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No Red Meat from Warner Speech

By Ed O'Keefe
Former Virginia governor Mark Warner says his Tuesday night convention keynote speech is "99 percent done" and should last roughly 15 minutes. And while other Democratic convention speakers may attack John McCain and the Republican Party aggressively this week, Warner says he will not.

"They knew when I started this that it wasn't going to be a hard core, red meat speech. If they want that, I'm not their guy," Warner said of the Obama campaign and convention organizers.

The Virginia Democratic Senate candidate praised Joe Biden, saying that the Delaware senator "has real world, grassroots blue collar appeal. He can go into a VFW hall or a Kiwanis Club meeting. I think he definitely helps."

Warner spoke Sunday night at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre while attending the Green Sunday at Red Rocks concert with his wife and four daughters. In addition to hearing performances by Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland, the few thousand concertgoers were treated to a beautiful Colorado night: Gorgeous cloud formations, impressive winds, and a stunning lightning show in the distance.

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 25, 2008; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  B_Blog , Barack Obama , Cast of Characters , Conventions , Democratic Party  
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So a speech doesn't have "red meat" unless it attacks people?

Posted by: Jacob | August 26, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

McLame really doesn't have any options left to pick now that Obama has picked Biden. McLame needs somebody strong on the economy where he is pathetic, and it would lend itself to picking Romney. The problem with picking Mittens is that he comes off as smug, all assuming, know it all blowhard that McCain and Tom Ridge basically chewed up during the primaries along with Huckabee. From a sense standpoint Romney makes sense but the Dems would eat him alive the way the Republicans did and I really believe McCain absolutely despises him personally. That may have changed but the Clinton/Obama factions are any indicator I'm sure Romney is still miffed at being mocked by McCain and Huckabee both. Huckabee can forget it. Maybe if HRC was nominated for V.P. then Huckabee would be the perfect attack dog to bring up the Clinton's shady Arkansas dealings since Huckabee was the state's governor after the Clinton years there. Tom Ridge, I don't see it but wouldn't be surprised. I don't think McCain has that kind of Maverick in him to set off his core base with the Ridge pick. Pawlenty, he's clearly not experienced enough and it shows in his interviews. He even sounds like a novice. Jindal, doesn't want the job so he says but if it is him, It would go against everything McCain has lambasted Obama about as far as inexperience, especially at Jindals age of 37. Carly Fiorina, fugggheettabout it. She may have been CEO of HP but politics ain't HP and she won't even know what hit her if she tries sticking her nose into presidential race without any seasoning whatsoever. I think McLame will reluctantly go Romney, but I'm sensing someone like him in Richard Luger or someone with not only economy experience but foreign policy expertise. Too bad him and Chuck Hagel have been on the outs for years. Colin Powell, forget about it. He hasn't even endorsed McLame and doesn't plan to do so. There's even rumors he may plan to endorse Obama. Wouldn't that be a kick in the head.

Posted by: 2pacolypse Now | August 25, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

SO YOU DON'T WANT RED MEAT ,OK, THEN WHAT DO YOU WANT? THE KOOKS ARE CONSTANTLY DRAWING RED MEAT FROM US,PLEASE DEFINE WHO
SIDE YOU ARE ON, WE ARE WOUNDED,AND TIRED
BY THE SMEAR AND ATTACK SCUMS FROM THE RIGHT.I SUGGEST THAT YOU RESIGN YOUR LEADERSHIP POSTION IN OUR PARTY, AND HAND OVER YOUR COMMAND TO A MUCH NON FEARING
LEADER IN OUR PARTY, WE HAVE A MISSION AND
AN OBJECTIVE FOR NOV.4 WE CAN'T WAIT FOR DEMOCRATS
TO GROW A SET OF TESTICLES, NOT THIS TIME PAL.DO YOU THINK SNAKE LOVERS WON'T TRY
AND GET RED MEAT FROM US.

Posted by: REDEEMER | August 25, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton Supporters Voting For John McCain

You are not Democrats!
You do not care about past issues that have faced families and women, and you certainly do not care about future issues facing families and women! You will obviously do whatever it takes to ensure hard fought legislation presented by Democrats to protect women and families is overturned! Democrats can be assured you WILL NOT be whining since you support Republicans!

