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  • Jeb Bush for Veep?

    06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/17/2014 | Tom DeFrank
    Even before Eric Cantor’s seismic loss to a political novice backed by the tea party last week, many Republican elders had concluded that Jeb Bush, who really wants to become the third President Bush, won’t run in 2016. The emerging consensus explains why some of these party mandarins have launched a new political boomlet touting the ex-Florida governor: Jeb for Veep. At first the notion seems a little weird. While a reliable ideological conservative, Bush is a dreaded mainstream Republican. Worse yet for many on the Right, he’s a fervent booster of comprehensive immigration reform. That provokes apoplexy among many...
  • ‘Addicted’ Biden niece blames (Uncle Joe) veep pressure

    09/21/2013 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/13 | Tara Palmeri
    Uncle Joe is making her life a living hell. Friends say Caroline ­Biden is a “hot mess” with a history of booze and pill addiction — and she blames it all on the tremendous pressure she faces being the vice president’s niece. “She would complain about it all the time,” a confidant, socialite Paul Johnson Calderon, said without a hint of sarcasm.
  • Former Joe Biden Aide Writes Controversial Tell-All Book: ‘Egomaniacal Autocrat’

    10/26/2012 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-26-2012 | Jason Howerton
    A former aide to Vice President Joe Biden has written a tell-all book that describes the VP as an “egomaniacal autocrat” who was “determined to manage his staff through fear” – an October surprise that the Obama campaign probably didn’t see coming. Author Jeff Connaughton, a former Biden Senate staffer, says Biden originally inspired him to get into politics but the experience working under the former Delaware senator caused him to become disillusioned with the political system in Washington. The book is called “The Payoff” and it was actually quietly released last month. Connaughton writes, as Politico describes it, “in...
  • Palin says Rice's view on abortion shouldn't disqualify her as VP

    07/13/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 94 replies ^ | July 13 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    “I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president,” Palin told Fox News on Thursday night. She compared Rice's past experience favorably to that of Obama. But Palin dismissed concerns over Rice's stance on the subject. “I would certainly prefer a presidential and vice presidential candidate who had that respect for all innocent precious purposeful human life,” Palin said. “We need to remember, though, that it’s not the vice president that would legislate abortion and that would be Congress’s role, and we’ll keep that in mind.”
  • Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio

    06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race...  and this kid brings all that in spades Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate. As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and...
  • Rob Portman - big spending big govt establishment republican - 440+ Billion debt increased (VANITY)

    04/22/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Portman is unfit to be anybody's veep at any time. He's a Bushie. NO MORE BUSHs! NO MORE GOP-E! Give smaller government a try! I spent a few minutes looking into this guy, and according to the ever unreliable Wikipedia The public debt went up by $469 Billion according to them, and they do point to, which I think it's reasonable to say is more reliable. Just plug in the dates. Portman was held the office of OMB from April 18, 2006 to June 19, 2007. The math works out for me to be around $445 Billion. Still too...
  • Eagerness seen as Vice in Presidential VEEPstakes

    04/09/2012 10:35:37 AM PDT · by no dems · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    While Mitt Romney finally looks to have the Republican nomination within his grasp, the jockeying among the wannabes for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket is only now ramping up. Some of those considered to be in the mix are playing it cool: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida have said they don’t expect to be picked. Others, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pointedly say they would have to consider an offer if it’s made. “The wannabes would be wise to hang back, play it cool...“No one likes the over-eager beaver...
  • Gingrich sees Sarah Palin as vice president, Cabinet secretary

    12/30/2011 6:13:46 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 30,2011 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be among the candidates that he would consider when considering a potential running mate, adding that the former GOP vice presidential nominee would be an ideal candidate for secretary of Energy. Gingrich, speaking Wednesday during a conference call with conservative voters hosted by Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, was asked by one of the attendees whether he would consider Palin as a running mate. "She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor...
  • Vice-President Threatens Crime Rampage

