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ok, Ed, please explain your post below(24 posts)

ok, Ed, please explain your post belowgtx
Aug 14, 2003 8:22 AM
"Presidential race about to be turned on its head"
Are you in the Caucus? nmOldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 8:25 AM
now I'm more confused nmgtx
Aug 14, 2003 8:29 AM
I'm only sharing the details withOldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 8:40 AM
members of this board's liberal/Democrat caucus. I want the right wing here to be shocked/awed/self-soiled when it happens.
well, I voted for Nader the last two timesgtx
Aug 14, 2003 8:45 AM
which according to some people makes me a Bush supporter...
or possibly makes you the patron saint of lost causes ;) (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 14, 2003 8:47 AM
That's OK, We won without the Nader votes.OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 8:51 AM
There's in all likelihood going to be a major development in the Democratic field here shortly. A ticket will emerge from it that will scare the Repubs a whole lot more than they're scared now (which admittedly isn't saying much). The election will, however, suddenly become winnable if all this falls in place.
define shortlygtx
Aug 14, 2003 8:52 AM
and do I have to get on some kind of special e-mail list to learn the big secret?
Anytime between now and Iowa.OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 9:07 AM
I'll invite you to the virtual caucus meeting ahead of time to fill you in.
Ultimate strategy: keep it a secret till AFTER the electionSpoiler
Aug 14, 2003 10:03 AM
nm
Ed, I can self-soil for a variety of reasons thatsn69
Aug 14, 2003 8:55 AM
don't require political goofiness as a catalyst. Jeager combined with Tequila usually does the trick.
thanks for that image nmgtx
Aug 14, 2003 9:00 AM
I'm here for you, man. ;-)~ nmsn69
Aug 14, 2003 9:13 AM
Ed, Let's be reasonable,TJeanloz
Aug 14, 2003 9:12 AM
Saying "There's going to be a major development between now and Iowa" doesn't really make you much of a prognosticator. It makes you more like a fortune cookie writer. The idea that the Democrats will come up with a more palatable ticket is, I think, assumed. I'm pretty sure Al Sharpton isn't getting the nomination.

There are going to be major developments in the California governer's race between now and the election. You heard it here first.
Let's rephrase then: A ticket you haven't thought of.OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 9:20 AM
A ticket that no one has yet uttered aloud. About as specific as I can be without just SAYING it, and God knows I don't want the Cheney legal team monitoring this website to spill the beans to the RNC.
ok, if you're not going to spill the beans...gtx
Aug 14, 2003 9:33 AM
at least tell us where you're getting this info
I work for the Democratic Party. Even thoughOldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 9:37 AM
party operatives are drunk and stoned all the time, and the DNC's phones have been cut off for non-payment, we do manage to communicate spastically with each other via cell phone, email and smoke signal.
ok, next questiongtx
Aug 14, 2003 9:59 AM
why are you taunting us like this?
Ohh, we have to guess the whole ticket... how about...PdxMark
Aug 14, 2003 10:21 AM
Wesley Clark for Pres. Clinton (either one) Vice Pres.
Wait, let me guess--Jimmy Carter's coming back... (nm)The Walrus
Aug 14, 2003 10:31 AM
hillary for pres, bill as vp.rufus
Aug 14, 2003 10:32 AM
there's nothing stopping him from being on a ticket as vp, is there?
Ex-two-term-presidents can't be VP. To be VP, you have to meetOldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 10:39 AM
qualifications to be P, and after two terms you don't qualify. A one-term P like Carter would, however.
AHA! So, does this mean I was right?The Walrus
Aug 14, 2003 11:56 AM
...or would you continue to be a tease and not tell, anyway? (As far as caucus membership goes, I
i am
a Democrat, but lean more towards benevolent despotism...)
thing is...Sao
Aug 14, 2003 10:48 AM
I've heard Wesley Clark's name mentioned a lot. But it's not as if he has massive name recognition. No one beyond political junkies and talking heads have heard of the guy.

This doesn't mean, of course, that he couldn't suddenly emerge in a field of also-rans as a fresh alternative, but I think he has a ways to go to even be the next Mario Cuomo much less the next Democratic president.

Then maybe an announcement from him would be a bombshell.

Then again, maybe it's Bill Gates. Who has thought of him?