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P.I.M.P.
03-11-2004, 15:11
In the Blue Corner:

Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton (as VP)
Barack Obama
John Edwards



In the Red Corner:

Colin Powell
Arnold Schwarzenegger (after an ammendment)
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain

Shatneresque
03-11-2004, 15:13
How about Tony Soprano and Paulie Walnuts?

85StonePolarBear
03-11-2004, 15:18
Powell - too old; family reasons would prohibit him from running.

Schwarzenegger - try 2012 or 2016 - the amendment would not make it through this time even with Bush in the White House and both houses of Congress Republican.

Bill Clinton is said to be looking to replace Kofi Annan in the UN top job - if that is the case I doubt Hillary will run. Who knows.

Barack Obama - again, 2012 or 2016. Not established enough; could prove to be a flash in the pan.

McCain - which party would he run on in the end? He has waffled before.

Sidney Bliss
03-11-2004, 15:18
Originally posted by Shatneresque
How about Tony Soprano and Paulie Walnuts?

Sadly, they're already in the white house.

Shatneresque
03-11-2004, 15:20
Originally posted by Sidney Bliss
Sadly, they're already in the white house.

No way; Tony and Paulie are both more competent and more effective!

Maine Surfer
03-11-2004, 15:23
Democrats - definetely Hillary. How about Kerry? Edwards is a possibility

Rep- no clue.

If there's the amendment, it means I can run in 2012. Will you vote for me? I'll be good, promise ;)

DJ Biscuit
03-11-2004, 15:26
Originally posted by P.I.M.P.
In the Blue Corner:

Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton (as VP)
Barack Obama
John Edwards



In the Red Corner:

Colin Powell
Arnold Schwarzenegger (after an ammendment)
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain


You think there's going to be a 2008?

Maine Surfer
03-11-2004, 15:32
with all my respect, there will be. There's jeb bush, potential 8 years, and then potential 8 years of their spanish speaking nephew. So we still have at least 4 elections left

P.I.M.P.
03-11-2004, 15:33
Condoleeza Rice would make for a good VP by killing two birds with one stone -- breaking the female and minority ceiling.

There was always a sick joke around since the days of Jesse Jackson: If an African American gets the VP slot, every African American will have their cross-hairs on the President.

85StonePolarBear
03-11-2004, 15:34
Imagine (although it would not happen) Powell-Rice in 2008? Strange thing is, I do not think that ticket would get the African American vote.

P.I.M.P.
03-11-2004, 15:36
They'd certainly be a more attractive ticket than Alan Keyes!

What a mistake with the Illinois race...

85StonePolarBear
03-11-2004, 15:37
Yes - what were they thinking by running Alan Keyes? Even Sharpton, to name just one, could beat Keyes!

veejay
03-11-2004, 15:38
seriously doubt that hillary will run in 2008 -- more likely that she would run in 2012...

heard that rice was vying for powells job if dubya wins again. powell evidently will be stepping down...

P.I.M.P.
03-11-2004, 15:38
I love Sharpton... America's Zhirnovsky :)

Ned Kelly
03-11-2004, 15:47
powell is gone from secretary of state. he'd never run for president too because his wife thinks he'd be assassinated.

the champagne will be flowing freely at the clintons. hillary will run in 2008. i thought edwards looked like a prat demanding every vote be counted when bush is 3 million ahead.

85StonePolarBear
03-11-2004, 15:52
Originally posted by Ned Kelly
powell is gone from secretary of state. he'd never run for president too because his wife thinks he'd be assassinated.


yes - the family issues I mentioned have to do with his wife, who suffers from mental illness. He is too old to run in any event, and a lucrative private sector career beckons.

Hillary will run, but she cannot win either - hopefully one of the parties will put up a worthwhile candidate in 2008. Giuliani-Rice would be the dream ticket for the Republicans; not sure who the Democrats can field who will really make a difference.

By then, barring changes in tax laws, I will have used my US passport as kindling for a barbecue on Canada Day (and I might be tempted to make shashlik out of a certain purported Canadian if he does not grow up by then) ;).

Maine Surfer
03-11-2004, 15:54
what no one's gonna vote for me? You suck :(

DJ Biscuit
03-11-2004, 15:56
Originally posted by Maine Surfer
with all my respect, there will be. There's jeb bush, potential 8 years, and then potential 8 years of their spanish speaking nephew. So we still have at least 4 elections left

Woosh!

No,I didn't mean there won't be an election in 2008, just that there won't be a 2008, period. It was a humorous reference to the fact that Bush may be dangerous enough to end the world. It was a flippant remark but you had to go and misunderstand and try to use it for your own comment, which you have used before didn't you?

Maine Surfer
03-11-2004, 15:57
sorry, had to do it ;)

DJ Biscuit
03-11-2004, 15:59
Had to do what? Misunderstand or repeat yourself?

85StonePolarBear
03-11-2004, 16:06
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
Woosh!

No,I didn't mean there won't be an election in 2008, just that there won't be a 2008, period. It was a humorous reference to the fact that Bush may be dangerous enough to end the world.

:) - you are assuming that Bush can read the instructions on the button (PRESS HERE)!

Maine Surfer
03-11-2004, 16:08
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
Had to do what? Misunderstand or repeat yourself?
Now I'm confused. man you are good at confusing. Really what did I have to do?:confused: :D

gadfly
03-11-2004, 22:14
So the southern redneck Republicans are stuck with a black, a kraut, a wop, and a mic? Come on - these guys don't like you unless you grew up with a bible in one hand and a 12 gage in the other. Are you sure they won't just pick an inanimate carbon rod?