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Thread: Prediction time: Who will be John McCain's VP?

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    Now that we have the big Obama Drama out of the way and he has picked Joe Biden as his running mate, its time to turn our attention to who will the the McCain VP. Let’s look at the options below.

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    When the big build up over who would be the Obama Vice Presidential running mate finally came to a climax just after midnight this morning there was a flurry of reaction. After the shock and anger on the side of the democrats, they pulled themselves together and got their talking points in order. By the time they were analyzing it on television today it was all squared away. The explanations and rationale were set and everybody was on message. Obama needs Biden to relate to the ‘average’ American because he is, after all, one of them.

    After a period of shock and delight on the part of the non-democrats, they are still laughing.

    So now we turn our attention to the John McCain vice president. Frankly, just about anyone will look presidential and be able to wipe the floor with Obama and Biden in a debate. But I digress.

    Here are the options for McCain’s pick. What do you think? Who would benefit the ticket? Who do you think he’ll pick and why? Have I left out anyone that you think is on the short-list?

    In no particular order ….

    Sarah Palin is the favorite of many. She is the Governor of Alaska. Unfortunately, her resume is a tad thin, however, she makes up for that with having accomplished a great deal in the time she has spent in politics. She’s tackled corruption in Alaska. She is young and dynamic. She’s tough as evidenced by the fact that she recently went into labor while on business in Texas and flew to Alaska, while in labor, to have her baby there. She’s a strong advocate for our military and has traveled to the war zone with McCain. Of course, there’s the issue that a lot of people think Palin is HOT - but that doesn’t minimize her ability to govern. She’s also got a lovely family.

    You can read her biography at Right Pundits.

    Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO. She has been appearing with McCain and serving as a surrogate. She is also young, dynamic and tough. She has a strong appeal with businesswomen and brings business expertise to the ticket.

    She and eBay CEO, Meg Whitman, will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. Their contributions at the convention will be a focus on the economy.

    Mitt Romney is an obvious choice. In fact, many people think he is the choice. Romney is tough on terrorism. He’s a strong supporter of our troops and strong on national security. He performed excellently in the presidential debates during his campaign. His is smart, articulate and tough. He even looks presidential.

    Romney has a history of being more liberal when he was younger.

    His views have become more conservative over time. He is generally liked by the conservatives. Some people think that his Mormon faith will be a problem, I don’t see why it would. Most people would feel comfortable with him stepping into the Presidency should that be needed at some point. He carries a lot of cache in Michigan and Massachusetts.

    Tim Pawlenty is considered a real contender for the position as McCain’s VP. Pawlenty is currently in his second term as the Governor of Minnesota. He has traveled the country speaking and campaigning on behalf of John McCain. He is the 47-year-old son of a truck driver and was the first in his family to go to college. As he’s traveled across the country campaigning for McCain he has won over many fans. He was virtually an unknown prior to his involvement in this campaign. But he has proven himself to be an affective surrogate. Blue collar Americans like him because he really is one of them.

    Bobby Jindal has pretty much closed the door to the job. He has been said to be on the short list, but has said clearly that he wants to keep the job he has for the time being, that he doesn’t want to be vice president and that he is not in the running for the job.

    There have been hints that McCain will pick an unconventional running mate. That has led to speculation that he might pick his close friend Senator Joe Lieberman or former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Both of these men would be excellent choices in many aspects. However, they would be risky choices in that they would alienate the already fragile relationship McCain has with the conservative right. Both men are pro-choice. Lieberman was a long-time democrat until his party threw him under the bus for his pro national security stances. He is now an Independent, but his record is still left of center.

    Another option that has been floated as unconventional is General David Petraeus, the top U.S. Commander in the Global War on Terrorism.

    Of course there are others … but these seem to be at the top of the list. Any thoughts on it?

    Tim Pawlenty 5/2
    Mike Huckabee 8/1
    Chuck Hagel 45/1
    Joe Lieberman 13/1
    Condoleeza Rice 10/1
    Mitt Romney 5/7
    Rudolph Giuliani 35/1
    Charlie Crist 6/1
    Kay Bailey Hutchison 22/1
    Michael Bloomberg 25/1
    Chris Cox 10/1
    Lindsay Graham 13/1
    Mark Sanford 18/1
    Sarah Palin 6/1
    Rob Portman 7/1
    John Kasich 20/1
    Haley Barbour 22/1
    Bobby Jindal 8/1
    Tom Coburn 25/1
    Colin Powell 65/1

    John McCain Running Mate Right Pundits

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    Frankly, just about anyone will look presidential and be able to wipe the floor with Obama and Biden in a debate. But I digress.
    The article lost all credibility with that statement. McCain can barely talk during a debate while both Obama and Biden are strong in debates.

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    Shock and anger on the side of the democrats? Really? I must have missed that...

    But anyways, I can see him picking Pawlenty or Romney

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    According to the right those aforementioned above are the contenders. Take from it what you will.

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    Mitt Romney got more conservative over time? Uh no. Mitt Romney got more conservative within the span of 1 month.

