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Aide's mistake reveals Obama's VP pick early (EVAN BAYH)
CNN (link dead) ^ | 8/18/08 | n/a

Posted on 08/18/2008 7:32:35 PM PDT by Norman Bates

AIDE'S MISTAKE REVEALS OBAMA'S VP PICK EARLY (PULLED FROM CNN)

It's Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana. Original link is dead. This is a screenshot courtesy of roses of sharon.


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1 posted on 08/18/2008 7:32:36 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: roses of sharon; Clintonfatigued; TitansAFC; fieldmarshaldj; LS; LdSentinal

Ping


2 posted on 08/18/2008 7:33:24 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates
The Case for Evan Bayh
3 posted on 08/18/2008 7:33:30 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Norman Bates

Who?!


4 posted on 08/18/2008 7:33:47 PM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: Norman Bates

Bill Kristol has confirmed this so we can take it to the bank. LOL!


5 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:14 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: Norman Bates

Trial baloon: the worlds largest focus group.


6 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Norman Bates

yawn


7 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:23 PM PDT by avital2
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To: PhilDragoo

Is that a hit piece?


8 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:25 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates
We'll see soon enough.

IBTA

9 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:35 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Norman Bates

You beat me by ONE minute, my FRiend!

Trying to put IN into play....outside shot at it.

Now time for McCain to go unconventional......SARAH PALIN!!!!!!!

Contrast Bayh’s White male and boringness with the charm and charisma of an exciting female candidate!!!!


10 posted on 08/18/2008 7:34:50 PM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: Norman Bates
I posted this in another thread, but I imagine this “mistake” is a trial balloon to see what is the reaction to this news.

If it is a collective yawn, then Obama’s handlers still have time to find a higher profile VP.

11 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:11 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a Typical White Person)
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To: Norman Bates

they’re probably going to check for the response on FR before confirming it.


12 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Norman Bates

Bayh would be a funny pick. The moonbats hate him and it will further embolden Hillary at the Dems’ convention in Denver.

Why go to New Mexico tomorrow to make the announcement, though (more of Richardson’s territory)? Perhaps this is a feint instead of the real pick...


13 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:24 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: avital2

I agree!


14 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:26 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

Thanks for this thread!

I’ve started gathering things on youtube.

Bayh was an avid supporter of Hillary during the primaries.

We can put things like this to good use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbZfrNtFzWY


15 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Norman Bates

I am skeptical of that “mistake”. It is someone else.


16 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:52 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: Norman Bates

Obama thought he was too cool and exciting to be elected, so he decided to find a boring guy to balance the ticket.


17 posted on 08/18/2008 7:35:56 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: Norman Bates

Talk about a bunch that is not ready for prime time. Who in the world would want them running the military of this country when this is the way they keep secrets in a campaign?


18 posted on 08/18/2008 7:36:09 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: PhilDragoo

The Case for Evan Bayh

The Case for Dick Gephart


19 posted on 08/18/2008 7:36:29 PM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: Norman Bates

I think Bayh is the smartest pick Obama could make. I don’t know if he’ll flip Indiana, but he’ll definitely make it more competitive and at the very least make McCain work to keep it.


20 posted on 08/18/2008 7:36:46 PM PDT by zebrahead
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To: GauchoUSA

Far left liberal from Indiana (who has been a terrible Senator; and as I have heard of becuase I didn’t live there when he was Governor, a terrible guv too!).

He plays the pretty boy centrist, but he’s really a move-on liberal!


21 posted on 08/18/2008 7:37:59 PM PDT by JSDude1 (It;s only a protest vote if your political worldview is Republican 1st, conservative 2nd-pissant)
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To: Norman Bates
The blogger seems totally sincere. Check it out point by point.

Daddy Birch Bayh was a phenom. And the math might be doable.

It's at least plausible when looking at it from Hussein's side of the chess table.

22 posted on 08/18/2008 7:38:13 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Norman Bates

Anyone remember Kerry picking Dick Gephardt in ‘04? The NY Post ran with it on Page One.


23 posted on 08/18/2008 7:38:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TitansAFC

Foxnews was reporting that McCain will make his VP announcement on his birthday in Dayton, Ohio.


24 posted on 08/18/2008 7:38:43 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: JSDude1
Another youtube video of Bayh against Obama during the primaries.
25 posted on 08/18/2008 7:38:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Norman Bates
Obama - Bye!

Has a nice ring to it.

26 posted on 08/18/2008 7:38:58 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Southack

Bayr got some street cred by voting against Alito and Roberts I believe.


27 posted on 08/18/2008 7:39:35 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I support the death penalty for people who go to baseball games and talk on their cell phones.)
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To: zebrahead

Not if Indiana voters don’t like Bayh.

Indiana is also the state that elected Mike Pence.


