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    Suprised you didn't know.

    When it came time for Gore to choose a Vice-Presidential nominee, his shortlist included Kerry and John Edwards.

    The hour was late, and Vice President Al Gore had been in meetings since the afternoon, conferring with small groups of advisers who shuttled in and out of his 10th floor suite at the Loew's Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel.

    With just 36 hours until he was scheduled to parade his running mate before the world, the question was this: Should he pick Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, or Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts?

    By Sunday night, Kerry had fallen off the radar screen...

    Then, close to midnight, as Gore and his wife, Tipper, were about to retire to their bedroom, the vice president informed William M. Daley, his campaign chairman; Warren Christopher, the head of his search committee; and Frank Hunger, his brother-in-law, that he wanted Lieberman for his partner on the ticket.

    Aides to Gore said the vice president hoped to underscore his own New Democrat political philosophy with a Democrat considered to be a centrist and a bridge-builder between the parties. They also said Gore was most comfortable with Lieberman personally and excited about making history by selecting the first Jewish vice presidential candidate....

    First elected in 1998, Edwards, 47, had ties to many Gore staff members and political consultants. Those people, including campaign consultants Bob Shrum and Tad Devine and the campaign research director, David Ginsberg, all touted Edwards.

    Another in a string of poor campaign strategies by Al Gore.

    Democrats are the party of those who are working, those who have finished working, and those who want to work. -- Elizabeth Edwards

    by philgoblue on Wed May 24, 2006 at 06:33:51 PM PDT

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    •  You mean Shrum was right? (1+ / 0-)
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      I have to go lie down now.

      My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

      by Major Danby on Wed May 24, 2006 at 06:43:57 PM PDT

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