    10/23/2011 1:56:37 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Vice-President Joe Biden warned that America faces a surge in robberies, rapes, and murders if the president’s so-called jobs bill isn’t passed. “Government is the only thing that can dampen man’s natural inclination to rob, rape, and murder his fellow human beings,” Biden contended. “The President’s jobs bill addresses this problem by providing one year of federal funding for local governments to hire more police officers.” According to Biden, “the recession aggravates man’s predatory instincts. Time that previously was tied up working for wages is freed for opportunities to prey upon the weak. The need for more police is even...
  • Joe Biden on Shooting Victim Gabrielle Giffords: “She’s Now a Member of Cracked Head Club Like Me”

    08/01/2011 9:41:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/1/11 | Jim Hoft
    You just can’t make this up. Oaf Joe Biden told reporters he joked with shooting victim about “cracked heads.” Vice President Joe Biden, with a big smile on his face, walked to the House floor and said, “I came to see Gabby, that’s why I’m here.” …When Biden was asked about what he spoke with Giffords about, he joked, “She’s now a member of the cracked head club like me.”
  • Biden Promises Kenya ‘Money to Flow’ if Pro-Abort Constitution Passes

    06/19/2010 5:02:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies · 579+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/18/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2010 ( - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden travelled to Kenya to personally urge the country to pass a new constitution that would legalize abortion - and to assure Kenyans that such a change would "allow money to flow" from foreign aid treasuries. At the same time, a federal probe is attempting to determine whether the Obama Administration is violating federal law by using taxpayer money to lobby for the constitution, deeply controversial in Kenya in large part because of its abortion provisions."We are hopeful, Barack Obama is hopeful, I am hopeful that you will carry out these reforms...
  • Biden's new role: Cheerleading, not policy

    02/11/2010 2:04:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 186+ views ^ | 2-11-10 | Julie Mason
    With a portfolio that includes the middle class, stimulus spending, Iraq and politicking for endangered Democrats, Vice President Biden should be cutting a high profile. But the Obama administration's avuncular No. 2 has evolved -- after a sometimes bumpy first year -- into a classic guy-behind-the-guy. He stays busy but rarely makes news, and he's a trusted presidential confidant -- but not exactly in the inner circle. "He's had the occasional gaffe but he's stayed very much behind the scenes -- in the tomb of the unknown vice president," said Cindy Rugeley, a political scientist at Texas Tech University. "He...

    12/17/2009 5:56:15 PM PST · by freedomyes · 19 replies · 529+ views
    MichNews ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Now put Biden in Nazi Germany. Biden believes Jews are human beings who should be permitted to breathe free air. However, since others in Germany believe that killing Jews is a proper move, he will not stand in their way. He will permit them their right to murder Jews because his ethic must remain private. That is the moral position for Biden to take when living in Germany during Hitler’s slaughterhouse rule.
  • McCain's Palin pick: 'High risk... reward' (video on selection process)

    04/17/2009 2:54:44 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 16 replies · 1,132+ views
    Swamp Politics ^ | April 17, 2009 | Mark Silva
    Arthur "A.B.'' Culvahouse, a prominent Washington attorney who served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan during the president's final two years and led Sen. John McCain's search for a running mate - a search that included a "long list'' of 26 candidates - told the tale today of picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. After the vetting of all the candidates, and paring them to a short list, McCain asked Culvahouse for the "bottom line'' on Palin. ""I said, 'John, high risk, high reward,''' Culvahouse said today. "His response - 'You shouldn't have told me that. I've been a...
  • Obama’s Cheney Dilemma

