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  •  Clark has the credentials for vp (2+ / 0-)

    and he would be an olive branch to clinton supporters.

    I don't think he's the best pick, but there ARE reasons to consider him.

    To me, the absolute most important issue ANY of us has, and this nation has, is that we are currently being ruled by a gang of immoral war criminals. -Hornito

    by discocarp on Tue May 13, 2008 at 12:32:24 PM PDT

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    •  Why not Clark for SecDef instead? (0+ / 0-)

      The SecDef has the most clout on military issues aside from the President (and most of the time, SecDef is the one advising the President).

      It's a waste to pick Clark for VP just because of his military cred. If that's all he can bring to the table, then put him in a position where that's all he needs to do.

      I don't buy the "He's a Clinton guy" line. I haven't heard a peep out of Clark in support of Clinton in months, and I don't think most Clinton supporters know who he is, or would know why Obama would pick him.

      "All it takes is one person to stand up and say 'f--k this.'"--Henry Rollins

      by ekthesy on Tue May 13, 2008 at 12:51:32 PM PDT

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      •  Not eligible for SecDef. (0+ / 0-)

        He needs a few more years as a civilian to hit the mandatory 10 years.

        "Not only do I want an elite president,
        I want someone who's embarrassingly superior to me."
        -- Jon Stewart, 4/15/08

        by pat208 on Tue May 13, 2008 at 01:50:40 PM PDT

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    •  HRC supporters not looking for an olive branch. (0+ / 0-)

      The vast majority of HRC supporters wouldn't know that Wes Clark is from the Clinton camp, or care.

      I imagine though that they would care a lot if Obama's veep choice is a woman of roughly HRC's age. That takes care of the, um, bitter feelings that no one is taking women seriously, etc.

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