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mjyoung

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Dark Marvel

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Here is a question I always think about...and my personal opinion on things...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:22:46 pm CDT (Viewed 688 times)
Reply Subj: Here is a question I always think about...and my personal opinion on things...
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 08:04:34 pm CDT (Viewed 766 times)


> ***If Obama had chosen Hillary for some reason I still do not think he would have just strolled into the White House but my question is...If Obama had chosen Hillary...would McCain have chosen Palin, and if you say no...who do you think he would have chosen?

The problem with Hilary, although she is better on the issues than Obama to many people, is that too many people don't like her. She had like a 64% unfavorability factor to likely voters, and that's pretty much impossible to overcome. You can get people to like you if they haven't made up their minds, but it's just too hard for some one to hate you, then like you.

Biden was the safe choice for Obama. The safe choice for McCain would have been Romney. It seems with the economy being the most important issue now, Romney would have been the better choice too.

If Obama had chosen Hilary, that would have been a "game changer". But he didn't have to do that since the odds were always in his favor to win. He just had to pick a VP that wouldn't lose him the election, or not cost him the game. Which is what he did by picking Biden.

For McCains reaction to Hilary getting the VP and the odds were still against him, I would think that perhaps he would also chosen a game changer, someone like Lieberman, Powell, or Bloomberg. He would have had to pick someone that would get him the moderate crowd, with the hope that the republican base would still get out and vote.

But if the odds were for him, and Hilary was the VP, then he would have chosen the safe VP option.

But of course, this is all just speculation.


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