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The Veepstakes Tournament (UPDATED: Round 2)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, May 26, 2008.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    After spending multiple pages discussing the possible vice-presidential selections, it is time for a Veepstakes Tournament. The seeds are based largely on buzz.

    The first-round voting will close on Thursday morning, around 10 a.m. EST.

    In making your selections, you should make them not on who think will be picked, but who should the candidate pick. Even if you aren't going to vote for McCain or Obama, make your pick with their best interests in mind, both as a candidate and as a potential President.

    ROUND 1 RESULTS

    Democrats
    Webb 97, Roemer 60
    Nunn 71, Hagel 65
    Richardson 79, Napolitano 64
    Sebelius 75, Daschle 57
    Strickland 81, Dodd 60
    Rendell 77, Biden 62
    Bayh 67, Kaine 65 (OT)
    Edwards 71, Clinton 61

    Republicans
    Pawlenty 88, Bloomberg 66
    Rice 56, Sanford 55
    Jindal 83, Huntsman 69
    Romney 80, Ridge 68
    Huckabee 85, Palin 73
    Lieberman 67, Ryan 60
    Thune 71, Portman 67
    Crist 89, Fiorina 65

    Round 2 Matchups

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA) vs. 9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    5. Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) vs. 4. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) vs. 11. Gov. Ed Rendell (PA)
    10. Sen. Evan Bayh (IN) vs. 15. Fmr. Sen. John Edwards (NC)

    Republicans
    1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN) vs. 8. Sec. of State Condi Rice
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) vs. 4. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) vs. 6. Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT)
    7. Sen. John Thune (SD) vs. 2. Gov. Charlie Crist (FL)
     
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA)
    9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    12. Gov. Janet Napolitano (AZ)
    13. Fmr. Sen. Tom Daschle (SD)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH)
    6. Sen. Joe Biden (DE)
    10. Sen. Evan Bayh (IN)
    2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY)

    Republicans
    1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
    8. Sec. of State Condi Rice
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
    4. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)
    11. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)
    10. Fmr. Rep. Rob Portman (OH)
    2. Gov. Charlie Crist (FL)
     
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Hillary's a No. 2 seed?
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA)
    9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    5. Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) (tough, touch call, but I'm a Richardson fangirl)
    4. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) (another fangirl vote. Ted's first Congressional campaign is the only one I've worked on)
    6. Sen. Joe Biden (DE)
    10. Sen. Evan Bayh (IN)
    2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY)

    Republicans
    16. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (NY)
    9. Gov. Mark Sanford (SC) (I like Condi, a lot, but I think given the level of Bush fatigue she'd be a very poor choice)
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
    13. Fmr. Homeland Sec. Tom Ridge (PA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)
    6. Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT)
    10. Fmr. Rep. Rob Portman (OH) (I totally had no clue. When with the Ohio guy since Ohio seems to be more in play than the Dakotas)
    2. Gov. Charlie Crist (FL)
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    Webb
    Nunn
    Richardson
    Daschle
    Strickland
    Rendell
    Kaine
    Edwards

    Republicans
    Pawlenty
    Rice
    Jindal
    Romney
    Palin
    Ryan
    Thune
    Crist
     
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA)
    9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    5. Gov. Bill Richardson (NM)
    13. Fmr. Sen. Tom Daschle (SD)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH)
    11. Gov. Ed Rendell (PA)
    7. Gov. Tim Kaine (VA)
    2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY)

    Republicans
    1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
    9. Gov. Mark Sanford (SC)
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
    4. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)
    6. Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT)
    10. Fmr. Rep. Rob Portman (OH)
    15. Hewlett-Packard Exec. Carly Fiorina
     
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    The seeding isn't based on who I would pick, but the "talk" surrounding the pick. Every shortlist I've seen mentions her, primarily because Obama can't dismiss it out of hand. Lynn Sweet, who might have more insight into the Obama campaign than anyone else, has Hillary in her first tier. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/05/obamas_running_mate_hunt_jarre.html

    Sweet does a good job of laying out the pluses that force Obama to consider her and the minuses that give him pause.
     
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    And the worst one since Iowa State, at that.
     
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    If it wasn't for Bill, who'll be unable to not stick his nose into anything and everything Obama does as President (or the Dem nominee), I'd think Hillary would be at the very top of the list.
     
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    The meaningful sentence in that lead ... isn't even a sentence.

    Good thing it's a BLOG!
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA)
    9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    5. Gov. Bill Richardson (NM)
    4. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH)
    11. Gov. Ed Rendell (PA)
    7. Gov. Tim Kaine (VA)
    15. Fmr. Sen. John Edwards (NC)

    Republicans
    1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
    9. Gov. Mark Sanford (SC)
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)
    4. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)
    6. Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT)
    7. Sen. John Thune (SD)
    2. Gov. Charlie Crist (FL)
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Re: The Veepstakes Tournament

    Democrats
    1. Sen. Jim Webb (VA) vs. 16. Fmr. Rep. Tim Roemer (IN)
    8. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) vs. 9. Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (GA)
    5. Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) vs. 12. Gov. Janet Napolitano (AZ)
    4. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (KS) vs. 13. Fmr. Sen. Tom Daschle (SD)
    3. Gov. Ted Strickland (OH) vs. 14 Sen. Chris Dodd (CT)
    6. Sen. Joe Biden (DE) vs. 11. Gov. Ed Rendell (PA)
    7. Gov. Tim Kaine (VA) vs. 10. Sen. Evan Bayh (IN)
    2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (NY) vs. 15. Fmr. Sen. John Edwards (NC)

    Republicans
    1. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN) vs. 16. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (NY)
    8. Sec. of State Condi Rice vs. 9. Gov. Mark Sanford (SC)
    5. Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) vs. 12. Gov. Jon Huntsman (UT)
    4. Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MA) vs. 13. Fmr. Homeland Sec. Tom Ridge (PA)
    3. Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) vs. 14. Gov. Sarah Palin (AK)
    6. Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT) vs. 11. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)
    7. Sen. John Thune (SD) vs. 10. Fmr. Rep. Rob Portman (OH)
    2. Gov. Charlie Crist (FL) vs. 15. Hewlett-Packard Exec. Carly Fiorina
     
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