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Obama Nearing a Veep Decision?

An email from David Plouffe, campaign manager for Sen. Barack Obama, sent tonight to supporters is sure to stoke speculation about the candidate's announcement of who his choice for vice president will be.

In a message entitled "Barack's VP: Be the First to Know," Plouffe writes: "Barack Obama is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign -- choosing a running mate."

Plouffe goes on to ask supporters to sign up online (or via text message) in order to be the "first to know" when Obama makes up his mind on his vice presidential nominee.

So, is this a sign that a surprise announcement is in the offing this week even as Obama vacations in Hawaii?

No, according to Obama communications director Dan Pfeiffer. "Sometimes an email is just an email and this one should not be read as some sort of clue on timing of an announcement," he said in an email exchange with The Fix Sunday night.

The more likely goal of the email is to harvest thousands of email addresses and cell phone numbers for the Obama campaign. The more ways the campaign has to contact supporters or potential supporters, the better chance it has of maximizing its vote in the fall.

But, the email should serve as a reminder that a vice presidential decision from either Obama or John McCain could come any day between now and the end of the month.

While conventional wisdom dictates that no major political announcement should be made during the Olympics, it's altogether possible one (or both) candidates will break with that tradition in an election cycle that has been anything but typical.

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 10, 2008; 9:35 PM ET
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Posted by: Gartman6 | August 12, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

I have the perfect running mate selections.

FOR McCAIN: OLIVER NORTH

FOR OBAMA: DAVID GERGEN

Posted by: DexterManley | August 12, 2008 5:49 AM | Report abuse

@ INDEPENDENT: I agree with you completely. McCain is a psychopath bent on WWIII and Obama is a man with no views, no plan, not even a range of options. And I like him the better of the two.

The media's love affair with this psycho sadist McCain make me sick.

Obama's refusal to take a position on any issue makes me sick. This historymaking thing of his is boring already.

If a candidate cannot speak frankly about fiscal policy monetary policy, war and peace, he or she has no business seeking the office.

Obama is a lot saner and smarter than McCain is but where is the LEADERSHIP from him? Where's the discussion of just ONE issue. How could a trip to Hawaii and some anti-affirmative action speech be more important than Russia or the economy?

I've always understood McCain. He's mean, vindictive, petty, corrupt and none too bright. I'm starting to understand Obama. He is made out of media cloth. He's so into mainstream acceptance that he's probably rooting for McCain himself by now.

Ron Paul would be running away with this election.

Posted by: DexterManley | August 12, 2008 5:42 AM | Report abuse

BHO might choose his wife (Michelle). After all, she has never been proud of America. Those aren't my words, they are hers ("For the FIRST time in my adult life, I am PROUD of my country...").

By the way, has BHO ever had a REAL job? Is HE the BEST the Libs can find?? Are the Libs SERIOUS about making a NEVER employed, NEVER in the military, totally INexperienced Lib THE president??? OMG!!

I could say more, but I don't want to insult bricks.

Posted by: gander | August 11, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

I am glad the Obama campaign had the guts to call you racist low life's OUT.

CAN anyone honestly say McCain is a better bet for President?

And as for the so called CHRISTIANS ( the word is almost a curse nowadays) trying to give him a bad name, go pray for John Edwards, the great white hope.

The bible says:

"Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous, but WHO is able to stand before ENVY?"

There are a LOT OF ENVIOUS,illiterate folk out there who are filled with hate..

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I am glad the Obama campaign had the guts to call you racist low life's OUT.

CAN anyone honestly say McCain is a better bet for President?

And as for the so called CHRISTIANS ( the word is almost a curse nowadays) trying to give him a bad name, go pray for John Edwards, the great white hope.

The bible says:

"Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous, but WHO is able to stand before ENVY?"

There are a LOT OF ENVIOUS,illiterate folk out there who are filled with hate..

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

With a war in Georgia approaching and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac writing down way more losses than expected, as an American the last thing I want in my inbox is an email that says "Be the First to know" and a tv ad running Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears as a means of campaign offense.

IS IT JUST ME OR DOES IT SEEM LIKE WE NO LONGER NEED SOMEONE WHO EVERYONE LIKES, OR SOMEONE WHO EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE. WE NEED SOMEONE TO STEP UP TO THE CRISIS THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS GOING ON NOW.

Yes, perhaps that is the job of the current sitting president, and I a sure as hell not waiting around for him to work miracles or walk on water in his last 100 days. But this is truly an election up for grabs because what will win it will be the one who rushes up to bat first.

I am becoming increasingly weary that there is not enough strength in either of the canidates to pull the election in a landslide (Considering our current president has low approval ratings, it should not take much to convince America we need a political shake down) without picking out their wingman. LETS START EXAMINING THEM ON THEIR OWN TO SEE IF THE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND ALONE!

Posted by: Independent | August 11, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

With a war in Georgia approaching and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac writing down way more losses than expected, as an American the last thing I want in my inbox is an email that says "Be the First to know" and a tv ad running Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears as a means of campaign offense.

IS IT JUST ME OR DOES IT SEEM LIKE WE NO LONGER NEED SOMEONE WHO EVERYONE LIKES, OR SOMEONE WHO EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE. WE NEED SOMEONE TO STEP UP TO THE CRISIS THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS GOING ON NOW.

Yes, perhaps that is the job of the current sitting president, and I a sure as hell not waiting around for him to work miracles or walk on water in his last 100 days. But this is truly an election up for grabs because what will win it will be the one who rushes up to bat first.

I am becoming increasingly weary that there is not enough strength in either of the canidates to pull the election in a landslide (Considering our current president has low approval ratings, it should not take much to convince America we need a political shake down) without picking out their wingman. LETS START EXAMINING THEM ON THEIR OWN TO SEE IF THE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND ALONE!

Posted by: Independent | August 11, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Mccains act here may be what it takes to show people the guy should be put out of his misery. God help us if this mental defective ever got elected. We don't need another crazy person in the white house. We may have lucked out with this one, Mccain is really showing us what a nut case he really is. They haven't called him "Insane Mccain" from the first day he walked in the senate for nothing you know.

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Hmm, a US ally is being attacked by Russia and McCain is the only one to issue a statement about it. The Obama campaign, however, can stir the pot about who his VP will be. While it is understood that a Presidential soon to be nominee cannot upstage the President on foreign policy (not that the current one is doing much), they can issue a statement. Up until Obama's FISA switch I was a strong supporter. Perhaps Clinton and McCain are correct: Obama is not ready for prime time.

Posted by: muD | August 11, 2008 3:33 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, a US ally is being attacked by Russia and McCain is the only one to issue a statement about it. The Obama campaign, however, can stir the pot about who his VP will be. While it is understood that a Presidential soon to be nominee cannot upstage the President on foreign policy (not that the current one is doing much), they can issue a statement. Up until Obama's FISA switch I was a strong supporter. Perhaps Clinton and McCain are correct: Obama is not ready for prime time.

Posted by: muD | August 11, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I little checking found your source website is a fake site. It was set up in 2/08 and I am not surprised it is located in Arizona. It is so fake that it's registered address is a bar in Scottsdale.

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Obamas Scandal is Bigger than Edwards

The implication of the Edwards scandal is that, if ABC News’s top investigative reporter could take Edwards side, without any serious checking of the facts, then other candidates may be concealing scandals and hoping and planning to get away with it. That is certainly the case with Obama, who is far more of a media favorite than Edwards ever was and has, with the help of the influential Associated Press (AP), carefully concealed his relationship with an identified CPUSA member.

Obamas communist connection, which he failed to disclose in his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, by referring to Davis only as Frank and ignoring his communist affiliation, is a far more serious scandal than an Edwards love child.

As I commented to Michael Savage on the Savage Nation radio program last week, this is the key to understanding Obama because Davis influence over him during his high-school years in Hawaii helps explain why he would later associate with terrorists, communists and socialists.

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-scandal-is-bigger-than-edwards/

Posted by: Volubrjotr | August 11, 2008 12:45 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Thats a pretty good fake website. It almost look real till you notice every story and a anti Obama story. The name even sounds real. You know it is easy to make up fake quotes from a book you know not many people read. Just put what ever you want to say in quotes.

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Obamas Scandal is Bigger than Edwards

The implication of the Edwards scandal is that, if ABC News’s top investigative reporter could take Edwards side, without any serious checking of the facts, then other candidates may be concealing scandals and hoping and planning to get away with it. That is certainly the case with Obama, who is far more of a media favorite than Edwards ever was and has, with the help of the influential Associated Press (AP), carefully concealed his relationship with an identified CPUSA member.

Obamas communist connection, which he failed to disclose in his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, by referring to Davis only as Frank and ignoring his communist affiliation, is a far more serious scandal than an Edwards love child.

As I commented to Michael Savage on the Savage Nation radio program last week, this is the key to understanding Obama because Davis influence over him during his high-school years in Hawaii helps explain why he would later associate with terrorists, communists and socialists.

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-scandal-is-bigger-than-edwards/

Posted by: Volubrjotr | August 11, 2008 12:45 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't this article about Obama's nearing a VP decision and announcement? I'm no longer surprised that the most comments here address anything but that topic and that most comments are full of moronic and hateful spew. I am still disappointed . . .

