Rumor has it Barack Obama will pick Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as his running mate this Wednesday.
Speculation that Bayh would be the vice-presidential nominee goes back to the beginning of the summer, when Bayh, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, admitted that he would be interested in the position. Those rumors have been getting a lot of fuel in recent weeks and journo Bil Browning offers five reasons why it’s about to go down.
First and foremost, Obama wants to beat the epic Olympic coverage. Also, a Tuesday trip to Midwestern Indiana not only bring the candidate to Bayh’s home state, but opens up the rest of the battleground region.
If that’s not enough to get tongues wagging, Obama’s campaign told Browning to expect the unpublicized Tuesday event to run into Wednesday afternoon, but offered no details, just this cryptic note, “I can’t tell you what the event is about, but we want to make sure you have a ticket so you can cover it…” Most telling: someone snatched up the website ObamaBayh08.com, which very briefly took viewers to the Democratic Party’s website. Gasp!
Bayh’s a pretty good choice not only because he’s immensely popular in Indiana – the former Governor broke electoral records – but also because he’s liberal on social issues like abortion and gay rights, but has a keen handle on the economy. During his 8-year tenure as Indiana’s Governor, Bayh never once raised taxes and helped create over 300,000 jobs. A man like that could help woo worried middle Americans.
On a related note, Obama’s camp today released a new commercial entitled “Pocket,” which takes on McCain and his campaign’s ties to the oil business. Says the optimistic yet cutting narrator, “…Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with 2 million dollars in contributions. Because instead of taxing their windfall profits to help drivers, McCain wants to give them another 4 billion in tax breaks.” Cue snap of McCain standing with President Bush and then, “After one president in the pocket of big oil, we can’t afford another.”
Check it out:
It really doesn’t matter who he picks – I wouldn’t vote for that piece of shit if he was the ONLY person on the ballot!
Say NO-bama 2008 and beyond…..
The only people who say “NO-bama” are these remaining pro-Hillary extremist wack-jobs who can’t get over the fact that she lost (and has since endorsed and campaigned for Obama). Obama is eons better than John McCain on issues that real progressives care about. Obama-Bayh sounds good to me.
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Monday, 04 August 2008
Obama and the Kenya connection
‘Thanks for sending out an alert about Obama’s candidacy for US President. We are living and working in Kenya for almost twelve years now and know his family (tribe) well. They are the ones who were behind the recent Presidential election chaos here. Thousands of people have been displaced by election violence (over 350,000) and I don’t know the last count of the dead.
Obama under ‘friends of Obama’ gave almost a million dollars to the opposition campaign who just happened to be his cousin, Raila Odinga , who is a socialist trained in East Germany. He has been trying to bring Kenya down for years and the last president threw him in prison for trying to subvert this country! December 27th elections brought cries from ODM (Odinga Camp) of rigged election. Obama and Raila speak daily.’
Everyone seems to be talking about an Obama landslide victory. I just don’t see it. Maybe his VP will change my mind. But, I don’t think I can vote for him in November. I wish he had a few more years in the Senate so I could be sure about his position(s).
Little One, nice try. I get letters from Kenya and Nigeria on a weekly basis wanting me to help get money out of the country. There is nothing to substantiate or validate this “letter” and it’s posted on a site that is so blatantly anti-Obama from the very beginning, some boardering on “tabloid” quality. Like the letter from the Special Forces Captain about Obama ignoring wounded troops on his visit to Afghanistan that was discredited. Some of the stories posted are in fact exposed as lies on Snopes. So go peddle your anti-Obama lies and bullshit somewhere else.
If you are happy with Bush and the GOP crime syndicate and want more of the same, or you’re a low information voter who lives for GOP talking points or FOX “news” or are just a spite voter, go with McCain. But don’t try to spread bullshit because a lot of us can think and read and search for the facts, much to your disappointment.
The Veep on the Ticket can sometimes solidify the Vote (my case when Gore joined Clinton in 1992) so Evan Bayh has a lot to help this ticket into a desperately needed Big Presidential Win for Dems in 2008. I would guess that Jim (FDR) Webb is the 2012 Back-up… Rick has paranoid delusions that there are still marauding supporters of Hillary over-turning Hummer vehicles. Of course, this site is plagued by McGroan implants (and Cindy knows all about that!) Der-brain!
Bayh not my first choice but he does no harm.
bayh is squeaky clean so no crazy baggage brought to the ticket, and he may help flip Indiana. I’d like an outside the box pick for VP.
Caroline Kennedy….that ticket would have STAR POWEER
“woo worried middle Americans” allow me to regain my composure, 😐 Baah just excites me so much.
So now he is adopting the republican line of tax cuts. Giving back to the people their money but for one time only. People are starting to wake up and seeing this phony double talk hypocrit for what he is. He says he is for a tax rebate now, but if he’s elected you’ll see him backtrack and flip-flop/CHANGE like he has done with FISA, oil
drilling, handgun bans, Iran, GLBT issues ect.
What new Obama will we see next week?
I’m looking forward to the new and not improved strawberry flavored Barrack , same bullsh!t different taste.
