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10-15-2008, 11:56 AM
I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I thought it was interesting:
The possibility of an electoral tie at 269 is still not out of the question. One way it could happen is if McCain bounces back and takes all of the battleground states except for Nevada. I'm sure there are also other possibilities.
Okay, so then the Senate gets to pick the VP, while the House (on a "unit" basis, picks the Pres.) The "unit" basis is a nightmare, as the article explains.
If the Dems should take the post-tie Senate vote, then Biden would presumably be the VP and act as President until the House managed to sort out it's own mess - unless the Senate bogged down and was unable to reach a decision, in which case the acting House Speaker would be next in line until it was all sorted out.
10-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Of course, if the GOP somehow managed to capture the Senate and made Palin the VP, while the House struggled ... then we could have acting President Palin ... sooner than anyone ever expected.
And, ultimately, President Obama and VP Palin, which would be a really interesting combination.
10-15-2008, 12:04 PM
This has that "how many angels on the head of a pin" quality to it.
10-15-2008, 12:04 PM
So did the 2000 election, though. LOL
10-15-2008, 12:08 PM
Right now, McCain would have to win every toss up state to have a chance. Based on the trends as they stand right now, he hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell. I really doubt McCain will do any better in tonight's debate than he did in the last one. Probably worse. Expect Obama to get a final bump as the last holdouts climb on board after the debate. Huffpost is reporting that Colin Powell will endorse Obama tomorrow. Watch for the current trend to accelerate. Only the Brits would play around with such a silly idea. And if Pelosi did become president, I would have to pack up and get out. I hate that woman worse than I hate Bush.
10-15-2008, 01:02 PM
I fully expect Obama at some point during the debate tonight to get up and jump over to Mccain and put him in a vicelike chokehold on stage while punching him in the kidneys - metaphoricly of course.
Needa Pass Rush
10-15-2008, 01:22 PM
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10-15-2008, 01:26 PM
Nah. Cheaney was in his trance. sort of lioke Lenny in Of Mice and Men.
He sleeps with his eyes open? Does his wife know that?But fpr All of that: Pelosi does present some opportunitues for hilarity, doesn't she? I wouild not be at all happy if she became anything more than a person living out her next term, if she gets re-elected. I don't hold her as an example of great American Intellect or Statesmanship.....(or Stateswomanship, for that matter).....
New Hampshire is no longer a toss up state and probably never should have been listed as one in the first place. Without NH going to McCain the "tie" scenario is basically impossible.
10-16-2008, 01:48 AM
Four heart attacks? I imagine he doesn't want to get too excited.