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Mar 11, 2008 7:19 pm

Politics aside, this would make for an interesting pairing:

 
Pres - White Man     (McCain)   vs    Black Man         (Obama)
VP    - Black Woman (Rice)              White Woman  (Clinton)
 
 
Apparently, the rumors about Condi Rice as a VP-candidate is getting some traction.
 
 
Mar 11, 2008 9:01 pm

The Obama/Clinton ticket would win easily.


I think that the only way that McCain can win this thing is if Rice is his VP and Clinton is at the top of the Dem ticket with someone other than Obama.  It would be close, but McCain would have a chance to win.
 
McCain reminds me of John Kerry.  I'm not talking about political ideals.  Rather, when Kerry lost against Bush, the dems weren't excited about their candidate.  They were voting against Bush.  The Republicans have that problem this time.  They don't like their candidate.  They will be voting against the other guy.  It's tough to win an election voting against someone instead of for someone.
Mar 11, 2008 9:14 pm
anonymous:

The Obama/Clinton ticket would win easily.



The problem is Obama seems hell-bent on Billary NOT being his number two.

I'm not crazy about Condie as a VP either, my choice would be Huckabee to balance out the ticket, hell I'd like to see Colin Powell but he'd never take it which is why I think he'd be an excellent Veep.

Mar 12, 2008 7:42 am

Big difference between Huckabee & Colin Powell.

Mar 12, 2008 8:24 am

The problem is Obama seems hell-bent on Billary NOT being his number two.





 
I think that you are correct.  I was commenting on the original post.  I think that regardless of who the #2 person will be, Obama will win fairly easily.
 
The point that I'm really trying to make is that the republicans only have one chance outside of a scandal and/or catastropic event between now and the election.  This "one chance" involves 3 things happening:
 
1) Hillary must be the Democratic nominee
2) Obama can't be her running mate
3) McCain needs a strong female running mate, preferably an African American.  Maybe this is a sad commentary on my part, or our country's part, but I can't think of a strong female African American Republican with name recognition other than Rice.
Mar 12, 2008 9:27 am

How about this combo:

 
John McCain w/ Michael Moore for his VP
Barrack Obama w/Rush Limbaugh as his VP
Mar 12, 2008 9:52 am

How about Ferris Bueller for President & Bobby Hull as his Veep? Think of all the hunting 'accidents' that would occur... Bobby might even be able to convince his little muffin to start another war. Iran needs to be put in it's place, and we messed up the invasion of Cuba the first time - gotta get that one right. And each and every person in Saudi royal family would own a variable annuity - for tax deferral of course(bring back some of that oil revenue. Who needs better fuel standards?). What a platform they'd have!

Mar 12, 2008 10:23 am

If there was a muslim running I'd give him or her a good look - doubt they'd get my vote because the country's just not ready yet & I'd like my candidate to win. You wouldn't get my vote, either, sorry. I'd like to vote for McCain, but he's just a tad too hawkish for me. Don't really like any of the alternatives. What experience does Hillary really have? She was in the other wing of the house when the decisions were made? Obama's platform is the plain vanilla democratic platform that's been run & lost with 100 times. He's far better at communicating it's virtues than those that have come before him, but is it really a change? No... not really. Barack as a leader presents a significant change, and so does McCain.

Mar 12, 2008 2:01 pm

Rice? Huckabee?


Are you guys still on your client 9 goes down high? (no pun intended)


For a candidate to get my vote the have to believe that the doctrine of pre-emptive war is flawed. More over they would have to be far removed from such a flawed policy, and definately not the primary drafter of such a disgraceful National Security Strategy. Guess that eliminates Rice.
 
More so, for a candidate to get my vote they have to acknowledge that the earth is not flat, dinosaurs lived long before man came along. They would  have to believe that there was an ice age, and that the tiny specks of light we see in the night sky come from far far away. Much further away than the roughly 5000 year time line covered in the Bible. Additionally they have to leave the Constitution alone. We don't need any more amendments. This eliminates Huckabee.
 
Any candidate who gets rid of Real ID has my vote
Mar 12, 2008 3:21 pm

Mar 14, 2008 2:41 pm

Huckabee and Rice are off of the table anyway. 

 
Rice is a continuation of the Bush legacy on foreign policy - now there's a popular horse you want to hitch your wagon to in November.
 
You may not like bond guy's politics (or religion, see hijacked Spitzer thread), but he is spot on with Huckabee.  I'm Christian, but that guy is wacko.  Plus he has some tapes of old sermons floating out there somewhere, which have remained hidden but wouldn't stay under wraps in a general election.  By the way, those tapes were made when the big issues the Southern Baptists were rallying against weren't abortion and gays, but about women who didn't sumbit 100% to their husbands.  I bet that will play well when one of those sermons gets sent to CNN at the end of October.
Mar 27, 2008 4:28 pm

While I might disagree with Bondguy on his religious views. I would assume that we could agree that we both disagree with Obama's religious views displayed very "colorfully" by the Rev Wright.

Mar 27, 2008 7:33 pm

It really disappoints me that Obama hasn't taken a bigger hit to his popularity. It doesn't bode well for America to be populated by so many D.A.'s (not District Attorneys). Face it, Obama is a racist. He hangs around with racists, his religious beliefs are racist, he is a racist.

 
Just as the press called Reagan the "Teflon President", Obama is the "Teflon Democrat" and sh*t doesn't stick to teflon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar 27, 2008 8:03 pm
henryhill:

How about this combo:

 
John McCain w/ Michael Moore for his VP
Barrack Obama w/Rush Limbaugh as his VP
 
McCain might talk his bud Joe Liberman into being his running mate...
since he's weak on economics, maybe Romney (although people didn't want a Mormon in office)
then there's Huckabee who wouldn't be bad either.
Apr 7, 2008 8:21 pm

Uh-Oh, more rumors circulating the networks about a "McCain - Rice" ticket.

Apr 9, 2008 12:40 pm

"Starting in the 70s and to this day politicians have been promising to reform the oil industry. The only thing that has changed is that today Exxon is making 40 billion dollars a year in profits and gas is $3.50 a gallon at the pump. My name is Barack Obama and I approve this message because it's time for change. I've never taken money from oil companies or their lobbyist and they won't run my White House. It's time for change..."

 
Let's look past the fact that politicians aren't allowed to take money from any corporations, this is the message that Obama is flooding the airwaves with in PA. Now, I've paraphrased it from memory so I don't have it exactly right, but read it. It's message is spot on.
 
McCain represents staus quo. If he wants to have a chance he needs to understand what is motivating people, and it's not about who he picks for VP. I'll leave it to someone else to utter the famous line from the 92 election that sums up what's on people's mind these days. That barack has closed the gap in PA to under ten points shows that his message is hitting a nerve. McCain should be very worried. An he needs to get on message.
Apr 10, 2008 1:19 am

Is there any chance of Bloomberg jumping in?

Apr 10, 2008 5:33 pm

Bloomberg said "no, but..."



http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/opinion/28mike.html?r=1&scp=1&sq=bloomberg+presidential+race&st=nyt&oref=slogin

Apr 10, 2008 5:35 pm

Apparently I don't know how this fandangled computer works, so cut and paste the article above if interested.

Apr 20, 2008 12:15 am

I'd like to see McCain/Huckabee.  Really the reason I like Huck is because of the Fair Tax.  I know that's a whole new debate in and of itself, but it would be nice to not have to worry about tax season ever again.