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  US Vice President - D Selection
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OfficeVice President
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 2008 - 12:00am
Polls Open August 22, 2008 - 11:55pm
Polls Close August 22, 2008 - 11:55pm
Term Start January 20, 2009 - 11:50pm
Term End January 20, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
Last ModifiedAndy March 17, 2011 10:47pm
Data Sources
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/2004
NameDick Cheney Votes286 (53.16%)
Term01/20/2005 - 01/20/2009 Margin34 (+6.32%)
  PartyDemocratic Won11/04/2008
NameJoe Biden Votes365 (67.84%)
Term01/20/2009 - 01/20/2013 Margin192 (+35.69%)
RaceUS Vice President 11/04/2008
KEY RACE? 8.7143001556 Average
Leaning Graph
07/29/2008 08/22/2008
Joe Biden 6 --2 6
Tim Kaine 2 ------
Leaning Call: Joe Biden (94.74%)
Weighted Call: Joe Biden (99.16%)

Name Sen. Joe Biden Sen. Evan Bayh Gov. Tim Kaine  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Uncertified Votes1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -1 (-100.00%) -1 (-100.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
D DylanSH99
IndP 6921
SVP Magical Horse
J Dr. Cynic
AENM Angry Russian
D Jason
D NYDem Junior

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 29, 2009 02:25pm News Plouffe spills on [Obama] VP choices  Article Monsieur 
Jan 19, 2009 12:00pm News Biden's wife slips that he was offered choice of state or vice president  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 16, 2008 11:00am General Should Obama Replace Biden?  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 
Aug 25, 2008 10:00am News Biden Camp Pressed Hard For a Slot on the Ticket  Article ScottĀ³ 
Aug 24, 2008 09:00pm Opinion Biden, Iraq, and Obama's Betrayal  Article Otis Gough 
Aug 24, 2008 08:00pm Poll 39% Say Biden the Right Choice, Women Less Enthusiastic  Article Imperator 

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Previous Messages]
D:23User #23 ( 1865.1116 points)
Thu, August 23, 2007 08:34:11 PM UTC0:00
I think Strickland makes the most sense for Hillary. It's a little less clear if he would be Obama's best choice, but it could work.

D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, August 23, 2007 08:38:21 PM UTC0:00
J.R.: Strickland is an interesting choice. If he can tie up Ohio, I don't see how Republicans would even have a shot at winning. Giuliani picking up New Jersey?

I don't see the blue/red states from the last 2 elections holding up that solidly if Hillary and Rudy are the nominees. I'd expect surprises on both sides. Sabato just had an article on this, I will post it.

I still expect Richardson to be Hillary's choice. Strong ties to the Clintons, great resume, play for the Hispanic voters which will be big in NM, CO, AZ, NV. I agree that Bayh would be a bad choice. Clark is a remote possibility with his Clinton connections, but I don't see him bringing much to the ticket electorally either. Obama isn't likely - Hillary (and certainly Bill) outperforms him in popularity among African-Americans and he hasn't advanced much with his star power. Only risk with not picking him is college kids who could possibly go Giuliani or 3rd party without him, but they're notoriously low in turnout anyway.

D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Thu, August 23, 2007 08:39:26 PM UTC0:00
I don't think Strickland will abandon his office barely 1 year into his term to start campaigning for VP.

CST:1679mrcharlesmburns ( 0.0000 points)
Thu, August 23, 2007 09:25:30 PM UTC0:00
expect Richardson to be Hillary's choice. Strong ties to the Clintons, great resume, play for the Hispanic voters which will be big in NM, CO, AZ, NV. I agree that Bayh would be a bad choice. Clark is a remote possibility with his Clinton connections, but I don't see him bringing much to the ticket electorally either. Obama isn't likely - Hillary

Clark will be a stronger runningmate for Hillary than Richardson. The problem with Richardson or Obama is whether or not the Country is ready for a Hispanic VP President- especially when Illegal Immigration is a big issue or a candidate whose name rhymes with Osama.

Clark is a better candidate being a southerner and a military man. Rhodes Scholar.

D:389PaGuy ( 2537.5559 points)
Thu, August 23, 2007 11:26:45 PM UTC0:00
Brian Schweitzer, Mike Easley, and Brad Henry could be intersting picks.