    He went from pro abortion, pro gay, pro everything to anti everything in 1 month. Seriously. It's fucking hilarious.
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    I really like Palin. Her nickname in high school was Sarah-cuda as she led her basketball team to the State championship. Her husband is a commercial fisherman and their oldest son just went into the military. There is nothing elitist about her, though the cynical side of me thinks that will change tons if she comes to DC.

    Jindal is another rising star in the GOP. How fucking hilarious would it be to have Biden across the table from Jindal, considering his comments about Indian Americans? Maybe they could debate in a 7-11.

    Pawlenty is boring as hell. Biden would eat him alive.

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    I think it's hilarious any person of color would join the GOP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    I think it's hilarious any person of color would join the GOP
    Race does not trump values and beliefs. Nor should it. I find it absolutely hilarious that anyone would fall into 'stereotypes' about who should be what. So much for individualism.

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    Race does in a lot of cases, and it's silly to ignore that the GOP is rife with racist old white men who play up the xenophobic angle when it suits them.

    It's called accepting reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Race does in a lot of cases, and it's silly to ignore that the GOP is rife with racist old white men who play up the xenophobic angle when it suits them.

    It's called accepting reality.
    Grimm, the true reality is that racism knows no party, demographic, sex, etc. Racists come from all walks of life. And the 'old, rich white racist' crap is just a convenient stereotype to further divide people- as are all stereotypes.

    I have known many liberals who are unabashed racists (as I've told this story before). One was a very liberal lesbian, so when I heard her talking about 'typical n*ggers and eggplants' I was shocked and appalled. Thank God I no longer work with this woman.

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    Well a former KKK klansman in the Senate happens to be a democrat -- Robert Byrd.

    The democratic party is the party of racial rivalry not the Republicans. Republicans teach self-reliance whereas Democrats teach gov't dependence.

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    If McCain picks Romney, Biden will pick Romney's bones clean. Biden's son is about to go over to Iraq and Romney's got the whole "my sons are better served helping me become president than serving in the military" thing working against him. Biden will tear Romney to pieces.

    What's interesting is someone is trying to float Colin Powell's name as a VP candidate. I can't imagine McCain would pick a fellow 70+ year-older for his running mate. But more importantly, Powell hasn't endorsed anyone for president yet. And rumor has it that Powell and Biden get along really well. Wouldn't it be funny if Powell came out and flatly denied the VP rumors, then proceeded to trash McCain by noting that he hasn't put his weight behind anyone? I would laugh myself silly if that happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdgirl View Post
    Grimm, the true reality is that racism knows no party, demographic, sex, etc. Racists come from all walks of life. And the 'old, rich white racist' crap is just a convenient stereotype to further divide people- as are all stereotypes.
    No, it's accepting reality. The GOP today is filled with them. It's not even up for debate really. It's a fact. Stereotypes don't appear out of thin air.

    I have known many liberals who are unabashed racists (as I've told this story before). One was a very liberal lesbian, so when I heard her talking about 'typical n*ggers and eggplants' I was shocked and appalled. Thank God I no longer work with this woman.
    Then she ain't a liberal. She's a retard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valley Doll View Post
    If McCain picks Romney, Biden will pick Romney's bones clean. Biden's son is about to go over to Iraq and Romney's got the whole "my sons are better served helping me become president than serving in the military" thing working against him. Biden will tear Romney to pieces.

    What's interesting is someone is trying to float Colin Powell's name as a VP candidate. I can't imagine McCain would pick a fellow 70+ year-older for his running mate. But more importantly, Powell hasn't endorsed anyone for president yet. And rumor has it that Powell and Biden get along really well. Wouldn't it be funny if Powell came out and flatly denied the VP rumors, then proceeded to trash McCain by noting that he hasn't put his weight behind anyone? I would laugh myself silly if that happened.
    Unfortunately, Powell has zero credibility left after he embarrassed himself at the UN by selling his soul for Nigerian Yellowcake and aluminum tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valley Doll View Post
    If McCain picks Romney, Biden will pick Romney's bones clean. Biden's son is about to go over to Iraq and Romney's got the whole "my sons are better served helping me become president than serving in the military" thing working against him. Biden will tear Romney to pieces.

    What's interesting is someone is trying to float Colin Powell's name as a VP candidate. I can't imagine McCain would pick a fellow 70+ year-older for his running mate. But more importantly, Powell hasn't endorsed anyone for president yet. And rumor has it that Powell and Biden get along really well. Wouldn't it be funny if Powell came out and flatly denied the VP rumors, then proceeded to trash McCain by noting that he hasn't put his weight behind anyone? I would laugh myself silly if that happened.
    McCain and Powell are actually very alike in ideology... both are moderate republicans. Powell trashing McCain is unlikely, though stranger things have happened. If Powell is chosen, I can already see the left saying he was chosen only because he's black. It would be interesting exercise in race, however, since Powell has been called an Uncle Tom by blacks.

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