posted on Oct, 29 2005 @ 07:33 PM
Am I like the only one on Earth not enamoured with Rice. I just get a real phony vibe off of her whenever I see her interviewed. I don't know if
she's just being political or what, but I just watch her and don't think I'm getting everything.
Whoever called Eliot Spitzer possibly running and Obama and Giuliani as veeps I think have points. I've also thought that Barabara Boxer has been
looking for a veep slot for about a year now.
I am sure as most have said it will be Hillary for the dems. Edwards is a doofus. Clark is a good guy and probably a decent general and leader, but
he just didn't seem to have any legs to stand on when he was running during the primaries. I thought he was going to be a lot more of a threat to
Bush, then I saw him interviewed and said nevermind. I thought Gephart was the best of the dems last year, but I really don't see him in public life
again, which is too bad. I'm sure Joe Biden wants to run, I'm just not sure if the party will let anyone aside from Hillary win.
As far as the reps, Frist is wasting his time, he's already being looked at by the SEC and it aint even 06 yet. Oh, and there's no way McCain will
bend over and take a veep slot, no way. He also won't cross party lines. He swallowed his pride and stumped for Bush last year...I'm sure that
tasted great to him...the only way he'd do that is build points for 08. Gingrich may run, he's kind of hinted at it in a few interviews I've seen.
I'd keep my eye on Orin Hatch, he's usually in front of the cameras during any remotely relevant political event, same with John Cornyn. I also
agree with whoever called Jeb not running till the next election.
In the big picture, I think if the dems want to win they should run someone other than Hillary. Hear me out. There isn't really a obvious
duh-he's-the-nominee guy out there for the gop, at least not right now. But if Hillary runs...BAM...that's one giant rallying point. As long as
they don't run a hippy like Gore or a nut-ball like Dean, I think they could easy sneak past the reps. Because honestly, I haven't seen any reps
out there that just scream for my vote right now. I'm hopeful that the gop, in the next several years, will begin to unhitch their wagon from the
hyper-religious sect of the party. I see it to some extent already now, traditional conservatives upset with too much spending and with the whole
Meiers deal. I think the gop kind of made a deal with the devil (pardon the pun) by allying themselves with ultra-bible-thumpers in order to make the
dems the whipping boy for a few elections. I think they've ridden that horse just about as far as she'll go. Just my 2 cents.
My pick? If I had my choice I think I'd take stormin-Norman Schwarzkopf, but that's about as likely to happen as Zap Brannigan getting elected.
Hey, what about Brannigan-Kroecker in 08?!!! If you know what I'm talking about you are officially my friend, regardless of politics!