Breaking: Bumper sticker says it’s Bayh; Update: NBC says Bayh and Kaine are out; Update: Activity at Biden’s house? Update: Weekly Standard says it’s Biden; Update: Hillary’s out, says CNN

posted at 6:04 pm on August 22, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

A Lenexa, Kansas printing company has started producing Obama-Bayh bumper stickers, according to a Kansas City television news report.  KMBC-9 has three sources and an example of the bumper sticker for its proof that Barack Obama has selected Evan Bayh as his running mate:

After weeks of speculation and days of intense rumors, the answer to who Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would name as his running mate may have come down to a bumper sticker printed in Lenexa.

KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material. That’s Bayh as in U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Word leaked out about the material as it was being printed up by Gill Studios of Lenexa. The Obama campaign had said it would make the announcement by text message on Friday.

Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. The company president would not comment when asked by Mahoney about the reports. But at least three sources close to the plant’s operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced.

If this pans out, then why delay the announcement?  Bayh isn’t the most exciting candidate, but he’s not as problematic as some, either.

Continuing: If this is true — and we’re still waiting for the magic text message — then this will be a let-down on a couple of fronts for Democrats.  First, Bayh isn’t exactly beloved by the netroots.  His selection over choices like Kathleen Sebelius and especially Hillary Clinton will be seen as wan and unimaginative, more stolid than solid.  Next, the Joe Biden boomlet really appeared to have legs, and a Biden selection supposedly would have sent a signal that Obama had picked an attack dog.  Bayh’s more of a lapdog.

Gill Studios, KMBC reports in its video, isn’t just a small-time operation.  They do $60 million in political business for both parties and is one of the top printing concerns in the nation for this specialty.  They wouldn’t gear up to print Obama-Bayh material unless someone was serious about needing a lot of them — and there hasn’t exactly been a grassroots movement to get Bayh added to the ticket.

Still, this will make Obama competitive in Indiana, assuming that this is true.

Update (AP): I’m suspicious of the fact that the bumper sticker doesn’t have the recognizable, familiar Obama campaign font and logo. Also, don’t campaigns usually print up paraphernalia in advance for a variety of VP candidates?

On the other hand, as of a few minutes ago, ObamaBayh.com was redirecting to this nonexistent placeholder page at Obama’s website with “Meet Evan” in the URL. I’m assuming the proprietor simply took the URL for the Obama bio page at the campaign site and pointed it to what they assumed would be the page for Bayh, but who knows? Anyway, ObamaBayh.com now has a new page up and it looks shoddy enough to make me think it’s not connected to the campaign. For what it’s worth, the registration for both the main Obama campaign site and the ObamaBayh site both were done through GoDaddy, with OB registered via anonymous proxy. Hmmm.

ObamaBiden.com and ObamaKaine.com go nowhere.

Update II (Ed): Here’s a post I wrote on Bayh a few days ago that will become more important if this pans out.  I think we can see the end of the “rich”, “out of touch”, and “corporate lackey” themes at Team Obama.

Update III: As of 6:55 ET, no confirmation or denial, or Magic Text Message.  This could be just some people at Gill poking fun at the process, but that seems rather unlikely.  They’ll want Obama’s business this cycle, and making fun of him won’t help.  The other suggestion in the comments, that Team Obama may be having several different iterations printed, doesn’t make a lot of sense either but could be possible.  It’s expensive to do print runs, and for what?  To play games with people?  If they have money for that, they can stop fundraising tomorrow.

Mostly, I’m not sold on this whole buildup with Evan Bayh as the payoff.  That practically defines anticlimax.

Update IV: KMBC has an update on their story with a quote from the print company’s president:

“We’re very disappointed that you would spread this rumor,” Gill Studios President Tom Carrico said.

“You didn’t print it here?” Mahoney asked.

“I didn’t say that. But I’m very disappointed that you would come out and interview us and ask for confirmation and we said we would not confirm,” Carrico said.

