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originally posted by: Gazrok
I miss Perot. I learned how to do a pretty spot on impression of him, but of course, he's irrelevant now, so kind of a waste now, hehe...
I think he lost because he was an independent candidate. Simple as that. He didn't have the backing of any major party, and got press only when he did something out there. Not to mention, social media wasn't what it is now. Had it been, you'd have seen him probably surge as much as Bernie did, and for the same reasons.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: amazing
Perot lost because he referred to African-Americans as "You people" and then claimed he was being targeted by the black Panthers.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: nwtrucker
Here's a very good description of the position from someone that's made the shortlist (apparently)
“Well, our founding fathers were very wise there in allowing through the Constitution much flexibility there in the office of the vice president. And we will do what is best for the American people in tapping into that position and ushering in an agenda that is supportive and cooperative with the president’s agenda in that position. Yeah, so I do agree with him that we have a lot of flexibility in there, and we’ll do what we have to do to administer very appropriately the plans that are needed for this nation.”
CAMERON: One of the things you talked about last night was the flexibility the vice president has.
CAMERON: Uh. What did you mean by that?
PALIN: Uh. That thankfully our founders were wise enough to say we have this position and it’s constitutional — vice president will be able to be not only the position flexible, but it’s gonna be those other duties as assigned by the president. A simple thing.
“Aw, that’s something that Piper would ask me, as a second grader, also. That’s a great question, Brandon, and a vice president has a really great job, because not only are they there to support the President agenda, they’re like a team member, the teammate to that President. But also, they’re in charge of the United States Senate, so if they want to they can really get in there with the Senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom. And it’s a great job and I look forward to having that job.” [Emphasis added]
The vice president isn’t “in charge of” the Senate. Not in any way. (Incidentally, we included all three quotes to prove that her debate answer wasn’t a one-off gaffe. She clearly didn’t know, nor was she interested in learning the correct answer.)
So, Vice President is a very important position - just ask Dick Cheney. I hope our winner will have chosen wisely
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
Bernie would never join trump. Have you heard what he says about the man? Never gonna happen. Give Bernie some credit please.
Could you explain that last sentence? I miss the connection.