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Feingold-McCain
WPR is discussing integrity in modern America. Of course, politicians came up as a topic. specifically, Feingold and McCain came up as some of the best examples of politicians with integrity.

Kathleen Dunn suggested the possibility of a third party Feingold-McCain ticket in 08.
I think I died of amusement - both that it would be a strong ticket and that Feingold and McCain would kill eachother.

Certainly better than Nader.

I should also point out that Quaker Steak and Lube has inferior chicken wings, lube jobs to BW3.
Though they're still better than Nader.
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assfingers From: assfingers Date: December 22nd, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who would veep?

fugeddaboutit. not gunna happen.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I can dream.

Well, I assume McCain to be the top in that relationship, so Feingold would be veep. Of course, i rather dislike the concept of Progressives taking it in the butt from conservatives, even if McCain is a decent conservative.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

I wouldn't be surprised to see these two running against each other, actually. Everyone wins.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

McCain is certainly going to but for GOP on '08. Feingold seems like he'll be running. he's stepped up to some heavy shit recently. I worry, though, that Hillary Clinton is still the country's "golden child" for the Dems in '08. hillary is NOT a good choice.

The Hussy.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

Hate. That. Woman.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

agreed.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

Did she knock you down on her way to the men's room too?
assfingers From: assfingers Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

Never met her, fortunately.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: December 22nd, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

I didn't meet her personally, but I heard her talking to the Women's Health Cooperative in Milwaukee back in '01. I would vote for her in a second and I would try to convince all of you to vote for her too. She's smart. Really smart. Freakishly smart. And not in a Asian-grad-student kinda way, in a Carl Sagan kind of way.

She spoke very well and addressed questions directly and with knowledge. When she didnt' know the answer, or have an opinion about things (some reporter hit her with a question about a current local political topic unrelated to her talk) she admitted she hadn't learned enough to discuss the topic.

Problem is, she's threatening to many male politicians. Most women are, especially white women. Nobody would ever give Barbara Boxter shit, because she can be sassy because she's black. When Hillary gets sassy, everyone calls her a bitch.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

Hillary is running to quickly to the middle for my tastes.
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aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: December 23rd, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I can dream.

Sorry - Barbara Lee... Not Barbara Boxer. Got the black and Barbara parts right!
crescent_gaia From: crescent_gaia Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it would be a good ticket and I do hope it happens. For the only reason of actually having someone with brains for a change. :)

However, then they only really have to worry about zombies.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's no way it would happen. But I think they'll be up as possibilities on separate tickets.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the idea of them running against each other. Then we'd be able to vote for the better of two goods rather than the lesser of two evils....
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, unlike the potential Gore/McCain competition, I'd vote the hell out of Feingold. I'm still not sure for whom I'd have voted in the event of Gore v. McCain.

On the plus side, I'd not be worried if McCain won over Feingold. Sad because of a few of McCains beliefs, but hardly worried.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
'zactly.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, though. Do you think Feingold could win? he's pretty far right compared to the general desire for middle-of-the-road candidates preferd by America.

Note: Bush doesn't count because he used psychological terrorism to win.
The shit head.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, I don't know. I truly feel like if we actually put someone in the running that STOOD OUT rather than tried to appease everyone, they would have a better chance than lots of people think, but I've got this crazy optimism thing going on....
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: December 22nd, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty awesome of your job to do that. We just get the United Way push and some other assorted guilt trips :)
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do they take the money out of your pay, too?
Jerks.
minami_neko From: minami_neko Date: December 22nd, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Feingold vs McCain

Well, I read a while ago some quote by McCain comparing his time as a prisoner in Vietnam (it was Vietnam, wasn't it? I'm not a 100% sure) to the possibility of being a vice president. I have a hard time seeing him as the veep of anyone, and see him more as a presidential candidate.

I think McCain and Feingold definately both have very good chances in the next election, because while they are definately not what I would concider moderates, in their partnership have proven to be genuinely bipartisan when it is best for the country.

I wouldn't /mind/ McCain as president, though that would mean that most of his appointees were conservative, which, while things would be better than they are now, I tend to disagree with /all/ aspects of conservativism.

Hillary bugs me. She tries to be a moderate and just pisses everyone off. This whole flag-burning thing? She just seems out of the loop. Why is she talking about flagburning when we have everything else to worry about?

In summary, I am TOTALLY all about Feingold in '08.
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