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  •  Definitely. Running as VP only helps you if ... (0+ / 0-)

    1. You win, or
    2. You don't care because
         a. you have a limited future, or
         b. you believe you can make a lot of money another way.

    There are those who say that She or He doesn't really want to be president. I think that's baloney. There is no one in elective politics who wouldn't want to be president. You may not want to put up with the campaign energy drain, or call people constantly to plead for money, or be nice to people you really can't stand, or you can't abide sycophants ... but if you're willing to do those things, you do want to be president.

    Running as vice-president could be a path, an attractive one for people who, just as examples, can't assemble the resources needed, or don't have the time left, or tried and failed but don't want to feel they're out of the game.

    There's one other possibility. A rising star with potential starts getting convinced that the presidential nominee can win after all and assuming he does, he might well blanket out the chances of others in 2016 and maybe thereafter. So you take the chance and deal yourself in as VP running mate.

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 08:25:47 PM PST

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