Why are we still debating Obama's religion???? Probably some of those idiots who persist in saying he's a Muslim will also denounce him for having been in Jeremiah Wright's (CHRISTIAN!--even if you don't like his theology) church for twenty years. How stupid!!!! Don't be confused by the truth, dolts. I'm a committed Christian of moderate theology, but even if Obama WERE a Muslim, which he is not, I would still prefer him over McCain. The gospel I embrace teaches me to reject the greed and hatred of the far right. The Jesus I love rejected the doctrinaire, intolerant legalism of the Pharisees and would likely reject the doctrinaire, intolerant legalism of the religious right. Whatever McCain's personal theology and religious practice (BTW, do we see much evidence of either?), he is willing and enthusiastic about perpetuating wingnut policies . . .

So back to the VP question: get this one right, Barack! We need a statesman and a visionary. How about someone older?? I'D like that . . .

Posted by: old white male democrat in WV | August 11, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Obamas Scandal is Bigger than Edwards

The implication of the Edwards scandal is that, if ABC News’s top investigative reporter could take Edwards side, without any serious checking of the facts, then other candidates may be concealing scandals and hoping and planning to get away with it. That is certainly the case with Obama, who is far more of a media favorite than Edwards ever was and has, with the help of the influential Associated Press (AP), carefully concealed his relationship with an identified CPUSA member.

Obamas communist connection, which he failed to disclose in his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, by referring to Davis only as Frank and ignoring his communist affiliation, is a far more serious scandal than an Edwards love child.

As I commented to Michael Savage on the Savage Nation radio program last week, this is the key to understanding Obama because Davis influence over him during his high-school years in Hawaii helps explain why he would later associate with terrorists, communists and socialists.

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-scandal-is-bigger-than-edwards/

Posted by: Volubrjotr | August 11, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Is it harvesting emails, and do they get a precentage of the txt message money? Can they make a deal like that, is it common merchandising?

Posted by: Mosi | August 11, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Charlie, It's probably Latent Misandry.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Agreed. I still don't know how the Party that wants to end the war in Iraq, has the nation's first ever female Speaker of the House, is for choice, and wants to implement better healthcare for everyone is not the Party for women. But whatever.

Also it is slightly odd that none of these objections managed to come to light until Hillary wasn't chosen as the Party's nominee. Now it's suddenly "not the Party for women." One has to wonder if it has more to do with women in general, or one particular woman.

Posted by: Charlie | August 11, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

What the hell are you talking about. When Hillary was first lady she got way more respect then she deserved. She should have been told to "Get the heck back to the white house, no one elected you to anything". Instead she was allowed to screw up the health care thing. Most everybody what was there republican and demarcate say the same thing. If not for Hillary, we would have had a health care system 12 years ago. Hillary is the last person we owe anything. She screw us but good.
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I have found out that the Democratic Party is not the party for women. Women in the party either get screwed or screwed on. All the evidence you need is to look at Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Edwards. Ex-Democrat

Posted by: gizmo | August 11, 2008 11:07 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

The bottom line is that it is very evident that women are not treated well in the Democratic Party.

Posted by: gizmo | August 11, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Well the Republican Party sure ain't the place for women. There will be no better of a reception there.

Also I don't think you can blame Elizabeth Edwards' troubles on the Democratic Party. That's more a direct result of John Edwards' behavior.

Posted by: Charlie | August 11, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I have found out that the Democratic Party is not the party for women. Women in the party either get screwed or screwed on. All the evidence you need is to look at Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Edwards. Ex-Democrat

Posted by: gizmo | August 11, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

It's not a gimmick. My guess: Obama's narrowed his list down and is going to make a decision in the next week, if he hasn't made up his mind already.

I don't know when he's going to announce it. But it's clear he's all but made the decision.

The most interesting twist? Kathleen Sebelius giving these series of conference calls on today, the first actual empty news day of Obama's vacation. And now she's one of the co-chairs of the Convention? Wheeling out Obama's plan and platform for him. On a national conference call.

I think Obama might be signalling Kathleen's higher on that list than a lot of people had her.

Posted by: John | August 11, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

And the veep is (drumroll please):

Michael Phelps

Posted by: Optimyst | August 11, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

It's a gimmick, just like Obama and his entire campaign. Obama's number one priority: fool the public.

Posted by: FlaLady | August 11, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Apparently, this comment section is dedicated to blog trolls looking to score points for McCain's blogging propaganda machine. It's pathetic at best.

Posted by: Truman | August 11, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

smart move by the obama campaign - supporters' first notice of the announcement will include all campaign talking points, free of media-spin and pundit opinion ...

Posted by: ebv | August 11, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

He needs to wait until the convention.
Otherwise why have a convention at all?Did't they learn from reality TV?

Posted by: Sparky | August 11, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I will believe Rove was correct about the pick being political, if it is someone other than Kaine. Kaine thinks like Obama, uses the same framework to analyze the problem.

Rove, liar that he is. will call Kaine a political decision. But that will not be the case.

Posted by: Gator-ron | August 11, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

>>Anonymous wrote: "The negative campaigning you are talking are just sound bites from small live rallies and in most cases taken out of contexts. They were not political TV or radio buys for millions of dollars intended to slime his opponent."

What in the HELL are you talking about. The post you quoted talks about why WOULD McCain go negative on Obama.

Obama was pushing for more than a month before McCain went negative, the idea that he was targeted for racist portrayals by the opposition. That's blatantly false and it's also negative, inflammatory campaigning.

Obama pushes negative campaigning through many channels, not just via his campaign and his voice. He has a coordinated new media message machine via websites, videos and media supporters who shill for him via McCain-attacking articles and blogs. Easily a quarter of the Washington Post election coverage is straight from the Obama talking points.

"Mccain is just running a campaign of hate."

Guess you haven't been on DailyKos for a while. It'll give you a whole new frame of reference for partisan hate speech.

Posted by: Anonymous II | August 11, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

The issues is not how much money Obama would spend, the question is would there be economic benefit that would warrant that expenditure. There is another consideration and that is would there be revenue to support that expenditure in the short term.

What Republicans do not understand is that we can't continue the same course, we must reduce our dependence on oil. That will cost money to accomplish but it will create jobs. In the process there will be winners and losers, The losers, big oil, are supporting the Repubs and the Repubs are doing their howling.

Posted by: Gator-ron | August 11, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

I've never seen the McCain site or the BHO site. No need to.

BHO might choose his wife (Michelle). After all, she has NEVER been proud of America. Those aren't my words, they are hers ("For the FIRST time in my adult life, I am PROUD of my country...").

'nuff said.

Posted by: gander | August 11, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

If OBAMIE is as bad as the "Ignorant Republicans" state he is, I cant help to wonder why the "Great American Hero" cant seem to pull ahead in the polls. In fact, the GEEZER cant seem to break the 44$ mark.
I find this strange. Maybe if McCain would lighten-up on his lies and not have to renege on all his stupid statements, he would not appear to look so silly. Wait till the debates and watch the polls come mid-September, the poor GOPERS and republican pundits on TV will be eating crow with their ignorant predictions and night after night assessments of the most ridiculous so-called "Breaking News Items."

Get used to "President Barack OBAMA." He will be around for the next 8 years.

Posted by: byrdlegs | August 11, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous at 11:24 pm:

The young have no idea... right. That’s why the economy is in its current state, why most of the free world disapproves of the United States and it actions, and why you and your "generation" have done such a fabulous job with this country.

Thanks for passing along the first America that is poorer than the one before it. Thanks for supporting those who will pass on the largest deficit in American History to the "youth".

And the next time you open your mouth about large government programs, perhaps you can shove that social security check that I sent you down your throat instead of buying groceries.

Hack.

Posted by: Anything but Anonymous | August 11, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Looks like there are a lot of folks here who have signed up at the mccain site action team dealy to get points for smearing obama as much as possible in the blogs

Posted by: prairiecomm | August 11, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Are PUMA's eligible for McBush Propaganda points too?

Posted by: Becky | August 11, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

BHO might choose his wife (Michelle). After all, she has never been proud of America. Those aren't my words, they are hers ("For the FIRST time in my adult life, I am PROUD of my country...").

The terrorists have infiltrated this nation and now appear to have infiltrated our political process - to kill this nation using all powers of the presidency (as commander-in-chief) and economically through America's complete bankruptcy.... ---not that BHO and the like aren't making their best attempt already....

Yes, politicians in Washington that HATE America and are doing everything in their power to help the terrorists win and bankrupt the American people and this country ARE terrorists. Those that love America fight terrorism and will stop them.

By the way, has BHO ever had a REAL job? Is HE the BEST the Libs can find?? Are the Libs SERIOUS about making a NEVER employed totally INexperienced Lib THE president??? OMG!!

I could say more, but I don't want to insult bricks.

Posted by: gander | August 11, 2008 8:35 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe that the Hags for Hillary are still at it. Geez, give it a rest ladies. She lost!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

It's a smart move, he'll assemble a database of thousands, maybe millions of cell phone nubmers he can then text reminder to vote in the days before the election.

shhh don't tell McCain.

