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Varitek 11-09-2006 12:29 PM

Official Campaign 2008 Hot Stove Thread
 
And they're off ! :corn:

Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack launches his campaign, filing documents with federal election commission. Guess the winner of that caucus is a pretty easy guess.

Rumors? Speculation? Discussion?

redhotswami 11-09-2006 12:34 PM

:lmao: Okay all I saw was a V at the beginning and a K at the end of the name and I thought it was YOUR NAME!

redhotswami 11-09-2006 12:38 PM

Back to your topic though...if Kucinich doesn't run again I want Obama :drool:

Headache in a Suitcase 11-09-2006 12:45 PM

i'm fully entrenched on the bloomberg bandwagon

the rockin edge 11-09-2006 01:40 PM

Re: Official Campaign 2008 Hot Stove Thread
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Varitek

Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack launches his campaign, filing documents with federal election commission. Guess the winner of that caucus is a pretty easy guess.

Rumors? Speculation? Discussion?

haha, that didnt take him long.

someone from iowa in the national spotlight. :ohmy:

:wink:


i really dont have any idea who i want in 08, and there's a hell of a long time before we'll know the candidates with a chance...

U2Man 11-09-2006 01:42 PM

John Kerry will become president in 2008.

the rockin edge 11-09-2006 01:44 PM

:laugh:

GibsonExplorer 11-09-2006 01:46 PM

I voted Kerry in 04, but not this time.

LarryMullen's POPAngel 11-09-2006 02:02 PM

Right now if Obama doesn't run (which I am not sure yet if he will, because he needs to show to the American people that he's got more going for him besides the rock star status - and believe me, I love the guy, but am not sure he's ready to run a successful bid for President) I have no holy clue. It's looking like Hillary at the moment.

Diane L 11-09-2006 02:35 PM

John Edwards is my favorite candidate.

Next week, I'm planning to attend a book signing he'll have for his new book at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan, and I will have two words for him: "Please run."

Varitek 11-09-2006 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by redhotswami
Back to your topic though...if Kucinich doesn't run again I want Obama :drool:
While I love Obama and he's worked quietly on some important legislation, I do think he should wait until 2012 or 2016 (hopefully 2016 :sexywink:). I'll probably vote for him if he runs, because everyone else is either Hillary or very conservative. But I don't think he should. On the other hand, we got NOBODY (and neither do the Republicans, please god anyone but Romney) so who knows.

I like Edwards a lot, I'm not sure if he's electable given that he's been out of the spotlight, but Ilike him a lot, he's another guy I'd consider. I am laughing at the "draft Gore" folks but I wouldn't be too opposed to that either - I think he's learned a lot in the past 8 years. Plus, he won once, so maybe he can win again. :mad: Then there's Clark, who I didn't mind last time around, and might make a nice candidate for this stage in the war.

Golightly Grrl 11-09-2006 03:36 PM

I'd like to see Russ Feingold run in 2008.

corianderstem 11-09-2006 04:14 PM

Russ! :love:

I remember watching his campaign ads the very first time he ran for office in Wisconsin. Good times ...

Scarletwine 11-09-2006 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by corianderstem
Russ! :love:

I remember watching his campaign ads the very first time he ran for office in Wisconsin. Good times ...

Definitely Russ with Obama as Vice-President

Golightly Grrl 11-09-2006 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Scarletwine


Definitely Russ with Obama as Vice-President

:rockon:

phillyfan26 11-09-2006 05:05 PM

Go Ed Rendell!

CTU2fan 11-09-2006 06:20 PM

I'd love to see a "real" Democrat like Howard Dean, but of course that will never happen. My guess is Clinton vs. McCain...somebody else can forecast the winner of that one.

Harry Vest 11-09-2006 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by U2Man
John Kerry will become president in 2008.
You're kidding right????

anitram 11-09-2006 09:17 PM

_____ + Wes Clark as VP is what I'd go for.

PopFly 11-11-2006 04:07 AM

I think Obama's recent musing that he might run was just a ploy to help the Dems in the midterms, and to promote his new book. I think he'll hold off until 2012

Call me crazy, but I think it'll be Gore (with either Bill Richardson or Evan Bayh as VP) against Romney (with Huckabee or Hunter as VP).

tiny dancer 11-11-2006 07:16 PM

I really wish that Mark Warner would re-consider running.

najeena 11-12-2006 02:04 PM

Feingold is out.

