Who Will Run For Vice President?

@anniepa (25928)
United States
April 7, 2008 11:08pm CST
I know it's "early" - it only SEEMS like this election has been going on forever - but I thought it would be fun to discuss who the possible running mates might be. Since there still isn't a definite "presumptive" nominee for the Democrats we'll have to pick for both Hillary and Obama as well as for John McCain. What I'm interested in knowing is who you think would most help each candidate, who you think each will actually choose and, in the case of those you do NOT support tell me who you hope they choose because you think he or she would insure that they lose. Also, tell me your reason for each choice, please. I'll give you my opinion as we go along. Annie
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@jormins (1225)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I'd really love to See an Obama/Hagel ticket although I doubt its very likely. Otherwise I like Dodd & Richardson but neither really excites me. I think an Obama/Clinton ticket or Obama/Gore ticket would be a mistake. Dem's might love it but many Independents won't really care for either of those choices. I hope Obama goes outside the box when choosing his VP. If Sen. Clinton somehow pulls this out she must choose Obama as her VP and hope he unites his voters, many which will stay home in November with a Clinton hangover (youth vote & black vote). The McCain/Rice ticket idea does scare me some as assuming Obama defeats Hillary there will be some disillusioned Clinton supporters who might see Rice as very appealing despite both McCain and Rice being 2 steps closer to Bush and really, really far from Clinton's policies.
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@anniepa (25928)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I think our worries about Condie Rice may have now been put to rest since she's pro-choice and McCain ruled out a pro-choice candidate for his ticket. Annie
@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Mostly, I don't have a clue. However, I did hear that the media is making a case for Condi Rice as John McCain's running mate and I think it would be a poor choice for him. He would never be able to separate himself on any issue from the Bush administation with her on the ticket and in order to win, he's going to have to do some separating somewhere. Also, the people who really want to see a woman or an African American in high office are mostly Democrats who would not be likely to vote for a ticket with Ms. Rice on it. In fact, they would probably be less likely to cross over and vote for McCain if she were on the ticket. Mostly, I think the choice of a running mate is entirely up to the candidate but I thought I'd just put in my two cents here anyway and I have.
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@anniepa (25928)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Thanks for your response. I have to agree about Condie Rice. That would attach him at the hip more to the current Administration than he is now. Annie
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I don't know enough here to tell you definitely. I heard something about McCain possibly going with Romney. Since a lot of people liked Mitt it could be a good choice for him. I haven't heard enough yet about the Dem's, still researching that area. I just wanted to show you some love.
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@anniepa (25928)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Thanks, Hon! I cuold sure use all the love I can get. Annie
@rodney850 (2146)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I'm not sure who is on McCains list or who Hillary or Obama would choose but here are some of my ideas. McCain: Needs someone to contrast his lack of conservatism. The reason he is attractive to so many independents and yes Annie, some democrats, is because he is so much further left than your normal republican. There are some who would say Mit Romney but I don't believe he pulls much of the base with him. He could sure do worse than Mike Huckabee but I don't see him going that way either. Condy Rice has emphatically said no but those things have been known to change as the convention draws near so on this one it is "who knows?"! On the other side, if the democratic party has any peacemakers in the bunch there is one ticket I see as undefeatable by the republicans and it doesn't matter who is on top or bottom! Clinton/Obama or Obama/Clinton it really doesn't matter in my view I don't believe the republicans could defeat either ticket. The rub lies in whether either of these two could lay their pride down and go with it. One way the democrats could just about guarantee themselves 16 years in the Whitehouse would be the Clinton/Obama ticket. In eight years(barring some major screw-ups) Obama with those years of administration experience under his belt would almost be a shoe in in the next general and would still be a relatively young president! These are just a few thoughts from your local amateur political pundit.
@anniepa (25928)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Another excellent response. I think you may be right about the strength of a Clinton/Obama ticket, no matter which the order is, despite some saying they wouldn't work together or that each other's supporters wouldn't support the other. No matter how loyal some Democrats are to their candidate of choice that loyalty pales in comparison to their desire to rid the White House of any reminder of the past 8 years and they see a McCain Presidency as an extension of Bush's. I think McCain's got a tough decision to make because choosing someone too conservative may pull in the GOP base but it would also push away some Independents and moderate Democrats who may have a problem voting for either Obama or Hillary. Annie
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Well I heard this morning on the news, that Pawlenty our govenor here in MN ,maybe in the running for VP. He is on a list for John Mcains possible choices, I guess there are around 25 on that list It will be intersting to see how it all turns out.
@anniepa (25928)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I heard that too. What's your opinion though? What about for Clinton and Obama, who would you like to see them choose for whatever reason and who do you predict they'll choose? For who you'd like to see chosen by any candidate it can be someone you think will help or hurt the ticket, depending on who you're supporting. Annie