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Offline Mr. Wizard

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2007, 05:48:07 am »
The election is next November, and you're starting a topic about it now?

Think of it this way, now you have a thread to point to when someone else starts a thread about it.

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2007, 06:36:49 am »
Yeah, think of this thread as a preemptive strike.

SBD, the herd of candidates we have now will be thinned down to two, starting in January with the state primaries.  But it will probably get worse before it gets better, as Fred Thomson, Newt Gingrich, and Al Gore might still run.  Personally, I don't think Gore will try to run against Hillary, but we'll see

Heres the thing: The same people that wouldn't vote for a black man or a woman probably wouldn't vote for a democrat on principal anyway.

No, not quite.  There are still plenty of old Democrats who wouldn't vote for a woman or a Black man.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2007, 07:33:17 am »
On the Mormon thing, it should be noted that Arizona has a Democrat governor (a good one, too), when our state consistently votes Republican in most elections. They managed to win mainly because their opponent was Mormon. Did I mention that our governor is a woman?

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2007, 12:15:49 pm »
The election is next November, and you're starting a topic about it now?

Think of it this way, now you have a thread to point to when someone else starts a thread about it.

Pilots just thinking ahead!

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Everyone who's interested: Republican Debate today (June 5) on CNN at 7PM EST

Pre-analysis coverage starts at 5PM EST. :)

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2007, 12:31:50 pm »
I usually just gtet my debate info from the Daily Show ;D .

Although I might actually check it out today.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2007, 01:33:12 pm »
Here's hoping that one of the long shot candidates does something incredibly stupid tonight, or that Ron Paul finally reveals himself to be Magneto.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2007, 02:19:35 pm »
This race is starting up incredibly early, it's a surprise the topic didn't get born earlier  ;)

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2007, 08:36:32 pm »
The Democratic and Republican Debates are now over.

Here are my impressions:

Republican Debate:

-Giuliani held his ground fairly well

-Tom Tancredo is crazy ("if you're an immigrant, cut ties to your past!")

-Ron Paul is way too liberal to be a Republican :D

-It's ridiculous that now, in the 21st century, we have 10 educated men running for US presidency arguing over whether evolution is true, with some arguing that God created the Earth in six days

-Duncan Hunter and Jim Gilmore didn't stand out, but I thought they performed well

Democratic Debate:

-Joe Biden stood out greatly (perticularily in defense of his 'Yes' vote for the Iraq War funding bill) and has really caught my attention. I hope he grabbed the attention of others as well. Even if you don't agree with this man, it is clear that he is passionate and genuine.

-Hillary Clinton bashed Bush too much, and needs to take responsibility for her vote in favor of invading Iraq

-Bill Richardson needs to do better than go off his record of eliminating junk food in New Mexico schools and promising pre-school for all children :P

-Edwards and Obama kept positive with each other while each trying to bring Hillary down

-Mike Gravel is my hero :)

That's what I think. What are your impressions? Which candidates did you think "won" the debates?

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2007, 01:45:43 am »
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SBD, the herd of candidates we have now will be thinned down to two

Oh. Even so, right from the beginning we only have to worry about Johnny Howard and Kevin "I have blatant disregard for workshop saftey rules" Rudd. He doesn't open his mouth enough when he speaks, either.

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2007, 03:20:22 am »
It'd be awesome if one of the candidates stood up at a debate and said "Only un-educated fools and religious fanatics believe in creationism".


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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2007, 12:25:27 pm »
For a Republican nominee, and probably a Democrat, too; that would be political suicide.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2007, 12:32:04 pm »
That's why we have Mike Gravel!

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2007, 08:02:17 am »
Speaking of Mike Gravel...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0rZdAB4V_j8
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2007, 11:04:54 am »
I have to agree with Patman, the U.S. isn't ready for a minority or a woman as president. I really think that Guiliani could be the next president, simply because he was a republican mayor in a super democratic city (New York). If he gains the Republican nomination and he wins New York away from the democrats, that alone could carry him to the presidency.
(And let's face it, California and New York are the only thing keeping the democrats in power...)

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2007, 11:09:26 am »
I have to agree with Patman, the U.S. isn't ready for a minority or a woman as president.
If thats true then America sucks something royal.
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