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    What Bloomers lacks in national defense he makes up for in bank account. Speculation is that he could spend upwards of a billion dollars of his own money, were he to get on either ticket.
     
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    For the first time in almost forever, money on hand is not a problem for the Dems this time around. Honestly, he's a better choice for McCain. He could help his "Economics Understanding" deficit in the eyes of the electorate.
     
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