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Old 01-30-2008, 10:13 AM   #981
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i bet Edwards gets the DOJ, not the VP.
That's what I heard reported yesterday- that he would be a likely Attorney General choice.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #982
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Shit. I was looking forward to voting for him next week.
Ditto.
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Obama has done a lot of great work with the poor especially in Southside Chicago fighting payday lenders, which is a big issue for me
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Ditto.
Now who do we vote for??
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Well I can suggest someone


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Old 01-30-2008, 11:04 AM   #986
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i bet Edwards gets the DOJ, not the VP.

Agreed. Attorney General. And I think a great choice.
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Now who do we vote for??
Obama? At least he seems less pro-war than Clinton. But he's got that weird Donnie, the Former Gay touring with him. :shudder:
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #988
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Edwards will never go for VP again. Never.
Never say never.

If Obama wins the nomination, and Edwards wasn't the VP nominee, who would you think is the most logical choice then?
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Obama? At least he seems less pro-war than Clinton. But he's got that weird Donnie, the Former Gay touring with him. :shudder:
seems - may be the right word

and you are picking up on his (Republican - light) pandering


http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...ck=1&cset=true

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Barack Obama: Opposed invading Iraq; has voted as senator to authorize war funding;
would begin withdrawal of troops within 16 months
and leave some troops to protect diplomats and prevent Al Qaeda gaining a "foothold." Wants no permanent military bases in Iraq; would launch aggressive regional diplomatic efforts to stabilize the region, isolate Al Qaeda and support Iraqi reconciliation; favors financial support for Iraqi reconstruction and humanitarian aid.





Hillary Rodham Clinton: Voted to authorize Iraq invasion in 2002. Has three-step plan to end war,
begin phased troop withdrawal within 60 days of taking office;
would redeploy some troops to ensure regional stability and convene group of key allies, global powers and states bordering Iraq to stabilize Iraq and the region.
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Never say never.

If Obama wins the nomination, and Edwards wasn't the VP nominee, who would you think is the most logical choice then?

he will suffer from the same perception that W did in 2000


he will need a heavy-weight for gravitas


Edwards is wrong.

Richardson would be a better pick.
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^I saw that this morning.
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Edwards has my respect for bowing out.

He seems to be a class act.

Let the contest be among the real contenders.




on the GOP side

there is speculation Huckabee
is being encouraged to stay in through Feb 5, to take away votes from Romney and lock in McCain

in return McCain's people are pledging to help Huckabee retire his sizable campaign debt
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on the GOP side

there is speculation Huckabee
is being encouraged to stay in through Feb 5, to take away votes from Romney and lock in McCain

Right. It seems Romney's biggest obstacle right now is Huckabee. It makes me wonder what states, if any, Romney might win. McCain will win Cali, Illinois, NJ, NY, and Huckabee will probably win a lot of the southern states. McCain's in very good shape, that's for sure.
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It depends on if we're believing the LA Times, or his site, I suppose. Obama's website states:

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Obama will immediately begin to remove our troops from Iraq. He will remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months. Obama will make it clear that we will not build any permanent bases in Iraq. He will keep some troops in Iraq to protect our embassy and diplomats; if al Qaeda attempts to build a base within Iraq, he will keep troops in Iraq or elsewhere in the region to carry out targeted strikes on al Qaeda.
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I was seriously considering voting for Edwards in the primary.
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I personally think it's silly for anyone to give a specific plan for economics or Iraq a year from now because, in a year, the situation could be entirely different and their plans may be irrelevant. That goes for all candidates.
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If Edwards doesn't eventually endorse Obama, he is nothing more than a weak sister.

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Right. It seems Romney's biggest obstacle right now is Huckabee. It makes me wonder what states, if any, Romney might win. McCain will win Cali, Illinois, NJ, NY, and Huckabee will probably win a lot of the southern states. McCain's in very good shape, that's for sure.
Romney will win in MA, obviously.
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Edwards has my respect for bowing out.

He seems to be a class act.

Let the contest be among the real contenders.
I don't understand why he wasn't perceived as a "real contender" all along, why people didn't pay attention to his message, aside from the fact that the media acted like he wasn't in the race and didn't give him airtime.

My whole office, all of whom were planning to vote enthusiastically for Edwards next week, just gathered around the TV to watch his announcement. We waited 25 minutes, the speech started, and then the emergency broadcast test came on. It was a Seinfeld moment.
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Aww too bad.

He walked off the stage to "Walk On"
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