Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO Spread)

As they say at the amusement park, "strap yourself in."

Will anyone object if Senator Clinton is the VEEP?

I don't like Hillary, but if she's the VEEP I will salute.  

While I disagree with her, I do think she's attractive (she looks alot younger than her age), plus she's devious (which is alluring).  Hell, if she wasn't married, I'd ask her out.  We'd have a great time fighting like cats and dawgs. She would get hooked on me - I like conflict and she digs swagger.

Look, I come to the issue from my prior experience as a Deaniac.  I didn't get Howard on the ticket and it was a let down.  It was sad, to be sure, but I didn't I didn't freakout or worse, vote for Bush.

Ditto with Gore putting Joementum on the ticket.

P.S. According to CBS and Howard Fineman at MSNBC the selection will likely be announced Thursday nite or Friday morning.   And Andrea Mitchell says Saturday in Springfield.

That makes sense, Bill Clinton named Al Gore as his VEEP on Friday, July 10, 1992, three days before the Democratic convention.

Of course, that could be a head fake and the announcement could be made in a few hours!

P.S.S. Also, Andrea and Rich Lowery of N. Review say McSame is asking state party chairs if the Fundies would freak if he VEEPS fellow war monger, Joe Lieberman.   Of course, there is another side to this coin.   Another reporter, I think Jonathan Alterman, says this type of inquiry is only ruse, used to make the selection of Mitt Romney more palatable.   Palatable, cuz the Fundies don't like morons Mormons.   What an effen party; the Republicans.

Tags: Hillary Clinton (all tags)



Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

Al - You know you have lots more great pictures of the two of them. Let it rip. Comparing Hillary to Lieberman? Come on. And no excuses to post "girly" pictures, okay? It demeans us all...unless you post some better beefcake pictures and go for the body beautiful stance. Think firemen calendars, etc. Or just save your pictures for your own private use, Dude! We get what you're into!

by Jeter 2008-08-20 12:38AM | 0 recs
I would let it rip, but it's late

I don't post Girlie pix.  I post exotic pix of the male and female form.  I have a long, documented history.  And as you know, some women like the female form, as well.

I'm not comparing Hillary to Joementum, I'm comparing disappointment among various factions, within the party.  After all, I mentioned Howard first.

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-20 12:49AM | 0 recs
Re: I would let it rip, but it's late

And some men like the male form, too.  It's a wonderful, complicated, diverse world!

BTW, got any exotic pics of George Stephanopoulos? :-)

by mtnspirit 2008-08-20 07:48AM | 0 recs
Whoever he takes...

I've already reconciled myself to the fact that it won't be somebody I would pick if I were running for president.  But then, I'm NOT running for president.  

I think we have to just accept that there is some strategy involved in this, and the compromises that he has to make may not all be on the surface.  So I think we should save our second-guessing until after the election is over.  We all got a chance to say who he should pick, and few of us will be right.  Let's commit to try to see the bright side of his choice.  EVEN if it is Hillary.

by Dumbo 2008-08-20 01:04AM | 0 recs
breaking own rule

(posting today ;-)

who woiuld you pick, oh fearless leader?

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-20 05:14AM | 0 recs
I would have picked Clark.

Somebody who opposed the war and was ready to beat the crap out of McCain and the Republicans for their idiotic and adolescent-heroic foreign policy.

by Dumbo 2008-08-20 06:51PM | 0 recs
I wont freak

It would be a great pick.

by Drewid 2008-08-20 01:16AM | 0 recs
Re: I wont freak

I agree I think it will say a lot about Obama if he chooses Clinton. REC

by Politicalslave 2008-08-20 02:04AM | 0 recs
Obviously I wouldn't.

But I tend to think you would.

by zcflint05 2008-08-20 02:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Obviously I wouldn't.

