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The US 2008 Election thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Jun 2008, 5:15pm

And let's start it off with the Texas wing of the Republican party. Why do they even pay lip service to the big tent idea?
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Post by threecoffins » 18 Jun 2008, 5:17pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:And let's start it off with the Texas wing of the Republican party. Why do they even pay lip service to the big tent idea?
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Post by Wolter » 18 Jun 2008, 5:20pm

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Well, he's got my vote NOW.
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Post by JennyB » 18 Jun 2008, 5:35pm

Of course, being me, what I want to know is this: Obama mentioned a few months ago that he was going to get a dog for his daughters and I would like to know if he plans on adopting or buying from a breeder (or worse, a pet store). He could be the first president to adopt from a shelter. The guy's a rock star, think of the difference he could make. I don't care what McCain's gonna do because I'm not voting for him. I e-mailed this question to his campaign people, and all I've received in response is a bunch of campaign propaganda spam. Seriously, I know I'm pathetic, but his answer to this will determine if I am going to vote for him or just not vote at all.
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Post by tepista » 18 Jun 2008, 6:08pm

JennyB wrote:Of course, being me, what I want to know is this: Obama mentioned a few months ago that he was going to get a dog for his daughters and I would like to know if he plans on adopting or buying from a breeder (or worse, a pet store). He could be the first president to adopt from a shelter. The guy's a rock star, think of the difference he could make. I don't care what McCain's gonna do because I'm not voting for him. I e-mailed this question to his campaign people, and all I've received in response is a bunch of campaign propaganda spam. Seriously, I know I'm pathetic, but his answer to this will determine if I am going to vote for him or just not vote at all.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Jun 2008, 6:20pm

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Post by revbob » 18 Jun 2008, 7:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:And let's start it off with the Texas wing of the Republican party. Why do they even pay lip service to the big tent idea?
I don't think they do.

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Post by threecoffins » 18 Jun 2008, 7:20pm

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Post by eumaas » 18 Jun 2008, 7:51pm

threecoffins wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Cerberus The Hellhound of Diplomacy!
Finally a negotiator Ahmadinejad can respect!
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Re: The US 2008 Election thread

Post by Wolter » 18 Jun 2008, 7:53pm

eumaas wrote:
threecoffins wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Cerberus The Hellhound of Diplomacy!
Finally a negotiator Ahmadinejad can respect!
We knew him as Cerberus: The Concensus Builder.
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Post by threecoffins » 18 Jun 2008, 7:55pm

Wolter wrote:
eumaas wrote:
threecoffins wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Cerberus The Hellhound of Diplomacy!
Finally a negotiator Ahmadinejad can respect!
We knew him as Cerberus: The Concensus Builder.
And by we you mean the Illuminati, of course?

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jun 2008, 6:07pm

For any stat / poll junkies, Nate Silver, a prominent baseball stat guy is tackling the current election at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/. I ain't smart enough to understand how he's calculating these things, but I trust that he's thorough and methodologically rigourous.
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Post by tepista » 23 Jun 2008, 6:30pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:For any stat / poll junkies, Nate Silver, a prominent baseball stat guy is tackling the current election at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/. I ain't smart enough to understand how he's calculating these things, but I trust that he's thorough and methodologically rigourous.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jun 2008, 6:41pm

tepista wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:For any stat / poll junkies, Nate Silver, a prominent baseball stat guy is tackling the current election at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/. I ain't smart enough to understand how he's calculating these things, but I trust that he's thorough and methodologically rigourous.
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Re: The US 2008 Election thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Jun 2008, 9:09pm

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Here's hoping lowest-common-denominator appeal works for the other side as well as it did for W.'s short-bus-o'-victory.
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