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Old 06-06-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Just read in today's Wall Street Journal that several groups hoping to push an Obama-Clinton ticket may air television ads pushing their cause."

TV ads for a vice-president?

OMG, please tell me this is not the beginning of a trend. I can just imagine all the VP hopefuls jumping on the bandwagon. There will be more VP ads than ads for Viagra.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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There will be more VP ads than ads for Viagra.
Hey, maybe some of them can get commercial sponsorship. A VP candidate can endorse Viagra.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Are you serious? That's just idiotic.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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And the ads will run during the nightly news.

That's right--sandwiched between ads for aspirin, kaopectate, and hemorrhoid cream.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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well seems a great idea to spur the economy, let them spend the money and keep people working! jobs program, hehe!
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Just read in today's Wall Street Journal that several groups hoping to push an Obama-Clinton ticket may air television ads pushing their cause."

TV ads for a vice-president?

OMG, please tell me this is not the beginning of a trend. I can just imagine all the VP hopefuls jumping on the bandwagon. There will be more VP ads than ads for Viagra.
Normie, you ruined my day. Those Viagra ads are disgusting. Whatever happened to Bob Dole?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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You gotta wonder what these ads are going to accomplish, anyway.

Do they think Barack's gonna see this ad? And that he'll make a decision based on something he saw on tv?

If the idea is to get viewers to send e-mails and sign petitions--well what would that accomplish? Do we really want a presidential candidate who can be bullied by a petition?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Another indication of how our political system and how we elect a president has become more show than substance. Very sad.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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My guess would be they're trying to publicly pressure the DNC into putting her on the ticket, or at least tossing her some kind of bone.

Doesn't the DNC have the final say on VP?
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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You gotta wonder what these ads are going to accomplish, anyway.

Do they think Barack's gonna see this ad? And that he'll make a decision based on something he saw on tv?

If the idea is to get viewers to send e-mails and sign petitions--well what would that accomplish? Do we really want a presidential candidate who can be bullied by a petition?
The Obama supporters have to ask themselves if they would be sending emails and petitioning if Obama had lost. I posted an article on this issue in another thread. BTW - Hillary has distanced herself from these emails and petitions. All this talk about her wanting the veep spot is supposition. The VP spot may not be in her best interest to run again. BTW - in 2015, she'll still be three years younger than McCain is now. So her age is not an issue.
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