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    eXtina, MKSinSA

    Seriously, what the hell is up with Doug Wilder?

    “The president doesn’t need this now,’ Wilder said. “The president needs to be a part of bringing people together.

    Wilder, also a former Richmond mayor, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have made a better Obama running mate and called on Biden to “cool it, back up” and admit that he was wrong.

    “If Hilary were on that ticket today, based on the job she’s done as secretary of state, I think there would be a clearer advantage the president would be seeing,” said Wilder, who was elected Virginia’s governor in 1989 and briefly ran for president in late 1991. “It’s not going to happen. It’s too late. I think she’ll be getting herself together for 2016.”

    “What the president needs to do is to disassociate himself from trying to show anybody that division is what this administration is about,” Wilder told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

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    His comments in this article and on Fox are a gross overreaction to Biden's comments and it's telling that he takes a break from his moral outrage to make a pitch for Hillary being VP.

    I guess he has Tavis Smiley syndrome. The President doesn't call him for advice, so he becomes a go-to, over-the-top critic from afar.

    I remember respecting him.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:36:44 PM PDT

    •  I remember voting for Doug Wilder (2+ / 0-)
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      along with a majority of VIRGINIANS (for crissakes) and making history by electing him the first black governer in US HISTORY! Try to imagine that happening in Virginia now...

      (and he was elected twice, no less)

      He started losing my respect during the 2008 campaign, now, it's almost 100%

      "We love this goddman country and we're taking it back!" Saul Alinsky

      by mindara on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:03:25 PM PDT

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      •  Wilder is still pissed that he got (2+ / 0-)
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        FiredUpInCA, eXtina

        nothing more than his 15 minutes of fame for being the first black governor in the south... he was trying so hard to turn that into national prominence but he burned too many bridges... both in VA and in the national party...

        Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

        by awesumtenor on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 09:12:12 PM PDT

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        •  I totally agree w/Wilder's motivation BUT (2+ / 0-)
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          very important distinction is that he was the 1st black goverernor in UNITED STATES history and that it was in a state that was not only a member of the conferderacy, it's current state capitol, Richmond, was the capitol of the confederacy.  I was there, I supported him & voted for him,  (and even I had to go back and research this just to make sure I hadn't imagined this particular factoid) because it is UNIMAGINEABLE in VA now.

          "We love this goddman country and we're taking it back!" Saul Alinsky

          by mindara on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 10:18:36 PM PDT

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          •  I was there too (0+ / 0-)

            worked for his campaign in Portsmouth and Chesapeake... his election was a lot closer than it should have been; if you look at the votes Don Beyer and Mary Sue Terry got versus the number of votes Wilder got, a lot of people voted a straight democratic ticket... but did not vote for governor. If everyone who voted for  the democratic lt gov and attorney general had also voted for Wilder there would not have been a need for a recount...

            Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

            by awesumtenor on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 07:01:42 PM PDT

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