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No sillier than any of the other theories running around:

Barack Obama and his team need to accomplish several major goals over the next seventy days to win the election. First, they must put forth a ticket that puts to rest any doubt that an Obama Administration will be experienced, yet forward thinking, and oh yes; a large dose of strong ethics would go well after the last eight years. Second, Obama needs to present a ticket that the McCain campaign cannot match- either in terms of substance or excitement. Third, the Obama camp needs to quickly bring together the Democratic Party for the final sixty day push, and convince enough independents to vote for their ticket.

So where does that leave the vice-presidential selection, and why did Barack Obama take a week off at such a critical time? Either it was uncharacteristic hubris if Obama is choosing from the troika of Bayh, Biden or Kaine. Or more likely, he is feeling very confident about Obama/Gore ’08.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

He wants someone who makes him look smart and experienced by comparison.

That's why it's taking so long.

“But hysteria is all the rage these days, I guess” - gqm

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

the desperation of the Oborg is getting really obvious if they feel the need to promote Al Gore as VP.

The only way I can see Gore accepting the VP slot is if the Obama campaign tells him that Obama will have to drop out soon after he is nominated because of something in his past -- and he would become the nominee is he is the VP pick -- but that Clinton would be the nominee is anyone else was in the VP slot.

Submitted by lambert on

... Brown is an Obama supporter, but the canned talking points aren't there. (Yes, it is possible to support Obama without drinking the Kool-Aid. For example, Obama has run a disciplined campaign, as Brown says).

So, I don't care that much about Brown's inner, mental state. It's just an interesting theory, and, as I say, no sillier than other theories I've heard.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

What kind of party do you want?

Chips and dips, chains and whips?

“But hysteria is all the rage these days, I guess” - gqm

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

Obama has run a disciplined campaign, as Brown says.

the only thing scarier than the idea that the Obama campaign's missteps have been the result of incompetence is the thought that what he's been doing has been "disciplined" and intentional...

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Submitted by elixir on

Obama through November is Hillary. Being a PUMA, I'm biased but I truly believe if she was on the ticket, many PUMAs, independents and republicans will come to support the ticket. But as Myiq said, BO's looking for a VP that makes him look good which is becoming a difficult task at this time.

I love this job!

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Submitted by basement angel on

The last thing Obama wants is a vp with his own power base. Whoever said he's going to choose someone who can't outshine him is accurate - not that it takes that much to outshine Obama.

And "uncharacteristic hubris"? LOL. Where to even start on that.

If we are the ones we have been waiting for, then we have met the enemy and he is us.