“Or deny,” Mahoney said.

“That’s correct,” Carrico said.

On the record as refusing to deny the report … FWIW.

Update V: Team Obama claims they have these kinds of materials being printed for a number of potential veepmates.  Your Democratic donations at work!  The announcement, they say, will come tomorrow morning.

Update (AP): If they really do hold it until the last possible minute, then needless to say, it’s not Bayh. The letdown would simply be too great. It’s either Biden or Hillary. Ambinder says there are reports of a charter jet on its way to Delaware from Chicago

Why not string it out to the max and have both Hillary and Biden attend the event in Springfield? That’ll really send the press over the edge.

Update (AP): Another Biden hint. Staffers cutting their vacations short?

Update (AP): Andrea Mitchell told Matthews on Hardball about an hour ago that she had it on “very good authority” that Bayh and Kaine have already been told it’s not them and that, barring some rabbit-out-of-the-hat Hillary pick, it’s probably Biden.

Is that really happening? After a week of excruciating suspense, the big revelation is Joe Hairplugs?

Update (AP): The veep stakeout pays off. Activity at Plugs HQ!

Update (AP): Grain of salt since they’re a right-wing mag, but the Standard says a Democratic source tells them it’s Biden.

Update (AP): NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE:

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama has ruled out Senator Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate, a senior Democratic official told CNN on Friday night.


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Yakko77 on August 23, 2008 at 1:30 AM –

A gift from Heaven, it is. Just have to fashion a series of ads with pics of Obama and quotes from Biden.

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 1:31 AM

After glowing compliments like this, he kinda had to pick him… didn’t he?

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

And of course:

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) Reaffirmed That Obama Was Not Ready To Be Commander In Chief. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “You were asked is he ready. You said ‘I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.‘” Sen. Biden: “I think that I stand by the statement.” (ABC’s “This Week,” 8/19/07)

Sen. Biden: “Having talking points on foreign policy doesn’t get you there.” (“Biden Lashes Out At Obama,” ABC News’ “Political Radar” Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 8/2/07)

McCain campaign ad people… you listening? (Voice-over) “One year ago his Vice Presidential candidate said he wasn’t ready for the job….”

RightWinged on August 23, 2008 at 1:31 AM

How about that!

Joe Biden, working for the man

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:34 AM

If Obama wasn’t doing well with the Indian vote before, he has a real handicap now.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 1:35 AM

highopes:

Before you start throwing the word lie around maybe you should read what you wrote:

As a Senator there are more effective ways of expressing McCain could have expressed his concerns than joining the Democrats in attacking the legitimate leadership of the DOD. Face it, McCain had a grudge against Rumsfeld because of the pork projects eliminated at the expense of McCain’s backers. Ditto the attacks on Boeing that initally tossed American security to foreign interests. Throw in his attacks on how to deal with those detained in Gitmo and a pattern emerges.

And comparing your fellow Republicans to the Germans who supported Hitler might not be the best way to bring about unity either. And before you call me a liar and tell me you did not say that, go back and read your comment.

You are just pissed that you did not get your way.

And you know what? McCain stood with the President in support of the war even when it was not a popular thing to do.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:35 AM

And no I do not think it was the pork projects that were behind McCain’s resentment of Rumsfeld. McCain is not known to be a pork kind of guy, it was the prospect of losing the war that pissed McCain off.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:37 AM

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 1:26 AM

they will lose if Biden is really the VP selection..

I won’t really believe it, until “THE ONE” announces it. LOL

You pick two extremists and you lose.. come on.

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Shep is about to wet himself over this.

Gawd “Fox” can get any worse . . .Can it ? ?

Texyank on August 23, 2008 at 1:39 AM

And who are to attack everyone else highhopes? Me..McCain, the rest of the party who supports McCain..all are wrong, but you. Well who do you think you are to tell the rest of us what is right and wrong?

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 1:38 AM

I always figured Obama would choose someone as extreme as he is. He wants a revolution, and you can’t get one with moderates.

