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Garvinator
04-06-2008, 02:37 PM
With it almost a certainty that Obama will be the Democratic party candidate, who should be his vice president candidate?

Capablanca-Fan
04-06-2008, 03:03 PM
With it almost a certainty that Obama will be the Democratic party candidate, who should be his vice president candidate?
Gonna make a poll? It's actually the current poll at http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=198896#post198896, which should come here, while that poll should now be turned into a public poll of the known Presidential candidates.

MichaelBaron
04-06-2008, 03:28 PM
It is up to Obama, but i would avoid Clinton as a running mate. She is an influential politician but the last thing you would like to see is your vice-president secretly (or even openly) despising you.

There is a gossip (supported by CNN) that Clinton will get an offer from Obama...but it will be for a job other than vice-presidents (e.g. health portfolio)

Capablanca-Fan
04-06-2008, 04:42 PM
It is up to Obama, but i would avoid Clinton as a running mate. She is an influential politician but the last thing you would like to see is your vice-president secretly (or even openly) despising you.
That's probably true, but LBJ hated JFK, and Bush Sr. ignorantly called Reagan's (and Friedman's) supply-side policies "voodoo economics".


There is a gossip (supported by CNN) that Clinton will get an offer from Obama...but it will be for a job other than vice-presidents (e.g. health portfolio)
Health? She couldn't even impose her radically socialist plan when her husband was Prez!

Garvinator
04-06-2008, 04:47 PM
It is up to Obama, but i would avoid Clinton as a running mate. She is an influential politician but the last thing you would like to see is your vice-president secretly (or even openly) despising you.

There is a gossip (supported by CNN) that Clinton will get an offer from Obama...but it will be for a job other than vice-presidents (e.g. health portfolio)
HRC would be a bad fit for Obama. Obama has been running on a 'change' message and that old Washington is a bad thing. So the last thing he would need is people from the establishment and there is no more establishment in Washington than the Clintons.

Kevin Bonham
04-06-2008, 07:42 PM
If people want to suggest a bunch of suspects I would be happy to put a poll up (here or merge this with the other thread, which is getting a bit clunky and messy so I don't mind having a second one.)

Capablanca-Fan
04-06-2008, 08:22 PM
If people want to suggest a bunch of suspects I would be happy to put a poll up (here or merge this with the other thread, which is getting a bit clunky and messy so I don't mind having a second one.)

OK, for Obama VP:
HRC
Bill Richardson
Tom Daschle
John Edwards
Kathleen Sebelius
Janet Napolitano
Jim Webb
Joe Biden

McCain VP:
Mitt Romney
Bobby Jindal
Mike Huckabee
Fred Thompson
Charlie Crist
Mark Sanford
Mary Jodi Rell

Kevin Bonham
04-06-2008, 08:33 PM
For the Republicans, Tim Pawlenty (especially) and also Sarah Palin are also at short odds. For the Dems, your list looks about right to me. Both are extremely open races.

Any more nominations?

pax
06-06-2008, 01:05 AM
Some more possibilities:

Dems:
Ted Strickland
Evan Bayh
Ed Rendell
Chris Dodd
Wes Clark

GOP:
Rob Portman

Axiom
07-06-2008, 03:21 PM
Bilderberg boys will decide who’s Obama’s “chosen” Veep
By Judi McLeod Friday, June 6, 2008
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Obama and the BilderbergAlthough coming on like a freight train as the Messiah For Change, Barack Obama’s just another poodle of the powerbrokers when it comes to who will be his Veep.

Visit to Mrs. Clinton notwithstanding, Obama’s in no position to play favours in the vice president department, the big boys will decide who fills that slot.