Why would I freak, shes a great campaigner and helps his numbers in apalachia. That would include parts of Ohio, Va, and NC. I think PA is blue anyway.

by Drewid 2008-08-20 02:46AM | 0 recs
I will laugh my ass off - - --
as all the 'bots turn on a dime and sing her praises.
And, then I'll sigh over their dismay over the years as they realize the truly electible truly progressive nominee who connects with the voters is the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee.
PS - but she and Bill ran a horribly racist campaign - - they even called for his assassination! - - how could any self respecting AA man choose her for his VP?
by kosnomore 2008-08-20 03:06AM | 0 recs
Re: I will laugh my ass off - - --

An Interesting, but not a Surprising predicted reaction. The die-hard, or PUMA, or whatever the proper term is represents a diminishingly small part of the electorate - and one which has not, IMHO, driven the Veep selection decision process.
 Here's why: If Hillary is not the selectee, then this hardcore anti-Obama group will be made even harder core (which is a meaningless distinction). If, OTOH, Hillary is selected, then a small part of this already small but vocal whatever-they-wish-to-be-called may peel off and join in support of the Party Ticket. This would be nice, but not decisive due to the small size and...

Hillary would alienate some of Obama's non-affilliated voters and of course the Republicans would bring out the attacks they had produced and 'in the can' for the person who everyone thought would be the candidate in the first place.

by QTG 2008-08-20 03:25AM | 0 recs
Are you boycotting Oprah, too?

maybe you should change your name to Oprahnomore.

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-20 03:33AM | 0 recs
whoa whoa whoa there with that racist stuff

so what you effectively said was that each and every black person HAS to be an Oprah fan? Why, just because she is AA too? Do you have any clue how bad that sounds? And somehow not going for her choice in each and every thing is anti-black? Are you sure you want to go that route? Why would her name even come up if kosnomore happened to indicate he was AA? He sure did not mention her but you choose to toss in a black womans name and scold him for that by mocking his screen name?

by zerosumgame 2008-08-20 05:49AM | 0 recs
Is this snark?


Is this snark?

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-20 06:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

I'd prefer Gore or Clark but she'd be ok

Pretty much the same as my opinion during the primaries-- she's not my first or second choice but all I really care about is ending the reign of pubs.

by wrb 2008-08-20 03:57AM | 0 recs
Like all the other candidates...

she has good points and bad ones. I'm voting for Sen. Obama regardless of the VP's name.

by Liberal Monk 2008-08-20 04:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

One of my biggest problems with Clinton has been electability-- her ability to rally the right while losing independents. Thus figured the affect  of adding her would be a wash. However it may be that her supporters' attachment is so personal while others don't much care who VP that there might be a net gain

by wrb 2008-08-20 04:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

It's hard to tell.  In any case, she's probably too old to run for President in 2016 (she would be 68 or something), so it's really just a gesture.

by username 2008-08-20 04:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

She won't be too old until 2020 when she will be McCain's age. Then she can tell stories about her experience as a Bosnian POW.

Really, how can anyone support this bald-faced liar?

by antiHyde 2008-08-20 05:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

I thought we had moved beyond the utter hate, vitriol, and mischaracterizations of the primary....

by MMR2 2008-08-20 06:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

Clearly you're new here.

by username 2008-08-20 06:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

Mojo'd for truth, and for making me spit coffee on my monitor.

by SuGeAtARC 2008-08-20 06:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

Don't see comments from SoCalVet or ZeroSumgame, but really, if Obama claimed to have been under fire in Bosnia, wouldn't you have been all over him?

I supported Edwards all the way, but now wouldn't vote for him to be dogcatcher. When you lie to the public, you disqualify yourself from public office.

by antiHyde 2008-08-22 04:31PM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

Your second sentence is right on.  For the first time, Obama's support among Democrats is polling below McCain's support among Republicans (74 to 81 percent).  The way to win this election is by hyping up OUR base, in my book.  We can't put our chips in the "Obamacan" basket; and with independents, I do believe an Obama-Clinton ticket holds a fair deal of appeal.  

by MMR2 2008-08-20 06:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary (with NEATO

In a word NO.

As a side benefit it just might reduce the flame war that is sure to erupt with any other pick :)

by jsfox 2008-08-20 04:59AM | 0 recs

I won't be happy about it, but freaking out won't change anything. I'll utter a few swear words and move on.  

by Blue Neponset 2008-08-20 05:04AM | 0 recs
I won't go Frank Zappa at all

Nope, will be pleased actually.

