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Why Obama will lose in the fall

Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #320 on: July 26, 2008, 11:45:11 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a meltdown is always possible.

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #321 on: July 26, 2008, 11:49:05 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a meltdown is always possible.

Yeah, I'm not all that convinced Obama is going to win.  I am entirely convinced that it won't be the Latino and Asian-American votes that do him in, though.  Thanks for playing, Vercingetorix.

ETA:

The professor seems to confirm my initial point which was that hispanic voters will play a crucial role in the upcoming election, a point you disagreed with Miss P.

I do not believe the bolded is an accurate characterization of my remarks.  I disagreed with your conclusion that Latino racism would play a crucial role in the upcoming election.

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #322 on: July 26, 2008, 11:51:45 PM »
I was a little disturbed at the stories suggesting he might pick that Republican woman for VP.

I'm fairly certain he won't, but yikes...

Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #323 on: July 26, 2008, 11:54:04 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a meltdown is always possible.

Yeah, I'm not all that convinced Obama is going to win.  I am entirely convinced that it won't be the Latino and Asian-American votes that do him in, though.  Thanks for playing, Vercingetorix.

I mean, I hope he does, but the Repubs are a formidable misinformation-nonsequiter-distract-you-from-the-issues machine.

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #324 on: July 26, 2008, 11:56:16 PM »
And Obama's not all that hard-hitting on the issues, either, so he makes it pretty easy.

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #325 on: July 26, 2008, 11:57:41 PM »
I was a little disturbed at the stories suggesting he might pick that Republican woman for VP.

I'm fairly certain he won't, but yikes...

Yes.  Seriously, gag me.  I will not vote for him if he pulls any kind of stunt like this (including both that Agriculture Secretary and Hagel).

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #326 on: July 27, 2008, 12:02:55 AM »
I really wish they'd both just announce something already and stop leaking stories trying to steal each other's thunder.


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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #327 on: July 27, 2008, 12:16:07 AM »
my decision isn't so much voting for obama as it is voting "not bush: the sequel." other options exist, but as anyone knows only the dems and repubs count in any general election, and anyone else is a distraction the dems and repubs put up with because they take votes from the other guy.

Right.  I'm just not going to vote for the Dems because they're not the Repubs if they insist on blurring the distinction -- which at this point is their main selling point.

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Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #328 on: July 27, 2008, 12:17:27 AM »
my decision isn't so much voting for obama as it is voting "not bush: the sequel." other options exist, but as anyone knows only the dems and repubs count in any general election, and anyone else is a distraction the dems and repubs put up with because they take votes from the other guy.

Right.  I'm just not going to vote for the Dems because they're not the Repubs if they insist on blurring the distinction -- which at this point is their main selling point.

Seconded. 

They can only expect me to be a good Democrat for so long...

Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« Reply #329 on: July 27, 2008, 12:46:17 AM »
And Obama's not all that hard-hitting on the issues, either, so he makes it pretty easy.

This is true, but who is hard hitting on the issues?  Politics is a waste of time.  It's a popularity contest between two equally unsympathetic characters.  I dont vote usually, unless i'm particularly moved AGAINST a candidate like in 2004 against Bush.  This election comes down to not wanting Bush III in office, so I'll vote for whoever is running against him. Hell, I'd vote for Mickey Mouse or Tyrone Biggums over McCain.