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Now that Kerry has chosen a running mate... who do you think it is?

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posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:11 PM
I must go with Hillary Clinton, I think she is the natural choice because she makes up for the non-liberalness of John Kerry, while Kerry appeals to the mainstream more, Hillary will get liberals to vote.

However, John Edwards is a great choice too because he will draw more republicans over to vote for Kerry due to his charisma.

But, I'm almost sure that Hillary Clinton is his choice.

What does everyone else think?

Here are some links that led me to think Hillary Clinton is the VP... (of course its all highly conservative sources so be sure to know how biased the articles are before you read them):

"With all the chatter that a Kerry-Edwards ticket is in the works, don't bet on it - yet.

Washington is abuzz that Sen. Hillary Clinton still may consider the VP option.

NewsMax has repeatedly warned that Hillary would take the second slot if she thought the Democrats had a good shot at taking the White House."

"Official Washington and the entire press corps will be rocked when Hillary Rodham Clinton is picked as Kerry's VP and a massive love fest will begin!

So predicts a top D.C. insider, who spoke to the DRUDGE REPORT on condition he not be named."

[edit on 5-7-2004 by lockheed]

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:12 PM
His wife because she is "sexy and cheeky" and knows not to answer any questions about her taxes?

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:17 PM
i doubt it will be hillary, that would pretty much ensure the largest republican turn out ever at the polls, edwards has been raising millions for kerry in thelast few months and he's pretty much a lock at this point

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Well I made my mind now, I guess I will vote kerry this time

I really like Edwards I think he is cute.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:42 PM
I believe that he has chosen John Edwards, the people like John Edwards. I could see John Kerry and John Edwards pulling off a win, and I think Kerry sees that as well... although I dont know that I personally would WANT them to win...

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 04:43 PM
I cannot picture Hillary signing on with Kerry. She'll want to run on her own in 2008. Right now, she wouldn't get Dem support, but if Kerry looses this year, they will be ready to try anything in 2008, including Hillary. Sure, she will bring out a lot of republicans to vote against her, but if Kerry looses, there will be no incumbent for her to run against in '08. She'll have the most seniority of any politician in the country then, and name recognition (even negative) is paramount in politics.

Kerry's real problem is chosing between Edwards and Gephardt.

Edwards is more photogenic, and will pull more undecideds. But he can't deliver the South, which is what Kerry needs most from the VP. It won't bring swing states into the Dem camp. Heck, some people don't think Edwards could even deliver S.C. itself, his home state.

Gephart is kind of a political has-been, but he would bring in the liberal wing, and probably the farm vote, which Kerry also needs, but is too far away from politically. Gephart would not be as nearly as good as edwards as swinging the undecided.

Gore is not really a possibility, since he's already run for pres and lost. Ted Kennedy might be more of a possibility than you'd think. The best would be a wavering republican like McCain; Though McCain's value declines seriously once he announces himself as a democrat. Too many liberals won't trust him, and all the pull he has with reps goes out the windo once he burns his ties to the party.

Bush ought to be thinking about jettisoning Cheney, especially rt. before the Democratic national convention. That would steal a lot of thunder from Kerry, and produce some spin control on Bush's appearance of being internationally beligerant. Of course, Bush couldn't get Schwarzenegger, but there are plenty of others . . .like . . . McCain! or maybe Connie Rice!!! That would sure stir the pot!

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 05:42 PM
The Vice president doesn't have to be the same party as the Presidential candidate, so McCain wouldn't have to switch parties. I'm kinda of hoping he'll go with Clark, he'd probably be able to take the outh then.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 05:46 PM
Hillary would only draw out the base from both camps, further entrenching what appears either to be a deadlock or Kerry's loss. Edwards is a good idea, but he is the obvious choice and it will be a little boring, and it could be seen as "It took Kerry 3 months to makes the OBVIOUS choice...what would he do in the white house?!" Kerry also apparantly doesn't even really get along with him. In my opinion Gephardt is a total has-been and choosing him would be just another one in a long line of Kerry's campaign idiocies. I personally think Vilsac is the one who he is gonna go for, though pretty much just to provide some muscle in Iowa and to nail down Wisconsin and Minnesota for him. The trade off interms of states between Vilsac and Edwards is Edwards can provide only some pull but in a larger number of states. Kerry and Vilsac get along, unlike him and Edwards. His family also just spent 4th of July with Vilsac's.......

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:02 PM
It's not going to be Hillary. It just doesn't make any sense for him to pick her. If I'm wrong I'm going to be very dissapointed. This election year isn't the time to be taking risks.

I'm thinking it's going to be Edwards or Gen. Clark. Who knows though? He might do something stupid and pick someone like Gephart.

[edit on 7/5/2004 by Flinx]

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:18 PM
I'll go out on a limb and say that Kerry won't even be the Dem candidate.
He is not a "face", is not popular, and has no real program.
The Dems can't risk another Bush victory, so I think he will be told to drop out.

Depending on their desperation, they may draft Hillary, but more likely Edwards will be the candidate.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:24 PM
i think edwareds...hes a biddleberger....he was supposedly at there meeting this year alobg with miss bill gates

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:37 PM

Originally posted by Hoosier Daddy
I'll go out on a limb and say that Kerry won't even be the Dem candidate.

I doubt that. I think it is way too late in the game to be switching the focus from Kerry to some one else. They would have to start all over acquanting the public with some one else and the only room they would have to do so is in the home stretch to elections.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 06:58 PM

Originally posted by spngsambigpants

Originally posted by Hoosier Daddy
I'll go out on a limb and say that Kerry won't even be the Dem candidate.

I doubt that. I think it is way too late in the game to be switching the focus from Kerry to some one else. They would have to start all over acquanting the public with some one else and the only room they would have to do so is in the home stretch to elections.

Yeah, I thought about that too.
But being politics, I wouldn't be surprised if something happened to Kerry where he would have to drop out.
All the better if the Repub's could be blamed for his misfortune.

This is the strangest election year I have seen.
Neither candidate offers a thing.
This is beyond voting for the lesser of two evils, the whole thing is nauseating.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 09:49 PM
It's Edwards. Done deal. Watching the local news in NC you can just tell.

The UNIONS have pulled out of backing Gephardt for Edwards. So it's decided.

The Unions knew before Kerry who would be VP and announced as much.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 09:58 PM
Kerry had 3 clues for the presidency. The first one is someone with national not regional appeal. I'm not sure how much national appeal Edwards has, so I'd be inclined to think hes out. We'll see in the morning though.

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 10:10 PM
wait. hilliary already ran the country for 8 years, can she still get VP? god help us all if shes his pick. well maybe itll kill kerry's chances if he picks billary. go for it kerry pick billary!
or get al gore to endorse him. that worked for the dean camp!
endorse kerry gore endorse kerry!

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 10:39 PM
I'm personally hoping its Clark! I like Clark...

However Edwards Bilderburg connections will definately get him the veep job.

Here is a quote from the above linked article dated June 6th:

"Among the 100 or so invitees to the annual Bilderberg conference under way Sunday in a northern Italy resort is potential U.S. vice president John Edwards."

Now the only question is could Kerry/Edwards beat Bush/Cheney

I would say so hands down because of the crap thats going on in the world.
Unless you are republican you can clearly see that the US is in trouble and we need a serious change in direction.

Oh, and BTW Rant, I know exactly what you mean about with the news here in NC... it definately looks like Edwards....

[edit on 5-7-2004 by lockheed]

posted on Jul, 5 2004 @ 10:45 PM
H-Rod, Nah.

I'm going with Edwards. I like him, he's a self made man that knows the value of a hard days work.

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