    01/11/2009 3:35:10 PM PST · by NCjim · 51 replies · 1,877+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 10, 2009
    Cheney pushed for expanded presidential powers. Now that he's leaving, what will come of his efforts? The new president won't have to wait long to tip his hand. Dick Cheney, who will step down as vice president on Jan. 20, has been widely portrayed as a creature of the dark side, a monstrous figure who trampled on the Constitution to wage war against all foes, real and imagined. Barack Obama was elected partly to cleanse the temple of the Bush-Cheney stain, and in his campaign speeches he promised to reverse Cheney's efforts to seize power for the White House in...
  • Vice President Dick Cheney divisive? That's probably okay by him

    01/11/2009 8:40:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 833+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 11th 2009 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    There was a time, not so long ago, when a third-level ideologue at an interagency meeting could stop White House policy deliberations dead with eight words: "The vice president will not agree to this." Such was the sway of Dick Cheney, America's 46th vice president and arguably the most powerful and influential occupant of the office. As he completes a remarkable career as a Washington power player and transitions to an aggressively low-key retirement, the 67-year-old Cheney also departs as perhaps the most controversial veep ever. Many of his most ardent defenders admit his distinguished pedigree as a White House...
  • Cheney: I'm actually 'loveable'

    01/07/2009 4:33:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 749+ views
    Cheney: I'm actually 'loveable' By: Andy Barr January 7, 2009 07:09 PM EST Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that his image has gotten a bad rap in the press and that he is in fact “a warm, loveable sort.” Cheney conceded in an interview with CBS radio that he sometimes expresses himself “rather forcefully toward some of my compatriots, like Pat Leahy from Vermont” but dismissed as a caricature the idea that he is a “Darth Vader-type personality.” “I think all of that’s been pretty dramatically overdone,” the vice president said. “I’m actually a warm, loveable sort.” Cheney also...
  • Imagine Sarah Palin As President Of The Senate

    10/09/2008 10:05:51 AM PDT · by curth · 16 replies · 672+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/09/2008 | Bob Guzzardi
    The U.S. Vice President is, it seems, a part of the Legislative Branch and not the Executive Branch of the United States government. A vote on Nov. 4 for John McCain as Commander in Chief of our military is a concomitant vote for Sarah Palin as President of the Senate. Let us imagine and grasp this opportunity. Article I of the Constitution describes the powers and prerogatives of the legislature, House of Representatives and Senate, and Article III contains the only reference in the Constitution to the Vice President's powers and prerogatives. Article III states: "The vice president of the...
  • Palin's Campaign For The Presidency ... Of The Senate

    10/09/2008 10:00:08 AM PDT · by curth · 2 replies · 255+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/09/2008 | Michael David Sklaroff and Robert B. Sklarof
    Palin's Campaign For The Presidency ... Of The Senate By Michael David Sklaroff and Robert B. Sklaroff, For The Bulletin 10/09/2008 During the Vice Presidential Debate, Gov. Sarah Palin's perception of this office was wrongly and repeatedly disputed by Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. In contrast, her portrayal was consistent with both the Constitution and historical precedent. This is how Mr. Biden incorrectly depicted this position, referring to Vice President Dick Cheney: "Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the vice president of the United States, that's the Executive Branch. He works in the Executive Branch. He should understand that....
  • Palin surviving media onslaught

    09/10/2008 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 171+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 September 2008 | Mira Oberman
    THE torrent of damaging stories which have emerged in the days since Sarah Palin was tapped to be the Republican vice presidential nominee have done nothing to dampen the chants of "Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" at rallies across the United States. Votersdon't seem to care about a Washington Post story describing how Palin, the advocate of slashing wasteful spending, billed taxpayers for 312 days of meals and expenses when she spent the night at home. And the revelation that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant and intends to keep the baby simply made her seem to many like more of a regular person...
  • Let Palin Be Palin (Why the left is scared to death...)

