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Old 11-05-2008, 04:50 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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It wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I doubt it. Hillary won't either.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:01 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Not directly.

He will finish out his term as senator, I expect him to vote in favor of a bill for some kind of illegal immigration amnesty (might be tolerable if it includes meaningful fines and an otherwise clean criminal record provision), and I hope he will support filibusters against reckless spending and any sort of tax increase against people earning below the levels proposed by Mr Obama ($200K for individuals, $250k for couples).

I could live with that.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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I have great confidence in Obama's picks. I have worked with similar innovative and creative people who have gone against old patterns and become extremely successful. Within the next few days, we'll hear about some of these picks.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:06 AM
 
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I actually think Hillary might and that it would be good for the party and her future.

She's one strong lady!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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McCain will be in the Senate, and that's fine.

Hillary will be in the Senate, and that's where she can help Obama the most.

And Bill ... if I were Obama, I'd make him a special diplomatic envoy ... and seriously consider him for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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No.

Dems dont need GOPpers.

Obama has zero history of bipartisanship.

We shall see... Obamas biggest enemy now might just be his own party congressmen pushing stuff NOT talked about and much further than talked about. IE 42% tax rate instead of 39.6% etc.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:08 AM
 
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Huh? McCain did not even have any convincing ideas for his own campaign ( unless you count Palin ).
He was not liked by most insiders in his own Republican Party. Why would he have significant value to the Obama administration?
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:08 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I have great confidence in Obama's picks. I have worked with similar innovative and creative people who have gone against old patterns and become extremely successful. Within the next few days, we'll hear about some of these picks.
You must be young.

I don't perceive anything new about Obama and his patterns: there is nothing new under the sun, an expression that has been around thousands of years if you read your ancient literature.

"Extremely" successful is dangerous. "Highly" successful is okay.

According to one article that has already been cited so far on this forum, his picks seem to be pretty moderate, which is a good sign, let's hope the moderate line prevails.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:09 AM
 
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Huh? McCain did not even have any convincing ideas for his own campaign ( unless you count Palin ) and was not liked by most insiders in his own Republican Party. Why would he have significant value to the Obama administration?
maybe because of what you have mentioned. I feel sorry for McCain. Certainly he ran the type of campaign he didn't want to. He had very bad advisors.
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