Ron Paul, Vice President?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dagwood, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Dagwood

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    In viewing the current thread concerning Ron Paul's increase in donations, I was thinking what would happen if Paul's popularity increased to the point that he was nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate.

    What impact would this have on the republican run for the White House in 2008?
     
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    Well, it would certainly signal a change of policy for the major candidates, or at the very least a change of tone. I just can't see any of the big players picking him though.
     
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    I don't either, Ivon.
     
  4. Dagwood

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    I agee completely; there is no way Ron Paul would even be considered. What I want to know it that if he were viable, what impact would that have on the general election?
     
  5. KenH

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    I don't think that vice presidential picks influence the outcome of the general election. George H.W. Bush won in 1988 despite picking Dan Quayle. Quayle was clearly an inferior choice compared to Dukakis' selection of Lloyd Bentsen.
     
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    Not to change the subject, but do you think Clinton will pick Obama as her running mate? Why should she and why not?
    And what do you think the reaction of the black community will be if she doesnt?
     
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    I think there is better than 50-50 chance she will. If not, she will pick whomever comes in 2nd in the primaries.

    The reaction of the black community would be a mystery to me. A good part of them already support Clinton, plus leaders like Al Sharpton are for Clinton.
     
  8. KenH

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    Senator Clinton might pick current Virginia senator and former Secretary of the Navy under Ronald Reagan - Jim Webb.
     

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