Posted by: clarknt67 | August 11, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous postings should be banned by any self respecting public news outlet. We don't consider spray painted grafitti free speech, it's anonymous because of criminal sanctions against vandalism and destruction of property. Why should virtual grafitti be any different when rational discourse is vandalized and the public forum polluted?

Posted by: Charlie McClain | August 11, 2008 8:15 AM | Report abuse

A fake "Anonymous" stole my handle. Looks like a bad case of diarrhea of the keyboard. Quick, McCain's on the phone, it's three am and he's lost in space. Help Uncle Fluffy now

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous, what crap! I remember "staflation", "WIN" buttons et al. Started under Nixon went through Ford and Carter until Reagan got in office.

I'm no admirer of Bill Clinton due to his personal conduct, but he turned this country over to Bush with little debt, a budget in suplus, low inflation and a strong economy and dollar. We have none of that today.

Go ahead all of you and vote for McCain, but use some sound reasoning rather than vitriol and drivel. The "PUMAS" will come crashing down shortly and will either go back to McCain or start bleating for Hillary in 2012.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

"The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers."

And the older generation doesn't understand that this isn't the 70's anymore. It's people like yourself who would have sided with the candle industry when light bulbs were invented.

Posted by: Robert | August 11, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

I still believe this won't come until the last few days before Denver. Obama wants to give McCain as much time as possible to make his own choice.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 11, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Heard that billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg may be installed as VP for either GOP or Dem party by oligarghy. Caroline Kennedy is Obama's person to pick VP. Guess what? She works for Bloomberg and don't be surprised he is selected.

The reason the oligarghy (international bankers and financiers) wants him is because he will follow their agenda to privatize US government, infrastructure and jobs to line their pockets with big profits$$$ as the worldwide collapsing economies threaten their wealth.

Al Gore is another they hope to install as Prez as Obama self destructs with scandals such as:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4&NR=1

There are many sites when you google "Obama homosexual sex scandals"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Have any of the Washington Post readers actually gone to Obama's website and read about all the EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OBAMA IS PROPOSING? Where does Obama expect to get all this money?

What a joke.

Seriously folks, Obama is proposing that we plunge this nation into a MASSIVE RECESSION COMPLETE WITH STAG-FLATION.

The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers.


HOWEVER I REMEMBER THE STAG-FLATION, THE HORRIBLE ECONOMIC MESS THAT MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS CAUSE AND THE HIGH TAXES THAT HURT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO THE MASSIVE PROGRAMS ARE INTENED TO HELP.

OK

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE. Seriously how in the world could anyone trust Obama with a budget ???

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 7:47 AM | Report abuse

The Obama people have really dragged down the conversation here.


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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

PUMA? That is the most ignorant, childish thing I have ever heard. Get over it bitter racists, your girl lost fair and square now vote for whomever you want, nobody cares but your dumb a_s behavior is appalling.

Posted by: chris | August 11, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

re: "My husband is a McCain supporter, and goes on these boards pretending to be a PUMA or Hillary supporter or whatever...the jig is up...And based on the lawn signs on our block, I'm thinking it will be an Obama blowout..."
Posted by: Ann L | August 11, 2008 3:06 AM

Based on LAWN SIGNS???? LOL!

Ann, you can believe that all of us are just a joke, but will you still be laughing in November?

Remember how far ahead you were promised that BHO would be in the polls after HRC dropped out?
Remember how the rock-star speech in Germany was supposed to be a defining moment in his campaign?
Why do you think that hasn't happened?

Remember how BHO was LOSING primaries, just as the DNC was hand-picking him over the other candidate who was winning primaries and getting more votes?

Remember when you were promised that those 18 million voters would just toe the party line and do what they were told?
Not happening.

One more thought:
Here in New Hampshire, PUMAs are telling the pollsters that we (as Registered Democrats) are voting for BHO -- when we aren't!!!
Remember the last time BHO thought he had NH won?
(He probably was counting the lawn signs.)

The shock in November won't be the "Bradley Effect."
It will be the PUMA Effect.

Posted by: Jan | August 11, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

re: "My husband is a McCain supporter, and goes on these boards pretending to be a PUMA or Hillary supporter or whatever...the jig is up...And based on the lawn signs on our block, I'm thinking it will be an Obama blowout..."
Posted by: Ann L | August 11, 2008 3:06 AM

Based on LAWN SIGNS???? LOL!

Ann, you can believe that all of us are just a joke, but will you still be laughing in November?

Remember how far ahead you were promised that BHO would be in the polls after HRC dropped out?
Remember how the rock-star speech in Germany was supposed to be a defining moment in his campaign?
Why do you think that hasn't happened?

Remember how BHO was LOSING primaries, just as the DNC was hand-picking him over the other candidate who was winning primaries and getting more votes?

Remember when you were promised that those 18 million voters would just toe the party line and do what they were told?
Not happening.

One more thought:
Here in New Hampshire, PUMAs are telling the pollsters that we (as Registered Democrats) are voting for BHO -- when we aren't!!!
Remember the last time BHO thought he had NH won?
(He probably was counting the lawn signs.)

The shock in November won't be the "Bradley Effect."
It will be the PUMA Effect.

Posted by: Jan | August 11, 2008 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Obama '08!

Whoever he picks, will represent the class and insight he has already shown.

I thought this article was about Obama notifying supporters of his VP. All the other political bantering is over the top.

PS. He hasn't run anything??? How about the well oil machine of his presidential campaign???

Posted by: teeda | August 11, 2008 7:11 AM | Report abuse

Jack Reed- a perfect fit.

Posted by: shiva7 | August 11, 2008 5:27 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: straight talk | August 10, 2008 10:08 PM If Obama really wants to select someone both highly competent and completely fresh, he should pick Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. Enough of the same-old same-old.

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Sure, then we could have two inexperienced people running for POTUS.
IF Obama wants to win, the only person he can pick is Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Gorgegirl | August 11, 2008 4:58 AM | Report abuse

"Obama Nearing a Veep Decision?" Maybe so. It could be himself.

Posted by: Common Sense12 | August 11, 2008 4:44 AM | Report abuse

"Obama was listed as a MUSLIM at the school he attended in Indonesia!!! Wah-wah wah!!!"

I wonder if it's occurred to any of the nutjobs spewing the kind of nonsense I wrote above that Islam is a PATRIARCHAL religion.

I should explain, because the people carrying on obviously need this kind of thing broken down for them. Patriarchal means that it is male dominated. If your father is a muslim, then so are you. The opposite is true in Judaism, which is matriarchal, so if your mom is Jewish, you are considered to be Jewish. Unless you choose to be baptized into another faith.

When Barack Obama was a kid in Indonesia, the school he attended would have listed him as a muslim, because his father was. Obama was never a practicing muslim, and once he was baptized into the United Church of Christ, any last vestige of islamic affiliation was officially stripped away.

Posted by: JamesCH | August 11, 2008 3:08 AM | Report abuse

My husband is a McCain supporter, and goes on these boards pretending to be a PUMA or Hillary supporter or whatever, and yammer on about how he's going to vote for McCain, blah blah blah because he doesn't like Obama. So I'm hoping you read this Mel -- the jig is up (and you claiming to be a woman has me worried in other ways)! And based on the lawn signs on our block, I'm thinking it will be an Obama blowout come November -- no matter who the VP may be.

Posted by: Ann L | August 11, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

What's the difference who Obama chooses for VP, McCain will be sworn in in '09. Hopefully he'll do as great a job as Bush and Cheney.

Posted by: tic | August 11, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

anon. 2:36 AM It's not "backgrounds--smearing" when it's the truth. Barack Obama in his book wrote that he was enrolled in a Muslim madrassa school in Jarkarta, Indonesia. While there he like all Muslim students had to lean and resite the Koran. You are not telling the truth.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 2:54 AM | Report abuse

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/237/

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My parents were Indonesian coming to this country more than 30 years ago. I haven't made up my mind whom I'm gonna vote in November.

But I feel sorry that a lot of people believe what the Republicans (and others) try to smear Obama as a Muslim.

First, Indonesia is much different than USA. I went to school there for quiet a while. It's COMMON to non-Indonesia born kids to be registered as muslims. The registration forms there are just set to default. Why I know? Because it happened to me, too. My parents are christians since they were born and so were I. Things like that (having registered to muslim) don't concern us too much because we understand that Islam in Indonesia is almost like a unofficial religion-state. But even though I was registered as a muslim (happens very often in most Indonesian public schools), a lot of my friends and all the teachers know that I was and am a Christian.

In most Indonesian public schools, they've been having Islam-religion classes and for kids who are not a muslim we don't have to attend it even though we were registered as ones.

Hope that clears everything. Please talk about issues, not about backgrounds-smearing.

Posted by: Indonesian-American | August 11, 2008 2:25 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 2:36 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA BETTER FACTOR IN A POSSIBLE HILLARY-GORE 'PUTSCH'

Obama must go with a veepee choice that will dissuade Hillary from throwing her delegates to Gore if Obama fails to capture the nomination on the first ballot.

