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8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?
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8/11/2012 4:23:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Elizabeth Warren or John McCain
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8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.
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8/11/2012 4:25:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Geo. A "global fascist" like me should keep my enemies, namely those that know my deep dark secret, close.
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8/11/2012 4:26:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Someone who had the following beliefs:

1) The United States should colonize Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
2) The United States should invade Iran, and colonize it too.
3) The United States has a moral duty to colonize hostile nations in the middle east.
4) The United States should Iraq, Pakistan (i.e. do to Pakistan what it did to Iraq) and occupy the land presently held by Palestinians on the Gaza Strip (with the intent of giving the region to Israel).
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8/11/2012 4:30:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:25:49 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
A "global fascist" like me should keep my enemies, namely those that know my deep dark secret, close.

You and I could be good friends.
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8/11/2012 4:36:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.

I'm almost tempted to run on an ultra-conservative platform, have Dennis Kucinich as my Vice Presidential on the pretext that I need a liberal handy to kick around, then having won, immediately resign the Presidency. It'd be a gas.

More seriously, maybe Chomsky? Being in a position of power, I wouldn't listen to him much, but he could be like an Executive-branch ombudsman, ensuring that I don't egregiously violate people's freedom, or forget about their happiness.
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8/11/2012 4:42:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:36:09 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.

I'm almost tempted to run on an ultra-conservative platform, have Dennis Kucinich as my Vice Presidential on the pretext that I need a liberal handy to kick around, then having won, immediately resign the Presidency. It'd be a gas.

In reality, that's a fantastic idea. I'd pick Hillary Clinton.
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8/11/2012 4:52:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:42:17 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:36:09 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.

I'm almost tempted to run on an ultra-conservative platform, have Dennis Kucinich as my Vice Presidential on the pretext that I need a liberal handy to kick around, then having won, immediately resign the Presidency. It'd be a gas.

In reality, that's a fantastic idea. I'd pick Hillary Clinton.

Maybe we could rename The Democrats, The Republicans, and run really conservative candidates, who in reality are our favored choices pretending? Sure, we'd only win, through random chance, like 50% of the time, but it'd be so worth it to see the looks on everyone's faces come the State of the Union.
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8/11/2012 5:23:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:26:30 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Someone who had the following beliefs:

1) The United States should colonize Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
2) The United States should invade Iran, and colonize it too.
3) The United States has a moral duty to colonize hostile nations in the middle east.
4) The United States should Iraq, Pakistan (i.e. do to Pakistan what it did to Iraq) and occupy the land presently held by Palestinians on the Gaza Strip (with the intent of giving the region to Israel).

Someone who did NOT have these beliefs.
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8/11/2012 5:52:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 5:24:02 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
Definitely Jon Huntsman or Andrew Cuomo.

I was intrigued by Jon Huntsman when he ran for the nomination, what's his story? Family wealth & connections + foreign policy experience?
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8/11/2012 6:09:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:52:01 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:42:17 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:36:09 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.

I'm almost tempted to run on an ultra-conservative platform, have Dennis Kucinich as my Vice Presidential on the pretext that I need a liberal handy to kick around, then having won, immediately resign the Presidency. It'd be a gas.

In reality, that's a fantastic idea. I'd pick Hillary Clinton.

Maybe we could rename The Democrats, The Republicans, and run really conservative candidates, who in reality are our favored choices pretending? Sure, we'd only win, through random chance, like 50% of the time, but it'd be so worth it to see the looks on everyone's faces come the State of the Union.

I think I might make an entire political career ostensibly appearing to be conservative, but then, when elected to the office of the presidency, totally invert every position I once held. Or really... if I were appointed to the Supreme Court, It'd be like Warren returning from the grave.
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8/11/2012 6:10:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 5:23:29 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:26:30 PM, YYW wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Someone who had the following beliefs:

1) The United States should colonize Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
2) The United States should invade Iran, and colonize it too.
3) The United States has a moral duty to colonize hostile nations in the middle east.
4) The United States should Iraq, Pakistan (i.e. do to Pakistan what it did to Iraq) and occupy the land presently held by Palestinians on the Gaza Strip (with the intent of giving the region to Israel).

Someone who did NOT have these beliefs.

I love it how you guys have practically no idea when I'm being serious or not.
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8/11/2012 6:11:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Rand Paul or Marco Rubio.
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8/11/2012 8:02:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/11/2012 4:25:13 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:23:29 PM, NixonianVolkswagen wrote:
At 8/11/2012 4:21:22 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Who would you pick as your VP?

Do they have to be A) Living, and/or B) Viable?

Has to be living. Does not have to be viable.

Mark Levin! :D
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8/11/2012 9:42:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Michael Moore! :D

No, I'd pick Hillary Clinton.
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8/12/2012 1:59:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'd put a lot more effort into the audition process were I actually in that position, but from where I'm sitting... eh, Randy Barnett seems a likely candidate.
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