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Hello BigJIMO Colin Powell would be an excellent choice as far as foreign policy knowledge ,but I think he would be a distraction, because he would constantly be asked about what he told the UN. about Iraq being a threat ;that turned out not to be true. They would unfairly question his judgment.Chuck Hagel might get a job in the administration...,But except for foreign policy, Chuck Hagel and Barack Obama are miles apart on domestic issues. I thought he would be an excellent barrier between conservatives and Barack Obama. He could help persuade the conservatives to at least give Obama a chance.....Remeber do no harm(base?) Be comfortable with (domestic issues?)BigJ Tell me again, why I should not consider you to be conservative or at least. a libertarian? You have all the traits ,and I ask that in a kind and inquisitive way.
Great point Vet, forgot all about that one heartbeat from the Oval Office.Carly Fiorina was pretty much done when she told a woman's group that John McCain supported health insurance companies covering birth control pills for women….. Pretty awkward moment for John McCain.Jim Webb would be an excellent choice, but his straight shooting maverick ways would make Barack Obama a nervous wreck. He would have to go back to smoking….LOL He didn’t want the job anyway; too many restraints.When it comes to foreign policy, Joe Biden does not come in second place to anyone, and he is still very much in the running. How long would he stay on the campaign without having to apologize for something he said? He could be the one to explain to John McCain, that if we would have implemented his policy of dividing Iraq into Kurd, Shia, and Sunni regions, we would not have needed the surge.
I, myself, believe that the VP choice is extremely important, not only for delivering votes, but to take over if the president is taken out of service for whatever reason. Of course, you look at people like LBJ and Quayle and you have to scratch your head.From what I've been reading, the evangelical guys will be up in arms if McCain chooses Romney. Pawlenty is supposed to be an evangelical. I've never heard of Portman, but Tom "color code" Ridge? Dunno. What ever happened to Carly Fiorina?On the Dem side, Jim Webb would've made a good VP. Joe Biden? I dunno. May be a little too hot tempered. Hey, but we do have Shooter. Bayh and Kaine would deliver votes.