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#1 twinkletoes

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    Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:29 AM

    I know politics is a touchy subject. But, I'm just interested in knowing whom everyone thinks will be our next US leader. I'm not big on politics or anything, but after a record breaking Super Tuesday and standing in line last night, inquiring minds want to know what you guys think ....

    P.S.: This poll is totally anonymous!!!
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    #2 cessyboston

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      Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

      i have never voted donnie and i are very excited about a new president, we really want change...for now my vote is foe obama but there is so much time left..but if i voted to day my vote is for obama...i get chills when he speaks
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      #3 Christine

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      Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:52 AM

      As a government teacher, I have to say this poll needs to be edited. There are a few people on here that have no chance at winning.
      That being said, if McCain gets a moderate to conservative running mate that can help him win the popularity of the Christian Coalition and those in the bible belt he really could take the country. Many people feel that he has the experience needed to help our country out. He certainly is the only candidate that has military experience.
      On the Dem side, Obama has very little experience and some people like that, some don't. He is charismatic and is that rags to riches story that makes people feel like they know him. He certainly has a lock on the African-American vote for the most part, however the Clintons have always been very popular among African-American voters. Clinton has a lock on many women, Asian, and Latino voters which if you've ever been on the West Coast you know if you don't have that vote you can't win most of those states (which is why she won CA). Clinton has made huge efforts to make sure people don't remember her as the first lady and people look at her as the Senator from New York and a public servant. She does not want her husbands Impeachment to wreck her campaign. She will have to get a running mate that will tie the Democratic party together. Obama will also have to do the same, they cannot be each other's running mate, they are both to strong of people for that.
      As for getting the nomination. Hillary at this point has more super delegates, which after yesterday look like the only way anyone is going to win this race. here is an article about super delegates for those of you who don't understand them What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'? - Politics - MSNBC.com
      The Republican nomination basically looks like its in the bag, unless some crazy freak event happens, but Romney would basically have to win just about every other state in order to get the nomination and Huckabee would have to really win everything else to get it.
      Okay off my box now, please let me know if you have questions about this please let me know.
      Above all please vote and vote for who will lead our country through this war, recession, and global warming implications.
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      #4 Alyssa

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        Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:58 AM

        well explained Christine!
        As a government teacher, I have to say this poll needs to be edited. There are a few people on here that have no chance at winning.
        That being said, if McCain gets a moderate to conservative running mate that can help him win the popularity of the Christian Coalition and those in the bible belt he really could take the country. Many people feel that he has the experience needed to help our country out. He certainly is the only candidate that has military experience.
        On the Dem side, Obama has very little experience and some people like that, some don't. He is charismatic and is that rags to riches story that makes people feel like they know him. He certainly has a lock on the African-American vote for the most part, however the Clintons have always been very popular among African-American voters. Clinton has a lock on many women, Asian, and Latino voters which if you've ever been on the West Coast you know if you don't have that vote you can't win most of those states (which is why she won CA). Clinton has made huge efforts to make sure people don't remember her as the first lady and people look at her as the Senator from New York and a public servant. She does not want her husbands Impeachment to wreck her campaign. She will have to get a running mate that will tie the Democratic party together. Obama will also have to do the same, they cannot be each other's running mate, they are both to strong of people for that.
        As for getting the nomination. Hillary at this point has more super delegates, which after yesterday look like the only way anyone is going to win this race. here is an article about super delegates for those of you who don't understand them What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'? - Politics - MSNBC.com
        The Republican nomination basically looks like its in the bag, unless some crazy freak event happens, but Romney would basically have to win just about every other state in order to get the nomination and Huckabee would have to really win everything else to get it.
        Okay off my box now, please let me know if you have questions about this please let me know.
        Above all please vote and vote for who will lead our country through this war, recession, and global warming implications.


        #5 Sarah

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          Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:14 AM

          I was looking forward to your point of view on this one...

