Skip to comments.GOP Envisions Gephardt as Possible Obama Running Mate
Posted on 07/02/2008 1:04:53 PM PDT by DemforBush
Republican strategists trying to game Sen. Barack Obama's choice for a running mate are focusing more and more on the possibility that he might pick former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a friend of labor and blue-collar workers. "Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of," said a key GOP strategist and Bush ally...
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Doubt that little dick would be big enough for the job.
Now why would anyone brighter than a 1/2 watt bulb tell their foes what they feared most?
Because they AREN’T brighter than a 1/2 watt bulb.
“Please don’t throw me in the briar patch.”
Dick Gephardt?!?!? That’s the BEST the Dems can do? Mr. “Those who have won life’s lottery have an obligation to the rest of us”? The man whom Rush Limbaugh properly and stingingly characterized as “A small man from a small state with a limited understanding of economics”? Definitely bring him on. Two arrogant hard lefties on the Dem ticket would be a dream.
The question is: Is anyone on the dim side that dim?
Gephardt is a superdelegate isn’t he?
Oh pleeeze don’t throw me into dat bramble bush, oh pleeeze don’t!!!
I still think he is gonna pick Webb. He has to add gravitas(not saying Webb has it though) to his ticket.
I think he has to add a military man.
As the presidential candidate demonstrates, they already come bigger in black anyway.
Great! Another Vice President with a lesbian daughter!
Obama/Gephardt the Ebony and Ivory ticket.
Im praying it will be:
1. Sebelius...Very Pro-abortion on demand into the third trimester. Shell rally the troops..
2. Wesley Clark...Gay fired Nato General who of course says John McCain is unfit for the presidency because he wasnt really a hero...and feels Kerry and Obama are true heros. This guy is a first class idiot...and Im glad that hes still in the Obama campaign...
3. Richardson...Flabby gut and @ss flake who cant put a noun and verb together in English or Spanish...I hope too that he keeps that beard, or better yet, a pancho villa mustache with a sambrero on the campaign trail...This guy looks like he doesnt know when to come out of the rain..
4. Gephardt? Yawn...
“Aw Jeez, not that $h*t(head) again”.
Two empty suits pandering in the wind.
I think he needs a southern governor with military experience.
I think so too.
Yeah, right. It doesn't take much for them to be afraid, does it? Gephardt for Labor Secretary, maybe. But Veep? I don't see it. Sucking up to labor is not an Obama weak point.
Is there anyone? My second guess is he’s gonna pick SC Gov. Sanford.
Ooops. I meant McCain is gonna pick Gov. Sanford.
I don’t know, but Gephardt would be an awful choice.
I hope he picks him.
I'm a male lesbian.....
67 years old = gravitas? My bet is on Webb or Kaine.
Darn, you had me there for a minute. I was certain that Sanford was a Republican and second-guessed myself.
Sanford would be a good choice for McCain. A southern governer running mate would be a great choice, but in McCain’s case the vp doesn’t need any military experience.
Obama needs executive and military and a southerner on his ticket. McCain has much wider choices.
The GOP is evidently employing 20th century strategists in the 21st century.
The one Republicans are most afraid of is someone like Colin Powell. Powell won’t do it. I still figure Obama has a good chance of choosing Bill Richardson. Why anyone would be a afraid of Gephardt is beyond me. I’m sure such a choice would be a delightful in that it would not affect the race in Obama’s favor at all. The most Gephardt offers is a neutral choice and that is the best I think Obama can hope for. If he chooses someone more polarizing than himself then he will be rolling out the red carpet for McCain. What he needs is someone like Bill Richardson to balance the ticket a bit and appeal to Hispanics and more conservative Democrats.
The truth is they’d love it if he picked some dud like Gephardt. Don’t assume they are more stupid than they are.
What the Republican party needs is to pull in a platoon of freepers to strategize.
If they had any brains, it would be McCain they would fear most.
The Dems can afford to toy with Republican minds.
They know the Obamasiah, his racist wife and their two daughters would have to be caught on film assembling Palestinian bomb belts and Iraqi IEDs to give McEgo the slightest chance of winning the election.
As far as the Dem VP - Obama could pick Robert Mugabe and still whip McEgo like a rented mule.
If the Pubbies in power really wanted a chance to win the election they would convince McEgo to have a medical crisis and decline the nomination for health reasons.
Perfect for Barry Hussein.
Dickie retired ahead of being dumped by Pelosi for House Minority Leader. He’s old news and brings nothing to the rodent ticket.
From your lips...
These clowns just WON’T go away will they?
Gephart is one who said he remembered as a 5 yr old his father talking about collective bargaining before meals.
(Guess that was in lieu of saying Grace)
He brother admitted DICK was an idiot.
Rush played the hell out of those remarks....
As I recall, most of Dickie’s family were Republicans who wouldn’t even endorse him for office.
Circus mice aren't afraid of that twit.