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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2008, 02:01:41 PM »
I'm sorry. I should have said poorer urban communities. I can guarantee that many of them will vote democratic. At least in the northeast and western parts of the country.
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2008, 02:38:03 PM »
Understood. But their voting habits are also countered by the massive 'heartland'. What's the Matter with Kansas? addresses all this with fairly depressing conclusions -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Matter_with_Kansas

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2008, 02:40:50 PM »
True, but the states with the big electoral pull (FL, OH) have all had some major major problems allowing people to get to the polls...

The last two elections have scarred me. I honestly hope that Obama wins, but I don't think he will. It's just too much of a mess.
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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2008, 03:11:21 PM »
That would definitely suck if the third election in a row came down to 51%/49% electoral margins and weird recounts. Ugh, let's hope not.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2008, 03:31:51 PM »
It all depends on if the poor, urban communities go vote. I don't know if Obama has promised enough to those communities to get high participation. I hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2008, 07:17:00 PM »
2008 Democratic National Convention > 2008 Olympics

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2008, 07:21:41 PM »
I just don't get how Clinton supporters can't get behind Obama and will vote McCain. Could it be that they are so selfish that they'll take four years of McCain to give Hilary another shot in 2012? It's too bad Bloomberg didn't run because at least a lot of those lost votes wouldn't have gone to McCain.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2008, 07:36:11 PM »
I think it's because when Clinton supports read "McCain" really fast they see "Clinton".



(And Bloomberg would never win b/c people always misread his name as Boogieman)


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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2008, 07:37:37 PM »
I think it's because when Clinton supports read "McCain" really fast they see "Clinton".



Totally.  Plus, even a Clinton supporter doesn't want to vote for Osama Bin Laden.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2008, 07:52:55 PM »
David Duke would never win because a lot of people hate Duke basketball.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2008, 07:54:49 PM »
No, no, that's way too obvious. Give the people a little credit here!

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2008, 08:18:47 PM »
Wait, does this mean since my name is Gilly Hitler, I have no chance to ever gain political office?  >:(

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2008, 09:38:26 PM »
No, since Hitler can be misread as Hilton, you have a pretty good shot.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2008, 09:40:09 PM »
Wait, does this mean since my name is Gilly Hitler

There's no such thing as bad publici...  ah, okay maybe there is.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2008, 09:40:43 PM »
No, since Hitler can be misread as Hilton, you have a pretty good shot.

Only if the John McClane political ad backfires!

 

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