As the cost of living increases, we know you will be proud that you played such an important part in putting another Republican in office!

But, most of all, you will be extremely proud of destroying everything BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON, and Democrats have struggled and fought for to improve the quality of life in the United States. You will rally as more jobs are sent overseas, and stand firmly on the side of Republicans as more men and women march off to war in other faraway countries.

You will boost to friends and families about the important role you played in this election to prevent the possibility of health care for Americans.

You can take comfort in knowing because of your bitterness, self-absorption and lack of logic and reasoning, Hillary Clinton will go down in history books and novels as a woman who destroyed the one chance to remove power from Republicans during a time in American history when the country was at its worst possible point!

History will discredit everything Hillary Clinton has accomplished as a WOMAN, First Lady, and SENATOR because of your vote for John McCain. Hillary Clinton is trying to stand behind the Democratic Party to insure a better life for all Americans, but that’s not enough for you! You want to destroy her because you feel betrayed!

Good luck, and enjoy your selfish, vindictive victory vote for the Republican Party – for McCain, and for Rush Limbaugh!

Your betrayal will not be forgotten! Revenge is a two-way street, and if Obama does not get into office because of your vote, Republicans can rest assured they will control Washington for the next 8, 16 or maybe with any luck, 24 years! Maybe McCain, Rush, Karl Rove, and the Swift Boaters are not as dumb as most Democrats thought!

Posted by: timeforchangeinamerica | August 25, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Anybody who thinks Barack Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton has a lot to learn. Does anyone here think that a nominee wants to listen everyday for the next two months to Bill Clinton's lectures about how he was the first two-term Democratic President since FDR, and only his ideas will help the nominee win? Ditto for Clinton staffers, who could easily stab the nominee in the back.

Posted by: Jim | August 25, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

McCain is not going to pick Huckabee. The Conservative Right talk-show hosts like Limbaugh and Hannity would have a "hissy fit".

Picking Romney would also bring back the nastiest of the GOP Primary contenders where all the negative crap Romney and McCain engaged in would re-surface during the general election.

McCain has two choices: Pick Joe Lieberman or Piyush Jindal.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | August 25, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I cant wait to watch tonight., I think the Dems are going to have a little trouble. Obama probably should of Picked Clinton as his VP. Just for the cause of UNITY in the party. She was his number two. But I wonder How this is going to work out. Seeing how McCain was so quick to critisize Obama for not picking his number two. I wonder if now McCain has made it to where he has to pick his number two. McCains number two is Huckabee not Romney. Believe me, Huckabee supporters would be beside themselves if McCain skips over Huckabee and would put Romney on the ticket. So McCain has put himself in quite a situation. Least Huckabee never attacked McCain during the primary. There is always the Pickens VP pick lol http://www.tboonpickens.com

Posted by: John | August 25, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Now Who will McCain Pick They have shot their self in the foot when it comes to Romney McCain released attack ads on the Biden Pick because Biden said some things negitve toward Obama during the primary.

Romney called McCain dishonest during the Primary, and more.

Huckabee came in second during the Primary not Romney., This wont go over well with the Christian Base.

Romney and McCain would be the Super Rich ticket. In a middle Class Election.

Biden will win working class Votes, Romney will remind the working class he is the guy that lays you off.

Biden will be filmed going to church every sunday, Romney will be filmed going to a Mormon church, making the base of the GOP more then Uncomfortable.

So who should McCain pick??

Huckabee would energize the Base.

Huckabee is veiwed as Middle class, Winning overwhelming working class voters.

Huckabee didnt attack McCain during the primary.

Huckabee can hold his own with anyone in debates.

Huckabee Has 1 house

Huckabee is the most logical, despite what the bloggers that are on Romney's payroll say. By the way, the radio host of Republican talk radio
they are on the Romney payroll too. Romney should learn he cant buy an election. He outspent every candidate during the primarys, even outspending Huckabee 6 to 1. Huckabee still got more delegates.

http://www.HotPres.com McCain Dui? http://www.duihlepguide.com

Posted by: Peter | August 25, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

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