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Old 08-29-08, 08:55 AM   #1
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Who will be the next VP of the US? "Veepstakes" part II

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Old 08-29-08, 08:56 AM   #2
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Just to pick up the conversation where it left off in the last thread: I agree that McCain's VP pick was surprising. But now that's been officially announced we can end the guesswork and get on with the campaign.
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Just to pick up the conversation where it left off in the last thread: I agree that McCain's VP pick was surprising. But now that's been officially announced we can end the guesswork and get on with the campaign.
I agree, Zell Miller? I guess McCain is going for the AARP-campaign.
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Old 08-29-08, 08:57 AM   #4
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Just to pick up the conversation where it left off in the last thread: I agree that McCain's VP pick was surprising. But now that's been officially announced we can end the guesswork and get on with the campaign.
We probably need to allow for at least some time for folks to respond before we lock this up and return to the general election thread part one billion. Point taken though.
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Old 08-29-08, 09:00 AM   #5
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And I thought the press going ga-ga over the Vice Prez Democratic pick was exciting (if eventually anti-climatic).
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What does this have to do with the climate?
I noticed who perked up when climate was mentioned.
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Old 08-29-08, 09:06 AM   #6
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CNBC reports it is Palin:

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled "hockey mom" who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President, CNBC has learned.

According to a Republican strategist, Palin is the nominee, though McCain's campaign has not comfirmed this.
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Old 08-29-08, 09:11 AM   #7
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Odd that MSNBC has not picked up on that yet.
 
Old 08-29-08, 09:13 AM   #8
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Odd that MSNBC has not picked up on that yet.

They're still wiping down the studios after Obama's speech last night.
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Old 08-29-08, 09:13 AM   #9
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Or, in order to attempt to scoop everybody, CNBC is just reporting rumor as fact.
 
Old 08-29-08, 09:15 AM   #10
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So if it is indeed Palin, then that pretty much dashes any of Obama's hope that he could pull off a win there. At the same time, Obama's choice of Biden sows up Delaware for him (not that there was much chance of it going for McCain). They're trading 3-electoral-vote states, basically. This is the weirdest fucking election I've ever lived through
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Old 08-29-08, 09:17 AM   #11
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CNN says its Governor Palin, but ABC says Governor Palin is in Alaska, not Ohio.

WHO WILL IT BE!?!?!?!?
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So if it is indeed Palin, then that pretty much dashes any of Obama's hope that he could pull off a win there. At the same time, Obama's choice of Biden sows up Delaware for him (not that there was much chance of it going for McCain). They're trading 3-electoral-vote states, basically. This is the weirdest fucking election I've ever lived through
If the McCain campaign is picking Governor Palin because they think they need to shore up Alaska, they might as well pack it in. If Governor Palin is the nominee, it's because they think they can make a play for disaffected middle-aged women.
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Well, it could've been worse I guess... she's conservative enough to appease the base, while generating surprise buzz and speculation on whether she'll draw any of Clinton's supporters... whether that translates to any votes or not will be seen.

So Alaska isn't usually a Republican state? I guess I always assumed it was...
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If the McCain campaign is picking Governor Palin because they think they need to shore up Alaska, they might as well pack it in. If Governor Palin is the nominee, it's because they think they can make a play for disaffected middle-aged women.
Oh, I wasn't suggesting that he would pick her for that reason. Just commenting on the absurd side-effect of picking running mates from Alaska and Delaware.
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intrade still has palin. i think palin is a good political pick. shores up the base and is unknown enough to draw media attention for a while and take it off obama
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Palin would be a fantastic pick at this point. Not that I would want her to be president.
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Doesn't picking Palin take away McCain's main criticism of Obama (inexperience)?
 
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yesterday my friends were saying how funny it is that if mccain picks a chick hicks are probably sitting back thinking they could have a black president or woman vp...they'd prefer the woman only if she was hot. does previously being a beauty pagent contestant count?
 
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Doesn't picking Palin take away McCain's main criticism of Obama (inexperience)?
Maybe if the ticket were reversed.
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Doesn't picking Palin take away McCain's main criticism of Obama (inexperience)?
You tell me who has more experience... Palin or Obama.

Next question... Obama or Biden.

Next question Obama or McCain.

These all add up to "Take the one with the boobs!"
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intrade still has palin. i think palin is a good political pick. shores up the base and is unknown enough to draw media attention for a while and take it off obama
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Not to mention that it would drive the PUMA's insane.
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Also funny... McCain likes to say he was never "Miss Congeniality."

Palin WAS Miss Congeniality. You can count on hearing that repeatedly if she is named.
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Not to mention that it would drive the PUMA's insane.
PUMA is dead. For all the whining and complaining, they folded like a cheap lawn chair.
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Like I suggested in the previous thread....except for the fact that it does nothing to influence the electoral map, it's a very good, if not great, pick by McCain. Because she is an unknown, it instantly shifts discussion away from Obama's speech and toward the GOP. It solidifies the GOP base. It shows that the GOP is moving into the 21st century. She's easy on the eyes. It helps McCain with the married-female vote, which is the key demographic.
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palin is supposedly in Alaska right now still .
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