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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
So, it comes down to John McCain being the Republican nominee for President. With Obama and Clinton still fighting it out there's still a question out there. Who would make a good running mate for them?

Do you think either Obama or Clinton will take a running mate prior to the Democratic Convention? Who do you think John McCain will take? Does the choice of a running mate matter to you?
post #2 of 22
Oh yes, I think it matters.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Oh yes, I think it matters.
So who do you think McCain will take? He just clinched the nomination last night, and I've been hearing names tossed around all day. The most popular appears to be Rice, but she's said she isn't interested.
post #4 of 22
The only name that I have heard is the governor from Florida. I guess he has held on to a really high approval rating in Florida. I could see a Clinton-Obama ticket but not the other way around. I have heard a couple of retired generals who disagreed with going into Iraq as a running mate for Obama. Wesley Clark and Anthony Zinny. He needs someone who can give him credibility with national security and foreign affairs.
post #5 of 22
I'm really not sure who I would like to see run with McCain to tell you the truth. But, NOT Huckabee OR Romney.
post #6 of 22
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I'm really not sure who I would like to see run with McCain to tell you the truth. But, NOT Huckabee OR Romney.
I'd think you are right on that. However, to get more of the Neo-Con vote he'll have to do something.
post #7 of 22
I think McCain's greatest asset is that he has proven himself to be bi-partisan and that he is able to work with the Democrats. I like the fact that he is not a party hard-liner. I think he needs a running mate that is more of the same.
post #8 of 22
Right now, I don't care who gets the White House seat, cause none of the above will be getting my vote! I'm doing a write in vote as will my husband!

Whoever does get in there - America will have the worse 4 yrs coming up - mark my words! Maybe next time people will wake up to the truth of what will be happening. And its not good things either. Sad to think that many will realize too late what they did (or didn't do).
post #9 of 22
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I've been hearing talks of a "dream ticket" from the Clinton camp. Meaning that she and Obama would run together.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Right now, I don't care who gets the White House seat, cause none of the above will be getting my vote! I'm doing a write in vote as will my husband!

Whoever does get in there - America will have the worse 4 yrs coming up - mark my words! Maybe next time people will wake up to the truth of what will be happening. And its not good things either. Sad to think that many will realize too late what they did (or didn't do).
Wow! I see things in just the opposite way. I figure that once the new President takes over, we'll be coming out of the WORST 8 years in American History.

Of course I have my preference as to who wins the Presidential Election, however, no matter which one of them win, Obama, Clinton or McCain, it will a BIG relief to be rid of Bush.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
Wow! I see things in just the opposite way. I figure that once the new President takes over, we'll be coming out of the WORST 8 years in American History.

Of course I have my preference as to who wins the Presidential Election, however, no matter which one of them win, Obama, Clinton or McCain, it will a BIG relief to be rid of Bush.
I think it is going to take awhile to undo the 8 years of Bush.....
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
Wow! I see things in just the opposite way. I figure that once the new President takes over, we'll be coming out of the WORST 8 years in American History.

Of course I have my preference as to who wins the Presidential Election, however, no matter which one of them win, Obama, Clinton or McCain, it will a BIG relief to be rid of Bush.
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I think it is going to take awhile to undo the 8 years of Bush.....
And the Bush bashing begins......

Anyway, I'm not sure who McCain would choose (I agree he has to do something to get the strong conservative vote), but I'm not sure that Clinton and Obama together would be the best choice. It is my assumption that the rivalry between the two, and the fierceness with which they are going after each other, will be perfect reasons not to choose one or the other as a running mate, no matter who gets the nomination.
post #13 of 22
Got this in an email today. Hey, Bush isn't so bad.

John Glenn Quote -A MUST READ


John Glenn



There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January, Why aren't the Democrats

telling us to get out of Detroit?

That's just one American city,

about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq .




When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
have started this war, state the following:




a. FDR led us into World War II.

b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost
an average of 112,500 per year.




c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea
North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost.
an average of 18,334 per year.




d. John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.




e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ..
an average of 5,800 per year.



f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
times by Sudan and did nothing.

Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.



g. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya , Iran, and, North Korea
without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining
about how long the war is taking.

But Wait



It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation..






