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« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2008, 02:51:36 pm »
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I think if both candidates were allowed to have about 5 or 6 running mates, you could spread them out geographically, such that the outcome of every state was determined by the geographical proximity of the state to the running mate's home state.  Too bad the constitution doesn't allow for that.

The Constitution does allow that.

It would seem to result in the VP being of a different party from POTUS, unless the electors were unfaithful.
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« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2008, 04:02:55 pm »
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Kentucky has the most neighboring electoral votes, after that Tennessee, Nevada, and Oklahoma according to my quick estimates.  Anyone good from Louisville?

Safe Anne Northup.
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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2008, 06:04:45 pm »
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Come on!  McCain-Palin 08!
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2008, 06:08:40 pm »
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I think if both candidates were allowed to have about 5 or 6 running mates, you could spread them out geographically, such that the outcome of every state was determined by the geographical proximity of the state to the running mate's home state.  Too bad the constitution doesn't allow for that.

The Constitution does allow that.

It would seem to result in the VP being of a different party from POTUS, unless the electors were unfaithful.

One of the many VPs would be in the top two, no?
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« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2008, 07:44:06 pm »
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Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.
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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2008, 07:46:23 pm »
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Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.

That would be fantastic.
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2008, 07:50:26 pm »
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2008, 07:51:05 pm »
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Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.

It also makes the selection of the cabinet even more political than it already is.
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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2008, 07:51:32 pm »
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I never knew you were English.

I'm a Werewolf in London, so I'm using a UK avatar.
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2008, 08:17:43 pm »
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Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.

It also makes the selection of the cabinet even more political than it already is.


It's already pretty damn political as it is.  Besides, I'm sure that there are a lot of positions (advisers and whatever wonks) outside of the cabinet that are just as important.
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 08:20:31 pm »
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Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.

It also makes the selection of the cabinet even more political than it already is.


It's already pretty damn political as it is.  Besides, I'm sure that there are a lot of positions (advisers and whatever wonks) outside of the cabinet that are just as important.

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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2008, 08:23:07 pm »
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I'm a Werewolf in London, so I'm using a UK avatar.

I had assumed all this time you were an American one.
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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2008, 08:26:55 pm »
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I'm a Werewolf in London, so I'm using a UK avatar.

I had assumed all this time you were an American one.

I am, from Virginia, but since my username was from a song called "Werewolves of London", I decided to change it.
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« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2008, 08:31:24 pm »
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« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2008, 08:37:51 pm »
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Exactly what I had in mind.  Though mind you, McCain may announce something like that preemptively to bolster his credentials.  Ditto for possible replacements for Petraeus and other military leaders if needed  Then again, that may be inviting a security risk.
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« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2008, 02:29:30 am »
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You've got it all wrong BRTD, John McCain should consider D.C Ward 3 CouncilwomanCarol Schwartz to be his running mate in 2008. An extra 3 Electoral Votes from the District of Columbia wouldn't hurt the Republican Party Tongue.
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« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2008, 02:54:29 am »
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You've got it all wrong BRTD, John McCain should consider D.C Ward 3 CouncilwomanCarol Schwartz to be his running mate in 2008. An extra 3 Electoral Votes from the District of Columbia wouldn't hurt the Republican Party Tongue.

She did come relatively close to winning the 1994 Mayor's race.... imagine DC with a Republican Mayor Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2008, 04:37:01 am »
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You've got it all wrong BRTD, John McCain should consider D.C Ward 3 CouncilwomanCarol Schwartz to be his running mate in 2008. An extra 3 Electoral Votes from the District of Columbia wouldn't hurt the Republican Party Tongue.

She did come relatively close to winning the 1994 Mayor's race.... imagine DC with a Republican Mayor Smiley

Don, that would be political incorrect for DC to have a Republican Mayor. Hehe.
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« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2008, 08:53:16 am »
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I guess we should look at the base map, before counting in Vice Presidential Candidates:

McCain vs Obama



McCain 89 ECVs
Obama 85 ECVs

McCain vs Clinton:



McCain 89 ECVs
Clinton 89 ECVs

And thus we determine that Clinton really is more electable than Obama... even moreso if we factor in the whole "island cut off from everywhere else" syndrome of RI, NH, ME. She could probably also get whole "I lived in Arkansas while my husband was Governor" effect, but McCain has spent so long in the Senate, he could probably get the homeland effect in DC.
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« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2008, 09:24:08 am »
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« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2008, 12:08:49 pm »
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Is this a joke. Bob Taft? No way in hell would he be the VP

Yes, I think BRTD was being BRTD.

Although Taft could bankroll the campaign with rare coin investments.
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« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2008, 12:09:25 pm »
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Is this a joke. Bob Taft? No way in hell would he be the VP

Yes, I think BRTD was being BRTD.

It was mocking the idea that VP candidates always carry their home states that some people have proposed here in relation to Lieberman, etc.
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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2008, 12:10:15 pm »
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Is this a joke. Bob Taft? No way in hell would he be the VP

Yes, I think BRTD was being BRTD.

It was mocking the idea that VP candidates always carry their home states that some people have proposed here in relation to Lieberman, etc.

LOL

Like Tim Pawlenty will deliver Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa?  Yeah, I know whatchamean. :-)
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« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2008, 12:35:36 pm »
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I think if both candidates were allowed to have about 5 or 6 running mates, you could spread them out geographically, such that the outcome of every state was determined by the geographical proximity of the state to the running mate's home state.  Too bad the constitution doesn't allow for that.

The Constitution does allow that.

It would seem to result in the VP being of a different party from POTUS, unless the electors were unfaithful.
No. It would result (if it was the winning party as did that) in the VP being picked by the Senate, though.
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I may conceivably reconsider.

Knowing me it's more likely than not.
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