But I agree with you, when the Democrats do this, they usually lose big time.

I will say it again, this campaign reminds me of the McGovern campaign.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Texyank:

I stopped watching Shep after Katrina. The man is a loon.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:41 AM

Shep is about to wet himself over this.

Texyank on August 23, 2008 at 1:39 AM

Shep is a liberal anti-war Democrat. He was saying that we were losing in Iraq a month ago.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 1:42 AM

And highhopes, people went to jail over that Boeing issue. Are you suggesting that we should condone thievery?

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:43 AM

LOL! Black racist fraud meet White racist fraud!

elduende on August 23, 2008 at 1:46 AM

Biden, who has twice sought the White House, is a Catholic with blue-collar roots, a generally liberal voting record and a reputation as a long-winded orator.

I will say it again, this campaign reminds me of the McGovern³ campaign.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:47 AM

Black racist fraud meet White racist fraud!

elduende on August 23, 2008 at 1:46 AM

+1

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:47 AM

Two long winded Democrats on the ticket. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in the Congress. It seems like these people might be enough to turn the country off on Democrats.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:49 AM

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:49 AM –

From your lips to God’s ear.

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 1:51 AM

You pick two extremists and you lose.. come on.

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Um… there is some doubt that OByn isn’t the choice?

Hmm, a ruse?

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:51 AM

You know this morning I decided to do my own experiment. On the way to work, nothing on the radio but constant chatter about everyone keeping their cell phone close due to the “special” text message from the Messiah!. My drive to work, was station after station, that’s all… we are going to be waitin for the text. Well I decided to pull a prank at work to the most loyal democrat idealogues who’s sphincter was the size of pin head, waitin for the text from the exalted one.. I sent a text msg where I spoofed a text message from the Messiah’s web site indicating that the VP pick was Hillary.

What happened next was amazing…. in a very arrogant manner this person announced to the office that he received a text message indicating that Hillary was the VP pick. The office proceeded to have a spontaneous celebration that finally the democrats have realized that enough was enough and that the Clinton’s were going to put Obama over the top. That led to an email broadcasting the announcement that this fellow was the first to receive the txt msg which led to phone calls to his family and friends. That’s when I decided after precisely 2 minutes into this celebration, that enough was enough. I sent another spoofed txt msg indicating it was Robert Byrd. Well… that caused a shit storm of another email message retracting the Hillary announcement and blaming the previous announcement that the republicans hacked into the Obama website.

What is the point of all of this… the realization that Obamican’s realization that Hillary was their only hope to reclaim the White House.

Sergei on August 23, 2008 at 1:52 AM

That fat slob Beckel is on Fox saying that Biden’s lying speeck in 88 where he stole Neil Kinnock;s life story is the same as Romney changing his position on abortion.

This is the Twilight Zone: This ridiulous windbag airhead Goofball from a state with 3 counties can be torn to shreads by any worthwhile opposition campaign, and the Airbag talking heads on CNN and Fox are babbling about Biden’s “experience”

His experience–being an obvious fraud. This is dumber than Bush One picking Quayle. As odd as Nixon picking Henry Cabot Lodge. As Ideologically stupid as FDR picking Communist Tool Wallace in 1940

I don’t frakking believe it……………

Janos Hunyadi on August 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM

Sergei, you are a naughty Republican.

Mojave Mark on August 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM

Beckel is lame, really. I have no idea why he’s still a Fox commentator, just like why I have no idea why gravel-voice Estrich is still on there.

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 1:58 AM

Janos Hunyadi on August 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM

Beckel says a lot of things he really doesn’t personally believe. He is a paid mouth piece. Fox pays him for defending the Democratic candidate (no matter who that is) and he does it. I don’t pay him any mind at all. I don’t know how he sleeps at night. I really don’t.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 1:59 AM

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 1:58 AM –

Estrich managed the successful Dukakis Presidential campaign… :-)

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Obama bin Biden 2008!

redrock on August 23, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Um… there is some doubt that OByn isn’t the choice?

