Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The VP only has whatever power the President chooses to give it. But I think you misunderstand my point, Hillary as a candidate or person is not the issue, the issue is whether the correct political calculation was made. GS's point that Obama seems to have made his based on the good of the country vs McCain's doing so for political purposes is exactly correct, but it is the person who does it for political purposes who usually wins the game of politics, just ask Hillary's occasional bed mate. My point is this - Obama made a poor political decision and it may very well cost him the election, and the credit he gets for thinking of his country over hiring a conniving cunt isn't going to be worth a bootful of warm piss on Nov 6.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address