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Looks like Delaware's Senator Joe Biden is the pick for Vice President

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My brother who works for the NRO just called me, he said the Secret Service has just been assigned to guard Delaware's Senator Joe Biden. I wonder why? :smilewide:

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Could be...I'm still waiting on my text message from team Obama about it..

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Seeing as Bayh and Kaine came out and said it wasn't them, it HAS to be Biden.

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How about Hillary? Still a long shot, but it would be interesting...

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My brother who works for the NRO just called me, he said the Secret Service has just been assigned to guard Delaware's Senator Joe Biden. I wonder why? :smilewide:

Yeah, heard about that in the WSJ:

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/08/22/o...oints-to-biden/

The Associated Press is reporting that several Obama associates have hinted that Biden will be his VP pick. ABC News reporters who are staking out Biden’s house say a Secret Service detail has arrived to protect the senator … a likely sign that Biden is the one (or at least is The One’s one).
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It's in the Wikipedia entry on Biden also..news travels fast.

Hm, he has a 1967 Corvette... :scratchchin:

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Also heard news leaked from a print shop producing obama/biden material.

Hillary wasn't even vetted... too bad in that that combo might actually turn things around for BO, who's been sliding recently.

Reportedly there is a considerable quantity of dems that have been holding out for HC, and have vowed to go R if that doesn't happen.

BO is a nightmare waiting to happen.

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BO is a nightmare waiting to happen.

+1, but he has already for Illinois and the senate.

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at least biden has experience.

plus, he actually has a clue about foreign policy and national security.

more importantly, this means the dems still have a chance of competing for the non threatening white male vote. any singular combo including hilary or obama and no seemingly conservative white guy was doomed to go down to defeat in nov.

i had no idea the dems were capable of making a smart choice like this. the overt competence of this is truly shocking.

if the tail wags the dog, and obama is nothing more than an actor giving speeches, then this could be a ticket i would actually vote for in nov. of course, now we need to see who the fossil is picking for the repubicans.

this really negates the chance that obama turns out to be an incapable nutjob with regards to foregin policy, which would have been his weakest link. now, it may become a strength. who knew the dems had the ability to pull this one out of their a5535?

Delaware, gotta involve the east coasters if you want that vote also. with teddy slowing down after the surgery this makes even more sense. looks like bill and hillary will end up having to sleep together now and renew their realtionship since hill got shut out big time on this deal

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When Biden was being talked up a few weeks ago, I was a little incredulous. The guy has a loose mouth, and he often sticks his foot in it. But he can be the effective attack dog doing the dirty work in the election next to the nice guy Obama. I was kinda hoping for Hillary as a symbol of Democratic unity, but she's a lightning rod, and the Clintons generate so much controversy.

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As long as Obama wants to jack up CAFE standards to ridiculous, pie-in-the-sky levels, I want nothing to do with him. He comes across as a dreamer with his feet off the ground.
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While Biden has his pros and cons, he's a pretty safe choice, which disappoints me. I was hoping he'd pick someone completely out of the blue, like the 2nd Ward Alderman from Bumblef@#k, ND.

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Yeah, he's been slamming "CHANGE" down our throats for months now... and he picks a good ol' boy. But that's all I'll say, I've never wanted to see the Lounge politicized. So I'm out of this thread.
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BO is a nightmare waiting to happen.

Seems better than more of the same with another Republican and their failed agenda..

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I can tell you this;

Picking Hillary would've been a disaster IMO because it would've divided the party.

Not to count, people like me who usually vote R but are thinking of voting D this time around might be a little turned off.

Obama has this traditionally conservative voters attention and I might vote for him. However, put Hillary on the ticket and I'm out.

Ultimately though I think this election suffers the same thing that the last 2 or 3 have: lack of choice.

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Seems better than more of the same with another Republican and their failed agenda..

+1

Were we to actually get someone who was competent and held some sort of "conservative' fiscal policy that actually wasn't delusional, and was also a Republican, I would vote for them.

However, the current crop of Republicans is a disaster. No matter how bad Obama is he can be NO worse than Bush, IMHO.

I still think McCain is a bush re-tread.

Chris

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+1

Were we to actually get someone who was competent and held some sort of "conservative' fiscal policy that actually wasn't delusional, and was also a Republican, I would vote for them.

However, the current crop of Republicans is a disaster. No matter how bad Obama is he can be NO worse than Bush, IMHO.

I still think McCain is a bush re-tread.

Chris

Took the words right out of my mouth.

After 8 years of struggling to eat and buy gas, I think it's time for a change ;)

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While Biden has his pros and cons, he's a pretty safe choice, which disappoints me. I was hoping he'd pick someone completely out of the blue, like the 2nd Ward Alderman from Bumblef@#k, ND.

you know, that's a pretty nice town actually. cheap drinks at the bar.

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Yeah, he's been slamming "CHANGE" down our throats for months now... and he picks a good ol' boy. But that's all I'll say, I've never wanted to see the Lounge politicized. So I'm out of this thread.

Biden isn't a "good old boy" at all. For as many years as he has been in politics, he has resisted the lobbyists. He's one of the least-wealthy senators (if not THE least), his wife is an educator, and he rides Amtrak everyday to work. Plus he's a veteran with many positions the opposite of McCain.

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Lord, his house is only a mile from my Delaware house. I sure hope the gates are locked, I don't want all those TV Satellite Trucks in my yard, well unless they are GM trucks that is. :smilewide:

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Ultimately though I think this election suffers the same thing that the last 2 or 3 have: lack of choice.

I'm actually not quite sure I get what you mean, here...it seems to me that we have two very different candidates who have, for the most part, resisted any urge to "triangulate" so as to come off as two sides to the same coin. Even on the policy side, these two are very different.

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>>"After 8 years of struggling to eat and buy gas, I think it's time for a change ;) "<<

You were not struggling (relatively speaking) to buy food & gas until year #8.

'Change' can run either way: better... or worse. Check into the proposed tax increases by the Ds: $1T. And you thought you were struggling in 2000 ??!!??

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