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  •  He's just a showman (0+ / 0-)

    Stuff like vetoing republican passed legislature bills with a cattle branding iron is his thing.  Personally I like his style, but some may just find it screwy for a Presidential candidate.

    Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. -Julian Assange-

    by ChadmanFL on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:41:20 AM PDT

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    •  But that's where it would be a good pick. (6+ / 0-)

      If you go and watch clips of him, I think you'll agree he comes across as authentic. You might not like him, but he doesn't seem like a typical politician. He makes his points simply but eloquently, in a much more literal but equally forceful way like Obama does at his best. Kind of like Bill Clinton, come to think of it.

      And you know what? Vetoing the Republican bills with a cattle branding? That's kind of...fun? If not that, something similar. That's a good thing. It's serious business, but there's nothing wrong with a little showiness. He's not a clown, but he doesn't look clownish, at least in my opinion, for doing something like that. Maybe he would on a national stage, but he can probably be tamed to whatever degree is necessary. But then, does he need to be? If the role of the vice presidential candidate is to be an attack dog of sorts, why is his style so bad? It's less vitriolic but perhaps just as forceful.

      The issue differences are a real concern, no doubt, as are any sort of ethical issues that might have prevented him from running next year. But lots of people seem to be hinting that he'd be a bad pick for his personality, something I am not seeing. If anything, his style would be an asset. It's a nice contrast to HRC's, for instance, and almost kitschy to urban and upscale suburban voters, I would think.

      You're a Constitutional conservative. I'm a Constitutional conservative. Who isn't a Constitutional conservative? We are all proud Constitutional conservatives. Ted Cruz in 2016!

      by bjssp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52:14 AM PDT

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