Varitek 11-12-2006 02:55 PM

^ https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/A...President.html

Interesting explanation.

dazzledbylight 11-12-2006 05:19 PM

I had enough serious posting today, V........but i love your apt title for this thread! :laugh:

*remembers to bring Stove Mitts, for next posting!*:wink:

Varitek 11-12-2006 05:45 PM

^what can I say, I'm a baseball fan (hence my handle). For people who don't know what that means, "hot stove" in baseball is the rumormill and speculation surrounding trades, contract signings, etc.

Bluer White 11-12-2006 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Varitek
^what can I say, I'm a baseball fan (hence my handle). For people who don't know what that means, "hot stove" in baseball is the rumormill and speculation surrounding trades, contract signings, etc.
Go Red Sox!

And go Chuck Hagel !!! I'm just not sure if he has the sizzle to compete.

Varitek 11-12-2006 08:36 PM

An interesting pair of articles in the WaPo written by party insiders on prospective candidates:

GOP: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...111001345.html
Dems: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...111001344.html

U2democrat 11-12-2006 11:07 PM

I don't like not having a solid grasp on who I'll support :grumpy:

As of now I'm leaning Obama/Biden-ish. No one else really impresses me.

mkdominatr 11-12-2006 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by phillyfan26
Go Ed Rendell!
haaaa. i wish. Would he still do Eagles post game live? I think so:wink:

Angela Harlem 11-12-2006 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
Right now if Obama doesn't run (which I am not sure yet if he will, because he needs to show to the American people that he's got more going for him besides the rock star status - and believe me, I love the guy, but am not sure he's ready to run a successful bid for President) I have no holy clue. It's looking like Hillary at the moment.
I dont/cant follow much of your politics, due to lack of exposure, but he is quite determined in all of his career to stick to the issues rather than the media bullshit, isn't he? He said in one interview that he wont run smear campaigns but will instead advertise his goals. Has he done otherwise?

Golightly Grrl 11-13-2006 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by najeena
Feingold is out.
:sad:

verte76 11-13-2006 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Diane L
John Edwards is my favorite candidate.

Next week, I'm planning to attend a book signing he'll have for his new book at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan, and I will have two words for him: "Please run."

I feel the same. I really want to vote for him in two years. I love Obama but he's too inexperienced for a presidential campaign. Edwards has more experience, having served an entire Senate term and his campaign experience.

phillyfan26 11-13-2006 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by mkdominatr


haaaa. i wish. Would he still do Eagles post game live? I think so:wink:

Ed Rendell would never leave that position.

I'm not a Democrat but I love Ed Rendell.

Varitek 12-05-2006 07:33 PM

https://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/12/04/D8LQ4G4O0.html

Brownback is probably in. Which means, sorry Mitt, but you just lost the evangelical vote, if you even had it in the first place. It's going to be interesting to watch some of the Republicans play the "no, I'm more conservative than you" game.

I do have to give Brownback props for actually putting all of his money where his mouth is and working on social justice issues and poverty issues in addition to pro life campaigning.

Varitek 12-21-2006 06:33 PM

So this is pretty hot-stove-y.

https://home.inklingmarkets.com/market/show/2673

I just bought in to several candidates. Looks like fun, though god knows what I need is another distraction.

verte76 12-21-2006 07:08 PM

You're right, they are off and going!

Halifax 12-22-2006 09:41 AM

Two of the candidates that I wished would run (Warner and Feingold) have now dropped out :(

Looking at the pool of candidates now, an Edwards/Richardson ticket is my choice.

anitram 01-01-2007 05:36 PM

From CNN.

Quote:

President Bush, according to reports, is strongly considering sending a "surge" of troops to Iraq in the new year -- 20,000 or more. Sen. John McCain and Sen. Joe Lieberman have already backed such a plan. But a new poll for CNN released Monday found that this idea draws the support of only 11 percent of Americans.
Every Democrat should hang this surge like an anvil around the neck of McCain. Way to pick a loser issue!

U2democrat 01-01-2007 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by anitram
From CNN.



Every Democrat should hang this surge like an anvil around the neck of McCain. Way to pick a loser issue!

Edwards is. He's already calling it the "McCain Doctrine" or something like that to link the increase in troops with McCain. Smart :up:

verte76 01-02-2007 02:03 AM

Bravo John! Way to beat him!

yolland 01-11-2007 07:58 AM

Quote:

Dodd declares '08 presidential candidacy

By BETH FOUHY
Associated Press, January 11 2007


NEW YORK — Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd announced Thursday he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, saying problems at home and abroad meant it was time for him to "get out of the bleachers and onto the arena floor."

