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  •  I like Richardson... (2+ / 0-)
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    Asak, Land of Enchantment

    ...but the bad outings that helped to doom his candidacy would be too great a risk in the VP slot.  Maybe Secretary of State, maybe UN Ambassador, but nothing where he's out there in front of voters constantly, because that stimulates the wacky part of his brain, which unfortunately is connected to his mouth.

    "What you're saying is so understandable. And really, your only crime was violating U.S. law." Marge Simpson.

    by Rich in PA on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 05:05:05 PM PST

    •  Veep won't have any impact on the election (1+ / 0-)
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      It never does. Nobody ever liked Quayle or Cheney, but neither dragged the party down.

      The Republican Creed: Pray and Pass the Ammunition

      by johninPortland on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 05:06:59 PM PST

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      •  I have to wonder if this time it will be (1+ / 0-)
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        different.  WE might ask some questions about man-sized safes fr'instance.

        Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. --Molly Ivins

        by sap on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 05:11:15 PM PST

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      •  The media is more bloodthirsty now... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and they'd be happy to take miscues from a Democratic VP nominee and run with them.  Certainly they're more relevant than what a low-level campaign operative might say...or the spouse of an allied governor, or an ex-senator who runs a university.

        "What you're saying is so understandable. And really, your only crime was violating U.S. law." Marge Simpson.

        by Rich in PA on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 05:20:48 PM PST

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      •  sorry to be contrarian . . . (0+ / 0-)

        This is a minor point in the grand scheme of things, but there is some evidence from polls that Quayle hurt Bush Sr. in 1992 after his bizarre Murphy Brown speech and his wife's awful tirade at the Republican National Convention.

        My point here is that VP picks can drag down a presidential ticket when the circumstances are right.

    •  I concur (0+ / 0-)

      There's no doubt he's qualified in foreign affairs, but his tendency to be a lose canon would make him a liability in a national campaign, especially a tight one.

      Secretary of State would be a respectable position for him.

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