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Congratulations President Obama and VP Biden!

Let me be the first to congratulate President elect Barack Obama and Vice President elect Senator Joseph Biden. Since it is January 4th 2008 tonight, some of you might be a bit sceptical. But just remember, you heard it here first. But with Obama’s solid finish in Iowa, and his outstanding victory speech, that has set him up to only pick up steam in New Hampshire. I will narrowly win New Hampshire, and with the question of electibility quickly fading, he will get the democratic nomination, as Hillary fades away from inevitability to missed opportunity. She has become representative of the old guard of Washington, in spite of being a woman, and Obama has become the candidate of change and hope. Few would have anticipated this some months back, when nearly everyone agreed “Obama is Presidential material. Just not YET.”

As for the republicans, well, Giuliani is out, and Mitt is going to fade fast. Fred Thompson was strongest before he announced he was running. That leaves Huc and McCain to fight it out. Huc will be seen as too extreme in some ways and too liberal in others. McCain will as well, and like it or not his age will be an issue. But Huc won’t stand up to the scrutiny, leaving McCain to get the nomination with Huc as VP for some fresh juice, and leaving 20 other republican leaders wishing they had run.

So McCain and Obama will be an interesting match up, but McCain (with Romney as VP) just won’t be able to compete with the swelling of grass roots support and impassioned backing of Obama. He’ll be the President, with VP Gore backing him up for experience. Oh, wait, Gore’s been there done that. And Hillary wouldn’t stoop to such a low office. Bill Clinton? Um, no that’s not really common practice, the big P to VP. Joe Biden is the voice of experience and is the democrats’ answer to McCain. Bill Richardson? Just not quite popular enough, or in spite of all his experience, not quite perceived as seasoned enough. Edwards? He already ran as VP once. Strange for him to do it again. Obama and Wesley Clark? Hmm. Tempting, but not enough deep political experience on the ticket. It’s gotta be Biden.

So, on January 4th 2008, I’d like to be the first to congratulate Obama and Biden for their victory and for becoming the next President and Vice President of the United States.

Page topic: Predicting Barack Obama will win the nonimation, will choose Senator Joseph Biden as vp, and they will win the election. Congratulations President Obama!

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A Biden-Obama Deal?

A Biden-Obama Deal?


From The Washington Post:


By Shailagh Murray
DES MOINES — Sen. Joseph Biden wants to beat New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson tonight. And Sen. Barack Obama could help him do that.

A source close to the Biden campaign described a possible arrangement, now under discussion between the two camps, that could apply to certain precincts where Biden can’t meet the 15 percent viability threshold, but where he is backed by local officials with the clout to move Biden supporters to Obama. In return, Biden could capture some of Obama’s overflow in precincts where the Illinois senator has more than enough support to win.

Of course the details are secret, but team Biden knows exactly how much support it needs, and where, for the Delaware senator to finish fourth, ideally in double digits. Biden’s poor showing in one public poll after another has confounded many Hawkeye political observers, given the large and enthusiastic crowds he draws, along with his impressive foreign policy resume. But while Biden was unable to raise the money needed to build the statewide ground organization needed to contend here, he did cultivate key relationships across rural Iowa. And some of these state and local officials have informed the campaign that they are backing Obama as their second choice.

A fourth place finish would not turn Biden into a favorite for the nomination, but it would allow him to participate in the Democratic debate on Saturday in New Hamsphire, one last chance for the political veteran to make his mark.

The Biden source described the possible Obama deal as “viability for victory.” An Obama source confirmed that discussions had taken place, but that nothing had been decided.

But as of this afternoon, it appeared no agreement could be reached. Biden campaign Iowa State director Danny O’Brien said “there are no discussions underway and there will be no deal with any campaign. We believe Sen. Biden is strong enough on his own.”

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