The Election Question

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    Jun 26, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    I have a friend that wants to be a political analyst. We were talking and he did this entire calculation and research and whatnot and he believes he has predicted what the election outcome will be.

    I figure, we have people from all over the country here. Let’s put it to a test. I am suggesting that for the next 3 days, people put down their vote icon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gifANDicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif what state they are from.

    (I.E. my answer would be)

    Nathan: Arizona, Obama

    I’m just doing this cause I am curious if he is right because his projection is one of the candidates will lose by 2 points.

    Since it is Wednesday, we’ll “close the polls” at 6pm on Saturday.

    P.S. I am not looking for anyone to politically argue with anyone, but if a political conversation starts, then go a head.
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    Caslon: Virginia, Obama
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    I don't know why your friend would be making predictions for the fall now. But as it stands, things look very, very bad for McCain. Polling shows Obama up against McCain in general popular vote by more than 2 points. But in terms of electoral collage he is up between 30 and 100 points.

    MZ: New York. Barr.
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidMZ: New York. Barr.


    You're kidding, right?
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    Jun 26, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    jprichva said[quote][cite]MunchingZombie said[/cite]MZ: New York. Barr.

    You're kidding, right?


    Hey, you dont quiz voters. ...You just vote.

    Oops...you didnt.


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    Jun 26, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    I keeping an open mind through the debates, but right now I'm solidly


    Todd / Arizona / McCain
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    Jun 26, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    Ruck_us / TX / Clinton (whoops, I meant Obama)
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    Jun 26, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    KC/New York/OBAMA
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    Jun 26, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    david; south florida, obama
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:19 AM GMT
    Agent Grey Squirrel: Your roof: Cpt Crunch
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:58 AM GMT
    Chad - Georgia - McCain
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    Jun 26, 2008 6:30 AM GMT
    Although we do have people from all over the country here, the results you get would be far from generalizable (this is a gay community).
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    Jun 26, 2008 8:05 AM GMT
    Vlas saidAlthough we do have people from all over the country here, the results you get would be far from generalizable (this is a gay community).


    Exactly, by polling the gay community, I'll get the opinions of the cultured and just plain better citizens of the country.icon_wink.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jun 26, 2008 10:20 AM GMT
    As a gay man and someone who has lived through some of the horrors that this country has gone through I am voting for the only choice that I can make

    Joey: Florida: The only sane choice
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    Jun 26, 2008 1:34 PM GMT
    This is totally a biased platform to conduct a "cross section" vote of america, hello we are all GAY!!!

    But....

    Jason: Texas, Obama
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    Jun 26, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI don't know why your friend would be making predictions for the fall now. But as it stands, things look very, very bad for McCain. Polling shows Obama up against McCain in general popular vote by more than 2 points. But in terms of electoral collage he is up between 30 and 100 points.

    MZ: New York. Barr.



    What is a "Barr." is that shortform for somebody?

    It is way too early to predict the November 2008 election, but McCain better hope the economy does not get much worse. It is not his fault that it is tanking but voters have a tendency to be pretty naive and uneducated about economic issues. They invariably blame the incumbent party for economic woes (remember 1992?).
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:26 PM GMT
    RLDad-Virginia-OBAMA
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    stonecoldfoxboy saidChad - Georgia - McCain
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ah!!!! CUM-ON!!!!!!!!!!! Chad, you can vote Democratic this time around man !!! I won't tell !!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    JBE60 said

    What is a "Barr." is that shortform for somebody?

    Bob Barr is the Libertarian candidate for president. He used to be a Republican. His claim to fame is leading the impeachment push against Pres. Clinton.
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    Thanks Caslon4000. Not a great resume for a candidate. It is nice to know that Americans have more than two choices though. In the last Federal Canadian election, I had a choice of 8 candidates I believe.

    Four were serious vote getters (Conservative, Liberal, New Democratic Party, Green) and four were less so (e.g. Natural Law Party, Communists, Marijuana Party). We used to have a Rhinoceros party that was a hoot. Sadly I think they have now folded (the founder died I believe).
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI keeping an open mind through the debates, but right now I'm solidly


    Todd / Arizona / McCain



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    CHRIS/ Kansas/ OBAMA
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    Jun 26, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    Joel: Washington: Obama- The real first president of the 21st century (Bush was the last president of the 19th century).
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    JBE60 saidThanks Caslon4000. Not a great resume for a candidate. It is nice to know that Americans have more than two choices though. In the last Federal Canadian election, I had a choice of 8 candidates I believe.

    Four were serious vote getters (Conservative, Liberal, New Democratic Party, Green) and four were less so (e.g. Natural Law Party, Communists, Marijuana Party). We used to have a Rhinoceros party that was a hoot. Sadly I think they have now folded (the founder died I believe).


    The Rhinoceros party may be defunct, but the NeoRhino party has taken its place!
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    Thanks MunchingZombie for that link. I love the picture of the four major party leaders in a circle around a rhino! You gotta love Canadian politics, who says we can't have fun.

    My dream is to see a Natural Law Party candidate get elected. A little bit of levitation during Question Period can't be a bad thing right? icon_lol.gif
  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 26, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    JBE60 said A little bit of levitation during Question Period can't be a bad thing right? icon_lol.gif

    Sure, especially if one of them is a fairy!