Indications are that Hillary loyalists will display an overwhelming show of support on the first ballot, perhaps joined by superdelegate late-comers to Obama who, by convention time, may be desperate for another alternative.

The Edwards sex scandal raises memories of Monica's blue dress and the Bill Factor, so she appears unlikely to have any chance at pulling off a coup that would make her the nominee.

But with her pledged delegates as the golden sceptre, Hillary could anoint as the nominee Al Gore, a man who owes his place on the national stage to Bill Clinton.

But an inspired Obama veepee pick could change the dynamic. If Obama goes with a bland centrist like Bayh or Kaine (who suffers from inexperience, like Obama), he further alienates his disillusioned base.

The candidate that could work some magic for Obama is Chris Dodd, for reasons I've outlined here before, summarized in the phrase, "The Audacity of Sagacity."

The only "risk" is that by now, Dems would surely ask, "Why isn't this ticket the other way around?"

Which is why I still think that if McCain continues to gain in the tracking polls, Obama will NOT be nominated. He may survive politically to become Al Gore's vice presidential pick -- the biggest consolation prize in recent political history.

Also, I note that Chris is posting from his vacation outpost. He knows the importance of a true working vacation. Obama should not have gone AWOL at this critical time. It makes him look like a dilettante.

At the very least, his people could have called it a "working vacation," and arranged some campaigning in Hawaii.

Even George Bush had the sense to allow a serious political interview tonight with Bob Costas during NBC's Olympic coverage.

Wait for the next round of tracking polls, diehard Obamanauts. By week's end, the pundits may be writing about the impending Obama pre-convention collapse.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN COUNT? Not if state-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are targeting Americans outside of the bounds of the law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/get-political-vic-livingston-opinion-expose-state-supported-vigilante-squads-doing-domestic-terrorism

Posted by: scrivener | August 11, 2008 2:29 AM | Report abuse

My parents were Indonesian coming to this country more than 30 years ago. I haven't made up my mind whom I'm gonna vote in November.

But I feel sorry that a lot of people believe what the Republicans (and others) try to smear Obama as a Muslim.

First, Indonesia is much different than USA. I went to school there for quiet a while. It's COMMON to non-Indonesia born kids to be registered as muslims. The registration forms there are just set to default. Why I know? Because it happened to me, too. My parents are christians since they were born and so were I. Things like that (having registered to muslim) don't concern us too much because we understand that Islam in Indonesia is almost like a unofficial religion-state. But even though I was registered as a muslim (happens very often in most Indonesian public schools), a lot of my friends and all the teachers know that I was and am a Christian.

In most Indonesian public schools, they've been having Islam-religion classes and for kids who are not a muslim we don't have to attend it even though we were registered as ones.

Hope that clears everything. Please talk about issues, not about backgrounds-smearing.

Posted by: Indonesian-American | August 11, 2008 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Yes. you will be the first to know sign up here. It works everyone is blogging and signing up. The press is upset because they are told by there sources they will be the first to know. So sign up and be the first on your block to know who Obamas VP will not be. Thats right the person he names will not be the VP. He will name someone and then all eyes are on that person and people come out of the woodwork to say this and that. My bet is the person he names first os not going to be the VP pick. In fact he could end up not being the Nominee if as I say he fails the first test of leadership picking a VP

VJ Machiavelli
http://www.vjmachiavelli.blogspot.com

Posted by: VJ Machiavelli | August 11, 2008 2:16 AM | Report abuse

The negative campaigning you are talking are just sound bites from small live rallies and in most cases taken out of contexts.
They were not political TV or radio buys for millions of dollars intended to slime his opponent. Mccain on the other hand does it a effort to spread lies that in like a few hours of them coming out have already been debunked on sites like factcheck.org. Mccain is just running a campaign of hate. If the guy ever did have any integrity that is long gone now. He is just another dime a dozen politician you can find on any corner in Washington.

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Mean Machine wrote: "What angers me the most about the comments by pro McCain is that they bring nothing to the table. Their is no McCain policy, nor why McCain positive story. All they say is something negative about the other candidate. Like my mom told me, "if you have nothing good to say don't say it at all." Apparently McCain has nothing good to offer the country so what does he and his champaign do. They try to tear down Obama, like they did Kerry."

There are many reasons why there is less emphasis on positions and platforms at any given time.

The main reasons why there is less emphasis this particular time on platforms and positions in the McCain advertisement and campaigning right now is that the media is drowning out any message the McCain camp might try to get out. It's doing so by fixating on Obama and ignoring McCain or spinning his policies negatively because they're biased. Under those conditions, the McCain campaign firstly has to pull stunts like interesting ads to get into the news cycle that is fixated on Obama.

Another reason why McCain would shift focus away from platform and position is that Obama's pulling the same thing with him, unbelievably, that he pulled with Clinton. Obama's obliterating any real positioning differences by sliding around and shifting his positions and policies. While it's not as obvious and total as what he did with Clinton, where Obama more or less copied Clinton's positions and platform, with minor changes, Obama's dramatic and agile shifts have moved him so far over to McCain that McCain could almost pick him as a VP. With Clinton, Obama basically moved right over on top of her and then claimed that "there is little air" between the candidates, and they're virtually identical politically, posturing so that the choice between them would be only a choice for who could raise more money (him) and who has less baggage (him) and who is more fun and charming (him). Of course, that strategy implied that just Xeroxing someone's positions and platform is a legitimate basis to claim that people are the same politically, but the press bought it and sold that story line throughout the primaries.

The final reason why positions and platforms wouldn't be as important is that Democrats always come out with pie-in-the-sky policies and positions. They're the party of ideas and plans. But then there's the indictment that the Republicans always try to stick to them that they're liars, flip-floppers and don't follow through with those great promises. I.e. it's not hard to accumulate a bunch of ideal position papers and post them on your website, and that's a liberal modus operandi, but that doesn't mean you're a great candidate. So the focus is more on character, personal and professional experience, and knowledge. This is why Obama's background and character and adult friends are more important to Republicans than Democrats are comfortable with. The Republicans are less about specific papers and explicit promises and more about the intrinsic qualities of the candidate, like values.

Finally, they are attacking Obama because it works. Obama's making his campaign about himself, The One. So the Republicans have to undermine The One.

Obama has been negative campaigning for some time now, only press doesn't report it and most of it goes through surrogates anyways. For over a month now, Obama's been going around saying that McCain will attack him on race, without any real reason.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 11, 2008 1:31 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

Mean Machine wrote: "What angers me the most about the comments by pro McCain is that they bring nothing to the table. Their is no McCain policy, nor why McCain positive story."

The last point is a really insightful statement that not many people have picked up on.

McCain has been reprising Clinton's formula for beating Obama, but with one crippling difference: no charm offensive.

In March, Clinton not only "kitchen sinked" Obama, but she also clearly took acting lessons and charisma tutoring and dropped her robo-wonk, dense presentation of self. She also created a simpler social persona people at a glance could relate to more easily with the Annie Oakley, guns n' whiskey heartland girl thing. Her movement through the later primaries was more a rolicking, underdog pub crawl that gathered more and more interest as time went on, than a series of dry stumps.

Finally, as you pointed out, there was no positive story, until she started kicking butt and a theme emerged of her gritty, vital, surprising upsets in a last-minute drive that became a story line.

What Clinton did with all of the above, that McCain has totally ignored in her the "how to beat Obama" formula, was a charm offensive, a personal charisma (of a type suited for her), and a personal narrative that provided a weekly compelling story line, all of which were such that the electorate could, increasingly, form an emotional connection with. Once Clinton started developing her own charisma and narrative that was compelling and emotionally connected, Obama had less and less to offer because he had little experience and knowledge compared to her.

McCain has totally ignored this last, most important part of Clinton's formula. That's unfortunate for him because Obama's likability factor exceeds his by a huge margin and McCain will lose if he doesn't change that.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 11, 2008 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Mean Machine wrote: "What angers me the most about the comments by pro McCain is that they bring nothing to the table. Their is no McCain policy, nor why McCain positive story. All they say is something negative about the other candidate. Like my mom told me, "if you have nothing good to say don't say it at all." Apparently McCain has nothing good to offer the country so what does he and his champaign do. They try to tear down Obama, like they did Kerry."

There are many reasons why there is less emphasis on positions and platforms at any given time.

The main reasons why there is less emphasis this particular time on platforms and positions in the McCain advertisement and campaigning right now is that the media is drowning out any message the McCain camp might try to get out. It's doing so by fixating on Obama and ignoring McCain or spinning his policies negatively because they're biased. Under those conditions, the McCain campaign firstly has to pull stunts like interesting ads to get into the news cycle that is fixated on Obama.

Another reason why McCain would shift focus away from platform and position is that Obama's pulling the same thing with him, unbelievably, that he pulled with Clinton. Obama's obliterating any real positioning differences by sliding around and shifting his positions and policies. While it's not as obvious and total as what he did with Clinton, where Obama more or less copied Clinton's positions and platform, with minor changes, Obama's dramatic and agile shifts have moved him so far over to McCain that McCain could almost pick him as a VP. With Clinton, Obama basically moved right over on top of her and then claimed that "there is little air" between the candidates, and they're virtually identical politically, posturing so that the choice between them would be only a choice for who could raise more money (him) and who has less baggage (him) and who is more fun and charming (him). Of course, that strategy implied that just Xeroxing someone's positions and platform is a legitimate basis to claim that people are the same politically, but the press bought it and sold that story line throughout the primaries.

