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How about these as running mates?

Posted Monday, February 4, 2008, at 9:17 AM

Imagine these combinations in November's election, and don't consider these predictions -- just thoughts.

Republicans: John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Old veteran respected for his service with a relatively young running mate who brings in what I'll call the cultural conservatives -- and grabs Southerners who want one of their own. Add the unspoken equation: Attracts those who, unfortunate as it is in these supposedly enlightened times, simply won't vote for a black president.

Democrats: Barack Obama and John Edwards or...Ted Kennedy? Relative inexperience in Washington without Kennedy but a message, especially from Edwards, that brings out the traditional Democrat labor vote and the "working class." I could see Obama choosing an older, experienced politician for V-P who brings out the liberals. Ted Kennedy brings the Kennedy mystique into the election even more. On the other hand, Kennedy's so ultra-liberal he could hurt as much as help.

A debate between vice presidential candidates Huckabee and Kennedy could get really interesting on the cultural side of things.


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The Kennedy mystique??

More like the (Ted) Kennedy mistake!

Yes, Kennedy as a running mate would be much worse for Obama than Edwards.

I don't think the Democrats are a shoe-in for President by any means, so Obama had better choose carefully. A lot can and will happen between now and November.

-- Posted by nmonajjem on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 9:22 AM

Obama & Kennedy?! Oh no please no...I'd much rather have the Evil Monkey & darrick_04 before I'd want Obama & anyone... :)-

William

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 9:43 AM

Haha, wow.. thanks!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 9:52 AM

Hmmmmm No Thanks

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 10:10 AM

Not sure if I would take that as a compliment... 8)

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 10:57 AM

I agree with ya, Evil, I believe it sounded more like a lesser of the two evils (haha) to me.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 11:08 AM

Evil Monkey & Dianatn are both very perceptive...darrick...well you're darrick. Not a bad thing at all, just different thoughts & opinions than me & others , which I may not agree with, but I support your right to have them. :)

William

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 11:48 AM

I always thank my adversaries, it means at least they are paying attention.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 12:22 PM

darrick you know I love ya though right?

I never said I wouldn't vote for you I just took the statement in a different light than you did... :>)

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 12:27 PM

LOL, yes... I was referring to William's comment..

Thanks Diana. ;)

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 2:36 PM

Sounds like it is time for our get-together. We could help with campaign posters and ....

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 3:23 PM

Someday... http://www.shelbyvillehosting.com/images...

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 3:59 PM

http://www.shelbyvillehosting.com/public...

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 4:02 PM

Ok there. http://www.shelbyvillehosting.com/contac...

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 4:35 PM

darrick's too young right now but the lead time he'll have will make him perfect for 2022.

(I'd vote for our sagacious simian,too if his link didn't deny me access.)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 4:42 PM

the last link works, yeah I disabled linking my pics and files to other sites so I don't get my bandwidth stolen so I did a direct link on my contact page.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 5:33 PM

OMG! What have I done...I want to emphasize I said I'd rather vote for the Evil Monkey & darrick_04 instead of Obama & anyone...Ron Paul is still in the race and perhaps another I'd consider, but I'll keep you guys in mind, when the time comes. 8)-

William

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 9:37 PM

HAHAHAHA... ok

And thanks quantumcat. Atleast you didn't say I was "too old"... I'd have a decade or so older, in order to run.

But Evil Monkey and myself will probably be running for local offices here soon! Any more supporters want to jump on board?

Oh and William... Ron Paul ;) Yes!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Mon, Feb 4, 2008, at 11:11 PM

David,

This has to do with the election process. Why do the polls around the state open at 7:00am and the polls in Bedford County open at 9:00am? It would be helpful to open at 7 so the people could vote before going to work. Could someone please check into this?

-- Posted by cordell on Tue, Feb 5, 2008, at 7:18 AM

Hey if Obama picked ole Ted K. maybe he could teach him to swim in the Chappaquiddick River

-- Posted by pokesalad on Tue, Feb 5, 2008, at 3:31 PM

Would a car be strapped to him while swimming?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Feb 5, 2008, at 4:13 PM

Would a car be strapped to him while swimming?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Feb 5, 2008, at 4:13 PM

I guess we can only hope EM.

