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« on: February 19, 2010, 01:14:19 pm »
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i think he's got to attempt to secure some EVs with his pick....though he can't waste time picking someone from FL or OH, if he can't win there without a homestate VP then he can't win anyway. 

...someone more moderate (religiously and politically) from PA would be good...any names...any Catholics with military experience?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 01:34:24 pm »
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Uh, you asked who Thune's running mate would be. I answered.

Thankfully Thune won't win the nomination so we won't have to deal with that disaster of a ticket.
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Uh, you asked who Thune's running mate would be. I answered.

Thankfully Thune won't win the nomination so we won't have to deal with that disaster of a ticket.


see first post of thread:

i think he's got to attempt to secure some EVs with his pick....though he can't waste time picking someone from FL or OH, if he can't win there without a homestate VP then he can't win anyway. 

...someone more moderate (religiously and politically) from PA would be good...any names...any Catholics with military experience?
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He could pick a governor, since he is a Senator.  I don't think a military vet would be as important, now that Economic factors are more important than the Iraq War. 
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He could pick a governor, since he is a Senator.  I don't think a military vet would be as important, now that Economic factors are more important than the Iraq War. 

I think Thune could handle the economic side of the argument, and I think Iraq and Afghan will end badly along with other setbacks in middle east peace.  Though, having said that, someone with military experience isn't required.

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Ridge is not pro-life, but would be a reassuring pick if terrorists strike again on U.S. soil (even in the event of an airline bombing)
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010, 02:04:10 pm »
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Hate to burst your bubble but Planned Parenthood was founded in 1916, when Prescott Bush was like 21 years old...........
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.

True, though GHW Bush only became pro-life in 1980, when Reagan picked him as his running mate.
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.

Yeah, they both converted to Pro-life, how convenient of them for political gain. 
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Hate to burst your bubble but Planned Parenthood was founded in 1916, when Prescott Bush was like 21 years old...........

Oops, I guess Prescott only worked for their national offices, then, my bad - I guess he was really a secret pro=lifer, lol
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010, 09:15:22 pm »
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.

True, though GHW Bush only became pro-life in 1980, when Reagan picked him as his running mate.


GHW Bush never really became pro-life, as evidenced by his appointment of David Souter...
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2010, 09:32:20 pm »
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How about Lamar Alexander?  Is he too old?  he always seemed to be a good choice being a governor and from geographically useful Tennessee. 
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.

True, though GHW Bush only became pro-life in 1980, when Reagan picked him as his running mate.


GHW Bush never really became pro-life, as evidenced by his appointment of David Souter...

He thought Souter and Clarence Thomas were pro-life. He was right about Thomas, wrong about Souter. If you're going to say that, then Reagan never really became pro-life either--he appointed two pro-choice justices.

In response to the question, John Hoeven.
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010, 09:40:54 pm »
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Thune-Ridge would lose every state McCain did, plus Missouri, Arizona, Montana, and Georgia.

The only winning issue Thune has is being pro-life. Putting a pro-abortionist on the ticket will end that.

I used to think Ridge had a chance at VP, but he really needs a conversion to pro-life if he wants a chance on the ticket.  Heck, Dick Cheney was pro-gay marriage and he never talked about it, ever.  Ridge can say he supports the Nominee and pro-life.  The Christians wouldn't vote for the Democrat anyway. 

Also, Senator P. Bush founded Planned Parenthood, yet both GHWB and GWB convinced Christians they were pro-life, go figure!

Well, Dubya and Bush Senior are Pro-Life retard.

True, though GHW Bush only became pro-life in 1980, when Reagan picked him as his running mate.


GHW Bush never really became pro-life, as evidenced by his appointment of David Souter...

He thought Souter and Clarence Thomas were pro-life. He was right about Thomas, wrong about Souter. If you're going to say that, then Reagan never really became pro-life either--he appointed two pro-choice justices.

In response to the question, John Hoeven.

Reagan wasn't really pro-life either...as governor of California he signed a relatively liberal abortion law.
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2010, 09:51:15 pm »
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Reagan wasn't really pro-life either...as governor of California he signed a relatively liberal abortion law.

Interesting how serious the pro-life lobby has gotten since 1980.  For the GOP nominee, he/she needs to be a strong religious fanatic and pro-life.
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2010, 10:14:43 pm »
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Reagan wasn't really pro-life either...as governor of California he signed a relatively liberal abortion law.

Interesting how serious the pro-life lobby has gotten since 1980.  For the GOP nominee, he/she needs to be a strong religious fanatic and pro-life.

Um, no. We haven't had a strong pro-lifer for a GOP nominee yet.

But I don't think there was any real fanatically pro-abortion candidate from either party until Mondale in 1984.
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2010, 10:21:45 pm »
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Well to counter Thune's weaknesses, I would pick an older person with foreign and national defence experience. Also maybe someone from the east coast.

Maybe Cantor, he's not old, but it might attract more non-evangelical people to his ticket.

Not sure...
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