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The VP Derbies -- Talk Is Cheap. But . . .

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ben_Hecht, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Toteboard faves, by party, according to current live "buy" bids posted on Intrade:

    Dems:

    Jim Webb 5-1
    HRC 5 1/4-1
    Wesley Clark(!) 10-1
    Claire McCaskill 10 3/4-1
    Kathleen Sebelius 10 3/4-1

    GOP:

    Flipper 24-5
    Tim Pawlenty 5 1/2-1
    Sarah Palin 7-1
    Huck 8-1
    John Thune 9-1
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I actually think Hillary may be the pick by default now that Edwards and the Ohio governor are out.

    I think McCain will pick Pawlenty by default as well. I don't think anyone seems to want either job.
     
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Flipper wants it, bad. But if he gives it to him, Mac is going to have to supress his gag reflex, throughout the fall.

    I'd love to see Webb get it, if he can make his way through the mysogonist flack.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm going to feel stupid as soon as I get the answer, but who is Flipper?

    Romney?
     
  5. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    'Drivin Miss Kathy'...all the way to the White House.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Webb would be exactly what Obama doesn't need if he's wooing HRC supporters...
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Yowsah. Mitt, it is.
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Don't disagree, but if negative repercussions weren't an issue, he's dead solid perfect.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I agree. I really like Webb. But trying to keep women out of the military isn't going to win you fans among Dems.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does Romney really want it? I thought he had taken his name out of the mix, which could mean anything, but when he bowed out as gracefully as he did so early on, I think it was so he could be on the ticket and then run for President in 2012 if McCain only stays in office one term.

    Everything I read says McCain wants Pawlenty, but his advisors want him to pick someone who either has a national presence (Romney) or someone who can deliver a swing state (Probably no one).

    I don't think Romney can deliver Massachusetts and I don't think Pawlenty can deliver Minnesota.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Romney wants it, bad. He's eagerly thrown himself into the mix. If he performs, he positions himself as a prominent front-runner for '12. And the
    potential fund-raising chops he can bring to the table are not insiginificant.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm not a huge fan of his, but he would probably be the best pick for McCain.
     
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