• comment on a post The regular offense over 6 years ago

      Is there any chance that these two eminently qualified candidates can possibly share a Ticket? I'd like to hear from supporters of both on this.

    My thoughts:
    Pro- It erases any chance of a McCain administration (no disrespect to the man's biography, But he has sold his soul to BushCo); It offers at least the hope that these two powerhouses could combine forces (HillObamator? BarackaHillaton); It gives every Dem a good reason to stop chewing on each other, and start chewing Republicans (who, frankly, just taste better...)
    Con- I'm not sure it's safe to have these two in the same room with "The Button" (in all honesty, I think they both have better sense than most of their supporters); How to decide who's going to swallow their pride, and take one for the team. No doubt both camps have arguments on this matter...
     Also, both seem aware of how badly Cheney has tried to re-make the Veep's job description, and will no doubt make sure that their VP is utterly powerless (as it should be); But both will also realize that the other has further political ambitions (neither is too old to contemplate another run in either 2012, or 2016; Obamas only 47 now, Hillary would only be 68 then), and I can see that leading to a great deal of mistrust at best, or willfully working at cross-purposes in a worst-case scenario...

    Just thinking out loud. lemme know...

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      What is a "troll rating"? noob question, but I've been seeing this alot....

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

       Where, exactly, did Al Sharpton say that? seriously, if your're going to make a claim like that, you need to back it up with facts. Talking about things like rioting is funny. If you'd ever actually seen a riot, you'd know that. Slow down the bluster, friend.

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      Where did you all see that?? Do you mean this allegorically, or did you actually read an Obama supporter say that? I've been to a few local strategy sessions, and I can assure you, there was no talk of riot...

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

    ...Women do approach problems differently, and we desperately need more of them in leadership positions. I'm just not sure Hillary is the woman for that job. As nice of her as it was to offer Obama the Veep slot (when he's ahead of her in the race?), it has more than a whiff of Entitlement to me. And, please, spare me the "historic" aspect of either of them. I don't give a rat's ass if the next President is a purple hermaphrodite (did i spell that right?), as long as they can do the damn job.

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      Are you for real? This guy is down-ticket GOLD! We've got a city council race heating up here in Tampa, and even these guys are running on Obama's coat-tails...

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

    ...but I think the point was how differently a President, and a Senate Majority Leader have to go about getting "consensus". The President has a 24/7 bully-pulpit. They can speechify, cajole, and generally make their point thru the Media, but at the end of the day, they can only say yes,or no. I see that as more "emotional consensus", than practical policy-making. The SML has to be good at old-school political horse-trading, behind closed doors, in a room full of prima-donna egomaniacs with their own agendas. It has less to do with sound-bites, than it does with hard-nosed examination of what, EXACTLY, everyone can live with in terms of political reality. Honestly, if you had to have someone negotiate for you on a matter you cared deeply about, who would you pick? If you had to find someone to stand up in front of  voters who disagree with you, and make the case for your ideas and beliefs on a gut-deep level, who would you pick? We have just the right people, in just the right spot, at just the right time, to really put a progressive stamp on policy for the next generation. Let's stop chewing on each other and get on with the real fight...I'm just sayin'....

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

       ....I have no problem with a woman in a leadership position (in fact, I think we need far more of them). I still have my "Hillary in 2008" t-shirt ($14.95 to the Clinton campaign, tyvm). I'm not asking anyone to "step aside", I'm asking people to consider how we are going to go about making Senator Clinton's, and Senator Obama's ideas (they don't differ that much, and they are generally good) a reality. It's going to take a massive effort to turn this country around, from the President, and from Congress. Hillary hates glad-handing, she's so-so at speeches, and when she tries to explain her ideas to folks, she comes off as a bit of a school-marm. BUT, she's hell on wheels when it comes to getting people to toe the line.

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

       The Republicans are going to be the minority party, with all the freedom from responsibilty that entails. They could spend the next four years simply causing gridlock, and gumming up the works. How much crap do you think they'll get away with if they know they hafta face Hillary Clinton? If she's President, they can fling shit all day, and she'll have to appear to ignore it. If she's SML, with the future of their pet legistlation in her hands, we might hear a bit more courtesy from them...

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

       Is this about the future of our country, or is it about who "gets the credit"? I've never seen the Senate Majority Leader (of either party) exactly fade into the background. Sen. Clinton would be a welcome change from "Ol' Toothless" Harry Reid, and his gaggle of wilting violets...I'm an Obama supporter, but I realize he's going to need a hard-core policy warrior in Congress if we're going to see any real change.

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      "Pastor-Gate", was it? In what way has this "changed the entire dialogue"? It sounds alot like the old dialogue to me, sorry. I've seen no major changes in policy position. I have seen alot of harsh words and threats flung back and forth, from both sides. I don't agree with Rev. Wright's opinions on alot of things, but I hafta tell you: I disagree MUCH more with Sen. McCain. All due respect to the man, but it's time for a Dem President....

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

        What, exactly, do you think the Republicans can throw at him, that Hillary hasn't already? Alot of people here seem to think the the Reps have some massive store of dirt on this man. If they did, do you honestly think Hillary's people would have missed it? Sen. McCain's wholehearted embrace of BushCo has pretty much doomed him already. Yes, he'll get the racist/warmonger vote, no doubt. You're not seriously claiming that Sen. Clinton can take those groups away from Sen. McCain, are you? At least Sen. Obama has a shot at pulling some moderate Reps, and Indys our way....

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      I keep hearing these End-Times declarations about Sen. Obama's political destruction, and yet he keeps racking up delegates, and states? The fence-sitting Super-Dels can't seem to make a decision for the most part, but they do seem to keep trickling his way. After seeing all of that, on what evidence do you base these assertions?

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

       Glad to see all of you polite, generous, never-mean-to-opponents Clinton supporters have finally found a web-site free of invective and personal attacks. childish AND stupid? What do you bse your "not qualified" judgement on? plz be specific....

  • on a comment on Senate Majority Leader? over 6 years ago

      How is it good for the Party if the front-runner concedes to the person in 2nd place? Help me out here....

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