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Who will you/would you vote for? - Single Choice
Ended Nov 6, 2008
Quote from ElricJC »But life is too short for cheap beer.
Quote from TheInfamousBearAssassinDon't say never. I think people underestimate the ambition and hubris of the Clintons. If Obama takes a serious stumble in the polls, which it looks like he might do, I think Hillary might very well seize the chance and try and take the nomination at the convention. I don't think it'd be successful, but she's hungry enough to make the attempt if she thinks it's grabbable. And it'd be extremely damaging to Obama's chances.
Still unlikely, but possible.
Quote from HighrollerIt's probably because these things are relying on different polls, each with their own varying degrees of accuracy.
Which brings me to a question: how are polls conducted anyway? Are they collected by phone?
Quote from r3p3ntPossible in the sense I could get hit by a lightning bolt right now. Overwhelmingly improbable by any reasonable sense. And what serious stumble are you referring too? He is still favored to win the election currently.
Quote from TheInfamousBearAssassinYou underestimate the vitriol and pride of the Clinton machine.
And he chose a poor time to go on vacation in Hawaii, I think (yes, he has good reason to go to Hawaii, but it still plays worse than if he had gone home to, say, Vermont or Kansas).
It's not likely that Clinton will try such an upset, and it's almost certain that it would fail. But by no means would it be surprising. And Clinton will be the first one to tear Obama apart if he loses the election. She's surely hoping for a perfect 2012 setup at this point.
Quote from TheInfamousBearAssassinSmart people do stupid things all the time. But it's all just speculation right now.
I think it would be greatly ironic if Obama won via the electoral college. I'd love to watch that one play out just for the scope of amusement value.
Quote from MorphlingI heard about this..
Well, it's another (fairly clever) way for him to scrub/bolster his contributor lists.
I don't see that it will have the desired effect though. I mean, is anyone other than his existing supporters going to want to hear this news immediately anyway?
Quote from Hermit_ManI think they're going for word of mouth, for those enthusiastic supporters to then tell persons X, Y, and Z about the new VP candidate to drum up more enthusiam and support for Senator Obama.
Also, it tries to make the contributors and supporters of Senator Obama feel more in touch with their candidate.
Quote from box of terrapinsAnyone know why the Democrats haven't even mentioned the fact that McCain finished 894/899 in his graduating class? One would think it would swing quite a few votes, since sixth from last is unbelievably horrible, especially considering Obama finished first in law school
Because they tried that with Bush and he got elected anyway?
Given what he's done with his life since, who cares about McCain's academic performance of fifty years ago? The reason the Democrats haven't mentioned this little factoid is because it would be unbelievably (and transparently) petty to do so.