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This is governor Strickland of Ohio when asked if he would consider being a running mate with Barack Obama.
Absolutely not -- -- If -- -- and accepted.
That it will not serve so I don't know how.
How more crystal clear to me that does not mean that.
You know I -- him.
Any less committed to helping Barack Obama become the next president.
Is there more there than meets the -- So I think -- you know let's keep in mind that Ted Strickland has just elected.
About -- -- -- two years ago.
I think he's -- kind of a similar position that Bobby Jindal Louisiana it is on the Republican side as well.
Are both of them are young.
Fresh you know idealistic governors -- were just elected to their terms in office.
And -- you know I just take it that you know Ted Strickland as a man of principle and I think he had a bargain with the voters Ohio that he would stay -- -- governor -- And I don't read anything more into it -- that.
The rich we -- -- look at the offer from John McCain.
About town halls you know going into federal -- -- start and do intend straight weeks and fewer Barack Obama would you take him up on it.
Well I mean Barack Obama has everything to lose really think in this -- I think he's proven that he's a great quarter and great speaker and he's been left adept at.
The debate formats -- John McCain is no you know Ronald Reagan -- debater there.
You know I think that about Barack Obama will I take him up on these offers ID think it could just say you know has that.
Potential to fundamentally.
-- change the way we view presidential campaigns and I think that.
So often we've had these you know ridiculous -- to really -- -- they were dueling news conferences.
And I think the American people would be the biggest beneficiaries don't even know -- do you think that.
You know Barack Obama.
-- has some things to lose this I think is even more to gain and I think the American people have a lot to gain so.
It powered by the magic go ahead do -- I think it.
Come from also just from a pure political standpoint.
If you're Barack Obama and you know that debating is not your strength.
But having ten of them strung out across this summer and into the fall.
It kind of takes the importance that way -- importance but it takes me a chance of lobbying and really -- your campaign.
The last six weeks -- from a strategy standpoint I think it makes a lot of sense for him to do that I think the American people would be real world Serbs just -- that kind of debate.
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