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Ted

Now that we’re beyond Hillary, we can look forward to the first female VP, Sarah Palin, to become the first female President of the United States in 4 years!

Tim

She seems quite likeable, but if she is picked, I suspect she'll be on the losing end of things this year. Either way, though, she could certainly make a run in 2012.

Bobby Jindal is currently getting a lot of press as a McCain VP pick, but his bible creationism in school stance frankly scares the crap out of me. Just another reason to vote dem...

Ted

Tim, it does seem, however, that with Palin on the ticket, is is much LESS likely that McCain will be on the "losing end of things this year."

Tim

Perhaps, but McCain and Obama are the big dogs. I think that regardless of which VP picks are made, McCain has an uphill battle this year. With the Republican brand in the toilet, the president's low approval ratings, and the numerous economic problems we now face, this contest is really Obama's to lose.

That being said, it's all speculation until November...

Ted

I do think that Palin IS a rebranding of the GOP, and this cycle is unique because of the paritulcr candidates such that the Veep choice WILL make a big difference (between winning and losing) especially on the GOP side.

Ted

With Palin, there is obviously particular attraction of the disenfranchised female Hillary voters, and to shoring up the conservative base of the GOP not too happy with McCain.

Tim

Well, the (very) early polling averages have Obama at about +7 with all that accounted for. State by state, which is what really matters, the odds are also favoring the democrat at the moment.

The country's hungry for change, and McCain, with the Repub brand and his years in the Senate, is anything but. I don't see his VP choice making much of a difference in that regard. On the other hand, Obama's VP choice could matter a great deal were he to pick Clinton (for good and for bad).

The million dollar question: Would the votes Obama picks up from a Clinton VP pick be overwhelmed by the independent votes lost and the increased Republican turnout? From the poll I linked above:

"The poll found that choosing Clinton as No. 2 would appear to be a wash for Obama's candidacy. Overall, 28 percent said they would be more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket if Clinton were the nominee, 25 percent said they would be more likely to vote for the Republican ticket if Clinton were the nominee, and 47 percent said it wouldn't make much difference."

Again, polling currently favors Obama, and we could go around and around on this, but it's just way too early for these trends to mean much anyway.

I do appreciate the comments, though. This blog needs more people mixing it up!

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Firstly, Hillary remains in the debt of Big Pharma and Big Health Insurance companies. She will not create any health care program that goes against the drug companies and the health insurance companies.

In an age where we need single payer universal health care, Hillary appears a conservative Democrat at best.

Obama may pick Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as his VP candidate and that may draw Hillary supporters with the promise of a Sebelius candidacy in 8 years.

A good portion of the Hillary supporters never voted for a Democrat before. Yes these appeared Republican who appear so ashamed of Bush that they call themselves libertarians now.
So these women who did not get Hillary as the Democratic candidate they will gladly vote for McCAIN. Perhaps 20 percent of Hillary supporters appear in this class.

Obama might not appear as progressive as Edwards, who I supported for the Presidency, but he appears more progressive than Hillary. So I can support Obama with enthusiasm.

To the Hillary supporters I say to you.

Do you want a continuation of the Republiklan party FDA that looked the other way while thousands of people died by taking Vioxx, Celebrex, Heparin and other unsafe prescription drugs? Go ahead vote for McCAIN.

Do you want a continuation of the Republiklan party FEMA, OSHA, EPA that either did not act, or lied to the public and this resulted in death and sickness of our citizens? Go ahead and vote for McCAIN.

Where Republicans tread, innocent people end up dead.

As for Bobby Jindal, consider KKK David Duke with a tan.


You really want to take back America? Go to http://www.democratz.org

Ben F

I completely agree. Anyone that supports McCain because Hillary didn't win is going against their own interests. Great post.

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