Picking Bayh is a bad move. It will allow Indiana’s governor to appoint a Republican to his Senate seat, and will make it very, very difficult for the Dems to get it back in such a red state.
Bayh does no harm. But the VP pick doesn’t make much of a difference, neither Obama’s nor McCain’s. This election is about Obama and Obama alone — whether or not Americans will vote for him and the dramatic change he represents. That’s the only issue on the ballot and everyone knows it.
as a former hoosier, I LOVE EVAN BAYH! his dad was great too, and he had a wonderful mother. this is a kid that was raised right!
I just saw this one and it captures my problem with Obama perfectly. “A Taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders”
I figured his tax plan will cost me a minimum of $5k/year. Why on earth would I knowingly vote so I can write and additional check of $5k per year? Some would say that is pretty stupid.
John McCain sucks.
Vote for McCain, and expect more crap..Buckets of it to the middle class….IF Americans are DUMB enough to vote McCain, then Americans deserve ALL the bad he brings with him! That goes for you BRETT!
Thanks little one. Now we know the truth about Obama’s family in Kenya! Now, where should I send my $3000 security deposit for that $900 2 bedroom in the west village?
“same bullsh!t different taste.’
now you’ve exposed yourself… as the scat-freak Larry Craig
Brett’s myopic view of what matters in this country perfectly sums up the mindset of those brain-dead idiots who stuck us with eight years of Bush.
Honestly, Brett. Fuck. Off.
Ahhh….Queerty, the entertainment site for Log Cabin Republicans. Good job!
Evan Bayh I guess would be nice.
I was honestly hoping for Hillary. But I see she has a new strategy going for her 2012 run. GOOD LUCK.
Hopefully whomever he picks will be a good one.
However, I wouldn’t support a McCain ticket under NO CIRCUMSTANCES!…UGH
I live in Indiana (yep, et in Arcadia ego), and Evan Bayh is, if possible, a bigger triangulator than Obama. Charming man, nice looking, but slick as a cheap suit and as trustworthy as a Serb nickel. It’s Green Party for me; I want them to break the 5% mark for funding recognition. If you want a liberal/gay inclusive platform, think outside this box. (Just one caveat: no, I’m not helping to elect John McCain. I’m choosing and voting.)
I’d gladly pay an extra $5k a year to avoid the further erosion of my civil rights that would be inevitable with McCain. Obama wasn’t my first choice for nominee, but I’ll take him over McCain any day.
Cling to that idealism, Another Mark: Of course, you ARE helping to elect mccain by exercising that particular choose-and-vote. I agree that the Greens (and hell, the Democratic Socialists for that matter) may be more in line with my personal thinking, but I’d much rather bear the stigma of incrementalism and help create a better–if not ideal–society in the short run, than cling insistently to my idealism and find that my freedom of association and choice and everything else has been lessened by mccain.
America stupidly elected president stupid-head and his Danger Posse not once but twice forgodsake; I’d just like us to get it right once, rather than go for the trifecta.
# 23 said ‘America stupidly elected president stupid-head and his Danger Posse not once but twice forgodsake; Iâ€™d just like us to get it right once, rather than go for the trifecta.’
I think Bush elected himself (at least the second time round, remember the chats or whatever those things were called?). At least that’s what the rest of the world, excluding the master of the US, Israel, thinks!
With Obama and McCain you Americans are really between a rock and a hard place. One candidate is more evil than the other!
Either of them might easily join this gang, featured in the link below, in due course:
Why not vote for one of the other parties like Ron Paul most probably will do?
From the EU!
Where do I send my extra $5000? I’m in. I know about 30 people who work for a billion dollar company and have NO health insurance. Obama would change that. If only to be assured that real AMERICANS benefit from who’s in the White House rather than millionaires and oil assh*les and mega-churches.. I will certainly and gladly vote for Obama, Bayh or not. (though that Caroline Kennedy idea is VERY fetching.)
Furthermore, what idiot still believes that Repubs are ANY good with money is beside me. They’re penny wise and pound foolish our tax money.
@ # 5 who said ‘But donâ€™t try to spread bullshit because a lot of us can think and read and search for the facts, much to your disappointment.’
You don’t seem to be one of them though 🙂 !
Therefore you seem to think you are good at spreading disinformation (probably your job). It’s not washing!
The love of my life was born in Kenya (Nakuru), and I know Kenya and it’s politics well. I also know the African way of doing things! So don’t try to pull the wool over peoples eyes with your irrelevant rantings.
Obama will surprise you like you will never imagine. He is wholy owned by his handler Brzezinski (Kissinger) and Israel. In 18 months you’ll sing a different tune…
I was pulling for Joe Biden, but Bayh is an excellent choice!
Rick- I used to be a Hillary supporter but I’m not a fucking moron, holding out for her. Those who can’t get over her losing need to get a grip on the issues here- McCain will load the Supreme Court with Bushies and then we’re all fucked.
OK, Ms Little One,
What tune will we sing under your candidate Grandpa McCain?
I would love to know that answer!
Bayh is squeeky clean?
If he’d been nominated all kinds of dirt from when he was Govenor of Indiana would have hit the press! He dodged a bullet on this one!
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