Hmm, a ruse?

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:51 AM

remember when they said Gephardt was Kerry’s running mate and they went with Edwards?

I think Bayh, could still get it.(he’s still an extremist especially on taxes and spending but the media has done a good job of lying to the people trying to say that he’s somehow “mainstream” especially on taxes and border security)

http://www.ontheissues.org/Senate/Evan_Bayh.htm

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Beckel is lame, really. I have no idea why he’s still a Fox commentator, just like why I have no idea why gravel-voice Estrich is still on there.

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 1:58 AM

They are there because people like to watch them. If they didn’t get the ratings they would be gone. Same reason Rove is there.

bnelson44 on August 23, 2008 at 2:01 AM

And you know what? McCain stood with the President in support of the war even when it was not a popular thing to do.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:35 AM

We hear praise of a power-wielding, arm-twisting President who “gets his program through Congress” by knowing the use of power. Throughout the course of history, there have been many other such wielders of power. There have even been dictators who regularly held plebiscites, in which their dictatorships were approved by an Ivory-soap-like percentage of the electorate. But their countries were not free, nor can any country remain free under such despotic power. Some of the current worship of powerful executives may come from those who admire strength and accomplishment of any sort. Others hail the display of Presidential strength simply because they approve of the result reached by the use of power. This is nothing less than the totalitarian philosophy that the end justifies the means If ever there was a philosophy of government totally at war with that of the Founding Fathers, it is this one.
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 2:02 AM

especially on taxes and border security* is where I feel Bayh is an extremist.

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 2:05 AM

And highhopes, people went to jail over that Boeing issue. Are you suggesting that we should condone thievery?

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:43 AM

Terrye, really, you are wasting your time. You’re debating with the flip side of alphie.

funky chicken on August 23, 2008 at 2:11 AM

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Who the hell are you to question why I arrived at my position? Seriously, you question my motives for why I have arrived at my opinions. What gives you that right?

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:12 AM

Smug and Plugs!

remember when they said Gephardt was Kerry’s running mate and they went with Edwards?

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 2:00 AM

It’s the total package look. Good looking (to some), smart
(to some²), articulate black guy, along with the hair plug for men poster boy as veep.

Remember, Kerry and Edwards saying they have better hair?

Vanity is their Achilles’ heel, me thinks.

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 2:12 AM

Joe Biden, working for the man

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 1:34 AM

Or at least copying what the man produced and claiming it as his own.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:13 AM

I stopped watching Shep after Katrina. The man is a loon.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:41 AM

OMG! Common ground with a McCain Moonbat. That’s also where I also lost any respect for Shep.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:16 AM

And highhopes, people went to jail over that Boeing issue. Are you suggesting that we should condone thievery?

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 1:43 AM

Um… What Boeing issue are you talking about. Clearly different than the one I was refering to.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:18 AM

That’s also where I also lost any respect for Shep.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:16 AM

Aw, come on… that’s no way to talk about the third stooge.

Or maybe the 5th….

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 2:18 AM

Sergei, you are a naughty Republican.

Mojave Mark on August 23, 2008 at 1:57 AM

Well I take slight offense at that… really a conservative, if you know what I mean. But the experiment was worth the trouble figuring out what their true feelings were.. that the attack ads from the McCain camp really hit the mark.

Sergei on August 23, 2008 at 2:28 AM

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 2:18 AM

LOL!

Seriously, I’m living here down in New Orleans (which also explains my normal state of rage when it comes to political discussion). Shep was down here right after the storm and he blames everything that happened on the Bush administration without conceding that the local and state government (Democrat) had more to do with the problems of Katrina than did FEMA and the feds. There would have been nobody to rescue had Nagin used those busses to get citizens away from the city.

