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Veep watch

Biden? Kaine? Bayh? Caroline Kennedy? Or my personal pick, Sibelius!

Somebody else?

Maybe the dark horse, Dick Cheney, to totally hammer home the post-partisan message?

Place your bets!

Anybody wired into the text messaging thing? I would have wired myself into it, but I find the soft-focus graphics on the Obama site so creepy I can't manage to set up an account, even a fake one.

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myiq2xu's picture
Submitted by myiq2xu on

And I don't mean Michelle.

Because no one else is worthy to share the stage with Him.

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“When someone engages in divisive behavior, any resulting division is their responsibility” - Melissa McEwan

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Submitted by vastleft on

The lights will come up, and they won't announce Obama's name or a running-mate choice. He'll just take the field... along with everyone else in America, 'cause this election isn't about him, it's about you!

You're all going to be his VP, and he's going to step down on inauguration day and let us all ride into the White House on bubblegum rainbow ponies!

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

1) he's got the resume to look qualified in terms of breadth (two term governor, second term senator), without having the depth of experience that makes Obama look completely unqualified.

2) He's from Indiana, and he's popular there, and makes Indiana a potential dem pick-up.

3) He's white, male, and has a famous name -- all of which signal stability to voters who aren't sure where Obama would take the country

4) He's the embodiment of Democrats as Republican-Lite...a total creature of the DLC, which does not conflict with Obama's 'post-partisan' message

All the other "front-runners" have major problems -- Kaine brings nothing to the ticket except inexperience and will enrage women (and gays) and is unpopular in VA right now, Biden is too experienced, Delaware is blue anyway, and he said during the primaries that Obama was not qualified, and Sibelius might as well hang a sign around her neck saying 'The Democrat Party is the Party that cares more about race and gender than about qualifications.'

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

Co-pilot to a campaign that goes down in flames doesn't look good on a resume.

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“When someone engages in divisive behavior, any resulting division is their responsibility” - Melissa McEwan

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

for a candidate's loss. Generally, losing VP picks automatically become "credible" candidates for the nomination in the next election cycle -- until they crash and burn. (see Muskie, Lieberman, Edwards, etc. etc.)

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Submitted by Aeryl on

But you are forgetting the Clinton Rules.

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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Submitted by Davidson on

He's got it all: he's a Republican wannabe with no meaningful accomplishments, anemic leadership experience, the personality of coleslaw, and a nice helping of misogyny and homophobia. And he's from VA where he's ever so popular. What more could Obama want?

How sad is it when out of all those VP options, Biden is his best bet. Biden!

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

A rosebud by any other name . . .

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“When someone engages in divisive behavior, any resulting division is their responsibility” - Melissa McEwan

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Submitted by vastleft on

He'd be a relatively interesting choice, a big personality. Smart guy, big gaffe-prone mouth. I don't really know his record, but it seems opinion on him is widely divided.

My opinion of him took a big dive when he said this on Bill Maher's show a while back:

I think the problem with a lot of elites in the Democratic party, quite frankly, is they communicate they don't respect people's faith.

Well, the good news, if it's him is that people who freak out when you call Obama an elitist will have something to chew on.

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Submitted by RedSox04 on

Obama has proven time and time again that he's basically Kerry redux (better packaging, now infused with Hope(TM), but the same substance), which means that despite all of the overwhelming evidence that populist economics is the roadmap to victory, Obama will listen to the MSM's message that a strong foreign policy background is needed.

I think it's probably Biden, because he's a bigger schmuck than Bayh.

Submitted by lambert on

You get the opportunity to add value all on your own, yo. [snort]

[ ] 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

They'll call it the "Superbad" ticket.

And since Donna has a uterus, all the shrieking paranoid holdout PUMAs will fall in line

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“When someone engages in divisive behavior, any resulting division is their responsibility” - Melissa McEwan

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Submitted by vastleft on

Just speaking for me, random name-teasing has little nutritional value.

Submitted by lambert on

That's because it's random!

[ ] 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 gqmartinez on

Or Pat Robertson. Because Dems supposedly need to show they don't hate religion.

I hear Clark is out of the country part of next week so I don't think its him.

Bayh is a stupid move since its almost a sure Senate seat loss when every seat is vital. But Obama hasn't shown much competence this election*.

* winning the way he did (caucus fraud, voter suppression, RBC, media manipulation, racism smears, etc) does not equal running a good campaign. Sorry, it doesn't.

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

n/t

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Submitted by CognitiveDissonance on

I'm hoping it's Claire McCaskill, because then the landslide loss will be even bigger and should hasten the inevitable canning of Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Reid.

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Submitted by Damon on

Yes, he will pick the collective American people as his vice president, and we will all just melt for him. This is why he's selling a portion of the tickets for Denver. He's going to need the money for all of the fainting couches he'll have to have in waiting.

Either that or he'll pick Jesus, 'cause you can't ever have enough Jesus.