    08/31/2008 11:23:54 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 44 replies · 759+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/08/2008 | William Kristol
    A spectre is haunting the liberal elites of New York and Washington--the spectre of a young, attractive, unapologetic conservatism, rising out of the American countryside, free of the taint (fair or unfair) of the Bush administration and the recent Republican Congress, able to invigorate a McCain administration and to govern beyond it. That spectre has a name--Sarah Palin, the 44-year-old governor of Alaska chosen by John McCain on Friday to be his running mate. There she is: a working woman who's a proud wife and mother; a traditionalist in important matters who's broken through all kinds of barriers; a reformer...
  • Mark Steyn on Palin (The hostess with the moosest)

    08/31/2008 10:08:44 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 19 replies · 387+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 30, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    The hostess with the moosest [Mark Steyn] Over in the Frumistan province of the NR caliphate, our pal David is not happy about the Palin pick. I am - for several reasons. First, Governor Palin is not merely, as Jay describes her, "all-American", but hyper-American. What other country in the developed world produces beauty queens who hunt caribou and serve up a terrific moose stew? As an immigrant, I'm not saying I came to the United States purely to meet chicks like that, but it was certainly high on my list of priorities. And for the gun-totin' Miss Wasilla then...
  • "Governor Sarah Palin"

    08/31/2008 7:24:26 AM PDT · by avacado · 18 replies · 474+ views
    Note: The following is from Meghan McCain's blogette which covers the behind the scene events of the her father's campaign. It's not so much political as it is just a daughter who admires her parents as she gives you pictorial insights to the day to day campaign on the road. "Governor Sarah Palin"POSTED BY MEGHAN AND PHOTOS BY HEATHER "Yesterday was incredible. Again I got to witness history in the making, from a front row seat. Starting out the day with Dad's choice of Governor Sarah Palin as his nominee for Vice President is a moment on stage I will...
  • Dems WILL regret saying Sarah was NOT pregnant!!

    08/30/2008 10:34:44 PM PDT · by Rca2000 · 84 replies · 336+ views
    8-31-08 | RCA2000
    It did NOT take long for the left to smear Sarah Palin, who has re-ignited the conservative base like no one has since the Reagan days--and appears to be ready to pull a LOT of PUMA's and others from the Dem side. The thing is:: Since they have little to go after her for in reality--they are now suggesting something SURE to enrage nearly ALL women across America::And that is--Sarah's latest child is NOT hers--but her daughters!! This, is, of course, designed to show that she is just a "hypocrite" and was too ashamed to admit her daughters unwed pregnancy....
  • Palin for VP: Does she make the grade?

    08/30/2008 4:02:32 PM PDT · by inkling · 15 replies · 418+ views ^ | August 29, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    We posted an extensive VP analysis back in February and updated the list in May. From a very strong Top Ten, Sarah Palin was #6 on the first list and #8 on the second. The contenders were ranked via six important characteristics: Is she presidential? Will the Republican base see her as a party standard-bearer? Does she provide ideological balance to the ticket? Does she offer a geographic advantage? Does she bring a different set of experiences? Will she make it a more diverse ticket? So, how does Palin stack up?
  • Brilliant McCain Stroke: Now Hillary & Bill Can Vote For A Female... (Debbie Schlussel Thumbs Up!)

    08/29/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 96 replies · 697+ views
    Debbie ^ | 8/29/2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    Though I'm no big fan of John McCain, his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is a stroke of genius. Brilliant. I'm not into affirmative action picks, but Palin is smart, articulate, and competent in her own right, regardless of whether she has a uterus. And in this case, McCain picking a woman--a bright conservative who happens to be female--was necessary. It was necessary because Barack Obama made a big mistake in picking Joe Biden. He angered female Hillary supporters. Now, they will have a tough time voting for the Obama-Biden ticket, which dissed them, and...
  • Cantor Chosen for VP! (By a Blog)

    08/28/2008 3:24:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 93+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 8/28/08 | Ben Pershing
    Three news items: 1) John McCain has picked a running mate and may announce/leak the choice tonight. 2) McCain has admitted he is computer "illiterate." Both of which make it unlikely that he will be much swayed by ... 3) "The Directors" of the conservative site Red State have endorsed Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.) as the best choice for VP. Why Cantor? "While a young man, Cantor has served in federal office twice as long as Barack Obama -- and was a member of leadership when Obama was still in Springfield. In that short time, he has established himself as...
  • McCain says no veep decision yet