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Christine
          As a government teacher, I have to say this poll needs to be edited. There are a few people on here that have no chance at winning.
          That being said, if McCain gets a moderate to conservative running mate that can help him win the popularity of the Christian Coalition and those in the bible belt he really could take the country. Many people feel that he has the experience needed to help our country out. He certainly is the only candidate that has military experience.
          On the Dem side, Obama has very little experience and some people like that, some don't. He is charismatic and is that rags to riches story that makes people feel like they know him. He certainly has a lock on the African-American vote for the most part, however the Clintons have always been very popular among African-American voters. Clinton has a lock on many women, Asian, and Latino voters which if you've ever been on the West Coast you know if you don't have that vote you can't win most of those states (which is why she won CA). Clinton has made huge efforts to make sure people don't remember her as the first lady and people look at her as the Senator from New York and a public servant. She does not want her husbands Impeachment to wreck her campaign. She will have to get a running mate that will tie the Democratic party together. Obama will also have to do the same, they cannot be each other's running mate, they are both to strong of people for that.
          As for getting the nomination. Hillary at this point has more super delegates, which after yesterday look like the only way anyone is going to win this race. here is an article about super delegates for those of you who don't understand them What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'? - Politics - MSNBC.com
          The Republican nomination basically looks like its in the bag, unless some crazy freak event happens, but Romney would basically have to win just about every other state in order to get the nomination and Huckabee would have to really win everything else to get it.
          Okay off my box now, please let me know if you have questions about this please let me know.
          Above all please vote and vote for who will lead our country through this war, recession, and global warming implications.


          #6 Copita

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            Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:25 AM

            Politics always gets everyone really upset so I won't go on a full dissertation of who I think would be great and why but I will say that I think McCain is old. He's 71, soon to be 72. That is really old for a president. LOL.

            #7 lucy106

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              Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:30 AM

              I am not usually into politics. But Obama is so inspiring to me!

              #8 twinkletoes

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                Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:31 AM

                Well explained Christine. Please feel free to edit the poll. I was just trying not to leave anyone out who voted for someone without a chance(if that makes any sense). Sorry!
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                  Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:35 AM

                  Ooooh...politics! That and/or a discussion on religion and we'll be hating each other in about 5 minutes time

                  Well.....I'm not so sure. I'm one of those average people (or maybe not?) that doesn't follow public opinion too closely, though I do read up on who is involved and what they are selling to try to get a measure of how much evil they intend to propagate.

                  I wish we could have 20 years of Bill Clinton, infidelities and all. He's the least outwardly evil I've seen in my lifetime. I was happy then. Hilary, I must say, is brilliant, but I don't know if I trust her so much. She's a woman and so am I, so that's cool (and historic) but I don't know if I like her as a person. Obama sounds good, and isn't as jaded as I think any of the other candidates (Republican too) are. But I'm sure if I dug deeply enough I wouldn't like him either. Hell if I dug deeply I wouldn't like anyone...lol

                  When I registered to vote I didn't pick Democrat or Republican, but any candidate who has been riding with George W. these past years is automatically shady to me. Party lines aside - I'm not a fan of the leadership and turn we've taken as a nation. I'll stop now before it gets uglier....I pretty much like everyone in this forum. Our Canadian, Mexican, & European members must be laughing their asses off!

                  Just vote for what you feel, depending on where you are it may not be counted anyway.....somebody stop me

                  #10 Christine

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                  Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:50 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by cessyboston
                  i have never voted donnie and i are very excited about a new president, we really want change...for now my vote is foe obama but there is so much time left..but if i voted to day my vote is for obama...i get chills when he speaks
                  I am not usually into politics. But Obama is so inspiring to me!

                  I have to ask both of you what about Obama give you chills or is inspiring? I always tell me students to go with their feelings but also do research.

                  Oh and Erica, your election was yesterday, so I assume you mean you didn't vote yesterday. I hope you will register and vote in the general election now.
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