It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took
to count the votes in Florida !!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB !
The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
to realize the facts
But wait!

There's more!


JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor - January 26, 2004)

This exchange between
Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum
it is a pretty impressive
impromptu speech,



This IS a typical, though sad, example of what
some who have never served think of the military.



Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
'How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?'

Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
'I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps.

I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions.
My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different
occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my
checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was
not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the
daily cash receipts to the bank.'

'I ask you to go with me . . as I went the other day...
to a veteran's hospital and look those men ..
with their mangled bodies .. in the eye, and tell THEM
they didn't hold a job!

You go with me to the Space Program at NASA
and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans
of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee...
and you look those kids in the eye and tell them
that their DADS didn't hold a job.



You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in
Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends
buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch
those waving flags.



You stand there, and you think about this nation,
and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?

What about you?'
For those who don't remember
During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney
representing the Communist Party in the USA.



Now he's a Senator!
It might not be a bad idea to keep this circulating.

I AM!!!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...metzenbaum.htm
post #14 of 22
Hillary seems like she's leaning toward asking Obama to run with her if she gets the nomination, however, I don't think Obama feels the same....She's attacked him personally so many times! Sorry but the bashing seems to be pretty onesided. Can't blame Obama for defending himself.....although today I hear his camp asked about why she hasn't disclosed her tax returns, but that seems mild in comparison to the stunts she's pulled.

I think McCain will be looking for someone who shares his moderate ideologies.
post #15 of 22
I've heard a few times (either on TV or the radio) that Obama and Clinton really don't like each other...at all.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
I've heard a few times (either on TV or the radio) that Obama and Clinton really don't like each other...at all.
Very true, but when it comes to, being in power i bet they would be willing to bet they would put up with each other.

but i bet if obama or clinton are in office, i fully expect the over all american to be the loser.
post #17 of 22
From what I've heard today, if the Democrats get in office they will not hold the tax increases. We will all see taxes skyrocket cause they will be funding the "welfare" stuff at our expense. Its bad enough now - will be much worse in the next 4 yrs.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
but i bet if obama or clinton are in office, i fully expect the over all american to be the loser.
Despite all of the rhetoric spewing out of the pie holes of the candidates nothing will truly change for the betterment of the country. The President still has to deal with Congress, who in turn does whatever is best for themselves and for the special interest lining their pockets with wads of cash. In other words it will be business as usual.
post #19 of 22
You are right on the "business as usual" - sad but there was hope in one candidate - but America rejected him - he was the only glimmer of hope that things really would change. I'm not putting my vote on what's left just because.

I'll be patient.
post #20 of 22
If you want to know the truth, I think Ralph Nadar is the true Voice of Reason, however, I know he will never get enough votes to be win the Presidency, so I'll vote for my NEXT best choice and that is Obama. If Hillary wins the Democratic Nomination, I'll have to pick the LESSER of the two Evils. Not sure though which one is the LESSER, Hillary or McCain. I don't like his stance on War, nor do I like his stance on allowing women and minorities to make equal pay. I don't like that Hillary (and Obama, and Nadar) are against making English the Officail language, nor do I like their stance on allowing Illegal Aliens to become American Citizens. To me that's like rewarding someone for breaking the law.

From what I can see, there is NOT one Candidate that matches what I would like to see 100 Percent, but Obama and Nadar match my ideals more than the other two.

I MIGHT vote for Hillary, if she could get Obama to go on board with her as the VP Candidate, though (that is, if she wins the Democratic Nomination). At this point, it all depends on whether on not Hillary or Obama wins the Democratic Nomination, and in Hillary's case, if she wins, whether she picks Obama as her running mate.

I really like McCain, even though he IS a Republican, but I do not want the War to continue, I do not want him to turn around and become another Bush, and that's what scares me about him.

Oh...what a dilemma.......
post #21 of 22
Jeb Bush might have been a good potential running mate for McCain, but I imagine G.W. has shattered his brother's political future.
post #22 of 22
I wouldn't doubt that Hillary is dropping hints about Obama as a running mate so that she can get the nomination. The old two for one that her and Bill would use when he was in office. She is one of the worst about saying or doing anything to win. Of course Bill was the same way he just projected a nicer personality.
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