    08/28/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 144+ views
    KXMB ^ | 8/28/08 | staff
    PITTSBURGH (AP) The who and the when in the GOP veepstakes are still unknowns. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain told KDKA NewsRadio in Pittsburgh that he hasn't decided yet on a running mate. McCain is expected to name his vice presidential pick this week possibly tomorrow to create momentum heading into next week's Republican National Convention. The Arizona senator has a rally planned for Saturday in Pennsylvania at which both former Governors Tom Ridge and Mitt Romney are scheduled to appear. But McCain cautioned against assuming that meant either one would be the pick. Other names said to be...

    08/27/2008 6:04:20 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 182 replies · 979+ views
    No link yet but Drudge says McCain has made the decision...
  • Veep Musings

    08/27/2008 3:34:35 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 95 replies · 296+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 27, 2008 | Mona Charen
    Romney is so talented. But two very rich guy Republicans do present problems. Lieberman is a dear man, but would be a disaster. His support for the war in Iraq and for a muscular defense makes him seem moderate. But on everything else he is an orthodox liberal. He has voted against all our good judges, for taxes, and even for partial-birth abortion. That puts him to the left of Joe Biden! John Kyl would be a great pick – a hero to conservatives — except that he’s from Arizona. Sarah Palin is appealing but too inexperienced. Vitiates the argument...
  • Romney: Biden Clips Are Worse Than Mine

    08/27/2008 3:00:16 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 44 replies · 366+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 08/26/2008 | Teddy Davis
    Mitt Romney suggested Tuesday that criticisms he leveled at John McCain during the GOP primaries would not block him from becoming the Republican nominee for vice president, arguing that he never questioned his one-time rival's readiness to be president the way the Democratic nominee for vice president questioned Barack Obama. "The clips that they have of Joe Biden," said Romney, referring to a McCain attack ad, "are ones in which he questioned Obama's readiness to be president. "I didn't say that he was not qualified to become president," said Romney, referring to his criticism of McCain. "Republicans in our debates...
  • McCain plans 3-state VP rollout

    08/26/2008 11:09:01 PM PDT · by Blogger · 34 replies · 224+ views
    McCain plans 3-state VP rollout By JONATHAN MARTIN | 8/26/08 10:45 PM EST Text Size: DENVER — John McCain is planning to rollout his vice-presidential nominee in three battleground states this weekend, with large-scale rallies planned for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, according to aides and advisers. The GOP nominee-in-waiting will move to immediately change the campaign conversation from Barack Obama’s football stadium acceptance speech Thursday to the new Republican ticket, to be revealed at a noontime Friday rally in a Dayton, Ohio, basketball arena. McCain and his running mate will then travel by bus to Pennsylvania, where they’ll hold an...
  • Rendell says McCain will announce running mate Friday in Pa… and it won’t be Ridge

    08/25/2008 9:35:10 PM PDT · by Blogger · 192 replies · 681+ views
    Rendell says McCain will announce running mate Friday in Pa… and it won’t be Ridge By Dan Hirschhorn Category: President, US Senate, Governor, LocalTags: Tom Ridge, John McCain, Ed Rendell, Democratic National Convention Gov. Ed Rendell DENVER--During his opening remarks to the Pennsylvania delegation to the Democratic convention here this morning, Gov. Ed Rendell shared what he said was presumptive Republican nominee John McCain's plans for announcing his running mate. Rendell said that McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona, would reveal his running mate Friday in Washington, Pa. He said that former Gov. Tom Ridge, whose name had been floated...
  • Sources: McCain May Announce VP Choice Before Friday

    08/25/2008 6:19:54 PM PDT · by mazack · 52 replies · 428+ views ^ | Monday, August 25th, 2008 |
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain may announce his choice for a running mate earlier than expected, sources told FOX News on Monday. [snip] Several names have come up repeatedly as McCain’s possible running mate, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and, perhaps, Democrat-turned-independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. Also named is Gen. David Petraeus, the incoming head of Central Command.
  • Petraeus for VP?