I:31Default User ( 1568.2518 points)
Fri, August 24, 2007 06:14:03 AM UTC0:00
Hillary won't pick Richardson for VP. Given all of his gaffe's and HORRIBLE debate performaces its too risky and Hillary doesn't take risks. I think Hillary will pick Strickland, paving the way for Governor Lee Fisher in Ohio

D:263mtrz ( -39.8779 points)
Fri, August 24, 2007 07:10:00 AM UTC0:00
He'd be fine in head-to-head debates. The problem is that in the primary debates everybody except Hillary needs to try to distinguish themselves.

D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Sat, August 25, 2007 09:04:17 PM UTC0:00
Richardson, Vilsack, and Easley are the best picks.

I:1839lucky ( 1248.0242 points)
Sat, August 25, 2007 09:22:54 PM UTC0:00
I agree. If its Hillary its almost a sure bet that Richardson get it though.

D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Sun, August 26, 2007 12:19:16 AM UTC0:00
I think it's far from sure that it'd be Richardson. Although I agree he'd be a pretty good choice.

D:1107GavinBrown ( 1359.3580 points)
Sun, August 26, 2007 03:40:12 AM UTC0:00
I have thought for a long time hill would either pick clark or richardson as her vp. There is something attractive to the idea of Evan Bayh though...

D:633WesternDem ( 892.4465 points)
Sun, August 26, 2007 05:23:26 AM UTC0:00
Any reason Vilsack is not here?

D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Sat, September 1, 2007 06:34:47 PM UTC0:00
I agree Vilsack would be a likely pick if it is Hil-Dog as the nominee. She needs Iowa, and other Midwestern states to win. And he was the first candidate to drop out, and he has endorsed Clinton.

IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Sat, September 1, 2007 06:50:23 PM UTC0:00
I'll add (or re-add) Vilsack.

I:2362M@ ( 1580.3376 points)
Sat, September 1, 2007 08:12:38 PM UTC0:00
Vilsack wil definitly be Hillary's VP.

D:1733The Return of Soybomb ( 490.9855 points)
Sat, September 1, 2007 08:37:31 PM UTC0:00
God help us if that is the case. I doubt it though. I think Wes Clark would be much a much more likely pick.

D:1107GavinBrown ( 1359.3580 points)
Sun, September 2, 2007 07:21:52 PM UTC0:00
i highly doubt vilsack will be her nom, but he could def be a good member of her cabinet. If she wants a midwesterner, shell pick Bayh, or Gov of Ohio.

D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 02:40:25 AM UTC0:00
Clark brings nothing to the ticket.

It'll be Strickland or Vilsack.

D:1778Buddy ( 1504.2893 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 03:00:31 AM UTC0:00
Hillary's going to pick this strategically-if she feels she needs electoral help come next year, she'll go with Strickland. However, the fact that he's been that office for about a minute now may not play well, and Hillary isn't known for making mistakes (possibly the reason that Bill Richardson will be the Secretary of State rather than the Vice President). So why not pick the attractive, good-ol-boy general with sterling credentials and unwavering support of the Clintons?

Also worth noting: if Clark ran for VP, and Clinton stayed in office for eight years, we may have another completely open primary season, as Clark would be 72 in 2016.

D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 03:20:55 AM UTC0:00
I think Ohio wouldn't hold it against Strickland if Clinton picked him. His Lt. Gov. can finish what he started.

Strickland would be by far the strongest pick for Clinton. He knows Washington well, and is a smart guy.

IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 03:27:24 AM UTC0:00
Sprio Agnew had the same time as governor as Strickland. Granted, times have changed.

Remember too that Strickland was a Congressman for years. And he has a great and different career background outside of politics. I think he'd be a solid choice. But Hillary could very well feel more comfortable with Clark. I too think Vilsack has an above-average chance.

D:1989RBH ( 1271.2517 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 06:09:08 AM UTC0:00
Isn't Ted Strickland going to be 65 in 2008?

Hillary is probably pretty likely to give a big "FU" to Obama's supporters anyways.

D:1107GavinBrown ( 1359.3580 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 06:54:08 AM UTC0:00
i think bayh needs to be added to this list...and how bout an idea of fmr senator bob graham or senator nelson of fl? if shes looking for electoral votes.....

D:1353MadViking ( 1612.9830 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 06:55:12 AM UTC0:00
He will be 67

D:2064TX DEM ( 3224.4231 points)
Sun, October 14, 2007 06:56:20 AM UTC0:00
Picking one of the losers of the nomination is almost always a bad idea. 1960 and 1980 are notable exceptions.