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  • Ready for Hillary’s Running Mate? (No, REally. Seriesly. Beelzabubba)

    05/02/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/14 | Jeff Greenfield - The daily beast
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The ideal candidate would be someone clearly equipped by experience to handle the presidency at a moment’s notice, and who was held in high esteem by the public; maybe even someone who exemplified a time when Americans felt better about their country’s prospects. By that measure, there is at first glance one obvious choice: Bill Clinton. He would be by far the most clearly qualified candidate for the job. More than two-thirds of Americans look on him favorably, and last year, 55 percent told Gallup they saw Clinton as an outstanding or above-average president.
  • Romney may name running mate early in election race

    07/10/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday he is considering naming his choice to serve as vice presidential running mate earlier than usual to better compete with President Barack Obama. As they work from a short list of leading Republicans, Romney and his advisers say they are weighing whether he should announce his choice some weeks earlier than the traditional time of around the Republican National Convention, which is to be held in Tampa in late August. The reasoning, advisers say, is that two candidates would be able to raise more money and engage Obama and Vice...
  • Afghan president chooses warlord as running mate (HRW shrieks, Karzai recycles 1st VeeP)

    05/04/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez - ap
    KABUL – President Hamid Karzai chose a powerful warlord accused of rights abuses as one of his vice presidential running mates on Monday, hours before leaving for meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and Pakistan's president. The selection of Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a top commander in the militant group Jamiat-e-Islami during Afghanistan's 1990s civil war, drew immediate criticism from human rights groups.
  • Sarah Palin Action Figures. Booyah!

    09/09/2008 7:57:32 AM PDT · by Tidbit · 32 replies · 248+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/09/2008
    Two new action dolls have gone on sale of Sarah Palin, the Alaska Governor who John McCain has chosen to be his Republican presidential running mate.
  • McCain Taps Alaska Governor Palin as Vice Presidential Running Mate

    08/29/2008 9:51:13 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 54 replies · 529+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 29, 2008 | By GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS and ED O'KEEFE
    The 44-year-old Palin brings working class roots and appeal to female voters, becoming only the second female vice presidential candidate on a major party ticket and a first for the GOP.
  • John McCain Selects Pro-Life Champion Sarah Palin for VP

    08/29/2008 8:07:57 AM PDT · by julieee · 75 replies · 286+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 29, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a decision that's sure to unite the pro-life advocates behind his campaign, presidential candidate John McCain selected pro-life champion Sarah Palin as his pick for vice president. Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska, takes a strong pro-life position on both abortion and bioethics issues. She is strongly pro-life and, in April, Palin put those pro-life views into practice. As many as 80 percent of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome become victims of abortion, but Palin didn't let her child become a statistic. Palin, who has deeply-felt pro-life views, gave birth to...
  • Thoughts on Biden (Sen. Obnoxious) and the GOP Ticket

    08/23/2008 9:36:31 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 47 replies · 124+ views
    Myth Debunker ^ | 08/23/08 | Yomin Postelnik
    The Biden pick is very good news for our side. Again, someone’s own arrogance (Barack’s) has tripped himself up. The McCain campaign is already running an ad showing what Biden said about Obama in the primaries and, conversely, what he’s said about John McCain. This will be very effective unless our side were to make the mistake of also picking someone who was visibly/forcefully against John McCain in the primaries, in which case the media would only highlight that, leaving out that Biden had done the same. Our side also can’t afford to blow this opportunity by selecting someone who...
  • Obama introduces running mate Biden

    08/23/2008 1:28:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 228+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as a man "ready to step in and be president," and the newly minted running mate quickly turned his campaign debut into a slashing attack on Republicans seeking four more years in the White House.
  • John McCain Will Not Pick Pro-Abortion Running Mate, Rules Out Tom Ridge

    08/20/2008 8:52:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 53 replies · 195+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 19, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- John McCain has confirmed that he will not be picking a running mate who takes a pro-abortion position and has ruled out former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who media outlets promoted as a possibility McCain aides told Republican Party officials of the decision and they confirmed it to Fox News. The aides and officials indicated that McCain “got the message” from pro-life advocates that picking an abortion advocate like Ridge was non-negotiable and could cost him votes.
  • Tee Keat not revealing running mate

