Politics U.S Presidential Primary Thread #2 (Read 14094 times)

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Clinton could win if about a thousand more Wrights occur. Apparently her lead over Obama in Pennsylvania more than doubled from last month.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/21/obama.wright/index.html
Last Edit: March 23, 2008, 05:59:56 pm by Dada
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obama has no chance of winning pennsylvania. the clintons have done an amazing job at penning every "must win state" as one that they have a gigantic lead in!

but honestly, she still has really no chance at winning this unless like steel said obama gets hit by a political hurricane katrina
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obama has no chance of winning pennsylvania.

I wouldn't say that exactly.  There has been a massive number of people switching from Republican to Democrat here and most of those that are doing so are doing it with the intent to vote for Obama.  Hell, I convinced both of my parents to vote in the primary this year.  My mother hasn't voted since the Carter administration and my father has never voted in his entire life.  Just wait, he'll either close the gap to a few points or overtake her completely.
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wow Grunthor you sound so confident, but I doubt it.

anybody minds doing a list of primaries to come and who have the higher chances to win?
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Man I wish I'd bothered registering for primary voting in PA.

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Man I wish I'd bothered registering for primary voting in PA.

You still have one day left to register.  Just look up where your nearest signup place is and go in and fill out the form.
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wow Grunthor you sound so confident, but I doubt it.

anybody minds doing a list of primaries to come and who have the higher chances to win?

april 22 pennsylvania - clinton
may 3 guam - obama
may 6 north carolina - obama
         indiana - obama
may 13 west virginia - clinton
may 20 kentucky - clinton
          oregon - obama
june 1 puerto rico - ?
june 3 montana - obama
         south dakota - obama

unless clinton wins EVERY STATE with a 65-35% delegate spread then she won't even tie obama.
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You still have one day left to register.  Just look up where your nearest signup place is and go in and fill out the form.

I thought that March 22nd was my last day to register!

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I thought that March 22nd was my last day to register!

Nope, the 24th is the last day since the 22nd fell on a weekend.  So if you haven't done it yet, get going.  Most places only give you until 5pm to do so.
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Well this is interesting and totally opposite of what I thought. And here is the video version.
Last Edit: March 27, 2008, 01:24:07 am by Jeff
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gallup isnt the greatest source with politics if I remember right.
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I just saw it on ABC news
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gallup isnt the greatest source with politics if I remember right.
What? I've seen Gallup Poll links and graphs posted all over the first Presidential Primary Topic and heard several of my college poly-sci professors both use Gallup Poll statistics in class and say that it is a very good indicator of opinions. Not to mention that the Gallup Poll has existed for, what, 80 years and is quoted by numerous media organizations. Who told you that it wasn't?
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What? I've seen Gallup Poll links and graphs posted all over the first Presidential Primary Topic and heard several of my college poly-sci professors both use Gallup Poll statistics in class and say that it is a very good indicator of opinions. Not to mention that the Gallup Poll has existed for, what, 80 years and is quoted by numerous media organizations. Who told you that it wasn't?

well they were off with the 2000 election where they called it for Bush by a wide margin when in fact he lost the popular vote, and then there's all sorts of recent shit like this: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/2/15/122633/594 which results from random digit dialing and isn't as indicative as people would like from their polls!

PPP is my fav polling place.
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apparently surveyusa is very accurate. at least this primary season
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~30 min long speech given by Obama today addressing the economy. he was introduced by mayor bloomberg and spoke mainly about the current economy woes and the need to regulate brokerage firms.
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hahaah, so I just read that in that 3 AM ad you can clearly read the word NIG on the kid's pajamas and saw a screen.

that's amazing.
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hahaah, so I just read that in that 3 AM ad you can clearly read the word NIG on the kid's pajamas and saw a screen.

that's amazing.

Seems like quite a stretch to me. :\ You had me excited there for a second!

Link for anyone interested.
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Obama's speech sounds strangely right-of-center economically or at the very least an effort to distance himself from socialistic ideas, his criticism of both the republicans and democrats as well as New Deal programs makes him a considerably more attractive candidate to me, but I am worried he will begin to lose his economic base on the left if he continues this trend of centrism. Not that I mind him embracing a more free-market orientation at all, I just think that it is very geared to pick up possible centrists and very moderate republicans.

As for the Clinton ad and subliminal messages, I am kind of laughing at the fact that everyone jumps on any sort of racist thing in commercials but totally ignores the fact that so many commercials out there are stereotypical of women. I was reminded of this when I walked out into the living room to see a JIF commercial with their trademark slogan CHOOSY MOMS CHOOSE JIF as if to say that shopping, cooking, and child-rearing are women things. STAY IN THE HOME BITCHES WE DON'T WANT YOU IN THE WORKFORCE. Or the extremely high number of advertisements that play on sex appeal and degrade the social standing of women. Both racism and gender-discrimination are equal stereotypes and both equally horrible things, yet because one is a more socially prevalent view or socially desired act, it slides right under the radar. Not to mention that such a sequence of letters would have slid past scrutinizing eyes in any other commercial had it not been a political one. It is fairly obvious that it says GOOD NIGHT and not DIRTY NIGGER, though, so it aggravates me that people think they are so intuitive as to pick up on this and go on and on about how X POLITICIAN IS A RACIST BLAH BLAH.
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