Hillary Kerrys VP?

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    http://drudgereport.com/kerryhrc.htm

    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED JUNE 30, 2004 11:18:25 ET XXXXX

    VICE PRESIDENT HILLARY; SPECULATION INTENSIFIES IN WASHINGTON

    Official Washington and the entire press corps will be rocked when Hillary Rodham Clinton is picked as Kerry's VP and a massive love fest will begin!

    So predicts a top Washington insider, who spoke to the DRUDGE REPORT on condition he not be named.

    "All the signs point in her direction," said the insider, one of the most influential and well-placed in the nation's capital. "It is the solution to every Kerry problem."

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    This could make things interesting, but I think if it happens it could backfire. I believe this would unify conservatives and make President Bush a shoe in.
     
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    Highly possible for many reasons . The media ALREADY loves the Clintons . My bet is that this one will be happen and be a surprise that will will keep the Dems on a high until Nov. They may have finally decided to run thier best horse now as the demise of the Bush administration has become so critical !
     
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    They'll never pick her. SHe's too divisive. Plus all the vince foster/rose law firm/shady land deals/ murder would come to light again. She'd be better off just accepting that senator is as high as she will get. Like teddy.
     
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    Oh I absolutely agree, but I wouldnt mind seeing it happen. It would make the election season interesting.
     
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    I think their only chance would be edwards. I kind of like the guy even, and since he's from the south, I would assume he would not be as liberal, but I don't really know his record. Is he a big lib, anyone?

    The word on the street is that kerry would not pick him, because he wouldn't want to be outshone by his vp. Kerry is such a dud.
     
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    I dont think the unions are going to let him pick anyone but Gephardt (sp?) Kerry has already shown he wont and cant afford to buck the unions. Calling him a dud is putting it mildly.
     
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    Here's a few things that Edwards is for:

    John Edwards on Abortion
    Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
    Right to abortion is constitutionally protected. (Jan 8)
    Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
    Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999)
    Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999)


    John Edwards on Budget & Economy
    Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
    Roll back the Bush tax cuts and address real priorities. (Jun 2003)
    Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)


    John Edwards on Civil Rights
    Click here for 19 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
    Opposes DOMA because states already can ignore gay marriages. (Feb 26)
    Enormous strides for gays and lesbians without gay marriage. (Jan 29)
    Flag burning is despicable, but not a constitutional issue. (Jan 25)
    Let each state decide about civil unions and gay marriage. (Jan 22)
    Economic and educational equality are needed. (Jan 11)
    Fund the Help America Vote Act. (Jan 11)
    Confederate flag is divisive-Dean is wrong to cite it. (Nov 2003)
    Remove Confederate flag from South Carolina state house. (Nov 2003)
    Most southerners don't drive around with Confederate flags. (Nov 2003)
    Patriot Act is being abused by the Attorney General. (Oct 2003)
    PATRIOT Act removes liberties that it's supposed to protect. (Sep 2003)
    Support the Patriot Act with rigorous review. (Jun 2003)
    Governments don't belong in bedrooms, including gay bedrooms. (May 2003)
    PATRIOT Act ok, if watchdogs protect civil liberties. (May 2003)
    Affirmative Action needed 40 years ago & still needed today. (May 2003)
    Ashcroft erodes liberties in the name of protecting America. (May 2003)
    Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
    Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
    Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)


    John Edwards on Corporations
    Click here for 7 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
    We can stop the job losses, by closing loopholes. (Jan 29)
    Product liability suits attack corporate indifference. (Jan 1)
    Howard verdict forced trucking companies' safety training. (Dec 2003)
    Tax incentives to companies to keep jobs in America. (Sep 2003)
    Crack down on CEO pay; and require honest accounting. (Aug 2003)
    Address moral crisis: Shareholder & Worker Bill of Rights. (Jun 2003)
    Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)


    John Edwards on Crime
    Click here for 8 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
    Death penalty OK despite flaws, on state-by-state decision. (Feb 26)
    Capital punishment needed-some crimes deserve ultimate. (Feb 26)
    Death penalty for heinous crimes, but applied fairly. (Jan 25)
    Supports the death penalty. (Jan 8)
    More DNA testing to reduce wrongful capital convictions. (Jan 1)
    Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
    More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
    Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)


    John Edwards on Drugs
    Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
    Disparity in penalty for crack vs. powder is not justified. (Jan 1)
    Admits having smoked marijuana. (Nov 2003)
    Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)


    John Edwards on Education
    Click here for 13 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
    Two public school systems: one for rich, one for others. (Feb 26)
    When schools fail, bring in expertise and resources. (Feb 26)
    Private school vouchers drain resources from public schools. (Jan 25)
    Two school systems: one for the have's, one for have-not's. (Sep 2003)
    Pay for college tuition in exchange for part-time work. (Aug 2003)
    New Deal for Teachers: more pay & scholarships. (Aug 2003)
    Free first year of college for all willing to work for it. (Jun 2003)
    Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
    Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
    Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
    Voted NO on Educational Savings Accounts. (Mar 2000)
    Voted YES on declaring that memorial prayers and religious symbols at sch. (May 1999)
    Voted NO on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules. (Mar 1999)


