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    Lingle at the convention, what a joke!
    This will be the most important thing she's done as yet another worthless do-nothing governor for this State.

    Ol' Teddy was pretty good for his part! Probably his last hurrah, but the dream will continue. It's all we've got thanx to Bush and his gang.

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    I LOVED the speech Hillary Clinton gave for her Obama endorsement at the DNC!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    I would think so. Especially since Linda Lingle will be speaking on the second day of the convention.

    What I wonder about is,.... will any of the local stations be breaking away from their regularly scheduled programming in order to provide a live broadcast when Gov. Lingle is at the podium? Or will folks have to tune in to C-SPAN? It's doubtful that networks like CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News will be televising Lingle's speech.
    I still think this is the first time local crews have been sent to the national conventions since the 1970's. Please correct me if I'm wrong on that.

    What time is Lingle speaking, that might factor in if her speech will be televised both locally and nationally with some of the gavel to gavel
    coverage the networks are doing.

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    I just love the irony.

    In Hillary's speech she mentions the need to get rid of racism in America.

    Then cut to Sen Akaka commenting on the Akaka Bill making racism as part of the Dem platform.

    Classic Liberal Cognitive Dissonance.
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    Ramsey W. from KGMB is headed to the Twin Cities for the GOP Convention. Haven't heard on KITV or KHNL yet.

    Aj

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    Today's theme "Securing America's Future"

    I say we start with Ron's suggestion of getting rid of Homeland Security.

    Then we make laws that say if you drive an old smoky Volvo, with a Save The Planet sticker, you have to park it, and buy a new, fuel efficient car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    Then we make laws that say if you drive an old smoky Volvo, with a Save The Planet sticker, you have to park it, and buy a new, fuel efficient car.
    Or a bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    The Democrats have it backwards!!!!!!! If they want to win the Whitehouse, the ticket should be Biden for President and Obama for VP. In 8 years it would be Obama for Pres. and maybe Hillary for VP.

    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    Today's theme "Securing America's Future"

    I say we start with Ron's suggestion of getting rid of Homeland Security.
    Homeland Security, Department of Defense, FBI, ATF, IRS, etc.

    Beijing 8-08-08 to 8-24-08

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    Roll Call taking place now. It's fun to listen to each state go through the rigamarole of describing what is great about their state. I laugh when I hear some of the people who can barely speak, or string together a coherent sentence. They get lost in their pomp, and forget what they are saying.

    Seems like all the states are casting some of their votes for Clinton.

    New York is coming right up. Will Hillary motion to cancel the roll call and nominate Obama? Gotta love the suspense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    > You've tried to convince us that there's a huge rift in the party, between Clinton and Obama supporters --- jury's still out on that one; we'll see what she says tonight, and what happens when the voting takes place - the only numbers that matter. Swing, and a ... ... ...
    ... ... ... miss; strike 3. Maybe politics ain't your game, Tim.

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    Obama nominated by Acclamation on Senator Hillary Clinton's motion. I do like the roll call of the states: "Madame Chairman, the Greeeeeeeaaaaaaaat state of ___________ , home of ___________ and _____________ and ________________, proudly casts_______ votes for the next President of the United States, _________________!!!!!!!!!" One of the great and peculiar rituals of American politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalalau View Post
    I do like the roll call of the states: "Madame Chairman, the Greeeeeeeaaaaaaaat state of ___________ , home of ___________ and _____________ and ________________, proudly casts_______ votes for the next President of the United States, _________________!!!!!!!!!" One of the great and peculiar rituals of American politics.
    I wanted the State of Hawai'i to do us proud by saying: "Eh Brah, howzit? Da kine State Hawai'i, hale da broke da mout ono grinds, fo real give em in Olympics, an shaka aloha, kay den hana hou dirty votes fo ohana brah Obama fo akamai moke!!!!!!! Wanna beef? Den no stink eye. Kay den pau hana, aloha."

    Now THAT would have been worth tuning in to!
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    You just gotta love ol' Slick Willy. If anybody could run again, he would be elected in a landslide. I betcha even a hardcore right winger like Leo would vote for him.
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    We can thank Bill for paving the road for Bush.

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    Tim, I am so looking forward to your commentary on the GOP Convention, too. Much more insightful than the mainstream media, that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    We can thank Bill for paving the road for Bush.
    President Clinton did a lot more good (for America and abroad) than bad.
    Yeah, he had his personal and presidential foibles.

    BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY THANK G.W. BUSH FOR PAVING THE ROAD FOR OBAMA!

    I am looking forward with an-tis-i-pa-tion.

    Since what we are doing presently is not working out well, why not try a different approach?
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    Just thought of something all Democratic Presidential nominee's since 1972 are still living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Since what we are doing presently is not working out well, why not try a different approach?
    I fear, despite what the current polls say, that when a majority of Americans step into the the privacy of the poll booth, they will not vote for a "black" man. I think it is going to be another Republican administration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Just thought of something all Democratic Presidential nominee's since 1972 are still living.
    And all but one of the VP nominees (Sen. Bentsen died in 2006). But two of the past VP nominees were most unwelcome at this year's convention: Sens. Edwards and Lieberman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    And all but one of the VP nominees (Sen. Bentsen died in 2006). But two of the past VP nominees were most unwelcome at this year's convention: Sens. Edwards and Lieberman.
    Senator Thomas Eagleton, who was nominated with Senator George McGovern at the 1972 DNC died not too long ago as well. In fact on a local note Bob Sevey of KGMB and Bob Basso from KHON interviewed Eagleton when they covered the DNC that year. I think Byron Baker was there for KHVH.

    Eagleton was dropped shortly after the 72' DNC and Sargant Shriver (Arnold's father in law) replaced him. Shriver is alive but has alzheimers now.

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Eagleton was dropped shortly after the 72' DNC and Sargant Shriver (Arnold's father in law) replaced him. Shriver is alive but has alzheimers now.
    I remembered Sen. Eagleton, but considered Shriver the "nominee," since he was the one who ran for most of the campaign - but you're right in that Eagleton was the official nominee for a couple of weeks. He withdrew from the ticket due to questions about his medical treatments, including a couple sessions of electro-shock therapy. A lot has changed in the 36 years since then ... one would hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    I remembered Sen. Eagleton, but considered Shriver the "nominee," since he was the one who ran for most of the campaign - but you're right in that Eagleton was the official nominee for a couple of weeks. He withdrew from the ticket due to questions about his medical treatments, including a couple sessions of electro-shock therapy. A lot has changed in the 36 years since then ... one would hope.
    Yes. The McGovern-Eagleton ticket even made the cover of Time Magazine, very brief campaign together, that is for sure. I believe one of the major reasons they have such extensive background checks now for VP's is because of this incident.

    I have video of McGovern announcing that Eagleton was dropped from the ticket and as I recall at the press conference Shriver wasnt yet named. Maybe I'll post this sometime along for all the political junkies to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Yes. The McGovern-Eagleton ticket even made the cover of Time Magazine, very brief campaign together, that is for sure.
    Time also did a cover-story follow-up, after the news broke, but just before Sen. Eagleton withdrew. It's available online, starting here.

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    Tom Eagleston isn't the only reason why potential veeps are closely vetted today. Does anyone remember Spiro Agnew?
    This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.

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