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    Been a while since a convention turned to a compromise candidate but this writer offers a scenario in which that might occur.

    Al Gore is the most obvious and perhaps the only contender who could head off a complete meltdown in the party. After all, he already won the popular vote for the presidency. It was only because of a fluke at the Supreme Court that he was denied his turn at the wheel. No one could deny that he's ready on day one to assume the presidency. "It's the rational choice if this turns into a goddamn mess, which it could," says the Clinton adviser, who doesn't want to be quoted seeming to waver about Clinton's chances of securing the nomination.
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/119851
    Last edited by hkyfan; 03-07-2008, 04:27 PM.
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    Interesting but I can't see it coming to that.

    But, I like Gore better then Obama or Clinton.
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    • #3
      No.
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      • #4
        fluke at the Supreme Court that he was denied his turn at the wheel.
        That pretty much negates anything that "story" has to say.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TTB View Post
          Interesting but I can't see it coming to that.

          But, I like Gore better then Obama or Clinton.
          talk about pissing off more people than they already will

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          • #6
            What better way to hand an election to McCain?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MsFunkay View Post
              talk about pissing off more people than they already will
              Indeed...

              y'all voted buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut...we pick this guy instead.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by hkyfan View Post
                Been a while since a convention turned to a compromise candidate but this writer offers a scenario in which that might occur.


                http://www.newsweek.com/id/119851
                From your lips to God's ears. That would give my guys the election and probably control of the Congress.

                Not going to happen though.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cavalier79 View Post
                  From your lips to God's ears. That would give my guys the election and probably control of the Congress.

                  Not going to happen though.
                  I'm not suggesting this will happen just posted the article that speculates on how it could.

                  My guess is the candidates stay close, interest in the Democratic primaries remain high, a nominee is selected at convention with a compromise of some sort between Hillary and Obama and total and complete victory for the Dems in the fall and utter failure for your guys.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cavalier79 View Post
                    From your lips to God's ears. That would give my guys the election and probably control of the Congress.

                    Not going to happen though.
                    Control of the Congress? If a nuclear bomb dropped on Denver kills all the Democratic representatives and senators, maybe. The one certainty about this election is that the Republicans are going to lose seats in both houses, again. Only question is how much.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hkyfan View Post
                      Been a while since a convention turned to a compromise candidate but this writer offers a scenario in which that might occur.


                      http://www.newsweek.com/id/119851
                      desperation of old line party regulars and centrist press. It is not that close. It will not be that close. Get over it.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kah View Post
                        Control of the Congress? If a nuclear bomb dropped on Denver kills all the Democratic representatives and senators, maybe. The one certainty about this election is that the Republicans are going to lose seats in both houses, again. Only question is how much.
                        Don't be so confident. The Senate looks good for the Dems, but there are a number of "vulnerable" Democrats in the House. (I know, there have been a stunning number of Republican retirements, but don't be too confident).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SluSignGuy View Post
                          there are a number of "vulnerable" Democrats in the House.
                          No, really, there aren't.

                          I will concede that if things break the wrong way that we could lose the White House this fall. The press loves McCain, the GOP excels in demonizing opponents, etc. But not the Congress. We will gain seats in both houses. Book it.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kah View Post
                            No, really, there aren't.

                            I will concede that if things break the wrong way that we could lose the White House this fall. The press loves McCain, the GOP excels in demonizing opponents, etc. But not the Congress. We will gain seats in both houses. Book it.
                            The Democrats are doing a bang-up job at demonizing their own selves.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kjoe View Post
                              desperation of old line party regulars and centrist press. It is not that close. It will not be that close. Get over it.
                              I simply posted the article, which also contained some other interesting tidbits related to the current race. I didn't advocate the convention choosing a compromise candidate or even assert that it might happen.

                              Some of you are so busy worshipping at the Obama altar that the slightest info that might suggest anything but an Obama Presidency results in immediate negative response.

                              Read up on some political history and maybe you would have a clue that some of the things happening this year are neither novel or illegal. America will be fine come November even if Obama isn't the Democratic candidate for President. Life goes on.
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