She's a monster on the stump (hey, I meant that in a good way!) and heaven help anyone in the VP debate against her.

Will be funny to watch Bill morph into this ticket hocker, and stop with the petulant act....

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-20 05:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Will

I won't be singing her praises and I won't be shouting to the heavens how happy I am.  That being said:

All hands on deck.  She can help.  If that's where Obama wants her, then I won't complain.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-08-20 05:16AM | 0 recs
Me gusta Hillary

I would love it if Hillary is the pick. I think she is uniquely qualified to help put Obama over the top.

I think tales or her negatives are grossly exaggerated. As we saw from her results in the primary.

by carrieboberry 2008-08-20 05:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Me gusta Hillary

Agreed. I thought she'd be a net negative at one time, but that was before I saw her on the campaign trail. She eroded Obama's lead bit by bit with a gutsy and often nasty campaign.

At first I hated her for it. Now I see just how much her approach is needed.

by Spiffarino 2008-08-20 06:03AM | 0 recs
Yes and no

I will be pissed.  I will still hold my nose and vote for theticket, just like I did with Kerry/Edwards, Gore/Lieberman and Clinton/Gore.

Hell my entire voting life I've had to vote for crap I don't like, i.e. lesser of two evils.

So far all of the 'short list' candidates suck, so it more a question of which exact flavor of crap will be served up on the number 2 spot this year, not whether it will be crap.

Now, should he go for Feingold, Wexler or someone with real progressive chops... that would be great; I am not holding my breath.

Obama seems intent on showing that he can make a bad choice for VP just for the sake of the chattering class.

That being said... Clinton is just ahead of Lieberman on my list of VP choices, which is to say second to last.

by teknofyl 2008-08-20 05:44AM | 0 recs
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by nikkid 2008-08-20 05:52AM | 0 recs
When it comes to cojones...

...Hillary Clinton has the biggest pair - metaphorically speaking - on the block.

I would be overjoyed to see her join the ticket. Americans love a scrapper and the Dems need one desperately.

Barack, please get your ass off the high road and get down in the mud. Bring a lead pipe and a shitty attitude with you.

by Spiffarino 2008-08-20 06:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out if it's Hillary

I'll probably be silent for a few days. Nothing changes the fact that I want Obama as president, so I'll live with it. But I'm not looking forward to hearing my parents bitch about how they can't stand Hillary.

by X Stryker 2008-08-20 06:14AM | 0 recs
I will breathe a sigh of relief

and then enjoy the exploding heads of the dead-ender crowd.  But I still don't think he's going to do it.

by JJE 2008-08-20 06:17AM | 0 recs
Hillary is the only one who can save Obama

Look guys, yes the sky IS falling.  Check the polls- Obama's is in freefall.  Clinton to save the day!!!!!!!!!

I don't know if he will be able to stomach sharing that much of his limelight, though- so I will withhold my jubilation until the actual announcement........

by easyE 2008-08-20 06:38AM | 0 recs

Clinton would be an awesome pick for one reason:  She's fucking ruthless!

She'd tear Mitt into little pieces and do the same to McSame.

Send Bubba to Africa for four years.

Plus, NO ONE knows poliy in and out like Hillary.

by Sam Loomis 2008-08-20 06:43AM | 0 recs
OMG, it's Sam!!!

Hey Guys,

Big round of applause for the DKos front pager, fabolus wit, and all around good guy, Sam Loomis.

by Al Rodgers 2008-08-20 06:51AM | 0 recs
Hello, Mr. Rodgers!

How are you doing this fine weekend?

by Sam Loomis 2008-08-20 10:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Will You Freak Out

I will freak out, no question about it (like a lottery winner).

by mtnspirit 2008-08-20 07:50AM | 0 recs
Freak out? no

Question Obama's strength and willing o give in to threats and fear, clearly.

by Brandon 2008-08-20 08:36AM | 0 recs
Yes, I'd freak. . .

I'd still vote for the ticket, but my hopes that he'd win the election would plummet.

by shalca 2008-08-20 10:08AM | 0 recs
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