“It has been announced that Bilderberg luminary and top corporate elitist James A. Johnson will select Democratic candidate Barack Obama’s running mate for the 2008 election and in turn potentially act as a kingmaker for America’s future president.” (Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet, May 23, 2008).
cont.-> http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3395

For the Bilderberg uninitiated, Johnson also selected John Kerry’s running mate John Edwards in 2004 after Edwards had impressed Bilderberg elitists Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller with a speech he gave at the globalist conflab in Italy that year, says Prison Planet.

For all of their power, Bilderberg Pooh-bahs are just as vulnerable to political speeches as are their lessers known as John & Josephine Q. Public.

Bilderbergers pull the puppet strings of contemporary politicians. While the media tends to present Bilderberger luminaries as bigwigs in pinstripe suits attending endless secret meetings, they’re the global elitists pushing the envelope on one-world government.

“In reality, the group is shaping some of the primary developments in the domestic and geopolitical arena today, particularly in the context of oil prices which continue to accelerate towards Bilderberg’s target of $200 dollars a barrel.” (Prison Planet).

Some say it is the Bilderbergers behind all market trends.

Having to march along to the tunes of Bilderberg Blues Band makes Obama’s promise for change something of a mirage.

In the opinion of Prison Planet, “It also ridicules once again any notion that an Obama presidency would bring “change” to the status quo of America being ruled by an unelected corporate and military-industrial complex elite.”

“Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson has been asked by Senator Barack Obama on Thursday to start the search for a viable Vice Presidential candidate,” reports Trans World News.

“Johnson and Obama are starting the top-secret search as Obama edges closer to the Democratic nomination. Johnson did the same job for Democratic nominees John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984.”

“The report lists Johnson as a member of “American Friends of Bilderberg,” which is an offshoot Bilderberg front group that has accepted donations from the Ford Foundation to fund Bilderberg meetings where lavish hotels are entirely booked up for three days, by no means an inexpensive feat. The organization is basically a steering committee for the Bilderberg Group—a secretarial outpost through which Bilderberg conferences are organized.

“Johnson has also directly attended Bilderberg meetings, therefore he can be classed as a Bilderberg luminary. He attended last years’s meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

“Johnson is also “A vice chairman of the private banking firm Perseus LLC, a position he has held since 2001. He is also a board member at Goldman Sachs, Gannett Company Inc., a media holding group, KB Home, a home construction firm, Target Corporation, Temple-Inland and UnitedHealth Group.

“Predictably, he is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

pax
07-06-2008, 04:56 PM
Some say it is the Bilderbergers behind all market trends.
That just about says it all about this particular conspiracy theory..


“The report lists Johnson as a member of “American Friends of Bilderberg,” which is an offshoot Bilderberg front group
Oh no, the secret is out now!

Axiom
07-06-2008, 05:09 PM
That just about says it all about this particular conspiracy theory. you're sure about this are you?? :rolleyes:


Oh no, the secret is out now!
if only the same could be said of the content of their meetings !
why is the corporate media not covering these meetings?
you would think regular meeting of the most powerful people ,would be of some interest !
but they say they need secrecy so as to be able to talk freely and frankly !
but you pax , trust them implicitly i guess,in not influencing the people's democracies in any way huh ?

Kevin Bonham
07-06-2008, 11:00 PM
I'd be more impressed if the conspiracy theorists could predict in advance who the VP candidate would be.

Axiom
07-06-2008, 11:06 PM
I'd be more impressed if the conspiracy theorists could predict in advance who the VP candidate would be.
but you'd be impressed if anyone could do that !!

perhaps if the bilderberg group meetings were made public , we might all know ! ;)

eclectic
07-06-2008, 11:29 PM
it's common knowledge obama will select kermit the frog as his running mate so that the green vote is garnered :uhoh: :doh:

Kevin Bonham
11-07-2008, 03:53 PM
Jim Webb has decided he's not interested. Still a very open field with Kathleen Sebelius marginal favourite over HRC and no feeling that anyone really has that much clue.

Xoote
12-07-2008, 12:29 AM
I think for Obama:

John Edwards
Kathleen Sebelius