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    Urameshi-sama is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Senator John Edwards finally endorsed Obama a few hours ago.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/15/us...s/15obama.html

    John Edwards gave his long-awaited endorsement to Senator Barack Obama on Wednesday, bolstering Mr. Obama’s efforts to rally the Democratic Party around his candidacy and offering potential help in his efforts to win over working class white voters in the general election
    His endorsement came after victories by Mrs. Clinton in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and other states with large working class populations indicated potential weaknesses along racial and class divides ...Mr. Edwards could potentially help Mr. Obama with that group. A Southerner, he had directed his candidacy at the same white and working class voters Mr. Obama is trying to woo.
    I'll refrain from assuming Obama's won the primaries yet, but should he win, who do you think he will select as his VP? Richardson? Edwards? Someone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    I'll refrain from assuming Obama's won the primaries yet, but should he win, who do you think he will select as his VP? Richardson? Edwards? Someone else?
    He has won, quite a while ago actually.

    The vp doesn't matter as long as he or she is as inoffensive as possible (ie. not Clinton).

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    ^I wasn't referring to WV and Penn, but the entire primary process as a whole. Should have specified.

    I also think that a Clinton/Obama ticket reeks of failure and is unlikely to happen since Hillary keeps degrading both sides.

    But I do think the VP candidate matters for how their appeal will cover Obama's weaknesses in the vote demographics. I like Richardson better because he would be a good international diplomat and he's got the most political experience of the former DNC's runners from this year, but Edwards might be considered a better complement for the votegrabbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    ^I wasn't referring to WV and Penn, but the entire primary process as a whole. Should have specified.
    So was I.

    He won quite a while ago, February really.

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    ^Well in terms of delegate count, Obama still needs like another ~120 to secure the nomination and Hillary needs like 300.

    But, yeah, the primaries in Feb did put him on a very likely track to win and I'm only refraining from calling him the winner yet to prevent the inane discussion on Hillary not being out yet from possible Hillary supporters (though, tbh, I can't remember seeing one here).

    Ironically that plan backfired and I'm having a person of like mind in this issue criticizing for putting up the disclaimer meant to prevent such inane discussions...
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    I gotta hand it to both sides though, by dragging this out as much as it is being done, it might just be a clever ploy to get people interested in the democrats and turn their attention from attentions from whatever McCain is using as his platform.

    I doubt the running partner for Obama will likely make much difference, unless of course it is Hillary, at which point I see another Republican president.

    [Im obviously not an American, however, if I were to vote and she was on the ballot I would vote against her because of what she is... another Condoleza Rice >_< ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evail691 View Post
    I gotta hand it to both sides though, by dragging this out as much as it is being done, it might just be a clever ploy to get people interested in the democrats and turn their attention from attentions from whatever McCain is using as his platform.

    I doubt the running partner for Obama will likely make much difference, unless of course it is Hillary, at which point I see another Republican president.

    [Im obviously not an American, however, if I were to vote and she was on the ballot I would vote against her because of what she is... another Condoleza Rice >_< ]
    No...wasn't a clever ploy, just that anyone can stay in and stay relevant as long as they have money. Clinton was in past the point she could have (realistically) won.

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    @Evail- Fighting within the party was only counterproductive to the momentum Obama (and Clinton, though to a much lesser extent) had earlier.

    Btw, when do the prospective nominees declare their running partners?
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