28 posted on 08/18/2008 7:39:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Norman Bates

Nothing in politics is an accident!! Nothing! I say it’s Richardson.


29 posted on 08/18/2008 7:40:23 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: the invisib1e hand
I'm with you - something about this smells........
30 posted on 08/18/2008 7:40:38 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: Norman Bates

Nice Choice, Evan ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Pray for W and Our Troops


31 posted on 08/18/2008 7:40:51 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: Jess Kitting
Obama - Bye!

Has a nice ring to it.

You're on to something! Nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey....

32 posted on 08/18/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Norman Bates

The Klintoons were well-known for using dis-information to confuse everyone; perhaps Barry learned something from them.

Bayh is a wuss - combining two wusses on one ticket isn’t a good idea. Heck, Bayh could probably beat the golden boy in one on one basketball.


33 posted on 08/18/2008 7:41:17 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Jess Kitting

That’s too funny! Not quite as great as SORE/LOSERMAN....but OBAMA/BYE


34 posted on 08/18/2008 7:41:56 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: TitansAFC

Wow. I just read Sarah Palin’s profile on wikipedia. It made my knees weak...


35 posted on 08/18/2008 7:42:09 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: Norman Bates

Are you sure this is an ACTUAL CNN screenshot? There are a lot of typos, even for CNN! :-)


36 posted on 08/18/2008 7:42:36 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: Norman Bates

Aw, he’s just picking Bayh to try and nail the White vote.


37 posted on 08/18/2008 7:42:41 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (A kid at McDonalds has more real-world work experience than Barack Hussein.)
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To: freespirited; GulfBreeze; Kuksool; Salvation; meandog; PJBankard

Ping


38 posted on 08/18/2008 7:43:27 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: HokieMom
You're on to something!

Nah, nah, nah, nah, Obama, Bayh, Bye!

Great idea!

39 posted on 08/18/2008 7:43:40 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: VeniVidiVici
The Clinton's have successfully infiltrated Barack's campaign.

Now he's sure to lose.. and Bayh's the frontrunner for Hillary's VP in 2012.


40 posted on 08/18/2008 7:43:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: JennysCool

You might be on to something there!


41 posted on 08/18/2008 7:44:28 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Norman Bates

Maybe he wants to add some gravitas to the ticket?


42 posted on 08/18/2008 7:44:40 PM PDT by yawningotter
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To: ConservativeMan55

43 posted on 08/18/2008 7:44:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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Bayh..Bayh..Barack..Barack
Sounds like somebody throwing up to me.


44 posted on 08/18/2008 7:45:21 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Norman Bates
Update via The ACT Blog:

This is the kind of thing that isn’t supposed to happen - but, it appears that Obama’s VP will be Ind Senator Evan Bayh. This is coming from a premature release of the email which the Obama campaign intended to send out to supporters the morning of the announcement.

CNN reported the leak at this url:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/18/bayh.vp

..but that article has since been pulled from the site. However, THIS SCREENSHOT confirms that the article did, in fact, go up a little after 8 PM.

Still waiting for this to be picked up by FOX, I’ll report developments as they happen.

UPDATE: Aron Goldman from www.race42008.compointed out that the CNN article contains a couple of typos, suggesting this may be a fake. That is, of course, possible (I didn’t take the screenshot myself, so I can’t confirm the authenticity of it - though I don’t see Bayh as being the person to inspire a rumor mill - but mistakes aren’t uncommon online, Fox continues to report Obama’s speech at the 1904DNC convention.

UPDATE 2: This is via the same source from the original image - but some clippings from the second e-mail:

…a technical glitch occurred while updating the e-mail that will be sent to supporters upon the announcement of Sen. Obama’s VP….releasing the name of Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as his Running mate…at this point, the campaign is unwilling to confirm or deny this selection….asks that all supporters disregard the orginial email as a mistake until any official confirmation is made…

45 posted on 08/18/2008 7:45:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: ConservativeMan55

I said before that I don’t know if Bayh can flip Indiana. I do know that his family has a long history in the state’s politics and that he’s been elected governor and senator twice. Bayh is hands down the most popular Democrat in the state.


46 posted on 08/18/2008 7:45:50 PM PDT by zebrahead
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To: Norman Bates
Gosh golly! Not Evan Bayh! We'll never win with him on the ticket. Dangnabbit!
47 posted on 08/18/2008 7:45:50 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: TitansAFC

He makes Indiana close, but I still think McCain takes it.


48 posted on 08/18/2008 7:45:56 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: Norman Bates
Real source information!
49 posted on 08/18/2008 7:46:02 PM PDT by Petronski (The God of Life will condemn the Chinese government. Laogai means GULAG.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
I am skeptical of that “mistake”.

Ditto.

Obama might be letting it out early so FreeRepublic can do the job of vetting him.

50 posted on 08/18/2008 7:46:02 PM PDT by airborne (American by birth! Christian by choice!)
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