The final reason why positions and platforms wouldn't be as important is that Democrats always come out with pie-in-the-sky policies and positions. They're the party of ideas and plans. But then there's the indictment that the Republicans always try to stick to them that they're liars, flip-floppers and don't follow through with those great promises. I.e. it's not hard to accumulate a bunch of ideal position papers and post them on your website, and that's a liberal modus operandi, but that doesn't mean you're a great candidate. So the focus is more on character, personal and professional experience, and knowledge. This is why Obama's background and character and adult friends are more important to Republicans than Democrats are comfortable with. The Republicans are less about specific papers and explicit promises and more about the intrinsic qualities of the candidate, like values.

Finally, they are attacking Obama because it works. Obama's making his campaign about himself, The One. So the Republicans have to undermine The One.

Obama has been negative campaigning for some time now, only press doesn't report it and most of it goes through surrogates anyways. For over a month now, Obama's been going around saying that McCain will attack him on race, without any real reason.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 11, 2008 1:31 AM | Report abuse

Anoymous

Obama just attended a public school.
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You know how bad public schools are in the U.S. Imagine attending a public school in a 3rd world country like -- Indonesia. I 'd be scared stiff.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

We are anonymous. We have no clue. We do no research. We spew talking points. We fear. We live predominantly in the South. We watch Fox News and believe it to be true and unbiased. We spew hate. We are anonymous. We are pro-life and pro-war (just try and wrap your brain around those mental gymnastics). We get points and snazzy McCain gear for posting to blogs. We are white. We are old. Our hypocrisy will melt your mind. We will never know. We will always forget. Count on us to lower your I.Q.

Posted by: Anonymously | August 11, 2008 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Obama just attended a public school.

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Anoymous

Ignorance is Bliss. If i sent my child to a school in a foreign country, I would try to make the transition as smooth as possible. Considering the high level of Muslims in Indonesia I would want my son to fit in as best as possible. And if he was Muslim would it matter. No. Even McCain who grew up Episcopalian claim he grew up Baptist in North Carolina. Get your fear mongering head out the gutter. Tell me something positive about McCain.

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 1:03 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Anoymous

Ignorance is Bliss. If i sent my child to a school in a foreign country, I would try to make the transition as smooth as possible. Considering the high level of Muslims in Indonesia I would want my son to fit in as best as possible. And if he was Muslim would it matter. No. Even McCain who grew up Episcopalian claim he grew up Baptist in North Carolina. Get your fear mongering head out the gutter. Tell me something positive about McCain.

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

What is really embarasssing for republicans is that they have elected the least republican president in our country's history, and now they, like Bush, want to continue charging the wrong way because they are too embarassed to admit they have made errors in judgement. A vote for McCain is another tank of gas to head in the wrong direction, continuing to spend money we don't have and infringe upon civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is okay to make poor decisions if you correct them, but is is unforgiveable to refuse help and change when one's poor decisions have affected so many other people. Obama may not be the savior for our country, but he offers a change of direction and hope. McCain offers the certainty of continued failure. McCain is an American hero and once was a great political leader, but he sold his soul and his integrity to the Bush machine, and, in turn, lost his credibility, character, and a lot of votes.

Posted by: Chef | August 11, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

What angers me the most about the comments by pro McCain is that they bring nothing to the table. Their is no McCain policy, nor why McCain positive story. All they say is something negative about the other candidate. Like my mom told me, "if you have nothing good to say don't say it at all." Apparently McCain has nothing good to offer the country so what does he and his champaign do. They try to tear down Obama, like they did Kerry.

If I have to pick a side, I pick Obama every time becuase I am not afraid of Muslims, terrorist, or Bush. I'm an American God D*mm&t!

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

It's a fact, why because you say so or are stupid to spew out the garbage you receive in chain emails. People who make a living doing fact checking would disagree with you. Maybe if you have proof you may be able to make some money off it and get of that little bedroom you live in in your mothers house. I think it is time for you to switch back to porn on the internet, politics is not your thing.

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For everyone here there is a Catholic school in Indonesia that has Obama listed as a Muslim. Why would parents enlist Little Obama as a MUSLIM if he was not a MUSLIM.


Can you imagine?


That is a FACT. The Obama people here can jump up and down, and cry all they want however it is all truth.


Obama Obama Obama CryBaby OH my they yelled at me !!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:40 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

Anonymous, Madhatter

Vote for Republicans, and pray by the end of their terms that you will still have the freedom to take pride in your ignorance

Posted by: MM | August 11, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post should seriously consider disabling comments. I feel much stupider having read all of these.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Anonymous

Obama can't play the race card because he is half white. He is an American citizen with an amazing story. Both parents are PhDs, yet he once had to live off food stamps. He was raised by his mom and has admitted that he wasn't very religious until he started working with churches GETTING PEOPLE JOBS. He went back to school got his Law Degree from Harvard, and went on to become one groundbreaking candidate for President.

Republicans are horrendous at domestic affairs; flashback Reagan, Bush, Bush. McCain promises to veto pork spending. But everything pork spending to McCain that is why he has voted against everything. Even the Energy he tries to pin to Obama - was the most progressive in providing for alternative energy. McCain has filled the lobbyist void in this champaign. He is no longer purging his champaign. He is officially in bed with lobbyist.

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Sorry madhatter, the white idiot vote is going to McCain. They just love being ignorant. McCain's their man, just like Bush and Cheney, candidates for the imbecilic.

Posted by: Debra | August 11, 2008 12:43 AM | Report abuse

If Barack Obama wants a VP who believes in the same things that he believes in he'll pick Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan--although Jerimiah Wright Jr. would be another good choice. After all, Barack Obama thought so highly of these racist white and America--haters that he supported them and their causes by staying a member of their racist hate-group for over 20 years giving them his money, attending their hatefull sermons every Sunday, and cheering, high-fiving, amening, and hallejuhaing their every sermon. Barack Obama shouldn't be throwing his friends and asocciates of 20 years under a bus now just because he needs the liberal usefull white idiot vote to get elected.

Posted by: madhatter | August 11, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

If Barack Obama wants a VP who believes in the same things that he believes in he'll pick Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan--although Jerimiah Wright Jr. would be another good choice. After all, Barack Obama thought so highly of these racist white and America--haters that he supported them and their causes by staying a member of their racist hate-group for over 20 years giving them his money, attending their hatefull sermons every Sunday, and cheering, high-fiving, amening, and hallejuhaing their every sermon. Barack Obama shouldn't be throwing his friends and asocciates of 20 years under a bus now just because he needs the liberal usefull white idiot vote to get elected.

Posted by: madhatter | August 11, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

For everyone here there is a Catholic school in Indonesia that has Obama listed as a Muslim. Why would parents enlist Little Obama as a MUSLIM if he was not a MUSLIM.


Can you imagine?


That is a FACT. The Obama people here can jump up and down, and cry all they want however it is all truth.


Obama Obama Obama CryBaby OH my they yelled at me !!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Sorry to burst your bubble Mr. Anonymous.
Obama first black president of the Harvard review. -- I think's that counts has a office.
He has also simultaneously held state legislature and a senior lecturer at University of Chicago (5th best University in the Country).
-Both Bill and GWB did drugs. At least Obama had the galls to admit it and tell young people he wasted his youth with it.
News flash we are in a recession and the only way successful presidents get us out of recessions is guess what -- SPENDING!!! Giving away rebates only go so far, but putting people to work improving infrastructure, health care, Energy, will help bring us out of this mess. Also the Republicans have trash civil liberties. Blackwater, No bid Contracts, Guantanamo, and the entire Iraq War has weaken the U.S. and more importantly the U.S. dollar. so before you start spouting useless meaningless blogger talking points, get a clue. Your not helping the United States by throwing around attacks.
And with respect McCain is a war hero but so was Forest Gump.

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

My friend, Obama has MAXED OUT every affirmative action program he can find - now he is onto making the Democratic Convention the Affirmative Action Summit complete with "WE DESERVE IT" SIGNS AND BUTTONS.


OK

The TRUTH IS HILLARY GOT MORE VOTES THAN OBAMA - Obama's nomination is TAINTED by the games the Obama Campaign played in Michigan and Florida.


Affirmative Action gave Obama more delegates than Hillary - not more Votes.


This is what the Democratic Party has become the party of minorities and corrupt white politicians.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

I love that Anonymous is so 'manly' as to be unable to put his name down. What a wimp, just like his candidate. The ONLY person in the race for the presidency who is an adulterer.

Posted by: Debra | August 11, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

My money is on Chuck Hagel. The "unification ticket" is the best way for Obama to reinforce his "new kind of politics" shtick. Plus independents love Hagel. I can already imagine the narrative: "I have chosen a man that holds many differing views from myself, but instead of tearing each other down and continuing the old politics of destruction, we will work through our differences, and together create a coalition to restore America to it's former status as a beacon of freedom and hope, blah blah, etc."