    08/25/2008 6:09:30 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 25 replies · 404+ views
    Just Thinking | Monday, August 25, 2008 | Momaw Nadon
    I think General David Petraeus would be a great choice for McCain's VP. It would be the Heroes vs. the Zeroes.
  • Is McCain-Hutchison the ticket?

    08/25/2008 5:17:34 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 112 replies · 328+ views
    The ^ | August 25, 2008 | The
    Since Barack Obama failed to choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate, is the table set for John McCain to select a woman as his Vice President? Dick Morris has made a strong suggestion that McCain - who picks his running mate on Friday - should select Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison as his #2, to help push dismayed Clinton voters to the GOP. Hutchison burst onto the national scene in 1993, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the remainder of Lloyd Bensen's term, when he left to serve as Bill Clinton's first Treasury Secretary. Since...
  • 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...

    08/23/2008 10:35:47 AM PDT · by ceoinva · 18 replies · 200+ views
    08/23/2008 | CEOINVA
    I swear that I heard Biden say the "F" word earlier this week in frustration when the reporters were trailing him to get his comments on being the Dem VP nominee. He was with a friend walking to his car in a golf outfit, with golf clubs nearby. When reporters called out to him, his back was to the camera as he was walking to his SUV car door. I swear I heard him say the "F" word -- I think expressing frustration that his nomination as the Dem Veep had been found out, days before it was to have...
  • Bumper Sticker Could Indicate Bayh Is Obama's Veep [Company Would Not Confirm Information]

    08/22/2008 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Hadean · 50 replies · 342+ views ^ | 8-22-2008
    LENEXA, Kan. -- After weeks of speculation and days of intense rumors, the answer to who Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would name as his running mate may have come down to a bumper sticker printed in Lenexa. KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material. That's Bayh as in U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Word leaked out about the material as it was being printed up by Gill Studios of Lenexa. The Obama campaign had said it would make the announcement by text message on Friday. Gill Studios, would...
  • Obama is hours away from naming running mate [Chet Edwards?]

    08/22/2008 8:32:52 AM PDT · by Hadean · 58 replies · 147+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-22-2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential candidate Barack Obama is hours away from naming his running mate, as little-known Texas congressman Chet Edwards (D-Tx) is emerging as a finalist. Democratic officials say that Edwards was one of the few Democrats whose background was checked by Obama's campaign, and he was a finalist for the job. Edwards is among a small circle of people mentioned, including Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and Evan Bayh of Indiana. Obama was expected to text message his choice later on Friday or Saturday. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS...
  • Obama may announce running mate later today

    08/22/2008 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 71 replies · 354+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 22 August 2008 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday the running mate he has chosen — but has not yet announced — had to meet three standards to join the Democratic ticket: Prepared to be president, able to help him govern and willing to challenge his thinking. .... "Obviously, the most important question is: Is this person ready to be president?" Obama said in an interview aired Friday on "The Early Show" on CBS. Second, he said, was: "Can this person help me govern? Are they going to be an effective partner in creating the kind of economic opportunity here at...
  • Veep Sheet: Kaine and Obama meet tonight

    08/20/2008 9:11:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies · 150+ views
    After a day of campaigning in Virginia, Barack Obama is overnighting in Richmond tonight as the guest of Gov. Tim Kaine, Politico has learned from Old Dominion sources.
  • Obama's veep: Michael Moore nominates Caroline Kennedy

