from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. variable pitch
- abbr. verb phrase
- abbr. vice president
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- vice president
- Vice President (of the United States).
- verb phrase
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Finally, the choice of a VP is a strategic political decision.
You need 51 Republicans to get a majority (since the VP is a Democrat).
And honestly picking HRC as your VP is a move I have just one thing to say or better for you to think over:
Though I've grown tired of Hillary over this primary season, a big part of me believes that having her on the ticket as the VP is the very best way to make sure Hillary's sometimes fanatical supporters do vote democratic this fall.
Its about the issues not who he picks as a VP – remember a VP is a vote of confidence not a decision maker and Hillary like Barack are decision makers ... no matter what her position is there on the same team and have the same goals!
The earned right of the Presumptive Nominee, Senator Obama, to choose his VP is his alone.
However, sh must understand that the VP is a subservient position to the President.
She wouldn't sit still as first lady, think of how much she would try to get into as VP (for people who don't really realize there are very few services that the VP is actually supposed to oversee).
In normal tickets, the VP is a quiet representative and diplomat for the President's policies.
Maybe a few more shocks every now and then would remind us that the VP is a feeling human being.