Posted by: A D Lee | August 11, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

hates a liar.

Posted by: jesus | August 11, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse

lie,


anonymous you are what you claim o ba ba man is....


you're a liar, and that's your only tool...


that's the rape the public if we can way....republicans for short...


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Posted by: it's the same old | August 11, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

The poster at 11:55 is wrong, does not know the FACTS and is filled with hate, not really the love-everyone post-racial campaign paid campaign workers we thought Obama had hired huh?


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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Have any of the Washington Post readers actually gone to Obama's website and read about all the EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OBAMA IS PROPOSING? Where does Obama expect to get all this money?

What a joke.

Seriously folks, Obama is proposing that we plunge this nation into a MASSIVE RECESSION COMPLETE WITH STAG-FLATION.

The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers.


HOWEVER I REMEMBER THE STAG-FLATION, THE HORRIBLE ECONOMIC MESS THAT MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS CAUSE AND THE HIGH TAXES THAT HURT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO THE MASSIVE PROGRAMS ARE INTENED TO HELP.

OK

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE. Seriously how in the world could anyone trust Obama with a budget ???


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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

I imagine that a good VP pick for Obama would be a dark horse of sorts, one few people are expecting. That would hopefully generate extra media attention, most of which would be an introduction to the person to the masses. Providing the guy hasn't made any major mistakes, the focus will mainly be on the good he's done. However, he will have had to have done enough to constitute a good choice for Obama in order for the media to accept him as an acceptable VP.

However, this may not be feasible. There are a lot of assumptions about how the media will react in this, and I'm no political analyst. (Of course, I doubt most of the commenters are either.)

Posted by: Æ | August 11, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Some of the ignorance and hatred on this blog is really ridiculous. McCain doesn't deserved to be president because he has politicized the war and the troops and has no vision or message for the country.
And for all you Obama bashers, Obama has work his way from the bottom up. But I guess republicans love a partying drunk for a president,as well as a old masogynist for president also. And by the way both Candidates are elitist. McCAin the bad kind you marries up, and rides on family Legacy. Obama the good kind whose actually work for everything he has gotten.

And at least I am not getting paid for supporting my candidate on blogs also.

Posted by: Mean Machine | August 11, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Hey anonymous, at least Obama is not suggesting invading another country and wasting trillions of dollars (as george W has done). Maybe the American people will get something out of Obama's programs - instead of just buying a really bad image overseas, and the deaths of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. I don't know what kind of person you are but I'm very sure what I'd prefer

Posted by: hopeful | August 11, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Anonoymous, We already have stagflation under GW Bush. We just had to bail out the banks and wall street. What type of economy is that? We will do no worse with Obama, it is a question of how much damage has already been done by the republican party.

Posted by: Mrsanfran | August 11, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Leslie,

Keep dreaming. Hilary has been done for three months. People need to come to grips with their misplaced notions that she's electable.

Posted by: Chad | August 11, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse


Anyone that would vote for John McCain, is either rich, completely braindead, racist, or a combination of all three. VOTE FOR OBAMA, OR AMERICA WILL CONTINUE HEADING DOWN DOWN DOWN!!!

Now Bush and Cheney are trying to convince Russia to stop attacking Georgia, but do you think Putin and friends are listening? Why would they listen to us after the war in Iraq, after we invaded a sovereign nation under false pretenses? They won't listen because we have lost all moral authority while the GOP has been in office. Our advice is now considered laughable when it comes to military matters such as this. Thanks alot Bush/Cheney. Obama is the only one who can repair our image, keep us safe, begin to repair the economy, create new jobs while we phase out oil, and put AMERICA ON TOP AGAIN!!!!

OBAMA '08

Do it for our children.

Posted by: Right Wing=Broken Wing | August 11, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

is apparent anonymous,


and yes o ba ba man did play the race card, as did McCain and George W. against McCain...


o ba ba man isn't really black is he, and Andrew Young said he wasn't ready...

that's why he's picking up some money, he's not a threat, he's too ignorant to actually change anything....


McCain or Obama it's still going to turn out to be the same gang running things behind the hoopala...

as the United States takes a nose dive, because no one in any of the intelligence agencies has any 'nads and certainly the intelligence agencies have more masculinity than the military...


those boys make Larry Craig look like a mountain man.


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Posted by: ignorance | August 10, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, Obama's veep is just not important to us Hillary supporters. It will not affect our November vote.

His treatment of Hillary and Bill has been disgraceful for months. Obama has attempted to do immense damage to the popular 2-term senator and the popular 2-term president. Perhaps he is just afraid of them. We will not forget Obama's behavior on election day, if he should get the homination.

Given Hillary's continuing strong support (70%) among Democrats 2 months after the end of the primaries, maybe the supers will reconsider. After all, Obama can't win the presidency just because the supers will it to be so.

This may be a most unpredictable convention. We can only hope!

Posted by: Lesley | August 10, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse


Hey "Anonymous", Obama IS NOT a muslim, and you know it. Do you actually think you are a Christian? Do you think Jesus would approve of the hate filled lies that you spew? You are a disgrace, not only to Christrianity and all religions, but to this country. You and others like you, need to re-examine what it means to be an "American". This country is open to people of all backgrounds and religions. That is what makes the U.S.A. so special. People like you make up the ignorant cess-pool that continues to hold America back, from progressing towards a better future. Therefore, you are a detriment to America, not a patriot. You are an extremist, hell bent on keeping America the way your narrow mind envisions it: white and christian. Times have changed...my friend.

Posted by: Green Monster | August 10, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

RACE CARD


RACE CARD


RACE CARD


RACE CARD


DOES IT BOTHER YOU? I can do it somemore. What you SHOULD be concerned about is OBAMA'S CONDUCT WHICH IS RACE-BAITING DIVISIVE AND SICK.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous, you have the constitutional right to show that you have b*lls by putting your name to defamatory crap you're putting in here...and WE have the right to see you put up or shut up with the proof of what you have to say about Obama's background, without relying on crank right-wing websites that aren't anything more than the National Enquirer on the internet. Can't do it, can you?

Posted by: Dean | August 10, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama will choose a vice president, too old to seek election to the Presidency in 2016.

He will therefore choose someone currently 65 years of age or older.

Thereby leaving the door open to Hillary in 2016, who will be 67, a widow (er?) and a grandmother.

That is the brilliance of Mr. Obama.

Posted by: Bob North Smithfield | August 10, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Have any of the Washington Post readers actually gone to Obama's website and read about all the EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OBAMA IS PROPOSING? Where does Obama expect to get all this money?

What a joke.

Seriously folks, Obama is proposing that we plunge this nation into a MASSIVE RECESSION COMPLETE WITH STAG-FLATION.

The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers.


HOWEVER I REMEMBER THE STAG-FLATION, THE HORRIBLE ECONOMIC MESS THAT MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS CAUSE AND THE HIGH TAXES THAT HURT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO THE MASSIVE PROGRAMS ARE INTENED TO HELP.

OK

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE. Seriously how in the world could anyone trust Obama with a budget ???

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

It's nearing midnight.

Here come the disinformation trolls.

They fool no one.

Why do they bother?

Posted by: Stop cyber-vandalism before it stops you | August 10, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Oh look...
We have an unregulated board where McCain schills can come & post anything they want for money. What an excellent partnership between the Washington Post & camp McCain.
What a bore...

Posted by: Chapman | August 10, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

I see it's same old same old


against the new Jimmy Carter, but with less honesty....


what a thrill...

eh egalitare'

you still sucking up to George W? and Karl and Jeff Guckert???


.

Posted by: oh | August 10, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

this a nonnie mess is....


he surely is an improvement over Karl Rove...


at least you don't have to work so hard to see his dishonesty...

what gives Karl away is the stink.


.

Posted by: whoever | August 10, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: "It can't happen here" - can it? | August 10, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

ok.
hillary isn't on barack's short list.
unicorns don't exist, sorry ladies.
the non-existence of unicorns rains on al gore's parade.
al gore, it's not about the environment, stupid...it's about people and your choice of VP.

who is on mccain's short list?
i bet its one United States Senator Joseph Lieberman.

Posted by: egalitaire | August 10, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

have a problem with liars...


Posted by: I | August 10, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama will pick Hillary and McCain will pick Huckabee. The battle is on!

Posted by: reaganw | August 10, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Wow. There are some smart people on here, but there are also alot of wackjob morons too. "Anonymous", could you be any stupider? Don't answer that's rhetorical, the answer is NO. Oh, and the poster who said Obama should be ready for some kind of "Clinton-Gore" takeover bid, what are you smoking, and how much is an ounce of it? Kudos to those of you with brains, who don't spew hate and craziness. Obama '08 because it's almost too late.

Posted by: Pete | August 10, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

buying cocaine....


that would be the Bush family,

and shipping it to their friends in MIAMI, to sell....

shades of MIAMI VICE, glittering cigar boats, big money....

and the bush family had those family ties with the CUBAN MAFIA....since the 50's


before the revolustion, George H.W.'s uncle Walker had big holdings in the West Indies Trading Company,


which he lost when the Revolution came, same with the CUBAN MAFIA, they lost their casinos...


doubt me? think I'm crazeeeeeeeee....


who cares.


