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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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Eugene Young

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Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #4470 on: May 07, 2008, 03:20:17 PM »
It's over. It's been over since Super Tuesday really. Is it me, or did Chelsea look like she was about to burst into tears during Hilary's speech?

The question that should be asked, and should have been asked a while ago, is how can Hilary claim she's ready to run on Day 1, and her campaign isn't financially solvent? We're supposed to trust her to run the country, and she can't even get her own campaign into the black?

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« Reply #4471 on: May 07, 2008, 04:03:39 PM »
This will be the first election I sit out.  I'm not feelin' either candidate.

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it is and has been overly over.

Yep...my sentiments exactly. 

I'd be concerned about that 50% of Clinton supporters not supporting Obama in November though.  He has an UPHILL battle to beat McCain.

Very true.  But, I think it can happen, at least I hope it does.
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« Reply #4472 on: May 07, 2008, 04:54:05 PM »
Yep, it's over.  She needs to give up. 

I'd be concerned about that 50% of Clinton supporters not supporting Obama in November though.  He has an UPHILL battle to beat McCain.

This will be the first election I sit out.  I'm not feelin' either candidate.

You're kidding me, right?  You vote the lesser evil in a two party system - it's not even a matter of debate.  If Clinton won the nomination, I wouldn't hesitate to vote for her over McCain in a heartbeat, and she has completely turned me off as a candidate, not to mention the fact that I disagree with her on a number of policies.  But McCain in office is an unqualified nightmare, so I'd vote Hillary, no question.  Hell, if my choices were Bush and McCain, it'd pain me, but I'd still vote, if only because 50 years ago I likely couldn't've, and some say is better than none at all. 

If we had run off elections in the US, perhaps then I would feel more comfortable voting my conscience, but our political reality being what it is, I think it's sort of weirdly selfish to be all, my candidate didn't win so I'm not voting.  Just my take.
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« Reply #4473 on: May 07, 2008, 04:58:00 PM »
If we had run off elections in the US

Lol what do you think the general is?

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« Reply #4474 on: May 07, 2008, 05:16:00 PM »
If we had run off elections in the US

Lol what do you think the general is?

Not even close to the same thing.  See generally France (and, as it happens, New Orleans).
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« Reply #4475 on: May 07, 2008, 05:54:21 PM »
you forgot your parenthetical explanation ;)

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« Reply #4476 on: May 07, 2008, 06:15:02 PM »
If we had run off elections in the US

Lol what do you think the general is?

I think he's referring to instant-run-off voting, where you put down several candidates in the order that you prefer them, and if no candidate reaches 50%, the voters' second choice gets considered (if the voter didn't vote for one of the top two candidates). The general election is actually 50 first-past-the-post elections, 48 of which are winner-take-all.
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« Reply #4477 on: May 07, 2008, 06:29:14 PM »
Yes, yes, I know what she meant.  I was just joking with her.  But do you really think we need another round of voting?...

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« Reply #4478 on: May 07, 2008, 07:21:42 PM »
I'd be concerned about that 50% of Clinton supporters not supporting Obama in November though. 

Hope you're happy with yourself if 3 more John Roberts get put on the Supreme Court.
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« Reply #4479 on: May 07, 2008, 07:25:51 PM »
Yes, yes, I know what she meant.  I was just joking with her.  But do you really think we need another round of voting?...

HELL NO! I gonna have to increase my liquor stockpile to get through the general.
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