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Campaign 2008 - Who Do You Like?

Here and there in the forums people are expressing their enthusiasm for particular candidates in the upcoming U.S. elections, while others are saying Enough Already, We Don't Want To Hear About It.

So, this is the right place to discuss your favorites (or non-favorites) and other matters relevant to the campaign. If you're not into it, skip this topic!

And as for all you non-U.S. residents, if you want a similar topic for what's going on in your part of the world, speak up and I'll start it. Thanks!

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gobbldygook

politics.......bleah!!

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Later after the Ramblin Bears....

I may need a designated thinker after having several thoughts at Kelly's Westsider

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thinking

thinking is ok, if done in moderation.

peace.

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Sorry, CC eojy

I did have hal on the brain when I wrote that (and was in a hurry to get to the football game today. And as you say about the thinkin' and the drinkin', I must say I dabble in both. One better than the other and I will let you (and others figure it out).
Practice, practice, practice. ;o}

The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.

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but Oroboros

saying I'm Hal is more of a honour than I deserve, brother.

Hal's a "thinker"

me? well, me; I'm just a "drinker"

( -;

peace.

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hal???!!!!

hal???!!!!

thankx for the explanation on Nebraska's split vote, brother.

that does indeed seem more fair, and I agree, we'd probably be better off with no electoral college thing, makes it look like a landslide, which I don't think it really was. not to mention the fact that W. wouldn't a been there in the first place had real votes actually been counted correctly and fairly.

peace,

I remain,
your "pal cc JOEy"

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Hal, There are 2 states that split their electoral vote,

Maine and Nebraska. I don't know how Maine does it.

In Nebr the winner of the total popular vote gets 2 of the 5 electoral votes right away. Then the rest of those votes are awarded by who wins in each of our 3 congressional districts. Those 3 discricts are Lincoln (and surrounding area), Omaha (and surrounding area), and then the rest of rural Nebraka.

So Obama won the Omaha area so he got 1 electoral college vote, and he was ahead in the Lincoln area but didn't prevail so McCain got 1 electoral vote, and then rural NE was overwhelminly McCain, so he then he got another vote. Nebraska's electoral vote total is McCain 4 and Obama 1.
We almost carried the day in Lincoln for Obama and that would have been another vote, but we didn't quite make it.

I am opposed to the electoral college but I believe that if the votes are split, then the process gets this republic a little closer to a democracy. But not close enough for me.
Abolish the electoral college and popular vote should win the Presidency.

Nebraska lesson and pontificating complete (for now). ;o}

The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.

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Oroboros

I don't get the split the electoral vote thing??

If McCaine took the state, what was the split? just curious.

as to the other states that went red, some folks just listen to / believe sound bites / mis-information / bull shit.

there was some ignoramus on the radio, saying he wouldn't vote for Obama because his middle name was "Hussein" on the ABC news, I think it was, an older, crew cut white guy, who believed the Dems are 'socialism'

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They are

Gr8full Ted, just too far from the blue ocean......only reason I can figure out....although I thought Missouri went blue, but haven't checked lately....oh, well, we're all one now hopefully-red, white & blue....The United States-hope the deep south can figure that one out.....& that's not meant as derogatory on the deep south
xoxo Gypsy Cowgirl

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Why are the Great Plains states so Red?

Montana, Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, and even Missouri went for the Republican candidate: McCain is not known for being a conservative. With such strong agricultural roots, what issues keep our neighbors from voting Blue?

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