    07/21/2008 4:20:04 AM PDT · by Impy · 1 replies · 126+ views
    The Star ^ | 7-19-08 | NG SI HOOI
    KUALA LUMPUR: MCA vice-president Datuk Ong Tee Keat, who is going for the presidency, is keeping mum on who his running mate will be during the party election in October. Ong declined to reveal any names, instead stressing that the important thing was that he offered his service and volunteered himself for the party. "I am going to release my roadmap soon, which will not be just a mere declaration. We need to have commitment and come out with a realistic strategy. "Whatever things that we map out should be realisable and able to be implemented. This is more dear...
  • SENATOR McCAIN MULLS RUNNING MATES - Political Satire

    04/02/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT · by gocartoons · 4 replies · 91+ views
    Self-published | 4/2/08 | Kramer
    SENATOR MCCAIN MULLS RUNNING MATES – Political Satire UPee (Arizona) – Arizona Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee is in the process of choosing a running mate. However, at Senator McCain’s age, a walking mate might be a better choice than a running mate. “I don’t run as fast as I used to, but I’d still like to pick a running mate who can keep up with me. Just because my name happens to have the word ‘cane’ in it, does not mean that I’m too old and that I use one.” McCain said during a Town Hall...
  • Who Wil Be McCain's Running Mate?

    03/06/2008 8:38:15 AM PST · by No Socialism · 44 replies · 557+ views
    My Observations ^ | March 4, 2008 | rcrawford
    Who will be Senator John McCain’s running mate for the race to the White House. A question a lot of us on the right, middle, and the left are starting to ask.McCain’s choice of running mate is an important one especially with the perception in the party that McCain is not truly a conservative in the mold of Reagan instead a moderate (an image that he crafted throughout much of his political career). One way is to pick a running mate that holds many of the ideas that are at the core of the conservative movement - pro-life, limited government,...
  • What if McCain Chooses Fred Thompson for VP?

    02/21/2008 10:34:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 1,931+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | February 6, 2008 | John Stephenson
    I ask the question because it isn't out of the question. They are good friends with a history. It would be a smart move on the Maverick's part to stilt up his lacking on conservative credentials. Could Thompson serve as the conservative concience? The ideological gravitas? Even...power behind the throne? How would the conservative base/blogosphere react? Serious thought from Scott Ott: Bring Fred Thompson on as vice president to serve as the Constitutional conscience of the administration -- an ideological gravitas behemoth -- who can do for President McCain what Dick Cheney has done for President Bush on foreign policy....
  • Vice President Romney?

    02/13/2008 3:40:57 PM PST · by MassCornellian · 81 replies · 309+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 2/12/08 | Ben Birnbaum
    WASHINGTON — I wrote in my last column that Mitt Romney had steadily lost my respect over the past year. On Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he addressed me and thousands of other attendees, he earned some of it back. I must have been the only schmuck in the room without a Romney sign or a big red foam baseball “Mitt.” But I looked forward to hearing my former governor speak publicly following his disappointing Super Tuesday. After a glowing introduction by talk-radio diva Laura Ingraham, Romney took the stage to a standing ovation. He launched into...
  • Who should McCain's running mate be?

    02/08/2008 7:48:44 PM PST · by redheadtoo · 233 replies · 263+ views
    self
    Now that we know who the Republican nominee will be, we need to think about his running mate. My ideal vice presidential candidate is Condi Rice. Who is your choice?
  • McCain discounts ticket-balancing (and need for regional balance for running mate)

    02/08/2008 1:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 98+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/08 | Libby Quaid - ap
    NORFOLK, Va. - On his first full day as the likely Republican presidential nominee, John McCain fended off discussion of specific potential running mates but made clear he sees no requirement to pick someone from a different region. "I don't want to in any way sidestep the candidacy of Governor Huckabee," McCain said told reporters here before flying off to Wichita, Kan., and Seattle. "He's in this race, and for me to dismiss him would be inappropriate and unrealistic." Nevertheless, the Arizona senator did offer his view that regionally balanced tickets may be a thing of the past. Since McCain's...
  • McCain's Running Mate

    02/04/2008 2:38:17 PM PST · by moose2004 · 69 replies · 539+ views
    2/4/08 | moose2004
    Who Will McCain Ask to Be His Running Mate?
  • An Unconventional Idea for Fred's Unconventional Campaign

    11/01/2007 1:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 76+ views
    News By Us ^ | November 1, 2007 | Bruce Walker
    The pundits and media and once again telling those of us in Flyover Country what a bad job Fred Thompson is doing as a presidential candidate. Aside from his campaign staff in disarray, his wife running his campaign, and his low energy level, Fred has committed a “gaffe” in New Hampshire by stating that no state legislature had yet passed a law permitting gay marriage, when the New Hampshire Legislature, alone among the states, had passed a law permitting civil unions and the governor had signed that bill into law. Poor Fred couldn’t get his facts straight! Except…he did get...
  • Running mate not only job Clinton could offer Obama (Supreme Court Justice?)

