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GOP Envisions Gephardt as Possible Obama Running Mate
Yahoo ^ | 7/02/08 | Paul Bedard

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; dickgephardt; gephardt; obama
Didn't see this posted yet.
1 posted on 07/02/2008 1:04:53 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Doubt that little dick would be big enough for the job.


2 posted on 07/02/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: DemforBush
"Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of,"

As well they should be. Bet Obama's too dumb to put him on the ticket.
3 posted on 07/02/2008 1:07:11 PM PDT by CowboyJay (There's always 2012...)
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To: DemforBush
"Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of," said a key GOP strategist and Bush ally...

Now why would anyone brighter than a 1/2 watt bulb tell their foes what they feared most?

4 posted on 07/02/2008 1:07:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Because they AREN’T brighter than a 1/2 watt bulb.


5 posted on 07/02/2008 1:08:35 PM PDT by djsherin
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To: SandRat

“Please don’t throw me in the briar patch.”


6 posted on 07/02/2008 1:08:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: DemforBush
Gephardt? Isn't he the congressman who lost his reelection the same night a certain very short senator became deeply saddened?
7 posted on 07/02/2008 1:09:28 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

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.


8 posted on 07/02/2008 1:09:42 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (I have Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance policies.)
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To: SandRat

The question is: Is anyone on the dim side that dim?


9 posted on 07/02/2008 1:11:06 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (300 Million People Going Bust Over High Gasoline Prices and Hussein Obama Wants to Hug Trees.)
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To: DemforBush

Gephardt is a superdelegate isn’t he?


10 posted on 07/02/2008 1:13:06 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: DemforBush

Oh pleeeze don’t throw me into dat bramble bush, oh pleeeze don’t!!!


11 posted on 07/02/2008 1:14:30 PM PDT by lexusppd
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To: DemforBush

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.


12 posted on 07/02/2008 1:19:53 PM PDT by BGHater (Heller v. DC= McCain-Feingold for Gun Control)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

As the presidential candidate demonstrates, they already come bigger in black anyway.


13 posted on 07/02/2008 1:20:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Obama '08: Was It Good For You, Too?)
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To: DemforBush

Great! Another Vice President with a lesbian daughter!


14 posted on 07/02/2008 1:22:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMajority (If war isn't the answer, you're asking the wrong question.)
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To: DemforBush

Obama/Gephardt the Ebony and Ivory ticket.


15 posted on 07/02/2008 1:23:36 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: DemforBush

I’m praying it will be:

1. Sebelius...Very Pro-abortion on demand into the third trimester. She’ll rally the troops..

2. Wesley Clark...Gay fired Nato General who of course says John McCain is unfit for the presidency because he wasn’t really a hero...and feels Kerry and Obama are true heros. This guy is a first class idiot...and I’m glad that he’s still in the Obama campaign...

3. Richardson...Flabby gut and @ss flake who can’t 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 doesn’t know when to come out of the rain..

4. Gephardt? Yawn...


16 posted on 07/02/2008 1:26:39 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be a Jackie Robinson, not a Jackie come lately.)
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To: DemforBush

“Aw Jeez, not that $h*t(head) again”.


17 posted on 07/02/2008 1:26:55 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DemforBush
That would be a match made in heaven.

Two empty suits pandering in the wind.

18 posted on 07/02/2008 1:26:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: BGHater
I think he has to add a military man.

I think he needs a southern governor with military experience.

19 posted on 07/02/2008 1:27:45 PM PDT by smithone
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To: BGHater
I think he has to add a military man.

I think so too.

20 posted on 07/02/2008 1:28:28 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: DemforBush
Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of...

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.

21 posted on 07/02/2008 1:31:18 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: smithone

Is there anyone? My second guess is he’s gonna pick SC Gov. Sanford.


22 posted on 07/02/2008 1:31:48 PM PDT by BGHater (Heller v. DC= McCain-Feingold for Gun Control)
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To: smithone

Ooops. I meant McCain is gonna pick Gov. Sanford.


23 posted on 07/02/2008 1:33:05 PM PDT by BGHater (Heller v. DC= McCain-Feingold for Gun Control)
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To: BGHater

I don’t know, but Gephardt would be an awful choice.
I hope he picks him.


24 posted on 07/02/2008 1:33:40 PM PDT by smithone
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To: ConservativeMajority
What do you have against lesbians?

I'm a male lesbian.....

25 posted on 07/02/2008 1:34:14 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: DemforBush

67 years old = gravitas? My bet is on Webb or Kaine.


26 posted on 07/02/2008 1:35:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BGHater

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2008 1:39:48 PM PDT by smithone
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To: DemforBush

The GOP is evidently employing 20th century strategists in the 21st century.


28 posted on 07/02/2008 1:42:38 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: DemforBush

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.


29 posted on 07/02/2008 1:52:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Faith in Government is no faith at all.)
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To: SandRat

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.


30 posted on 07/02/2008 1:55:34 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Faith in Government is no faith at all.)
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To: DemforBush
"Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of," said a key GOP strategist and Bush ally..."

If they had any brains, it would be McCain they would fear most.

31 posted on 07/02/2008 1:58:38 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Non-Sequitur

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.


32 posted on 07/02/2008 2:06:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: DemforBush
"Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of," said a key GOP strategist and Bush ally...

RYMB!

33 posted on 07/02/2008 2:19:30 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: DemforBush
Richard A. Gephardt, or Richard Gaines, the SAT cheater? Either way, a big time gun grabber.

Perfect for Barry Hussein.

34 posted on 07/02/2008 4:06:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Dickie retired ahead of being dumped by Pelosi for House Minority Leader. He’s old news and brings nothing to the rodent ticket.


35 posted on 07/02/2008 7:09:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BGHater

From your lips...


36 posted on 07/02/2008 7:10:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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....


37 posted on 07/02/2008 7:36:29 PM PDT by xrmusn
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To: xrmusn

As I recall, most of Dickie’s family were Republicans who wouldn’t even endorse him for office.


38 posted on 07/02/2008 7:57:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: DemforBush
"Gephardt is the one we're most afraid of,"

Circus mice aren't afraid of that twit.

39 posted on 07/03/2008 3:34:15 AM PDT by Impy (Hey Barack, you're ugly and your wife smells.)
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