SEARCH ON BUSH, Gary Webb, Crime FAMILY, Parry, cocaine...


and looka here....the deeeeek Cheney morsel....he be doing it since Vietnam at least...


what are the MEN AND WOMEN IN IRAQ DYING AND LOSING BODY PARTS FOR??????

OIL and drug trafficking... AND !!!,

are the United States Soldiers getting a cut, of _t_h_a_t_ ____________________ M O N E Y ? _____________________no no,

they are getting their legs blown off, getting medals of honor and waiting two years to be declared disabled as they lose homes that they can't make mortgage payments on.

READ THIS:
Just as the Iran-Contra scandal evolved to include drug smuggling, the Iraq War also is closely related to drug smuggling. While the Bush regime has so far managed to keep the drug smuggling aspects of the war from reaching the media, evidence is beginning to emerge. The evidence comes largely from a former FBI translator turned whistle-blower, Sibel Edmonds. Hired to translate intercepted messages soon after 9/11 this Turkish lady first blew the whistle on the FBI for dragging its feet. She has state emphatically that she has seen documents that prove the Bush administration was fully aware of the terrorist attack before 9/11. While ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, has imposed a gag order on her, this courageous lady has only been able to speak in generalized terms. However, she has repeatedly stated that when viewed as an international drug smuggling operation the picture becomes clear. Sibel Edmonds has provided a huge clue in her generalized statements, a clue that points directly at the BUSH FAMILY and DICK CHENEY.

Haliburton the oil services company formerly headed by CHENEY has a long history of involvement in drug smuggling and gunrunning especially through its Brown and Root subsidiary. Brown and Root also has a long history of providing cover for CIA agents.

In the late 1970s Brown and Root (KBR) was implicated in drug smuggling and gunrunning from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico built by Brown and Root and using ships owned by Brown and Root. In the 1990s Brown and Root was implicated in smuggling heroin to Europe through Russia. The heroin originated in Laos. The Russian incident surfaced in 1995 after thieves stole sacks of heroin concealed as sugar from a rail container leased by Alfa Echo. Authorities were alerted to the problem after residents of Khabarovsk, a Siberian city became intoxicated from consuming the heroin. Alfa Echo is part of the Russian Alfa group of companies controlled by Mikhail Fridman and Pyotr Aven. The FSB, the Russian equivalent of the FBI firmly proved a solid link between Alfa Tyumen and drug smuggling. The drug smuggling route was further exposed after the Ministry of Internal Affairs raided Alfa Eko buildings and found drugs and other compromising documentation.

Under CHEENIES leadership of Haliburton, Brown and Root received a taxpayer insured loan through the Export-Import Bank of $292 million dollars for Brown and Root to refurbish a Siberian oil field owned by Alfa Tyumen.

The Alfa Bank is also implicated in MONEY LAUNDERING for the COLOMBIAN COCAINE cartels.

THERE IS $80 BILLION IN UNRECORDED PROFITS IN THE FIRST STEP OF AFGHANI OPIUM COLLECTION, refinement...

three steps later it could be worth $400 BILLION, in unrecorded profits...

Posted by: let's see | August 10, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Eric

State your opinions and be done with it - who are you to judge other posters - or the quality of Freedom of Speech - if you ask me you are some elitist latte liberal who should be sent back to Hyde Park.

.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Eric

You have a Constitutional Right to STOP HARASSING OTHER POSTERS - YOU ARE A PAID OBAMA STAFFER - ADMIT IT NOW.


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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

And while I was writing, you picked out another post, seeding the MUSLIM keyword. I fear you're embarrassing your team. Maybe go watch a movie and be quiet if you want to support John McCain. That would be more effective. Just a thought. Yes, you have a constitutional right to talk ignorant nonsense, as either candidate will affirm. God Bless America, including its brave, its bold, its injured, its neglected, its rich and poor, and its stubbornly, vocally stupid citizens.

Posted by: Eric W | August 10, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

I actually have a problem with OBAMA BECAUSE HE APPEARS TO BE RACIST AGAINST HIS OWN MUSLIM HERITAGE.

First Obama will not admit his MUSLIM SCHOOLING.


Then everytime someone mentions OBAMA'S ACTUAL MIDDLE NAME, OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAING GOES NUTS. IT IS HIS NAME.

Obama's Campaign has a serious attitude problem with Muslims.


First, I want to see Obama admit his MUSLIM SCHOOLING AND HIS LISTING AT A CATHOLIC SCHOOL AS A MUSLIM.


THEN I would like Obama to embrace his heritage, with some photo-op at the Indonesian Embassy or a trip to a Muslim country which is not at war.


Obama is a Muslim and he should be proud of his heritage. Anything else is completely unacceptable.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

little penguin of deceite' is posting as


a nonnie mest.... or a nasty mess

or is it just that the plug fell out of Karl's rear and it's posting...

trying to get that old nazipropagandafest workin for you john????

how about you look out your window, and see who's watching you????

defense isn't really going to work out for you.


jailtime.

Posted by: looks like the | August 10, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

The term is 'Stagflation' not 'STAG-FLATION'.

Posted by: Clint | August 10, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

"Anonymous," with your repetition of "race card" in all capital letters: I wonder if you're paid for each keyword seeded? By whom? Surely not directly by the McCain campaign, but that kind of dirty cash is never directly, openly paid out. On the other hand, maybe the Obama campaign is paying you, on the shrewd theory that making Republicans look like ignorant morons will turn intelligent conservatives away from the party. If you are, honestly, operating on the intellectual level your comments imply, I apologize. Good luck in life. You do have the right to vote, and the existence of numerous people like yourself is the most cogent argument for beneficent totalitarianism.

Posted by: Eric W | August 10, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama did attend a MUSLIM SCHOOL.


Obama also was listed at a Catholic School as a MUSLIM. These are facts.


Why would parents bring little Obama to a Catholic school and ENROLL HIM AS A MUSLIM?


MAYBE BECAUSE HE WAS A MUSLIM ???

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Grandpa McCain was going to name his nominee last week but he couldn't remember who it was.

Now, he's waiting for the Aricept to work!

Posted by: Monadnock | August 10, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Grandpa McCain was going to name his nominee last week but he couldn't remember who it was.

Now, he's waiting for the Aricept to work!

Posted by: Monadnock | August 10, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA BETTER FACTOR IN A POSSIBLE HILLARY-GORE 'PUTSCH'

Obama must go with a veepee choice that will dissuade Hillary from throwing her delegates to Gore if Obama fails to capture the nomination on the first ballot.

Indications are that Hillary loyalists will display an overwhelming show of support on the first ballot, perhaps joined by superdelegate late-comers to Obama who, by convention time, may be desperate for another alternative.


The Edwards sex scandal raises memories of Monica's blue dress and the Bill Factor, so she appears unlikely to have any chance at pulling off a coup that would make her the nominee.

But with her pledged delegates as the golden sceptre, Hillary could anoint as the nominee Al Gore, a man who owes his place on the national stage to Bill Clinton.

But an inspired Obama veepee pick could change the dynamic. If Obama goes with a bland centrist like Bayh or Kaine (who suffers from inexperience, like Obama), he further alienates his disillusioned base.

The candidate that could work some magic for Obama is Chris Dodd, for reasons I've outlined here before, summarized in the phrase, "The Audacity of Sagacity."

The only "risk" is that by now, Dems would surely ask, "Why isn't this ticket the other way around?"

Which is why I still think that if McCain continues to gain in the tracking polls, Obama will NOT be nominated. He may survive politically to become Al Gore's vice presidential pick -- the biggest consolation prize in recent political history.

Also, I note that Chris is posting from his vacation outpost. He knows the importance of a true working vacation. Obama should not have gone AWOL at this critical time. It makes him look like a dilettante.

At the very least, his people could have called it a "working vacation," and arranged some campaigning in Hawaii.

Even George Bush had the sense to allow a serious political interview tonight with Bob Costas during NBC's Olympic coverage.

Wait for the next round of tracking polls, diehard Obamanauts: By week's end, the pundits may be writing about the impending Obama pre-convention collapse.


BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN COUNT? Not if state-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are targeting Americans outside of the bounds of the law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/get-political-vic-livingston-opinion-expose-state-supported-vigilante-squads-doing-domestic-terrorism

Posted by: scrivener | August 10, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Have any of the Washington Post readers actually gone to Obama's website and read about all the EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OBAMA IS PROPOSING? Where does Obama expect to get all this money?

What a joke.

Seriously folks, Obama is proposing that we plunge this nation into a MASSIVE RECESSION COMPLETE WITH STAG-FLATION.

The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers.


HOWEVER I REMEMBER THE STAG-FLATION, THE HORRIBLE ECONOMIC MESS THAT MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS CAUSE AND THE HIGH TAXES THAT HURT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO THE MASSIVE PROGRAMS ARE INTENED TO HELP.

