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Is Obama thinking of choosing Wes Clark?
Political Betting ^ | August 11, 2008 | Mike Smithson

Posted on 08/11/2008 7:50:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There’s speculation on the US site, VP Watch, this evening that Barack Obama might be considering the former general and 2004 contender for the presidential nomination - Wes Clarke - for the VP slot.

This is the report: “Gen. Wes Clark’s slogan — “Securing America’s Future” — is the theme for the night Barack Obama’s running mate is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

Clark’s political action committee is called WESPAC — Securing America’s Future.

It could just be a coincidence. After all, Clark appeared to dash his hopes of running with Obama in late June when he said getting shot down in Vietnam did not qualify John McCain to be president.

But if Obama believes Clark has strong enough military credentials to snipe at McCain effectively, he might still be in the mix.

On Monday, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Obama adviser Anita Dunn announced the themes for the various nights of the convention, including “Securing America’s Future” for the third night, when the vice presidential candidate will speak. “

Given McCain’s strong military connections Wes Clark seems to make a lot of sense - reinforcing Obama’s position in an area where he’s vulnerable.

Wes Clark, a Rhodes Scholar who was at Oxford, commanded Operation Allied Force in the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000.


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008veep; election; electionpresident; elections; mccain; obama; purfumedprince; weaselclark; weasleyclark; wesclark
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I hope Barry is that stupid.
1 posted on 08/11/2008 7:50:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me too. Only John Edwards would be a worse pick.


2 posted on 08/11/2008 7:53:26 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wesley Clark is an apple shining jerk.


3 posted on 08/11/2008 7:54:02 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That or he thinks the American public is stupid enough to vote for that ticket.


4 posted on 08/11/2008 7:54:37 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea, go ahead an pick Weaselly Cluck!


5 posted on 08/11/2008 7:54:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If we are ever invaded by Branch Davidian children , Wes is your man . Of course he will take a lot of casualties , but mostly BATF , so it works out for him .
6 posted on 08/11/2008 7:54:56 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
From Michael Moore's website, September 12th, 2003:

Michael Moore to Wesley Clark: Run!
A Citizen's Appeal to a General in a Time of War (at Home)

Dear General Wesley Clark,

I've been meaning to write to you for some time. Two days after the Oscars, when I felt very alone and somewhat frightened by the level of hatred toward me for daring to suggest that we were being led into war for "fictitious reasons," one person stuck his neck out and came to my defense on national television.

And that person was you.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2003-09-12

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From Moore's website, January 14th, 2004:

I'll Be Voting For Wesley Clark / Good-Bye Mr. Bush

Many of you have written to me in the past months asking, 'Who are you going to vote for this year?'

I have decided to cast my vote in the primary for Wesley Clark. That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country!

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-01-14

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Michael Moore (the "peacenik") from his website April 14, 2004...

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14

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From Moore's website, Monday, April 21st, 2008...

My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php

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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action

7 posted on 08/11/2008 7:55:08 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I disagree (but not strongly). I was wondering about Wes as VP a few months ago. He would add symbolic “cred” to a campaign that is all symbolism over substance. The Dems feed on this sort of stuff.


8 posted on 08/11/2008 7:55:16 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only problem here is that Clark and McCain were on the exact same sheet of music on Kosovo. Freepers and others would be left to fight this one alone, as usual.


9 posted on 08/11/2008 7:55:56 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every messiah should have a little general.


10 posted on 08/11/2008 7:56:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama steals all of his best lines from others without attribution.
I don’t think it means anything.

Anyways, I though the Democrat Convention themes were as follows:

MONDAY: Airing of Grievances
TUESDAY: Taxation and Redistribution
WEDNESDAY: Sex and Amorality
THURSDAY: Retreat and Unilateral Disarmament


11 posted on 08/11/2008 7:58:15 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can only hope!


12 posted on 08/11/2008 7:58:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: All

Didn’t Obama kick him off his campaign or at least rebuke him?


13 posted on 08/11/2008 7:58:49 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What does it matter? The Republicans have Barry Soetoro's birth certificate. He used it to get a Passport to go to Pakistan when he was over the age of 18, thus absolving himself from US Citizenship. RIGHT?

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr (or II) is a made up name used fraudulently by Barry Soetoro to sign legal documents, all of which are now invalid.

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr (or II) is not a valid ID, signature or person. Barry Soetoro is the legal name and ID.

So Mrs. Michelle Robinson Soetoro is his wife's legal name and the children are Malia Soetoro and Sasha Soetoro.

Right?

Or was Barry going to see an attorney while in Hawaii on vacation to try to correct this oversight?

14 posted on 08/11/2008 7:58:53 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I'm voting for J.S.McCain because he is patriotic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the current events in Georgia, it’s good to know the Democrats are eager to give Weasley Clark a second chance to start WWIII by bombing Russian VDV paratroopers.


15 posted on 08/11/2008 7:59:19 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah yes, Weasely Clark, your quintessential lefty military man. Lemme guess, Obama wanted military experience now that he has “foreign” experience making a fool of himself in Berlin and Israel, now he wants the “tough military” vote as well.

Unfortunately, Clark is so far left, he just happens to be a general.


16 posted on 08/11/2008 7:59:33 PM PDT by max americana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i would love it if he were to choose wes clark!


17 posted on 08/11/2008 8:00:22 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I might be wrong, but my gut feeling is Obama will take Evan Bayh.


