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  •  You're right that people vote for the top... (0+ / 0-)

    ...of the ticket, which is why I'd stick Rahm in at the 2nd slot. And yes, the VP is not really that important a position, but I disagree that one can't be a "great" VP.

    A VP's most important job during campaign season is to balance the ticket out (appeal to the voters who might not like the presidential candidate or provide strength in an area the candidate might appear to be weak in - a la Biden) OR be an attack dog on the campaign trail. Reason I think Rahm would be a great VP for Gillibrand or Castro is because he would add the "toughness" to the ticket, and he would definitely be an effective attack dog.

    "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

    by xsonogall on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 12:28:38 PM PDT

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    •  But being an attack dog has its problems (1+ / 0-)
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      The advantage Joe Biden has as being the Vice President is that not only is he an effective attack dog, he's also able to connect with people on a personal level that's direct, no nonsense and to the point.  Rahm Emmanuel doesn't seem to have that gift.  He's just an attack dog.

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