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Monday, May 19, 2008

The Dream Ticket

posted by on May 19 at 13:54 PM


MightyGodKing has a list of potential running mates for Barack Obama. There are pros and cons for all of the potential vice presidents, including Jim Webb, Joe Lieberman, the entire state of Ohio, a giant ice cream sundae, and many others.

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Obama/elenchos '08!

Or Obama/Elenchos, if you must capitalize it.

Posted by elenchos | May 19, 2008 2:23 PM

Um, Optimus Prime, as a foreign national, would be ineligible to be V.P.

Just sayin'...

Posted by COMTE | May 19, 2008 2:32 PM

@1: Who do you think you are, E. E. Cummings?

Posted by Greg | May 19, 2008 2:39 PM

@2: As noted, when Optimus Prime changes from robot to semi and back it counts as a rebirth, thus he has been born on U.S. soil.

@3: I once asked infrequent the same thing.

Posted by Aislinn | May 19, 2008 2:43 PM

I was kinda hoping for an Obama / Voltron ticket, myself. Or maybe Batman? I like Batman's neighborhood watch proposal.

Posted by Greg | May 19, 2008 2:46 PM

Freedom is the right of every sentient being.

Posted by ru shur | May 19, 2008 2:46 PM

@5: Depends if it's Batman or Frank Miller's The God Damned Batman.

Posted by ru shur | May 19, 2008 2:49 PM

I was thinking of the WB's Batman.

Posted by Greg | May 19, 2008 2:51 PM

@4 - Actually, somebody in the comments of that article noted that since Optimus Prime was technically on US soil before the writing of the Constitution, he's actually grandfathered in anyway.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | May 19, 2008 2:53 PM

@5 I don't like the Voltron idea myself.

The Defender of the Universe as our VP takes us from being the world's police to being the universe's police. We're having enough trouble as it is.

Posted by Mike of Renton | May 19, 2008 2:53 PM

@8 - That's the WB's The Batman.

Posted by Olo | May 19, 2008 3:05 PM

@11: You're wrong. It is either "Batman," "Batman: The Animated Series," or "The Adventures of Batman & Robin." Do your research, you uncultured Philistine.

Posted by Greg | May 19, 2008 3:10 PM

@12 Here:

Go see for yourself.

Posted by Mike of Renton | May 19, 2008 3:33 PM

Optimus Prime is a Republican. Stupid Stranger staffers.

Posted by Don Ward | May 19, 2008 3:48 PM

@2 - I think that Optimus Prime is just as American as Sen McCain - both were born outside of the USA.

But Aislinn raises an interesting point, isn't he Born Again? He'd make a great VP for McCain ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 19, 2008 4:01 PM

Obama has NOT won the nomination yet

Posted by princegoro | May 19, 2008 4:06 PM

@13: That is the wrong show. This is the right one:

Posted by Greg | May 19, 2008 4:29 PM

You know who'd make a great running mate?

Christopher Frizzelle's Enormous Flying Penis

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 19, 2008 4:44 PM

16 - thank you for douching this comments thread with reality.

for the rest of you, please wait until obama actually wins the nomination before speculating which cartoon action hero he should select as his running mate. cuz right now you all just look stupid.

Posted by brandon | May 19, 2008 4:48 PM

Oh, please, brandon. Yes, calling Obama "the nominee" is a prediction, but it's only a marginally less safe one than a prediction of McCain as the GOP nominee. (Yes, it's theoretically possible he could lose!)

Posted by tsm | May 19, 2008 4:55 PM

I like how we look stupid for assuming Obama is the nominee, not speculating as to which cartoon character should be his running mate.

Clintrons have clearly reached the anger stage.

Posted by w7ngman | May 19, 2008 5:21 PM

actually tsm and w7ngman, that's the point i was trying to [sarcastically] make. i get an F for the day.

Posted by brandon | May 19, 2008 5:28 PM

I dont think any ticket could lose with the Swedish Chef on it. Seriously, know anyone who doesnt like the Swedish Chef?

Posted by longball | May 19, 2008 5:35 PM

Dan Quayle seemed harmless enough - would he still be available? What about Norman Thomas?

Posted by THOUGHTS WHILE SHAVING | May 19, 2008 6:33 PM

#22, I thought maybe that's what you were doing. Bravo.

Posted by w7ngman | May 19, 2008 7:00 PM

24, yeah, he could, you know, appeal to the female voters. i've been thinking nostalgically about quail lately. good times...i miss him. and so does "kennedy" --who is still in possession of her now-rotting maidenhead, no?

Posted by ellarosa | May 19, 2008 8:02 PM

Yeah we clinton supporters will do everything we can to make sure Obama doesn't win this year so Hillary can run again in 2012.

Posted by princegoro | May 19, 2008 8:35 PM

What you might not realize, @27, is that Obama supporters can hold a grudge too. Good luck in 2012 there.

Posted by tsm | May 19, 2008 8:52 PM

Yeah another Republican in the white house sure will dampen most Obama's supporters enthusiasm in four years. By that time Hillary can make her case that she's more electable.

Posted by princegoro | May 19, 2008 9:18 PM

How about someone who at least projects the nerve to turn Saudi Arabia into a parking lot if gas hits $5/gallon instead of encouraging us all to ride bikes or buses or some other pansy-assed unamerican mode of transportation?

Posted by Bob | May 19, 2008 9:31 PM

Calling something unamerican is unamerican.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | May 20, 2008 2:20 AM

@23- the swedish chef is a stereotypical display of racism on parade. hey everyone look at the dumb, hairy swede w/ a stupid language.

Posted by king ad hoc | May 20, 2008 9:34 AM

What's the bit about Alice Cooper and Internet Explorer?

Posted by butterw | May 20, 2008 10:25 AM

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