18 posted on 08/11/2008 8:00:39 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clark’s political action committee is called WESPAC — Securing America’s Future WUSSPR*CK - Skewering America's Future.
19 posted on 08/11/2008 8:01:08 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should encourage this...


20 posted on 08/11/2008 8:01:08 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Yes they have the certificate along with the whitey tape.......

:rolleyes:


21 posted on 08/11/2008 8:03:04 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Pleeze - pleeze - pleeze .....


22 posted on 08/11/2008 8:04:15 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Politicians Will")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that Caroline Kennedy is the longshot choice in this race.


23 posted on 08/11/2008 8:06:32 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: JerseyHighlander

more to the point, why did the u.s. side with kosovo, a moslem population of recent times?

americans have no idea what kosovo, the field of blackbirds, and the loss to the turks, means to the serbs.

the serbs are south slavs; the russians east slavs.

while talking out on side of his mouth about the new world order, bill clinton won the hatred of the russians and serbs for creating a separate state of kosovo.


24 posted on 08/11/2008 8:06:55 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How perfect that would be...the black and white of stupid is as stupid does.


25 posted on 08/11/2008 8:18:35 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AnAmericanMother; aculeus; Billthedrill
Not your everyday Rhodes Scholar, but a Rhodes Scholar who was at Oxford.
26 posted on 08/11/2008 8:19:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect!


27 posted on 08/11/2008 8:21:45 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn;t this a rerun?

Leo dies, Matt Obama wins and asks McCain to be Secretary of State?

28 posted on 08/11/2008 8:22:50 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (So there you have it : Eliza Dushku has made my naughty list for the year)
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To: randomhero97
That or he thinks the American public is stupid enough to vote for that ticket.

I know tens of millions of urban dwellers who are that stupid.

29 posted on 08/11/2008 8:24:35 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Blogger

She would be eaten alive. She is not a good public speaker at all.


30 posted on 08/11/2008 8:32:21 PM PDT by maro (Repeal the 8th Amendment)
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To: counterpunch

And where will the feats of strength be? :)


31 posted on 08/11/2008 8:37:26 PM PDT by xp38
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clark is a maroon.


32 posted on 08/11/2008 8:37:57 PM PDT by pankot
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To: wendy1946

Don’t worry. Georgia is Putin’s payback to Clark for Kosovo.


33 posted on 08/11/2008 8:41:58 PM PDT by pankot
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To: svcw
How perfect that would be...the black and white of stupid is as stupid does.

Wheat Toast and White Toast.

34 posted on 08/11/2008 8:42:04 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: dighton

Just remember, Bubba was a Rhodes scholar too.


35 posted on 08/11/2008 8:43:51 PM PDT by pankot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two metrosexuals. Kewl!
36 posted on 08/11/2008 8:45:25 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: DemforBush

Yead, probably mr. paint dry Evan Bayh.


37 posted on 08/11/2008 8:45:58 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Yead = Yeah


38 posted on 08/11/2008 8:46:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Ramsey, Wesley, what's the difference.


Attorney General Ramsey Clark & President Lyndon B. Johnson.


Ramsey Clark(l) and Lynne Stewart(r)

39 posted on 08/11/2008 8:49:06 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the ObamaRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: ETL

All a bunch of pro-commie pinkos. The Democrat party majority leadership of today was the radical minority voice of 40 years ago (that was burning down armories, bombing the Pentagon, blowup up police cars, shooting police officers, plotting to assassinate elected Congressmen, robbing banks and extorting money from fellow travellers...

I’ll be glad when the radical chic baby boomers are all too old to do any more harm.


40 posted on 08/11/2008 8:58:54 PM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wesley Clark is no Dwight Eisenhower.


41 posted on 08/11/2008 9:03:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

> Barack Hussein Obama, Jr (or II) is a made up
> name used fraudulently by Barry Soetoro to sign
> legal documents, all of which are now invalid.

I hate to break it to you, but all one has to do to change one’s name is to start using the new one. Whatever might or might not have happened re BO’s birth certificate, it doesn’t make any difference to the validity of documents he might have executed.


42 posted on 08/11/2008 9:11:14 PM PDT by MikeGranby
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To: wendy1946

except I don’t recall mccain trying to get the Brits to attack the russians and start world war 3


43 posted on 08/11/2008 9:14:56 PM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama will tap Jim Webb.


44 posted on 08/11/2008 9:15:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (Dems want to destroy America, Republicans just want to be Dems.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be a dream ticket...our dream ticket!


45 posted on 08/11/2008 9:18:01 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The gift that keeps on giving.


46 posted on 08/11/2008 9:20:07 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ken21
"more to the point, why did the u.s. side with kosovo, a moslem population of recent times?"

No kiddin. Trust the democrats to weigh in on the wrong side of everything, everywhere. Clinton did a lot of damage in this area of foreign policy.

47 posted on 08/11/2008 9:41:47 PM PDT by Irene Adler (')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOOD! Even the rats hate the weasel.


48 posted on 08/11/2008 9:42:25 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: MitchellC

Monica Lewinsky (who just turned 35) would be a better pick than Wesley Clark.


49 posted on 08/11/2008 10:02:30 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Woo! That should just about do it.


50 posted on 08/11/2008 10:41:06 PM PDT by redhead (B-I-NGO...B-I-NGO...)
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