Sorry Kini, I’m just venting my frustration. Three years after the storm and things are worse than they were before Katrina. I’m at the end of my patience. This entire city needs mental therapy.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 2:29 AM

Shepard Smith is an idiot. I would watch Anderson Cooper over that toolbag.

Squid Shark on August 23, 2008 at 2:30 AM

I joined the ‘Shep is a Tool Club’ DURING Katina, when that self-absorbed girly-man was bleating about why no hello-copters were airlifting people from the freeway overpass and openly accusing Bush and the National Guard of homicidal indifference

He didn’t get the memo that ‘journalist’ tell us what they see and hear, and leave the emotions and analysis to US

Janos Hunyadi on August 23, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Hillary’s out, says CNN

You’re out, Tom.

CP on August 23, 2008 at 2:48 AM

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/splashone

They just updated their website. So much for the texts. Or were the texts ever coming? Perhaps it was a ploy to put together a giant democratic database… FISA anyone?! ROVE!

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 2:54 AM

So….Biden? Really?

Bishop on August 23, 2008 at 3:10 AM

I haven’t back read this thread too far, so in case it hasn’t already been mentioned…

Reuters announced 20 minutes ago that the Chosen One has chosen Joe Biden.

SilverStar830 on August 23, 2008 at 3:11 AM

Guess they’re doing the texts afterall. DUmmies just posted they got texted:

From: 62262

Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on http://www.BarackObama.com . Spread the word!

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 3:12 AM

Perhaps it was a ploy to put together a giant democratic database… FISA anyone?! ROVE!

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 2:54 AM

It may or may not have started out to be but it seems that’s what happened. Bet the people who made a big deal of staring at their phones all week feel pretty silly right about now.

They got phished for their digits! Hope they enjoy the endless fundraising spam.

Gilda on August 23, 2008 at 3:17 AM

I find it funny that Obama’s campaign is right now waking up the entire country at 3 am EDT with text messages, instead of sending them out at 10am like they said they were.

3 am call?! Where is your President nominee? He’s sleeping, but you can’t because his campaign is beeping you to wake up!

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 3:20 AM

They got phished for their digits! Hope they enjoy the endless fundraising spam.

Gilda on August 23, 2008 at 3:17 AM

According to Buffett, I guess, they should sue Obama. Wow. That was quick. From Edwards to Obama in a day.

progressoverpeace on August 23, 2008 at 3:22 AM

“You need a cold towel to put on that headache, Barack”?

“No, just ice, snow peas”.

“I think j’yo bin den thinking too hard this week”.

“Hullery up and bring the rod damn ice”!

“Always think yo Wright, don’t ya”!

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 3:24 AM

Yeah, I just got my text message… it’s Biden.

YIPPEE! What fun we’ll have.

MsUnderestimated on August 23, 2008 at 3:27 AM

Yeah, I just got my text message… it’s Biden.

YIPPEE! What fun we’ll have.

MsUnderestimated on August 23, 2008 at 3:27 AM

You actually gave democrats your cell phone number?

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 3:30 AM

From: 62262

Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on http://www.BarackObama.com . Spread the word!

Enoxo on August 23, 2008 at 3:12 AM

Yes, I got that text, too… I didn’t even know if it would happen or if it was real – but it did just come across. Not that I didn’t think I’d find out when everybody else did, but wanted to see if it felt as ghey to get the text as I thought it would. And it did. Blech.

MsUnderestimated on August 23, 2008 at 3:30 AM

It’s entitlement now.

. I didn’t plan this pregnancy.

You can’t abort this.

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 3:31 AM

“That’s it, I’ve had enough! Clint on in the car, Rez co!”
.
“Um, is theres Ayers in the tyers?”

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 3:31 AM

Well, it does prove something my Dad said to me years ago. Top notch people surround themselves with other top notch people. Lesser people surround themselves with other lesser people.

This campaign is ours to lose. But The One just made winning a bit more easy.