    10/11/2007 2:07:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 489+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2007 | Clarence Page
    As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has firmed up her lead in the Democratic presidential race, speculation about her potential running mate is rising -- among Republicans! "Absolutely," said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani when asked during a recent interview if he thinks Clinton will be nominated. "I believe she will be the nominee and Sen. [Barack] Obama will be the vice presidential nominee." Yes, some people already are talking about Clinton as though she were the nominee, even before a single Democratic primary or caucus voter has had a chance to weigh in. As Clinton leads by as much...
  • Castillo: Choosing sides in the toll road debate could leave an aftertaste

    09/27/2007 11:25:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 184+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 26, 2007 | Jaime Castillo
    Monitoring the court fight between activist Terri Hall and the Texas Department of Transportation is a lot like staring at a buffet line full of warmed over hospital cafeteria food. On the one hand, you're hungry and interested in eating. But on the other, you really can't get excited about the choices before you. It's tempting but unpalatable to root for Hall, who has adopted the noble cause of trying to stop TxDOT from spending millions of dollars on a PR blitz to build support for toll roads. Despite Hall's impressive gifts of organizing, public speaking and rabble-rousing, she is...
  • Toll road foe sues over TxDOT ad campaign

    09/21/2007 2:01:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 173+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 20, 2007 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN — An activist outraged over state transportation officials' multimillion-dollar campaign to promote toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor is taking her fight to court. Terri Hall of the San Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom wants a state court order to halt spending on the "Keep Texas Moving" campaign because, she contends, it violates a state prohibition on state officers or employees using their authority for political purposes. "Unlike purely educational public relations efforts such as the 'Don't Mess with Texas' campaign, the KTM campaign is a one-sided attempt to advocate one political point of...
  • Gov. Ehrlich Chooses Running Mate

    06/28/2006 2:42:21 PM PDT · by sitetest · 163 replies · 1,488+ views
    WTOP on-line ^ | June 28, 2006 | no byline
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich has chosen a running mate, WTOP Political Analyst Mark Plotkin has learned. Ehrlich will choose Kristen Cox, the current Secretary of the Department of Disabilities, as his lieutenant governor. Cox, who is almost completely blind, will be named by the governor in Annapolis on Thursday. Cox, 36, served in the Bush administration in the Department of Education in 2001. She lives in Towson with her husband and two sons. Incumbent Lt. Governor Michael Steele is currently running for U.S. Senate. Ehrlich and Cox will face Democrats Martin O'Malley and Anthony Brown in the November...
  • Kan. gov. selects running mate for race (who switched party affiliation yesterday)

    05/31/2006 6:10:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 705+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/06 | David Twiddy - ap
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the former state Republican party chairman, who switched his affiliation to Democrat only a day earlier, will be her next running mate. Mark Parkinson will replace retiring Lt. Gov. John Moore, also a former Republican, on the Democratic ticket. "My philosophy has always been good leaders and great ideas don't come with a party label," Sebelius said at a news conference. The Kansas GOP fired off a statement calling Parkinson a hypocrite and pointing out that four years ago Parkinson had called Sebelius a "left-wing liberal Democrat" and said...
  • WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: On John Kerry’s Selection of John Edwards as Running Mate

    07/07/2004 12:49:09 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 556+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 7, 2004
    U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, (IA-4): “The Kerry/Edwards ticket is out of step with mainstream Iowans. Collectively their legislative records of higher taxes, more government regulation, and blocking attempts at a national energy policy have negatively affected Iowa’s families, farm economy, small businesses and their employees. Iowa needs leaders who will more ably represent their interests and values.” Iowa Senate Majority Leader Stew Iverson: “Senator Edwards shares the unfortunate views of Senator Kerry on the issues that matter most to the people of Iowa, such as his vote against our troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq. Additionally, Edwards...
  • Was Edwards Chosen as Democratic Running Mate Because of His Good Looks?