OK

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE. Seriously how in the world could anyone trust Obama with a budget ???


.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama can take his RACE CARD and leave.

We do not like that kind of 'OLD POLITICS' around here.


For someone who has claimed in the past to be post-racial, Obama's actions have made his claims a complete joke. Obama please go back to Hyde Park and leave this nation in peace with LOW TAXES AND A STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY.

Is Obama's VP pick going to tolerate Obama's hypocrisy on the RACE CARD?


It must be hard for someone to consider the VP spot because if Obama is viewed as too hypocritical on the RACE CARD then the career of the VP will probably be hurt dramatically.

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Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama should pick Dick Gebhardt as VP- OH, MI, MO go into his column by definition. And I would love to see Gebhardt debate Romnney about the jobs Romney cut.

Posted by: rosanna carteri | August 10, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

It was t harvest emails!!1

LOL LOL LOL


I sent it to many republican friends I have the sorrow to know.

Posted by: pvogel88 | August 10, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

"This article is just a potboiler, something to keep the political environment churning away, but contains no real substance"

It's a slow news week. Obama is on vacation, and this is a paper that revolves around Him. The writing staff probably have to double up on all their therapist appointments this week.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 10, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

This article is just a potboiler, something to keep the political environment churning away, but contains no real substance. OK, so you're asked to enter your email to get the first crack at the VP news; just about every website in the world gives you a similar opportunity, so this is no big deal. A little analysis might have helped, such as that McSenile is waiting for Obama before he announces his.

Posted by: Dayahka | August 10, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

If Obama picks Bayh and McCain picks either Romney or Palin, both V.P nominees will be stronger leaders than their boss.

Neither one of these guys could run a Little League team. Of course with Obama the Daley Machine will be calling the shots along with the Teamsters. Sounds like fun especially when Obama's radical Socialist buddies get their butts kicked and dumped in some pit in Cook County.

Posted by: PrudentMan | August 10, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

John Mccain will tell us who his pick for VP is as soon as they tell him. Not to worry Dick Cheney is on the case. Cheney is looking forward to his third term and pulling the strings. You didn't think Bush was president did you?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

"He seems to be a brilliant guy with no demonic traits that I could see."

You could've said the same thing about Eichmann.

Posted by: Doug in NYC | August 10, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Why is this even a column?!?! Did this make the print edition?

Substance, please!!!

Posted by: Mikkel | August 10, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Sign up to have a text message sent to you as to who is the chosen one for Obama's VP?? Sounds like a game show to me. Stupid. This is what has become of our dignified process for electing our leaders? This is a joke.

Posted by: Jennifer | August 10, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I think Obama needs a good governor to help him.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

PUMA people, you all need to just GET OVER IT!!! Seriously, would you really rather have a bitter, old senile warmonger who will probably launch us into war with Iran and decimate social services and health care (all for the sake of "cutting spending and pork barrel projects")! Then, where will our nation be? THINK ABOUT IT!!

Posted by: BillBolducinMaine | August 10, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Heard that billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg may be installed as VP for either GOP or Dem party by oligarghy. Caroline Kennedy is Obama's person to pick VP. Guess what? She works for Bloomberg and don't be surprised he is selected.

The reason the oligarghy (international bankers and financiers) wants him is because he will follow their agenda to privatize US government, infrastructure and jobs to line their pockets with big profits$$$ as the worldwide collapsing economies threaten their wealth.

Al Gore is another they hope to install as Prez as Obama self destructs with scandals such as:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4&NR=1

There are many when you google "Obama homosexual sex scandals"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Heard that billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg may be installed as VP for either GOP or Dem party by oligarghy. Caroline Kennedy is Obama's person to pick VP. Guess what? She works for Bloomberg and don't be surprised he is selected.

The reason the oligarghy (international bankers and financiers) wants him is because he will follow their agenda to privatize US government, infrastructure and jobs to line their pockets with big profits$$$ as the worldwide collapsing economies threaten their wealth.

Al Gore is another they hope to install as Prez as Obama self destructs with scandals such as:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4&NR=1

There are many when you google "Obama homosexual sex scandals"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

We all know he is going to pick himself to be his running mate. The Chosen One will simply announce that He does not need a running mate.

PUMA baby!!

Posted by: Aleklawyer | August 10, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

We all know he is going to pick himself to be his running mate. The Chosen One will simply announce that He does not need a running mate.

PUMA baby!!

Posted by: Aleklawyer | August 10, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Rove should be arrested for using the attorney's general office to prosecute democrats like some Kafkian character.Rove has used the justice system to violate our constitutional rights and to outsource CIA agents ,many of whom died due to political expediency.He should be in a cell somewhere in Poland where we can waterboard his fat ass so he can truly understand what torture is.

Posted by: joseph marcucilli | August 10, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Chet Edwards for Vice President of the United States of America!

Posted by: steve h | August 10, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

wants some one competent, he should pick somone that has been there before...

or Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi...


want to turn this government around????


make sure it represents the people,

NOT BIG OIL, or BIG PHARMA, or WAR PROFITEERS....


ask Dianne Feinstein she are one....


nice that she provided the "safe place" for O ba ba man and Hillary to talk in "private,"

oooooooooooooooo whoooooooooooooooo


that's humourous.......think there were any bugs in that space...


.pow wow. my eye, sculpted events by republican infil_traitors is more to the truth...


CIA whatcha gonna do, when they come for you? huh????


you hadda chance to do the right thing....but you just keep doing the money dance.


exposure is what is going to happen.


and naming names, you should be looking in Maryland


it's coming to you.


I am gonna help you out.

Posted by: if O ba ba man | August 10, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Chris: I received my email, signed up (AGAIN, this time with phone number) but did NOT forward any other information.

I suspect, his announcement is imminent but NOT while he is in Hawaii this week.

If I were him, I'll wait until the convention, but what do I know?! OsSpeaks.com

Posted by: KYJurisDoctor | August 10, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Any one that thinks that Karl Rove is a good person is a fool. He helped put the worst president in the white house that this country will ever see and he was down and dirty about it. I think that Senator Obama will pick Evan Bayh and John McSenile will take the use car salesman, Mitt Romney.The only thing is ole Mitt nor any of his five sons have served,of course McSenile keeps saying that some how makes you ready to be prez. Connie from Indiana

Posted by: Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

It won't be Kaine. My bet is on someone who is not obvious or actively campaigning for the position. Nothing like a surprise pick to shake things up and generate positive buzz leading up to the convention. My dark horse candidates: Robert Rubin and Sen. Jim Webb. Yes, I know, Rubin was an insider during the Clinton administration and Webb has publicly stated he is not interested. Yet, both picks would have crossover appeal: Rubin, because the man is simply brilliant and would instantly add gravitas to Obama's economic plan and Webb because he was a former Republican and he understands the costs of war in a different way than McCain. My guess is that Obama has been having "secret" conversations and vetting with one of these candidates and he will announce the decision next Monday, August 19 at noon. Just a wild guess. The safe money is still with Bayh but don't count out a surprise.

Posted by: BillBolducinMaine | August 10, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Dear Chris the Fix:

I got the Email, too. And, I signed up, too. But, I did not send the invite to any of my friends as requested on the web page that comes up after you sign-up for the email. The friends thing is the real game here and a good one for a political campaign. I just prefer that my friends make their own decisions. So, I do not tell any campaign who they are.

As for who will be the VP pick? Patience, patience. Don't you have some thing better to write about? How about that fact that State by State polling indicates that Obama is very close or above the 270 elector count needed to become the next Presidnet of the United States. And, the McCain has a real up hill battle, just like Clinton did with Convention delegates. This is why McCain ran tried to slime Obama last week with advertisements loaded with false statements.

The daily national tracking polls mean nothing. The elector count does.

Posted by: Peter | August 10, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

what Karl Bovine is.....a man in a skirt masquerading as an intelligent person...


as he mimics his betters...


Karl on his knees is what the world needs to see.


you out there schwein hund??? come to poppa....


I got a taste for you.

Posted by: we all know | August 10, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove being, of course, a totally unbiassed source.

I found the accusation that Obama isn't running a positive campaign particularly hilarious, given that McCain has been wallowing in the mud for months now.

Posted by: SC | August 10, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

If Obama really wants to select someone both highly competent and completely fresh, he should pick Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. Enough of the same-old same-old.

Posted by: straight talk | August 10, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove has stated an opinion that Obama will make an "intensely political" VP pick. I.e. not a long-term competence pick but one that provides a short-term benefit like someone who can help him win a state but won't have much to complement Obama in competency areas.

(http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/10/ftn/main4336134.shtml)

(I have to confess that personally I really enjoy watching/listening to/reading Karl Rove although I had a vague notion before primary season that he was a demonic character. He's actually soft-spoken, very gifted, very on-point and relevant in focus.)

(After seeing how the media demonized and bashed Clinton unduly this year, I have to ask, has Rove been demonized as a Republican figure unduly all along and not just this election year? He seems to be a brilliant guy with no demonic traits that I could see.)

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 10, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

If Obama picks Kaine, he'll lose. Anyone but that professional coattail rider.

Posted by: Justin | August 10, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

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