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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #315 on: January 19, 2008, 07:25:43 pm »
Gorman and Mr. Consideration, I really want to smack both of you in the head right now, but I'm desperately trying to stay on subject, so I'll hold my tongue.

Brandon, Edwards was down for the count a few weeks ago.

And results from South Carolina are a win for McCain, followed closely by Huckabee.  I'm not going to predict a winner for the Republican nomination just yet, but if Thompson can't get a decent showing in South Carolina, he might be done soon.

And once again, more results here: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#SC
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #316 on: January 19, 2008, 10:56:25 pm »
Economists back Edwards for President
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"If economists were going to support a presidential candidate based purely on what is taught in economics courses, we would probably all support Ron Paul," he said.
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Food for thought: McCain won South Carolina with 140,000 votes.  In 2000, he lost South Carolina with 240,000 votes.

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #317 on: January 19, 2008, 11:16:39 pm »
I just find this odd,

McCain had 140,798 votes and got 19 delegates
where Huckabee had 126,187 votes and only came out with 5 delegates

shouldn't it be closer considering McCain only won by 3%?

*Edit* these numbers are from yahoos political dashboard just in case anyone wants to know.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #318 on: January 20, 2008, 08:51:16 am »
this one, depending on your perspective, is either really exciting because there are no clear frontrunners, or really scary because there are no clear frontrunners.  but the bottom line is, so far, it seems like a 4-person race (huckabee, romney, clinton, obama).

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #319 on: January 20, 2008, 01:12:15 pm »
I'd say Huckabee is pretty much insignificant. It's more like McCain > Romney, Obama ~ Hillary

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #320 on: January 20, 2008, 02:30:40 pm »
I wouldn't rule Huckabee out yet.  The only ones I would count out of the Republican field are Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter.  I didn't realize he was still running.  I really wonder if Giuliani's and Thompson's strategies of focusing on bigger, later primaries will pan out in any way.

On the democratic side, Edwards doesn't seem to have any momentum at this point, but I expect him to gun for the vice presidential spot again.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #321 on: January 20, 2008, 06:57:43 pm »
Duncan. So that's his name.

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #322 on: January 21, 2008, 05:09:57 pm »
There's a Democrat debate on, if anyone cares.


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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #323 on: January 22, 2008, 04:32:25 am »
No thanks, I'll just watch a fast-forwarded version with Yakkity Sax in the background when it comes out on Youtube.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #324 on: January 22, 2008, 07:57:42 am »
[rant]

Fed Makes Emergency 0.75% Rate Cut  January 22, 2008.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9oREfhyL2Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9oREfhyL2Y</a> From November 8th 2007.

Notice how Steve Liesman seems shocked that investors are trading on the speculation that the Fed rate will be at 4% in February.

Due to the drastic, emergency rate cut today, the Fed rate is at 3.5%.  Those people are very well positioned today.

I'm also amazed that the concern of the falling dollar is waved off as unimportant as long as we buy domestically.

I don't even know what we make in this country any more!  I do know what we import a lot of though -- OIL!

They're just trying to prop the economy up until after the election and I don't think it's going to work.

Ron Paul is written off as a crackpot, but he's the only candidate who even understands how the economy works.

Wake up America!  [/rant]

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #325 on: January 22, 2008, 08:05:16 am »
The problem as i see it is that US industry is lagging behind a lot. Not to china. But to the rest of the developed would. The politics that is used in USA to keep the industry is what is destroying it. There is no reason to modernize.
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #326 on: January 22, 2008, 01:19:33 pm »
Hillary scares me. I'm afraid she will be elected, and then last about ten seconds before bending down to her corporate overlords's wills. At least Obama seems more honest somehow...maybe it's just about charisma. AFAIK they're all very much bought. It would feel soooo good being able to say "president Husseini" all the time though.  ;D

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #327 on: January 22, 2008, 01:23:06 pm »
But but but ..... President Paul! You can't deny the ringyness of that name!
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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #328 on: January 22, 2008, 02:13:49 pm »
I would vote for him in an instant.

Assuming that he would get any more than 1/20 of the popular vote, and that I was 18.

We've already reached the lesser among evils point in the GOP.

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Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« Reply #329 on: January 22, 2008, 03:46:33 pm »
So, Fred Thompson is out.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/22/thompson.out/index.html

That narrows the Republican field down to Romney, McCain, Huckabee, and Giuliani.  I predict Giuliani is the next to drop out.  And sorry Slarti, but Ron Paul isn't a feasible candidate.
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