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Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2450 on: January 09, 2008, 10:40:26 AM »
Obama picks up union backing in NevadaNick Juliano
Published: Wednesday January 9, 2008

Hillary Clinton's campaign may have risen from the grave Tuesday night, but the race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains close as candidates prepare for the next rounds of primaries and caucuses.

Barack Obama, who was blocked from back-to-back upsets with his defeat in New Hampshire, is by no means out of the race, and Wednesday brought news that the Illinois Senator had secured the backing of two key labor unions in Nevada, which holds its caucuses Jan. 19.

Despite his narrow 39-to-36 percent loss Tuesday, Obama still picked up the endorsements of the Culinary Workers and Service Employees International unions. ABC reports that the Culinary backing is "seen as the biggest get" in Nevada. Many of its 60,000 members work in the massive hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas strip, and they will provide key support in the caucuses, which are only expected to draw 40,000 voters.

The SEIU ended a "tortured process that unveiled infighting within its ranks" in voting to endorse Obama over former Sen. John Edwards, who picked up 17 percent of New Hampshire's vote in his third-place finish, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The union had previously dismissed Clinton from consideration.

Obama has long courted the unions, and their support could help the freshman senator score a key victory next Saturday that could help him regain some momentum lost Tuesday night. A week later, on Jan. 26, voters in South Carolina vote in their primary; pre-New Hampshire polls showed Obama with a solid lead there.

Whatever happens in those two states, observers see the next and perhaps definitive showdown between Clinton and Obama coming Feb. 5, when 20 states hold primaries.


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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2451 on: January 09, 2008, 10:41:49 AM »
Obama is still in the game baby!

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You just beat me to it.  Great minds, son.  :D
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2452 on: January 09, 2008, 10:48:38 AM »
Obama is still in the game baby!

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You just beat me to it.  Great minds, son.  :D

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2453 on: January 09, 2008, 10:56:11 AM »
it's over. nbc called it and ap did too.

it was the crocodile tears. tears of a clown.

Yeah, the [insert Statistic's term] (j/k miss p) cried, and people felt sorry for her.  Told you that was a good stunt.

mos def. i bet you she beat obama among women 2 to 1.


 :D  The Tears = 47% of the Female vote.  D'oh!


Two thoughts:  first of all, the polls jinxed it talking about Obama is up by double digits.  People don't like to be told what to do.  So anytime you have a situation like that where you're trying to project that Obama is up by double digits, folks are feeling constrained like they don't have a choice.  Thus, vote the other way.

Second, when Tom Bradley ran for mayor of L.A. the first time, the exit polls showed him up among white voters by a substantial %.  When the votes came back he lost.  In other words, white people said they were voting for him because it was the fashionable thing to say, but when they went into that booth....a different story.

Question, not that I want it to happen but in the event that Edwards drops out of the race - who does his piece of the pie go to?



this is what i am afraid of, if Obama gets the Dem nomination and runs against (enter republican here), that all those white people who are so adamant about how things have changed in this country and race will not determine who gets elected, will go behind the curtain and vote how they really want to.
is it me or do some of them seem TOO eager to back Obama?  maybe i'm just too cynical.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2454 on: January 09, 2008, 10:58:01 AM »
Good. Obama needs to get tested if he's gonna' win it all. He's too green to have it just handed to him. He has to be tested before the republicans go at him.
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2455 on: January 09, 2008, 11:08:08 AM »
Nice about the union.  Hopefully the momentum can rebuild...because without it, I fear he won't get the nomination.  Test him after he has the nomination and the dems can put their full force into defending/prepping him.

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« Reply #2456 on: January 09, 2008, 11:11:14 AM »
Honestly, I'm worried about the watermelon eating porch monkeys in South Carolina. Southern black folks can be the most boot-licking black people aside from the biracials.
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2457 on: January 09, 2008, 11:27:57 AM »
:D

Yeah I don't think he's winning SC without the momentum.

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2458 on: January 09, 2008, 07:48:02 PM »
1 DAY TOO LATE!!!!!

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AP: Richardson ends presidential bid
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
20 minutes ago
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals' star power.

Richardson planned to announce the decision Thursday, according to two people close to the governor with knowledge of the decision. They spoke on a condition of anonymity in advance of the governor's announcement.

The Richardson campaign would not comment on the governor's decision, reached after a meeting with his top advisers Wednesday in New Mexico.

Richardson had one of the most wide-ranging resumes of any candidate ever to run for the presidency, bringing experience from his time in Congress, President Clinton's Cabinet, in the New Mexico statehouse as well as his unique role as a freelance diplomat. As a Hispanic, he added to the unprecedented diversity in the Democratic field that also included a black and a woman.

But Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama dominated the spotlight in the campaign, and Richardson was never able to become a top-tier contender. He accused his rivals of failing to commit to bring troops home from Iraq soon enough.

He portrayed his campaign as a job application for president, and ran clever ads that showed a bored interviewer unimpressed with his dazzling resume. The commercials helped fuel his move to double-digit support in some early state polls, and advisers argued he was poised to move past former vice presidential nominee John Edwards for the role of third-place challenger.

But he was not able to build the momentum and came in a distant fourth place in Iowa and New Hampshire. Richardson didn't get quite 5 percent in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and came in with just 2 percent in the Iowa caucus last week.

Richardson was born 60 years ago in Pasadena, Calif., after his American father sent his Mexican mother there to give birth and erase any doubts that his son would be a U.S. citizen. His father was an international banker from Boston, and Richardson spent his childhood in Mexico City before being sent to boarding school in Massachusetts, where he was a standout baseball player.

After graduating from Tufts University in 1971 with a master's degree in international affairs, Richardson worked first as a congressional aide and then for the State Department. He was a staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he decided to leave Washington in 1978 to launch a political career.

Richardson settled in New Mexico partly because of the state's large Hispanic population, and he won election to the House. Richardson is a master negotiator, and put his diplomatic skills to work to rescue Americans held hostage abroad. He earned a reputation for a mix of patience, toughness and cultural sensitivity that served him well on mercy missions from North Korea to Cuba to Sudan.

President Clinton recruited Richardson to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, then secretary of Energy two years later.

He was easily elected to two terms as governor but will be forced from office by term limits in 2010. His closest advisers hope that even if his presidential campaign didn't bring him many votes, it built his reputation so that he'll one day be able to add even more to his resume.
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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #2459 on: January 09, 2008, 08:18:12 PM »
yah... we needed this *&^% twice...
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