    07/06/2004 7:01:36 AM PDT · by pinochet · 87 replies · 2,210+ views
    7-6-04 | Pinochet
    I was watching MSNBC with my sister, when they announced that Edwards was to be John Kerry's running mate, and my sister jumped up in joy at the news. This spells trouble for the Republicans, because my sister is a political independent, who voted for Bush in 2000. I was seriously expecting Dick Gephardt to be announced as the Dems running mate. Let's face it, Dick Gephardt is boring. His endless tales about being the poor son of a poor milkman, are enough to put the average voter to sleep. In 2000, the Dems lost because they had two boring...
  • Kerry Dodges Questions on Running Mate

    07/05/2004 8:08:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 507+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/5/04 | Liz Sidoti - AP
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites) carefully dodged questions about his search for a running mate, even as he campaigned with one potential vice presidential candidate, Gov. Tom Vilsack. Kerry is expected to name a No. 2 for the party ticket before the Democratic National Convention opens in Boston on July 26, and an announcement could come as early as this week. Although Vilsack rode on Kerry's bus Sunday, the final leg of the senator's weekend tour of Midwestern towns, the two were hardly shoulder to shoulder at campaign stops. And, both avoided...
  • John Kerry Selects Younger Version of Himself as His Running Mate

    05/12/2004 8:57:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies · 136+ views
    John Kerry Selects Younger Version of Himself as His Running Mate BOSTON — “I definitely like his youthfulness and energy” said the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. President. “So following my script to backpedal and reconfigure as much as possible, I have decided to trash any list of loser VP’s and simply go with me in an early ‘70’s groove man. I’m like a mean dude in a loose mood, man.” “Here’s a young man in his 20’s who is principled and eloquent, and he has that eclectic personality that I have. You know he was a Vietnam war hero,...
  • Any Guesses On Who Will Be John Kerry's Running Mate?

    03/19/2004 1:27:15 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 139 replies · 247+ views
    March 19, 2004 | Comte De Maistre
    I think Kerry will surprise everyone, with his choice of running mate. I am thinking of 4 possibilities. One possibility may be Max Cleland. Cleland's advantages are that he served in Vietnam, and he is from the South. It will be portrayed as an all-hero ticket, with geographical balance. There is also the victimology issue. Democrats have had great success in portraying Cleland as having been smeared by the mean, ugly, nasty, cruel, hateful and sadistic Republicans, in his 2002 re-election effort. Nominating Cleland as his running mate, will help Kerry remind voters, especially soccer mums, how mean, ugly, nasty,...
  • Kerry to select Baghdad Bob as running mate

    03/10/2004 11:46:01 PM PST · by highlander_UW · 13 replies · 158+ views
    vanity ^ | 3/10/04 | self
    Given Kerry's propensity to lie, and normally not very convincingly, the ideal running mate should be the consummate liar extraordinaire, Baghdad Bob. Is there a finer running mate for Kerry out there?
  • NEW! virtual hillary talks: DEEP VEEP

    03/06/2004 3:05:02 PM PST · by Mia T · 62 replies · 3,782+ views
    3.6.04 | Mia T
    NEW! hillary talks:DEEP VEEP (viewing movie requires Flash Player 6, available HERE)   Uber Democrat Sen. Hillary Clinton is warning all-but-certain presidential nominee John Kerry to back off if he's thinking about replacing party chairman Terry McAuliffe before the election. Asked about rumblings that the Kerry camp wanted to toss McAuliffe over the side, Clinton told the New York Times on Friday, "Terry has helped the Democratic Party move into the 21st century to compete against the incredible interlocking institutional powers of the other side." "A lot of plans have been laid, a lot of infrastructure put in place,...
  • Democrat rift opens over Kerry's running mate

    02/28/2004 9:06:10 PM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 74 replies · 512+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | 2/28/04 | Ben McConville
    BEN MCCONVILLE IN NEW YORK WHILE Senator John Kerry seems all but certain to clinch the Democratic nomination to take on George Bush for the US presidency later this year, the choice of a running mate continues to divide opinion. Many have assumed that telegenic Senator John Edwards would make the ideal vice presidential candidate should Kerry’s performance in the Super Tuesday primaries make his lead unassailable. But Kerry himself is believed to be less than keen, and analysts have warned that Edwards would not contribute much breadth of appeal to the Democratic bid for the Whitehouse. If Kerry wins...
  • Caption This Photo of Bush in Africa

    07/11/2003 11:12:10 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 37 replies · 528+ views
    Hmmm....