- 05-18-2008, 05:27 PM
- 05-18-2008, 05:52 PM
05-18-2008, 06:11 PM
I doubt many Obama supporters would welcome the addition of Clinton to the ticket, so I am a doubter of that scenerio. Edwards or Richardson seem like the safe bet IMHO. Hagel is a long shot, but that would substantiate the message of change by having a Republican on the ticket. If McCain puts Huckabee on the ticket, its just to appease the conservatives. Powell or Giuliani would alienate the conservatives, but they'd appease the moderates. I'm still undecided as an independent, but I'm leaning more towards McCain and whoever he picks.
05-19-2008, 04:44 AM
I think Huckabee would be a good choice for conservatives but bad if he wants the independent vote. For Obama I think it might be Richardson as he does have some foreign policy experience and is a more seasoned politician. However, I really think Hagel would be shocking and could snare some in the middle voters
05-19-2008, 12:07 PM
Huckabee is a psychopath. He believes that the earth is only 6,000 years old.
Richardson believes he is a demigod. He has no common sense, he would be just as happy as a movie star.
05-19-2008, 12:48 PM
McCain - no idea. Depends if he wants to appease the conservatives or stay moderate/independent.
Obama - I have a sneaking suspicion that he goes female...and no, not Clinton. Claire McCaskill or Kathleen Sebelius (Gov of Kansas) would be a good way to go. I doubt Edwards, he's even more left than Obama so it won't help..and NC is already in play without him so where's the value added? Clinton would help win the election but then what? Richardson has disappointed me greatly; he acts like someone who wants to sell his movie rights.
05-20-2008, 02:12 AM
My gut tells me that Obama will draw a VP from either Penn. or Ohio. For the general election, this could be the deciding factor.
McCain needs to be very careful. I am pretty sure he will end up selecting a conservative to try and unite the Republican party, but he needs to do something to separate himself from being "Bush's 3rd term".
Should be interesting....
05-20-2008, 09:46 AM
I keep hearing that Obama could be looking at Strickland from Ohio, just to do as you said Blackjack. Hoping to pull in a swing state.
for the same reason McCain and Crist. Man there could be a typo with that last name. <Mccain and Christ> What a sign that would make
05-20-2008, 09:59 AM
05-20-2008, 10:58 AM
05-20-2008, 02:20 PM
05-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Obama needs someone experienced who is more moderate to get the indys, and a woman would be the best option for him IMO, but I could see Strickland as Ohio is huge for him
05-20-2008, 03:09 PM
If only there was a republican black female handicapped veteran governor, then mccain would have it locked
05-20-2008, 03:11 PM
05-20-2008, 03:15 PM
I think between the 2, mccain will have a much harder time finding a really good VP candidate. Lieberman would almost be interesting from the cross party lines sort of thing to alot of the independents, but would alienate a lot of the republican base.
05-20-2008, 04:46 PM
Obama should look to the swing states as posted ealier. Ed Rendell from PA is a solid choice, former DA and mayor of Philly will bring in tons of votes. Except he supports Clinton and handed over the state to her in the primary. If Clinton pulls off a miracle, maybe Rendell gets the nod.
05-20-2008, 04:52 PM
yeah, not sure that powell would go for it, but we are talking mccain so maybe. they align a good bit closer than powell + bush. that would be hot, but I think the age is also a problem. With powell being the same age as mccain its extra touchy. having a pres + vp both over 70 is a little worrisome.
05-21-2008, 09:02 AM
Powell is a victory for McCain, but I doubt he would do it. He doesnt want to be an accident away from the office. I think both go swing states
05-21-2008, 04:10 PM
I think Obama is ready to stick the fork in Hillary, she is done. Unfortnately for him, he may end up with her as VP, since I can't see how he will win over her voters any other way. I can see PA, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, etc all going to McCain if even half of Hillary's voters switch sides.
05-22-2008, 09:38 AM
05-22-2008, 05:10 PM
I think McCain will end up going with Romney. Romney came out last week and said he'd love the job, and the two have made several joint appearances in the past month. I think Rice would be a better choice, but from where I sit I think the writing is on the wall. Romney will shore up McCain's lacking conservative credentials, just not as well as Rice IMHO.
As far as dems go...I think we will be looking at Obama/Edwards. Edwards officially endorsed Obama last week, meaning that his previously pledged delegates (115 or so) will now go Obama's way. Smells like a back room deal to me. Edwards is also safe...a well-known white Christian will help Obama shore up votes that he is losing to Hillary now (white working-class and less educated dems).
My $.02, but whichever way this all goes, I think its entertaining as hell this time around!
05-23-2008, 12:02 AM
05-24-2008, 10:00 AM
the only issue with Jindal is his age <36>. they wont be able to use the lack of experience card with Obama any more, especially with the cancer concerns and age concerns with McCain.
I am starting to lean towards Romney or Crist, with Crist being the greater possibility. If it were Romney I would probably vote for McCain/Romney over Obama/Clinton, as I am a Romney supporter
05-24-2008, 02:58 PM
If the republican party would like to win.. they must add a conservative to the ticket... as of now, the most conservative person running.. dare i say it. is hillary
05-26-2008, 03:52 PM
07-30-2008, 09:10 AM
well as it stands right now it looks like GOvernor TOm Kaine of Virginia is going to be Obama's running mate. I dont think this addresses the needs of the Obama campaign the way a Joe Biden or Evan Bayh or even Kathleen Sebelius, but that is the strongest rumor out there.
The biggest rumor out of the Mccain camp has been Bob Portman I believe.
Not 2 inspiring choices
07-30-2008, 09:16 AM
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