William

-- Posted by HorseGentler on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 7:06 AM

Age is just a number, let's write Darrick in....lol

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 7:57 AM

HAHA!!! Much appreciation Laura ;)

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 12:26 PM

EM,be sure and memorize the Jack Butler and Peter Anspach "Evil Overlord" lists.

You don't want to make the mistakes Syndrome,Ming,Blofield,Darkseid,Thrackan Sal-Solo,Darken Rahl and other baddies made.

You might get really sneaky and become an anti-hero like Marvel's Dr. Doom,Namor,Magneto and Hemut Zemo,DC's Teth-Adam,La Croix from "Forever Knight",Jules Verne's Captain Nemo,Darth Vader etc.

Being sinister is no obstacle to being elected so long as one is clever and charismatic - just look at Lex Luthor.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 3:56 PM

Wow you really did alot of homework:). Old school comics all the way to the Spin-off Star Wars books and video games. Very cool indeed.

If I were elected to a public office, I would definately install a check and balance committee of mixed religious, racial, and economical backgrounds. I think it would be the best way to really figure out what is really the best way to deal with situations and where to spend money.

I find it very hard to read some of the meetings and find out who decides what is spent where and why. I find it silly and wasteful. If there is more input by the people of the locals, city and county. I believe it would be one of the best places to live, raise kids and prosper.

For instance, I would think it would be awesome to have a locals farmers market, along with weekend swap meets for people that cannot afford storefronts. BUT the only stipulation of having a stand is to be a resident of Bedford County.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Feb 6, 2008, at 5:36 PM

Evil Monkey, your plan sounds terrific. The only reason I couldn't vote for you is b/c like I have stated before monkeys scare the crap outta me! Sorry, but they're weird, they're dirty and they throw stuff that I don't even wanna touch! So, should you consider running under your real name, I think you have a shot. =)

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 7:21 AM

Laura,

Haha yeah I will be running under my real name. Don't think evil monkey would go over well on a ballot. But, you know, Bush on the ballot worked so, who knows. He kinda looks like a monkey.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 7:50 AM

EM,

Yes, yes he does look like a monkey and to someone like myself that's a tid bit freaky. You know who else he bears a striking resemblence to? That Dr. Jarvik. You know, the commercials he says "Hi, I'm dr. robert jarvik inventor of the jarvik artificial heart" then he goes into the story about how his dad was sick and that's what gave him the go ahead to try. I don't know if you can google him or not but if you should get to see a picture or already know who I'm talking about you will see it too. ; )

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 8:03 AM

LOL I know exactly who you are talking about, did you know that guy is being investigated and sued for supporting that drug? Because it was a conflict of interest.

You know I should start my own blog, I tend to always take these WAY off the topic. I guess I will once I get the last part of my site finished.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 9:06 AM

Good, I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice that. lol. I had no idea he was being sued, but one of my many downfalls is not keeping up with the gossip. =)

Make sure you let us know when you get your site running and blog going, I'd love to come read.

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 9:26 AM

Me,too!

I was surprised to see Dr. Jarvik looking so...mature.

He came up with his heart contraption while he was barely old enough to shave.

I hadn't thought about how long ago that was.

(BTW, thanks for the compliment,EM.I became familiar with all those bad guys in my misspent youth.)

-- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 1:18 PM

Reading comics are not mispent. You're reading, gaining knowledge etc. How much information you get from comics comes from alot of history, mythology and astronomy.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 3:15 PM

I never said my youth was misspent while reading comics.

That was where I got much of my broad and shallow knowledge and a lot of my vocabulary.

(Maybe I emulated the Jack Kirby folk a bit too much but it beat the heck out of "Alice and Jerry" or "Dick and Jane.")

Those Tiger Beat quizzes and attempts at cutting my own hair definitely need to be retconned out of my character history but learning things like "With great power comes great responsibility" and "Pillage,THEN burn" was well worth the hours I invested in those lessons.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Thu, Feb 7, 2008, at 4:40 PM

quantumcat,

LOL, you must be around the same age as I am.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Feb 8, 2008, at 1:32 PM

CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC.. NONE of them are mentioning this, does anyone wonder why? They also haven't counted the Maine results from TWO WEEKS AGO.. Wonder why that is? Perhaps b/c RON PAUL WON THEM!!!

http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=78...

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sat, Feb 9, 2008, at 8:25 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.