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McCain's VP

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    It has been several weeks since the subject came up, so in light of what we know now, who do you think he will pick? Has Huckabee hurt his chances by not getting out by now?
     
  2. rbell

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    rumors are down here that he might pick AL governor Bob Riley.

    I think that's unlikely. AL will probably go republican anyway (though it will be close, IMO)...and even if Riley could swing AL, that's not much of a prize electorate-wise.

    I do think McCain will pick a governor of a contestable, electoral-rich state. He's probably thinking of forging Arnold S.'s birth record.
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    Crist from FL maybe?
     
  4. StefanM

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    I think what is also important to consider is the Democratic candidate.

    I think that a lot more governors will be willing to get on board for a VP run against Clinton than against Obama.

    If I were a governor, I'd pass up a McCain-Obama showdown, but I'd salivate at the thought of getting in a McCain-Clinton matchup.
     
  5. rbell

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    good thought...that would make it close enough to fight over hanging chads from people too stupid to vote with a punchcard...
     
  6. LeBuick

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    No one thinking Rudy?
     
  7. rbell

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    sure won't help McCain with a conservative base...

    But if it's Obama-Hillary, then McCain-Guliani would be a barnburner, especially in New Yahk.
     
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    Justlittleoldme New Member

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    No way.
    He wouldn´t help with the votes but the name Rice does come to mind.
    She could help get votes no matter who wins on the other side.
     
  9. tinytim

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    Someone from Ohio? It would seem logical to try to steal votes from the cleveland area that will usually go with the democrats.
     
  10. saturneptune

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    Maybe wishful thinking, but I think an excellent choice would be Mitch McConnell, Republican leader of the Senate.
     
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    How 'bout Alfred E. Newman. I always liked him and his "What, me worry?":laugh:
     
  12. LeBuick

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    Wow, now that's a thought. It might split the black vote and get some of the women...
     
  13. Jimmy Clifton

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    The rumors that he's gay will hurt him.

    SC Senator Lindsey Graham is a solid choice but he's never been married and rumors of his being gay have already been circulated.

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has been mentioned as has Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
     
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  14. rbell

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    Barbour would be a conservative help, and he's quite popular in MS, B/C of his leadership during Katrina (of course, anyone would look like Einstein next to Ray Nagin & Blanco of Louisiana infamy).

    But...it's likely (though not airtight) that MS would go republican...but they don't get much bang for the buck in electoral votes.

    Alaska--same deal, though the woman angle might help.

    But I keep coming back to this: McCain needs...
    • Someone from a "money state"--electoral-rich, preferably a state that McCain might not win by himself, but would with a good veep choice.
    • Someone to the right of McCain. Guliani, et al, won't attract the conservative base, which IMO will seal it up for the democrats.
    • Someone under age 120. Seriously...I think McCain needs someone at least 8-10 years younger than him. Age will be brought up.
    • ...to avoid the "James Stockdale" syndrome (Perot's VP choice...of the infamous "Who am I? And why am I here?" line). I think an unknown will hurt McCain. He needs a credible, known candidate.
    That probably narrows it down to what...2-3 Americans?

    Quite honestly, I think KenH has already been approached by McCain's people. This Obama "love affair" of his is just a ruse so he can surprise us in a couple of months.

    :D

    Win with Ken in 2008...is that your slogan?
     
  15. Jimmy Clifton

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    A black like former OK Congressman J. C. Watts or former MD Lt. Gov. Michael Steele or even former OH Lt. Gov. Ken Blackwell would all be good choices.

    But I'm a Libertarian and supporting Wayne Allyn Root at this juncture.
     
  16. LeBuick

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    I guess McCain will need a strait man... :laugh: :laugh:
     
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