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    Running Mate?

    Who should Ron Paul choose as a running mate?

    Remember, due to the scale of Mega Tuesday, in a perfect world, Ron Paul COULD have the nomination within 35 days.

    My own thoughts as a past political campaigner in the UK...

    They need to have the following "qualities":-

    - Be concerned about dimunition of liberty
    - Broadly agree with his views
    - Have a "clean record" which excludes almost all of Congress
    - Come from a some form of large minority group
    - Be a woman as Hilary will be on the Democrat slate, even if only in VP nominee
    and a single mother would be even better
    - Come from the north of the States
    - Be somewhat academic
    - Be well known
    - Have kids
    - Be well clear of any "Skull & Crossbones" past affiliations
    - Someone with at least some political and media experience

    One possible name that springs to mind is that of Naomi Wolf, a capable and well-known debater who holds broadly the same views as him.

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    At what stage of the race do the candidates usually select a running mate? Doesn't that happen around the national convention?

    Matthew Chapters 23 + 24

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    Waste of time post. Distraction.
    Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish"
    Former Governor, Senator and leading opponent of the Big Bankers.
    Kingfish Consulting: Experience winning elections, since 1928.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Pedersen View Post
    At what stage of the race do the candidates usually select a running mate? Doesn't that happen around the national convention?
    In recent years, candidates have announced a running mate prior to the convention.

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    I am asking for people's VIEWS.

    Candidates usually choose a running mate AS SOON AS THEY HAVE THE NOMINATION TIED UP.

    Because of this unique Mega Tuesday, this COULD be as soon as 7th February 2008

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    How about who he should not have as a running mate, e.g. Walter Williams. Being a black friend of Ron Paul's doesn't make up for being a hawk.

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    Hell, I'd like to know each candidate's Cabinet as soon as possible. We're voting for an entire branch of government, not just one person. I'd prefer to vote for a "team" and not just the quarterback and backup QB. I at least would like to have an idea about Secretaries of State and Defense. Plus, it would be easier for a team of people to spread out and campaign all over at once, with each person focusing on their potential position.

    As for a VP, I'd like to see someone fairly young and much more tech-savvy than the good doctor. In fact, I wouldn't mind someone as opposite to RP as one can get with only the Constitution being what they have in common. I see RP supporters like a pyramid with a broad base of people who make up the foundation. They have different religious beliefs, lifestyles, background, etc., but they all have the same focus: the Constitution up at the top of the pyramid. I think it would be advantageous to find a VP from a section of the base different than RP's.
    The problem with a lot of Americans is they want their cake, AND eat it too, AND they want someone else to pay for the cake, AND when the cake makes them fat, they want sue the baker.

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