President Pelosi?

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  1. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    She's got a good track record, a consumate politican, attractive.....

    Has anyone heard any rumors as to whether she's interested in running.
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    shortest path: impeach bush and cheney and remove them from office.
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    That's the only way I see it happening. I doubt she'll run on her own. And impeachment itself is a big if as well.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    that would take 2 years, a natural disaster is needed, lol
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I hope she doesn't run...she's viewed as too much of a liberal to be able to draw the middle-of-the-road voters. If she runs, the Republicans win.
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    the dems have said they're not interested in impeachment.

    spines? no, they didn't suddenly grow them.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    no, op was talking about her position, house speaker is 3rd in line for presidency if sitting president and vice president got removed in any situation.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No, he specifically asked if she was interested in running.
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, my bad, didn't see it. :D
     
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    No, I suspect Hillary will run, and bury her if she attempts to run as well.
     
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    I really hope Hilary doesn't run either...she's made an awful lot of enemies over the years by squashing anyone who doesn't completely fall in step with her. No way she can win the swing voters either.
     
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    i just don't think Hilary has the charisma.

    with the elections over, i wonder what Obama will do. he said he would make his decision once the mid-terms were over. although there is still a long time to go, i would like to see him run and win.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Absolutely...I think Obama could be a terrific candidate. He's making a national name for himself (particularly with all of his appearances on TV the last few days) and has an incredible amount of charisma.
     
  14. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    plus she's pretty much a hawk.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    Im not racist, but I think there is a pink elephant here, do you really think southern state old white boys will vote for him?
     
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    I'm not really the celebratory type, but if that was to actually happen, I think I would just about have to celebrate. :)
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I don't think they'd vote Democrat anyway. Harold Ford certainly did respectably well in Tennessee. And Gore nearly won in 2000 (actually, he did win) without carrying a single southern state (except Florida, of course ;) ).
     
  18. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Worse yet, I think Brother K would want to kill him. Obama would definately
    need a lot of security 24/7. :cool:
     
  19. Ugg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Obama doesn't present himself in the manner of Jesse Jackson or other black politicians who got their start in the 60s, in other words not like a southern baptist type. He's way more urbane and very centrist and while religious, doesn't wear it on his sleeve. His father was also from Kenya so he's an immigrant's son, not the descendant of slaves.

    While I can't speak for the southern white guys, I'll bet that he draws a lot of the fence sitter types.
     
  20. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Won't happen. If impeachment is even rumored, expect Cheney to step down for "health" reasons and a new VP who cannot be implicated in any of the shady dealings of this administration. There's no way they'd risk giving the White House to a Democrat.
     
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    I believe white males tend to vote more reliably Republican than anything else, so I'm not sure it would matter. What Obama could do is rally the 18-24 yr. olds, women, and non-white ethnic groups i.e. the groups that put Clinton in office. It could happen, which would make an interesting problem for the Republicans...
     
  22. solvs macrumors 603

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    No to all of them. Sadly, none of them have a chance, and it has little to do with their values. She won't initiate impeachment proceedings at this point, but if they find something out while investigating, or things get worse, they'd have plenty of material to try.

    Right now it's all about testing the water, seeing what happens, then doing nothing. :p :eek: :(
     
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    Well, there's a solution to that.

    You know how Bush chose Cheney as V.P. because he knows his enemies don't want to see Cheney become president? Obama would need a running mate like that.

    So...Obama/Hillary in '08!
     
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    It would be foolish to openly announce any attempt to impeach before this
    new Congress is in place.

    They have to have subpoena power before they could even begin to get the ball
    rolling.
     
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    Herein lies the problem.

    The Democrats have zero leadership and no platform or plan for anything.
     

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