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  •  Could be (0+ / 0-)

    I remember a rumor here, I think that's all it was, that Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy, the team vetting Obama's VP choices, found out about John Edwards affair during their vetting process, and it's a big reason why Obama avoided Edward during Summer 08, after Edwards had endorsed Obama in May.

    Again, not sure if that was true, and I doubt Edwards was really seriously considered for VP anyway.

    Same could be true of McDonnell. Maybe the scandal showd up during the vet, but I also dont know if Romney seriously considered him for VP.

    He certainly had advantages, but I think they felt they need to shake up the campaign and bit and went with someone more pleasing  and well known to the base.

    •  Edwards supposedly wanted AG (0+ / 0-)

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 01:59:21 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, Joe Trippi said that (2+ / 0-)
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        He was advising Edwards at the time.

        Plouffe claimed in his book Edwards offered to endorse Obama after the SC debate, in exchange for being VP, which, obviously Obama turned down.

        My guess is both are true. Edwards initial offer was probably VP and then said he would settle for AG.

        Had it not been for the scandal, my guess is he would have gotten some position, likely Labor Secretary.

    •  I heard they knew way before that (1+ / 0-)
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      like in 2007.

      You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

      by Gpack3 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:28:57 PM PDT

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