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My first thought on the running mate question is that to balance his ticket, Barack Obama should pick a really old white general. Therefore, he should pick Dwight Eisenhower. John McCain, on the other hand, needs to pick someone younger than himself. Therefore, he also should pick Dwight Eisenhower

A pathognomic sign that a moderate is going to the dark side, is to crack jokes about their previous allies. In this instance Brooks fails at both humor and ability to reason. He will please "the real conservatives" on FR who, like him, are ignorant of the fact that Freud pointed out personally directed humor has its genesis in emotionally and illogically based hostility.

Alternatively, Pinch is going to decide, in view of the declining NYT fortunes, who is going to leave. Snuggling up to pinch by telling him what he wants to hear is a NYT custom.

As far as Pawlenty, besides being the natural choice of a military strategy--attack at their strength--and Pawlenty's help and loyalty in the dark days, there is one fact that reformed or secular Jews miss. That is Pawlenty is a member of the largest Evangelical church in Minnesota and his pastor, Leith Anderson, is president of The American Evangelical Association. Pawlenty then brings unequivocal Evangelical credentials and the leader of the Evangelicals.

As far as Obama, I note that Mayor Bloomberg has exactly the same foreign policy views as Senator Obama, he is a Jew and richer than any candidate or pair of candidates. I guess Pastor Wright is about to learn, "the chickens are coming home to roost." Finally, Bloomberg would bring the 80% Jewish vote back in the Democrat fold and allay their fears of of Pastors Wright and Jackson et al running the country.

1 posted on 05/27/2008 7:18:15 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd
Incidentally, David Brooks, President Eisenhower became President at age 62. Hillary Clinton is presently 61. Are you labeling Hillary as an old woman and past her prime?
2 posted on 05/27/2008 7:25:01 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

“Pawlenty then brings unequivocal Evangelical credentials and the leader of the Evangelicals.”

They already tried that with Huckabee and failed miserably. I think a lot of people are tired of the evangelical dance.


3 posted on 05/27/2008 7:25:08 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: shrinkermd
Pawlenty couldn't keep his own Minnesota Republicans in line. (biggest tax hike in state history) How's he supposed to add strength to the national GOP ?
4 posted on 05/27/2008 7:25:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: shrinkermd

What if Obama picks Jim Webb for his VP? Hopefully this won’t be perceived as racist, but I believe Obama must pick a white man as his VP in order to have any chance this Fall against McCain.


5 posted on 05/27/2008 7:27:33 AM PDT by library user
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To: shrinkermd

“Finally, Bloomberg would bring the 80% Jewish vote back in the Democrat fold and allay their fears of of Pastors Wright and Jackson et al running the country.”

A man with all his billions is not going to play second fiddle to Obama, not gonna happen. In fact, I think Mayor Mike will ultimately endorse McCain.


7 posted on 05/27/2008 7:29:44 AM PDT by moose2004
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To: shrinkermd
Obama can pick Wesley Clark as vice president...

the Demonicrats will then have the perfect ticket, a black and a poofter who tried to start WWIII in Kosovo...

8 posted on 05/27/2008 7:29:55 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: shrinkermd
Sam Nunn and Tom Daschle seem to fit the bill.

I find it hard to believe Sam Nunn would be on anybody's speed dial or Fave Five, let alone on Obama's list of potential VP's.

9 posted on 05/27/2008 7:36:35 AM PDT by Biblebelter (If the big blue states got to choose the Republican nominee, I say let them elect him in the fall)
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To: shrinkermd

McCain/Forbes 2008


10 posted on 05/27/2008 7:39:02 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
You are so doomed!
13 posted on 05/27/2008 7:41:20 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: shrinkermd
Pawlenty then brings unequivocal Evangelical credentials and the leader of the Evangelicals.

Evengelicals don't have a leader.

Sola Scriptura

16 posted on 05/27/2008 7:47:39 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: shrinkermd
The neocon David Brooks is still so ensconced in Hillary Hatred that he cannot even bring up Mrs. Clinton's name in what pretends to be a serious discussion of Democratic Vice Presidential choices. I might expect as much from professional Hillary haters like Chris Matthews, Tucker Carlson, Mike Barnicle, Laura Ingram, and Rush Limballs, but from a writer employed by the NYT.

David Brooks no longer deserves to be taken seriously when he brings up the names of nonstarters like Chuck Hagel and Andy Stern along with nonentities like Sam Nunn and Bob Kerry, while failing to mention Hillary. Republican newspaper columnists, please grow up and get over your cancerous Hillary hatred!

20 posted on 05/27/2008 7:50:41 AM PDT by MurryMom
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To: shrinkermd

wow..you’re right..Bloomberg would be a great pick for Obama..FURTHER alientating the working class white vote. Good job.


21 posted on 05/27/2008 7:50:56 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: shrinkermd
...Mayor Bloomberg has exactly the same foreign policy views as Senator Obama...

Why is Mayor Bloomberg even mentioned in a serious discussion of Democratic vice presidential nominees? Mayor Bloomberg hasn't endorsed Senator Obama yet and the only vice presidential candidate the egotistical Mayor Bloomberg might endorse is Bloomberg himself.

23 posted on 05/27/2008 7:56:02 AM PDT by MurryMom
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To: shrinkermd

McCain/Graham. It’s gonna happen.


28 posted on 05/27/2008 8:45:01 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: shrinkermd

As Rush has said, “If you want to know what McCain is thinking, read what his mouth-piece (David Brooks) has to say in his editorials in the New York Times.”


31 posted on 05/27/2008 9:25:56 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Driving an Operation Chaos Hybrid that burns both gas AND rubber.)
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