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Tim Kaine, but Kaine lacks name recognition that he would need to balance out his short resume. There is one thing we have not mentioned here. None of us have mentioned the possibility that McCain may be putting pressure on Obama to 'force' a VP pick. Both of these candidates have a motive to wait and see who the other guy picks.
Actually... I think McCain is making a mistake by choosing the town hall style of meeting. He likes them because they are generally viewed as being "relaxed" and not quite for "formal."
Trouble is, McCain is not verbally nimble, and the age contrast (vitality) would count heavily against him. I'd advise him to take the McCain challenge. If you will recall, the wise Bob dole was made to look feeble next ot a young and verbally vital Bill Clinton. Mark my words, they will call it "the Bob Dole effect" when McCain loses to Obama in the town hall environment.
I agree that it was a mistake to begin campaigning so early. "Campaign fatigue" has affected a lot of people. If I weren't a political junkie, I'd be worn out too.
Is Obama using a panel for his V.P. pick (one down already) to deflect the heat from himself for not naming Clinton? It seems McCain is doing his own interviewing for the slot. Justin is right on that it has now become an ever increasingly shrewd battle of strategy and counter-strategy. Maybe someone can convince me that this election doesn't now come down to the choice between a pair of empty suits.
What did you guys think of the Al Gore endorsement? Seems to me that he waited so long to avoid betting on the Clinton's enemy list. Ha! The following item has been brought to my attention. Ron Paul supporters might not be happy with the Libertarians, but at least they do have a third party choice. I'll be back when I can.
In many respects, I think we're seeing "reform" right now. It's important to remember that a black candidate is being taken seriously. Comedians are having fun at Obama's expense in ways which are not "toxic" in ways that they might have been just 30 years ago. Makes me wonder what Richard Pryor might have had to say about this turn of events, if he had lived to see it.
I've got a few relatives in their 70's and 80's who are mystified by Obama's popularity. My own generation doesn't see "color" like my grandparents did. Even if he loses, Barack Obama will have played some role in the alteration of our society. The same thing can be said for Hillary Clinton. We don't have to like their politics to appreciate the social changes that these people have played some part in.
Originally posted by donwhite
Did you plant any strawberries in your garden? And tomatoes? The former may be more trouble than they are worth but the latter is a must for me. Considering the extra sunshine you are getting - today being the first day of summer - is the typical growing period for plants 80-90 days - applicable up there?
It's not going to hurt my feelings to be without garden grown produce this year. Most of the time, we do good with berries and so-so with tomatoes. It's hard to beat the taste of any fruits or vegetables that you cultivated in your own soil.