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 3:31 AM

According to Buffett, I guess, they should sue Obama.

progressoverpeace on August 23, 2008 at 3:22 AM

It should be a class action suit, just for the sweet leftie-terminological irony. (They can follow up with the race and gender ones later, for the trifecta.)

Or, better, in true Chicago Politics form, Obama can play it as Protection Racket. Since texts cost money to receive the campaign can offer to stop sending them in return for a donation. Ha!

Gilda on August 23, 2008 at 3:33 AM

“Um, is theres Ayers in the tyers?”

You can bet your sweet bippy!

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 3:34 AM

I wonder if Rush is awake at this time, if he is he’s laughing is arse off.

AMartinez on August 23, 2008 at 3:35 AM

Blech.

MsUnderestimated on August 23, 2008 at 3:30 AM

Cheers!

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Quick. someone photoshop an Ayers guage. The slogan on the tube can be “How much Ayers is in you”?

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 3:42 AM

I just got my text message.

Glory Be! Christmas come early.

Squid Shark on August 23, 2008 at 3:45 AM

if it really is Biden Bwhhahhahaha!!

Obama has some bad judgment..

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 3:54 AM

Biden, eh? Well, if Osama Obama was looking for a veep who is more arrogant than he is, he found him.

This should bode well for the GOP’s chances of retaining the White House — if McLame doesn’t blow it.

SynthSmith on August 23, 2008 at 3:54 AM

I just received this text message from the Biden folks:
.
“Mr. Biden always has a plan. For instance, the PUMAs and the Barak people don’t get along. Joe’s plan to eliminate infighting at next week’s Democratic convention is to segregate the delegates along religious lines, leaving him and Obama deciding how all the money will be spent on the campaign, amazingly similar the plan he proposed for the Iraqi people.”

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 3:59 AM

Funny, I’m watching 20/20, because I have to….
when the ABC (Always Broadcasting Crap) cuts into the program to announce Biden as the veep.

The reporter’ette asks Stephie “what does this all mean?”

Then after much postering ABC gives… the 20/20 program resumes.

Can’t wait till the new season of The Family Guy resumes.

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:01 AM

Well played Karl Rove!

Biden is a great VP candidate if you want the GOP herd to vote for McCain despite the fact he is nothing more than a Democrat hiding out in the party of Lincoln.

highhopes on August 23, 2008 at 4:02 AM

Well, it does prove something my Dad said to me years ago. Top notch people surround themselves with other top notch people. Lesser people surround themselves with other lesser people.

coldwarrior on August 23, 2008 at 3:31 AM

Have no friends not equal to yourself.
- Confucius

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:06 AM

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:06 AM

With no particular reason….

But just think…. it could have been McCain/Binden.

umhhphhh…

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:10 AM

Just think, if McCain chooses Lieberman (I am thinking it will more likely be Romney though) then Obama will have an arguably more conservative running mate than McCain.

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:14 AM

OK that was fun.
.
I think McCain needs to pick Fred! for VP. Imagine the veep debates.
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Unfortunately, he’ll pick Mel “Amnesty” Martinez.

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 4:18 AM

Just think, if McCain chooses Lieberman (I am thinking it will more likely be Romney though) then Obama will have an arguably more conservative running mate than McCain.

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:14 AM

Well… yes. Duhh! But then you’ve been saying that for a while.

But then to quote a great American, “Stupid is as Stupid Does”

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:19 AM

McCain is like a box of McChocolates, you never know if you are going to be McScrewed.

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:23 AM

MB4, you are so MBsweet

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:28 AM

Just think, if McCain chooses Lieberman (I am thinking it will more likely be Romney though) then Obama will have an arguably more conservative running mate than McCain.

MB4 on August 23, 2008 at 4:14 AM

as liberal as Lieberman is look how extreme Joe Biden is scroll down to the bottom and look at the Chart, compare Lieberman to Biden..

http://www.ontheissues.org/joe_lieberman.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/joe_biden.htm

Biden is way to the left of Lieberman.

