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  •  I like Biden because it forces McCain to (4+ / 0-)
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    select another person with a national name. The only people he has are Romney, Lieberman and Ridge none of which solidify his base. And, all of which have high negatives.

    •  He likely would have to go with Lieberman (0+ / 0-)

      in order to keep some of the women votes that he thought he could sneak away from Obama...

      Romney will not help him there

      "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

      by sara seattle on Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 01:28:52 PM PDT

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      •  He loses a lot of the base with Lieberman (2+ / 0-)
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        though. They seemed to have made it clear, they dont want a pro-choice VP. Whether he could make up for it with moderates, I dont know.

        •  But that is the thing (0+ / 0-)

          I do not really know how much of the base - he has really been able to count on.

          I have been wearing my asbestos undies and have ventured into the GOP on-line sites - and if they are any measure - then I do not know that McCain have many of them on board - at times it is tough to see if you are reading DailyKos or Redstate when they are writing about McCain.

          But you might be right -- it will be interesting to see who McCain will choose.

          "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

          by sara seattle on Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 01:34:47 PM PDT

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          •  Where else will they go? Not to the +black+ guy. (1+ / 0-)
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            Not when they can only see 'White Jesus'.  It not racism, its something much vaguer and deeper.  They just won't be able to vote for a black D.  Powell maybe, as a Repuke and if Jee-Bush blessed him.  Any black D? Not in a million years.

            'Course, they could stay home.  But then what do you think was the whole point of the 'not-like-u/exotic/fur-in-looking' and antiChrist ads were all about?  U don't really think they actually believed the son-of-a-single-poor-mother-got-loans-for-school-is-an-elitist do you?  Against, many-mansions-beer-heiress-private-plane-son&grandso-of-Admirals?  Really?

            •  I actually do believe they will stay home (0+ / 0-)

              for many - it is a choice black and white (no pun intended)

              but if they have to compromise on their religious beliefs in any way -

              then they will be staying home - and I just do not believe that McCain will be able to stay to his bastardied views concistently -- mainly because he cannot anymore remember what his position was on anything today -- let alone what it was yesterday.

              So he will slip up -- say something totally off the wall that will piss off the religious right --

              and McCain will be toast

              Obama will win -- and all will be well with the world =)

              "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

              by sara seattle on Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 01:58:20 PM PDT

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        •  Lieberman will switch to anti-choice if necessary (0+ / 0-)

          I believe. He's just like McCain. He'll say and do anything at this point. Really, what credibility does he have with anyone but the media folks?

          But more importantly, who would vote for that ticket? How many Democrats are switching for Lieberman at this point? Is it enough to counteract the losses on the GOP side?

          I think Lieberman is backing McCain because he wants a cabinet post. That's Lieberman's best long-term career plan . . . providing McCain wins of course.

          "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

          by Uwaine on Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 01:50:54 PM PDT

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    •  I hope it's Rominey. There's a long paper trail (1+ / 0-)
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      from his Bain Capital days, which should totally undercut his credibility on economic issues.

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo

      by lordcopper on Sat Aug 23, 2008 at 01:35:21 PM PDT

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