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  1. In former times, once you won the primaries, then the Party bosses would get together and issue a running mate to you.

    They typically were looking for a mismatch, in an attempt to appeal to the largest number of low-information voters.

    Several candidates looked really silly next to their mismatch running mate.

    In later times, the candidate has the say.   When they followed conventional wisdom, they sought a mismatch.

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  2. MJBubba:
    In former times, once you won the primaries, then the Party bosses would get together and issue a running mate to you.

    They typically were looking for a mismatch, in an attempt to appeal to the largest number of low-information voters.

    Several candidates looked really silly next to their mismatch running mate.

    In later times, the candidate has the say.   When they followed conventional wisdom, they sought a mismatch.

    I need someone that is elastic and will do the footwork.

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  3. Pencilvania:
    If draughted, I will drink beer; if elected, I will serve bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.

    Who are you kidding? If the sun comes up, you will drink beer. I like your conventional wisdom, Pencil. The campaign slogan will be “We stink less!”

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  4. MJBubba:

    10 Cents:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    Your running mate should be a compliment to the kind of person you are. Pick a glove.

    I should pick Mitt?

    No; you need a Veep that gives a warm and fuzzy feeling.

    Pick Elmo.   You could run the Puppet and Muppet ticket.

    I don’t know if Elmo can run. Wasn’t he born in China?

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