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 4:35 AM

And Obama is WAY to the left of both of them they consider him “Hard Core” Liberal..

http://www.ontheissues.org/barack_obama.htm

I would consider Biden more hard core liberal, Biden believes that life begins at conception but he’s totally pro-abortion.

Biden voted NO on banning Human Cloning! LMAO..

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 4:38 AM

Unfortunately, he’ll pick Mel “Amnesty” Martinez.

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 4:18 AM

Not eligible, born in Cuba…

Squid Shark on August 23, 2008 at 4:39 AM

MB4,
Are you actually seeing the racism in the democrat party?

…. clean… articulate …. nice guy

A senator, who publicly insults the number One, is now the number two?

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:39 AM

Not eligible, born in Cuba…

Squid Shark on August 23, 2008 at 4:39 AM

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Cuba is further north than Panama or Kenya, or Hawaii.
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Hah! /jk
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I can almost guaranty that if you read and enjoy Hot Air you will not be pleased with McCain’s pick. After enduring Arizona residency for 20 years, I know what conservative disappointment is. McCain never failed to deliver.
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It’s all a big scam anyway, no matter who you vote for. It’s
rigged, its fixed. Why do the “conservative” Republican primaries start in liberal Iowa and New Hampshire??
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Go back to the first GOP debate of the primary, and check out McCain’s performance.
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I’m living in Hawaii now, so my write in vote for John Bolton will not even be counted.
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Start the primaries in Wyoming or North Carolina, or Mississippi next go round, OK?
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Aloha!

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 4:57 AM

AZCON on August 23, 2008 at 4:57 AM

Meh, I dont have that problem, I have voted in the Florida elections (even if I have not lived there) since I began voting (including 2000), so my vote always counts :)

Squid Shark on August 23, 2008 at 5:03 AM

Sergei on August 23, 2008 at 1:52 AM

Thanks, bro! I’d have done the same but the Dems where I work aren’t enamored with Obama whatsoever and had no desire to receive any text message from his campaign; I think they know a dud when they see one.

electric-rascal on August 23, 2008 at 5:23 AM

MB4,
Are you actually seeing the racism in the democrat party?

…. clean… articulate …. nice guy

A senator, who publicly insults the number One, is now the number two?

Kini on August 23, 2008 at 4:39 AM

actually, thats NOT the whole quote that made it offensive, to call someone “clean and articulate” would be a compliment.. “clean” could mean that he’s a clean guy not dirty politically or could mean that he’s a nice guy, what was offensive was the beginning and end of the statement..

“I mean, you got the first, sorta mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy… I mean that’s a storybook, man”

-Joe Biden on Barack Obama

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=463858485

Audio above

the problem with Biden’s statement is..
1. it’s false, Colin Powell Condi Rice, Michael Steel, J.C Watts list goes on..

2. the end of the statement saying that it’s a storybook, as if African-Americans are not capable of being “articulate” or “clean”(however you use the word, putting it in the frame of a “storybook” puts it out of reach for the “common person” to attain, as if Obama is an anomaly and something that “normal African-Americans” could not attain unless it was just in a storybook or a “fantasy”.)

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 5:54 AM

Sorry, no soap. Another excellent example of something that looks great on paper but in practice fails miserably, just like liberal policies. Exit question: If the voters have repeatedly rejected Biden as a presidential candidate on numerous occasions why on earth would they find him acceptable a heartbeat away?

Besides, Biden’s strength is foreign policy I’ll grant but it only glaringly shows Obama lack of same all the more.

Great choice for McCain though.

mustng66 on August 23, 2008 at 6:41 AM

So, after all that hype it’s Smugs ‘n Plugs. This is gonna be fun!

gridlock2 on August 23, 2008 at 6:54 AM

No Rope-A-Dope.
Just a Dope.

Travis1 on August 23, 2008 at 11:48 AM

This certainly didn’t help blogs’ credibility.

corona on August 23, 2008 at 12:06 PM

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