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Which VP Candidate Can Swing a State?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Lugnuts, Jun 10, 2008.

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Who can swing a state that isn't a slam dunk?

  1. Strickland - Ohio

    11 vote(s)
    52.4%
  2. Bayh - Indiana

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Sebelius - Kansas

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. McCaskill - Missouri

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. Daschle - South Dakota

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. Hagel - Nebraska

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. Richardson - New Mexico

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  8. Webb - Virginia

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  9. Kaine - Virginia

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  10. Warner - Virginia

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  11. Nunn - Georgia

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  12. Rendell - Pennsylvania

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  13. Romney - Michigan

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  14. Crist - Florida

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  15. Ridge - Pennsylvania

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  16. Pawlenty - Minnesota

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Vote for as many as you wish.
     
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Jim Webb would swing plenty of states
     
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    update ... strickland says he's out
     
  4. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Good.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    George Romney resigned as governor of Michigan in January 1969.

    I doubt there's a huge enough contingent of voters in the state who remember him in office (I do, somewhat) to make much of a difference in an election if Mitt is on the ballot.
     
  6. Either Webb or Warner can swing Virginia, and if McCain can't hold the South together, he is toast. Warner is a rising star in the Dems, but Webb might have a longer reach nationally. Only down side is that with Webb, the whole ticket would be freshman senators and play into the GOP lack of experience claim.

    Edwards-Bayh was a ticket floated a lot by pundits two years ago, and it scared the GOP to death because it would have taken two red states away.
     
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Obama is looking at generals, particularly this guy James Jones (not the suicide cult guy):

    http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=296396
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I'm not one to talk since I thought Pawlenty was from Penn. but Mitt is definitely not from Michigan, although I guarantee you the republicans wish he was.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    From Kansas City, Mo. ... swing state in play.
     
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    This is right out of bizarro world.

    Webb is as far as he needs to go -- or should go -- in this area.
     
  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Shinseki?

    (Though as a Hawaiian, he doesn't add much.)
     
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Lets end this nonsense about finding a general. The whole using a running mate to reach a niche is getting fucking ridiculous. In 2006, Maryland's governor ran for re-election with a blind woman as his running mate. She was in some lesser cabinet position and it was pandering to the hilt. So is the whole talk of picking a former general. Complete pandering and ass-covering. Pick someone who might make a good president in the future. Don't pick someone because it covers up a perceived flaw and that's ALL they do.
     
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