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Something I was thinking of reading the OT yesterday was what Kos said lately: it's too early to really figure out how a VP candidate would work out by looking at polls. A lot of it is about name recognition.

Now, I like Obama's thinking about electoral politics. He has a long horizon and he thinks in structural terms about what his ticket needs to get people to vote for him. So I think he'll pick a running mate who will be a good fit over the longer term. For my money, I can see both Edwards and Webb working out, but Edwards would be risky -- it depends on whether Edwards can push through a narrative that he has renewed himself.

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 04:48:50 AM EST
... quantity, while the ability of Webb to translate the same theory into practice is not as firmly established.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Jun 1st, 2008 at 12:17:08 PM EST
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