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Old 10-25-2008, 05:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Wait, I thought I just read somewhere that US Americans (Rome reference) were polled and so far the popular vote was split at like 44% to 44%. So yeah, this election is far from being considered over.

I'm actually beginning to believe that Palin is being considered a positive influence. And Ugo, don't pay much attention to political in fighting. Obama is NOT the most popular candidate amongst democrats, much like McCain isn't the most poular with the republicans.
Literally every poll has Obama ahead pretty comfortably, like another poster said, unless the turnout is horrible, its pretty much over with this much time left... but if anyone wants to throw away $ and bet on it

http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/

Pretty accurate site for polls btw
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nice OBAMA all the way!!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm just going on based on what I read. Also, this is going to sound terrible, don't discount the number or racists in the US. Alot of people MAY be saying Obama right now, but when they're faced wiht a choice in the voting booth, things might be different.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Although she didn't name a single newspaper or magazine when CBS News anchor Katie Couric asked where she got her information, Palin told People magazine she has always been a "voracious reader."

She mentioned reading - anything from biographies to historical works - as one of her favourite things, along with her children and sports.

She says she appreciates a lot of information, as she grew up in a family of school teachers.

Also, Palin says if she and husband Todd had had a sixth child, they have already picked a name for a boy joining siblings Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig.

"I always wanted a son named Zamboni," she said.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:06 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:40 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:14 AM   #27 (permalink)
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If, Mccain had forseen this economic crisis, and taken Romney as his VP this thing would be over...

However, If Palin comes out and says, "God will get us through this" they might just win yet.


Fact: The media is left wing, and make things seem not as they are (Remember Gore was supposed to kill Bush)

Fact: Middle America will not vote a Black man in....


It will be interesting.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:24 AM   #28 (permalink)
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its so true what benzo is saying... up until the final voting, gore was supposed to be a shoe in... bush was way behind in the polls. and look how that turned out.
when it all comes down to it, the majority of the public will go with the flow and vote for what they know.
when people are faced with a tough decision where they are on the fence; 9 times outta 10 they go with the "easy" choice, the unrisky pick...
it hurts me to say this, but mccain will win.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:50 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Benzo, are you honestly claiming that the American media is left wing? Really? I'd argue the furthest they go is centre, but left wing? Hell, Canada doesn't even have a popular left wing media, how do the Americans?

Just because one may side with the Democrats doesn't make the "left" wing. Hell, the democrats I'd argue our more conservative than OUR conservative party.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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If Sarah Palin becomes VP I will live in fear for John McCain not making it through his term. That is the main reason I hope that Obama wins this election. I don't dislike McCain but that women scares the heck out of me. All this Joe Six Pack and Joe the Plummer. I mean it just makes me think she has no clue how to do anything other than drum up supporters.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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It was McCain that started that Joe the Plumber crap if i remember correctly. I live in fear that he wins, he has flip flopped on basically all his core beliefs to pander to the republican base, he is a pathetic man on his last legs trying to get the highest office even if he has to sell his soul to do it, will the real almost socialist John McCain please stand up?
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It was McCain that started that Joe the Plumber crap if i remember correctly. I live in fear that he wins, he has flip flopped on basically all his core beliefs to pander to the republican base, he is a pathetic man on his last legs trying to get the highest office even if he has to sell his soul to do it, will the real almost socialist John McCain please stand up?
John McCain is anything but a pathetic man.....a pathetic politician...maybe..to each there own, but to call him a socialist, and vote for the guy who wants to "redistribute" the wealth is a little naive.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #34 (permalink)
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John McCain is anything but a pathetic man.....a pathetic politician...maybe..to each there own, but to call him a socialist, and vote for the guy who wants to "redistribute" the wealth is a little naive.
You better look up McCains past stances on redistribution, as i said he has flip flopped hard since the convention to kiss republican lobbyists ass, he has gone against everything he believed in for 50 years just to get a sniff of power, i call that.... pathetic.
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Bush was not way behind in the polls anywhere near this point in the race vs Gore.

And big deal about middle America. Great - McCain has middle America. That doesn't get him a sniff at winning. I do find it odd that Benzo makes this big proclamation about middle America not voting for a black candidate, while he also proclaims that the whole thing would be over if McCain had picked a mormon vp candidate.

here's a fact: the Republican party is damaged beyond repair right now.
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here's a fact: the Republican party is damaged beyond repair right now.
And now , there is a small hardcore group of Republicans that are pushing for Sarah Palin to lead the party in 2012. They're not broken; they're totally dysfunctional now.
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And now , there is a small hardcore group of Republicans that are pushing for Sarah Palin to lead the party in 2012. They're not broken; they're totally dysfunctional now.
She should just be a sidekick on Jerry Springer and call it a day.That woman is way too far to the right,polorizing,uneducated to run for the presidency.
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She should just be a sidekick on Jerry Springer and call it a day.That woman is way too far to the right,polorizing,uneducated to run for the presidency.
So let that be a lesson to everyone. Don't move to Alaska cause they voted this women to be the head of that State. I wouldn't even want to let that women run my fantasy basketball league or blog. LOL
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After looking at this, I've never noticed such an election between two very EXTREME sides of the coin. Obama on one side, McCain/Palin and the people who support them on the other. I've never seen US politics so black and white before, as usually there is a middle ground somewhere. Now, there is nothing.
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After looking at this, I've never noticed such an election between two very EXTREME sides of the coin. Obama on one side, McCain/Palin and the people who support them on the other. I've never seen US politics so black and white before, as usually there is a middle ground somewhere. Now, there is nothing.
I think a lot of that has to do with the black and white approach of the current admin. over the last eight years. I think once either of these guys took office, they would prove to be much more in the middle relative to what we've seen. But the overall dynamics that Bush has thrown into the mix still comes into play right now. I think Obama's brilliance has been attacking the politics of division more than McCain or Palin, and of not allowing himself to be seen as angry, which would mean being seen through scary racial filters. Will he bring a great deal of change? Yes. But he will not be anywhere near the radical that Bush has been. Instead, the hope is all about restoring the real promise of the nation. And ultimately McCain would probably stand for much of the same thing, but he is stuck in the muck of the past to a big degree.
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