Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu as John Kerry's running mate? It may be on the way.
John Kerry will be in New Orleans Friday, and Mary Landrieu will be at his rally.
The Kerry Campaign is putting in bleachers and sound systems to handle the thousands who will be on hand for the noon time event, free and open to the public.
Kerry has been in Florida all day and will be arriving Friday morning for the rally at Woldenberg Park.
Just about every Louisiana elected official will be there, from Gov. Blanco to Congressman Bill Jefferson, to Senator John Breaux, and yes, Mary Landrieu, flying in from Washington.
We caught up with her in Washington to get her comment on being mentioned as a possible running mate for Kerry: "I would consider it. But it's too premature right now. There are many people being considered, and it's not something you actively seek. It's something that just works because that's what the party and what the country is looking for."
University of New Orleans Political Scientist Dr. Susan Howell says Landrieu would be an exciting choice and would help the Kerry campaign in the south.
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1712 times:
i dont know who she is but surely seems to be a good choice in getting bush out of office, female from the south, if it gets more votes in the south and women, then im all for it!
only question is if she isnt "too french" sounding, since that seems to be a bad thing these days in the u.s., i am not sure if it could also hurt the campaign.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
Well she is certainly better than Kerry. Maybe they ought to trade places.
But I would say that her centrist stance will guarantee her a simple poster-child duty as VP, without any real influence. Kerry is too much of a liberal and egoist to allow that. She would just be a vote-getter.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
Actually, Louisiana's new governor is also a Democrat from the same wing of the Democratic Party as Mary Landrieu. Therefore she'll most likely pick another conservative Democrat like Landrieu that will vote the same.
This is Louisiana, not California. Don't worry, Mary Landrieu nor John Kerry will take your guns away.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Keep in mind, President Kerry will be too busy undoing the damage by Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Ridge, Wolfowitz, A$$croft, Halliburton, Rove and others we don't even know about. Therfore the last thing Kerry would concern himself with is trying to take guns away from law abiding citizens.
Kerry has been in politics long enough to know that gun control is a losing argument in many states.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
That joke of a newspaper we have here in San Francisco (Chronicle) ran an article about Diane Feinstein being a possible choice.
They obviously are just trying to sell papers.
The dumbest thing Kerry could possibly do on the campaign is pick Diane Feinstein. Even Walter Mondale was wise enough to pass her up in 1984.
Picking a female VP is risky as it is. Then picking a Jewish one from a state that's going to vote Democrat anyway is just stupid!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
Daschle is a good man from a conservative state that hasn't gone Democrat since 1964. He has been in the Senate long enough to know that it's not a good idea to preassure Senators from conservative states to go along with ideals important to big city liberals. He will just turn the heat up on Prick San torum, Arlen Sphenkter, Coleman and other GOP Senators representing the wrong states.
The Dems have ousted D'Amato, Roth, Gordon, Grahm (MN) and Abraham.
You think Kerry smalls bad?
Dick&Bush is rotten, evil and is the lowest form of life on earth!
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
So no I don't trust him with my guns.
Another reason to vote for the man. The less guns the better.
Mark my words - America will rue the day (long term) if Kerry is elected.
On the contrary. It will rue the day if it allows this ultra-conservative Administraiton to wreak havoc on this nation another 4 years. You think he's an extremsts now? Wait till he has no more elections to win. The U.S. won't have a friend left in the world, left to this man.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
We're still at a point, I fear, where a woman on the ticket will draw away more votes than it will attract. Kerry will make a safe pick, like Richardson, or, I believe, Edwards. I think a Kerry/Edwards ticket is the strongest one to pit against Bush and Cheney. And I think the Dems sense a weakness with Cheney on the ticket.
And L-188, threatening a U.S. Senator like that? Perhaps the FBI would be interested in that. Your arrogance and ignorance grows by the day, I suspect, out of fear that Bush might actually lose.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
I think we are "rue-ing" the day that Bush got put into office by that hideous combination of the soporific Al Gore, Ralph Nader, Florida Republican thugs, and Rehnquist and his band of judicial activists.
Four years of rueing.
No more rueing, I say.
As far as the collective post-Kerry win "rueing" of our Bush loving Swiss friend is concerned, all I can say is have some more muesli with your morning coffee and ... relax. At least you will ensure that HRC won't be Prez in 2008.