Dodd, a 26-year Senate veteran, told the "Imus in the Morning" radio show he will file paperwork to establish a campaign committee later in the day. "I know how to do this. I know what has to be done. I'm going to get out and make my case," Dodd said. He described himself as a dark horse in a Democratic field dominated by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama — neither of whom have yet entered the race. "There's a heightened sense of urgency about the condition of the country. But it isn't just Iraq — there are problems here at home that are huge," Dodd said. He said he planned to focus on issues like education, energy policy and health care in his campaign.

Dodd planned to travel late Thursday to Iowa, home to the first nominating caucus in January 2008. On Sunday, Dodd intended to visit South Carolina, an early primary state.

Several other Democrats have already entered the race or are expected to do so soon. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who leaves office Friday, has announced his presidential candidacy, as have former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson also probably will run.

Dodd's career in Washington began in 1974 when he was elected to the House in the wake of the Watergate scandal. His father, Thomas J. Dodd, served two terms in the Senate; the younger Dodd won a Senate seat in 1980. Dodd has forged strong ties with labor unions, advocated fiscal accountability for corporations and championed education and other children's issues. This month, he became chairman of the influential Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Dodd voted in 2002 to authorize military intervention in Iraq, but has become an outspoken critic of the war and now calls his vote a mistake. He has said he would oppose an escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq and has said Congress should consider withholding funding for such a troop increase.

Dodd has been politically active on behalf of other Democrats, raising money and campaigning for candidates across the country and headed the Democratic National Committee from 1995-96.

Dodd and his wife, Jackie Marie Clegg, have two daughters, age 5 and 22 months.

LyricalDrug 01-12-2007 12:57 AM

The Clintons will be back in the White House in 2008 -- you can take that to the bank.

Lots of other great Dem candidates, though. Obama and Edwards are going to be tough to beat.

MrsSpringsteen 01-13-2007 09:19 AM

First debates on April 4th and 5th in New Hampshire

https://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/

BonosSaint 01-13-2007 09:21 AM

Too early. Haven't recovered from 2004 yet. Think I'll sit 2007 out.

redhotswami 01-13-2007 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by LyricalDrug
TLots of other great Dem candidates, though. Obama and Edwards are going to be tough to beat.
Don't forget about Dennis! :hyper:

anitram 01-14-2007 04:02 PM

Link.

Quote:

"Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances," said James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family as well as the Focus Action cultural action organization set up specifically to provide a platform for informing and rallying constituents....

[T]he McCain Feingold Bill kept us from telling the truth right before elections … and there are a lot of other things. He's not in favor of traditional marriage, and I pray that we won't get stuck with him," Dobson said.
Brilliant.

verte76 01-14-2007 09:03 PM

Egads, who will he support?

Bluer White 01-14-2007 09:48 PM

Senator Brownback would seem to be right in Dobson's wheelhouse. That's not a winning candidate though.

I wonder how Dobson feels about Mormons??

MrsSpringsteen 01-16-2007 02:18 PM

I bet Dobson likes the Mitt Romney style Mormon :shrug:

The Associated Press
Updated: 11:03 a.m. ET Jan 16, 2007

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday he is taking the initial step in a presidential bid that could make him the nation's first black to occupy the White House.

Obama announced on his Web site, www.barackobama.com, that he was filing a presidential exploratory committee. In a video on his exploratory committee web site, Obama said, "On February 10th, at the end of these discussions, in my home state of Illinois, I'll share my plans with my friends, neighbors and fellow Americans."

"I certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago," Obama said in a video posting. "I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I've spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress that we so desperately need."

redhotswami 01-16-2007 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
I bet Dobson likes the Mitt Romney style Mormon :shrug:

The Associated Press
Updated: 11:03 a.m. ET Jan 16, 2007

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday he is taking the initial step in a presidential bid that could make him the nation's first black to occupy the White House.

Obama announced on his Web site, www.barackobama.com, that he was filing a presidential exploratory committee. In a video on his exploratory committee web site, Obama said, "On February 10th, at the end of these discussions, in my home state of Illinois, I'll share my plans with my friends, neighbors and fellow Americans."

"I certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago," Obama said in a video posting. "I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I've spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress that we so desperately need."

why is he taking so damn long??? the suspense is killing me!


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