    08/19/2008 8:24:09 PM PDT · by maccaca · 15 replies · 84+ views
    Here's the text of Moore's missive: Dear Caroline, We've never met, so I hope you don't find this letter too presumptuous or inappropriate. As its contents involve the public's business, I am sending this to you via the public on the Internet. I knew your brother John. He was a great guy, and I know he would've had a ball during this thrilling and historic election year. We all miss him dearly. ... The media is reporting that Senator Obama has narrowed his alternatives to three men: Joe Biden, Evan Bayh and Tim Kaine. They're all decent fellows, but they...
  • Romney or Pawlenty on August 29

    08/18/2008 11:42:11 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 58 replies · 197+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    That's what Mike Allen is reporting, and Mike knows his stuff. [snip] Plus, whispers from my Dem friends about the Obama collapse. They know he'll give a great acceptance speech (but what if he doesn't?) but untethered to the prompter, his ums and ahhs have begun to be noticed far and wide.
  • Bo knows

    08/18/2008 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 25 replies · 122+ views
    Only Sen. Barack Obama knows who he is going to pick for his vice president. Well, that is probably not exactly true. The two Davids’ (Axelrod and Plouffe) and wife Michelle probably know as well. The Drudge Report is suggesting that Obama's pick might become public as early as Tuesday, Aug. 19. In celebration of that event, Drudge is running a poll for readers to guess who that nominee will be, with Sen. Evan Bayh, Sen. Joe Biden, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. John Kerry, Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn and a wild card making the Drudge short...
  • Aide's mistake reveals Obama's VP pick early (EVAN BAYH)

    08/18/2008 7:32:35 PM PDT · by Norman Bates · 94 replies · 4,010+ views
    CNN (link dead) ^ | 8/18/08 | n/a
    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.
  • John Kasich: The Best VP Choice if McCain Wants to Win

    08/18/2008 7:30:02 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 23 replies · 253+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 18, 2008 | Jamie Weinstein
    It is crunch time with respect to the vice presidential sweepstakes. With the Democratic Convention beginning next week, Barack Obama could announce his running mate at any moment – in fact, by the time you read this, it is possible he has already done so. John McCain seems to be – smartly – waiting until Barack Obama drafts his VP before he picks, or at least announces, his guy. I obviously have no idea who it is going to be, but my previous prediction of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty remains a very likely choice. Unfortunately, it would also be a...
  • Vanity POLL: Will picking Romney make you more or less likely to vote for McCain?

    08/03/2008 1:02:29 PM PDT · by Norman Bates · 183 replies · 465+ views
    FR vanity | 8/3/08 | Norman Bates
    POLL QUESTION for my fellow FReepers: If John McCain picks Mitt Romney as his vice presidential nominee, will it make you more likely or less likely to vote for McCain? 1. More likely 2. Less likely 3. Neither more nor less likely (Elaborate) 4. Unsure
  • John McCain considers Jewish running mate

    08/03/2008 12:55:23 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 90 replies · 186+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 3, 2008 | Toby Harnden
    Eric Cantor, 45, would be a dramatic choice for Mr McCain, who is running almost level with Barack Obama in national polls but whose aides believe he needs to shake-up the White House race if he is to prevail in November's general election. Aides to Mr McCain revealed that Mr Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, had been asked to submit documents as part of a rigorous vetting process to hunt out any closet skeletons. He joins a shortlist believed to include Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and Mr McCain's bitter rival during the Republican primaries,...
  • Obama/Kaine-the least experienced ticket in 60 years?

    07/30/2008 9:46:43 AM PDT · by NeoCon65 · 41 replies · 101+ views
    So the news is that Barack Obama will pick Tim Kaine, possibly to the Democrat party ticket as VP. As we all know, Barack Osama has a mere 3 years in the senate. Tim Kaine has more experience than Obama, 4 years as governor of Virginia. I know this would be a pretty novice ticket, but how novice? To find a ticket this inexperienced, I had to go back far, even past Peanut Farmer, as at least his VP, Walter Mondale had 12 years as Senator and 4 years Minnesota AG. The most recent ticket with as little experience as...