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Old 01-10-2008, 03:21 PM   #646
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Why do you say that? After the New Hampshire debate, lots of people were saying that it was obvious Edwards wanted to be Obama's VP.

There's no way in hell he's going to be president, so if he really wants to be in a position of power and get things done, why not take VP?
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:22 PM   #647
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Edwards would never go for VP again
You don't think he'd accept? I bet he would. The thing is, I'm not sure if he'd be offered it. Would Obama risk a VP that failed last time?
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #648
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What makes you think he would? He wants to be on the top of the ticket and after 2004 I don't think he would settle for the bottom again.
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Obama ought to request a private meeting with Edwards...

Offer him a guarantee of the VP spot should he(Obama) win the nomination in exchange for his(Edwards') dropping out ASAP.

Obama needs Edwards' votes.
Perhaps a seat on the Supreme Court would be more appealing (not financially) to Edwards.

Of course it would probably take a 60 Dems in the Senate to get it up for a vote.
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Edwards was doing a fine job with his poverty center at UNC, I'd like to see him continue to do something like that.
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What makes you think he would? He wants to be on the top of the ticket and after 2004 I don't think he would settle for the bottom again.
What's so dishonorable about getting the VP nod? I think he would have a much better chance of getting it this time. If it doesn't work out, then he can go back to whatever.
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I think the best ticket would be Hillary and Obama, in any order
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What's so dishonorable about getting the VP nod? I think he would have a much better chance of getting it this time. If it doesn't work out, then he can go back to whatever.
I think she may have been referring to what by the end of Kerry's campaign was the painfully obvious fact that he and Edwards weren't getting along at all (purportedly they weren't even on speaking terms), which had to be pretty humiliating for Edwards.

I do like the idea of an Obama/Edwards ticket, but I can understand skepticism as to whether Edwards would accept that. Obama/Clinton (or Clinton/Obama) is hard for me to imagine right now--I have a hard time seeing either of them being willing to play second fiddle to the other when they could continue to focus on their Senate careers instead.
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I believe John Kerry allegedly commented on Edwards talking about his deceased son Wade and accused him of using it politically, I recall reading that somewhere. So I can't imagine Edwards wants anything to do with him or even cares about his endorsement.
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I think she may have been referring to what by the end of Kerry's campaign was the painfully obvious fact that he and Edwards weren't getting along at all (purportedly they weren't even on speaking terms), which had to be pretty humiliating for Edwards.

Why weren't they getting along? I've never this, what happened?
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Not everybody gets along. Their personalities clashed, I think they had some disagreements over how the campaign should be run
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:12 PM   #658
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Yeah, I don't know that there was ever any detailed inside info on their relationship made public. There were vague insider insinuations at the time that Kerry felt Edwards wasn't sufficiently supportive of him, that Edwards in turn felt straitjacketed by Kerry, that Kerry would have really preferred Dick Gephardt all along and made that obvious, that Kerry regarded Edwards' talking publically about the effects of his son's death on him as distasteful, that their New-England-reserve/Southern-loquaciousness personalities clashed, that just in general the two of them had never 'clicked' socially despite having been acquainted for years, etc., etc.
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Young voters propelled Hillary to NH victory -- cool:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0108/7823.html
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Did McCain just say that al-Qaeda wants to trade Burkhas with the U.S.?



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