    John Edwards on Energy & Oil
    Click here for 8 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
    Supports real increases in CAFE standards. (Jan 25)
    Convert agricultural waste into energy products. (Aug 2003)
    Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
    Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
    Voted NO on replacing CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
    Voted NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling. (Apr 2000)
    Voted YES on keeping CAFE fuel efficiency standards. (Sep 1999)
    Voted YES on defunding renewable and solar energy. (Jun 1999)


    John Edwards on Environment
    Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
    Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
    Voted NO on more funding for forest roads and fish habitat. (Sep 1999)


    John Edwards on Families & Children
    Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
    Relief for working parents via taxes & schools. (Aug 2003)
    Voted NO on restricting violent videos to minors. (May 1999)


    John Edwards on Foreign Policy
    Click here for 6 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
    Haiti is in crisis because Bush stayed disengaged. (Feb 26)
    Bring UN, allies and friends to Iraq. (Nov 2003)
    Need multilateral solutions for world's problems. (Sep 2003)
    Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
    Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
    Voted NO on cap foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)


    John Edwards on Free Trade
    Click here for 12 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
    Renegotiate NAFTA rather than cancel it. (Feb 26)
    Require labor and environmental standards plus right-to-know. (Jan 25)
    Against NAFTA, against Chile trade, against Singapore trade. (Jan 4)
    Level the playing field for American workers. (Nov 2003)
    I supported steel tariffs, but now ease off. (Sep 2003)
    National venture capital fund for those hurt by trade. (Sep 2003)
    Against Fast Track--not enough for US workers. (Jul 2003)
    Voted YES on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
    Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
    Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
    Voted YES on permanent normal trade relations with China. (Sep 2000)
    Voted NO on expanding trade to the third world. (May 2000)


    John Edwards on Government Reform
    Click here for 10 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
    Day 1: Order limits on lobbyists & special interests. (Jan 25)
    Ban lobbyist campaign donations and disclose activities. (Jan 22)
    Judge's philosophy matters-juries rely on trust. (Dec 2003)
    Hold attorneys accountable for frivolous lawsuits. (Nov 2003)
    Put forward an agenda that stands up for all Americans. (Jun 2003)
    $50B aid to states to avoid municipal layoffs. (May 2003)
    Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
    Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
    Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)
    Voted YES on continuing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)


    John Edwards on Gun Control
    Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
    Hunting is fine, but criminals & kids should have limits. (Jan 22)
    Leading Dems distance themselves from divisive gun debate. (Oct 2003)
    Guns are about independence-don't mess with that. (Oct 2003)
    Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
    Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
    Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)


    John Edwards on Health Care
    Click here for 18 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
    Health care should be viewed in larger context of poverty. (Feb 26)
    A new system to prevent malpractice insurance hikes. (Jan 29)
    Bush's Rx plan helps HMOs-help seniors instead. (Jan 25)
    Cap on damages for personal injuries is discriminatory. (Jan 11)
    Med-mal cases are about accountability for honest mistakes. (Dec 2003)
    Campbell verdict empowered nurses & informed consent. (Dec 2003)
    Children First: insure every child, by law. (Sep 2003)
    Cover 3m Hispanic kids & have National Translation Center. (Sep 2003)
    Require health insurance for every child. (Aug 2003)
    Bush works for big HMOs and big pharma; I stand up for you. (May 2003)
    Health care crisis requires fighting big corporations. (May 2003)
    Gephardt's plan gives working people's money to corporations. (May 2003)
    Voted NO on $40 billion per year for Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
    Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
    Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
    Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
    Voted YES on including prescription drugs under Medicare. (Jun 2000)
    Voted NO on limiting self-employment health deduction. (Jul 1999)


    John Edwards on Homeland Security
    Click here for 11 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
    Independent commission needed to look at intelligence flaws. (Jan 29)
    Reduce $9B spending on missile defense. (Dec 2003)
    FBI failing to go after terrorist cells in America. (Dec 2003)
    Protect civil rights from Ashcroft, even if unpopular. (Sep 2003)
    Americans are safer at home when we are respected abroad. (Aug 2003)
    Supports a new homeland intelligence agency, with safeguards. (Aug 2003)
    Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
    Voted NO on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
    Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
    Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
    Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)

    Whoops, forgot the link: http://www.issues2002.org/John_Edwards.htm
     
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    kiss of death for Kerry...
    Everytime I think of New York voting her Senator it lessens my opinion of those in that state. Whew did they get conned or what...?
     
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    Scary thing i heard today is Govenor Rendell as a possible choice yuck.
     
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    What is the deal with the Republican's obsession with having Hilary be the vp? I'm sick of hearing these stories that have absolutely no basis in realty, Hilary will not be the VP! I'm sure this is more of Dick Morris's biting the hand that fed him, obviously he fed very well too.
     

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