View Poll Results: (02/08) Who would you like to see as the next President of the United States?

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  • Hillary Clinton

    2 7.41%
  • Mike Gravel

    0 0%
  • Mike Huckabee

    5 18.52%
  • John McCain

    2 7.41%
  • Barack Obama

    12 44.44%
  • Ron Paul

    4 14.81%
  • Mitt Romney

    2 7.41%
  • Other Democratic candidate

    0 0%
  • Other Republican candidate

    0 0%
  • Other independent or third party candidate

    0 0%
  • Not sure

    0 0%
  • No preference

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubendol View Post
    It would be easier to get people of all ages to work the polls and you would de facto end up with a higher turnout because of the ease of voting.
    High turnout is not inherently a good thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by For-Life View Post
    I would so rep you for that, but I have to spread more love first.

    I hate those "it doesn't matter who you vote for, as long as you vote" campaigns. It does matter!!! I am all for democracy, and believe it is the best system out there, but I hate the fact that some moron waters down my educated vote.
    Perhaps there should be a weighted system of voting based on a combination of IQ, tax dollars paid, government dollars received, whether or not you like NASCAR, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968 View Post
    High turnout is not inherently a good thing.

    Perhaps there should be a weighted system of voting based on a combination of IQ, tax dollars paid, government dollars received, whether or not you like NASCAR, etc.
    Among other factors

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    I agree there are voters who are less informed, but even having informed voters hasn’t kept us from electing awful officials in the past….

    I think that’s a dangerous and anti-democratic argument to make.

    To put it in the words of the guy who started the “religious right movement”: Paul Weyrich


    "I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." [
    If ever an better argument has been made about how the conservative movement prefers people not to vote…
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    Grubendol:
    I think the quote is from a democrat. Richard Daily the first, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubendol View Post
    I think that’s a dangerous and anti-democratic argument to make.
    I'm not clear on what argument you think is dangerous and anti-democratic. Obviously we are joking that people should be required to meet certain standards to vote. On the other hand, for those of who do not like the political status quo, pushing the "Get out and vote!" message is a very bad idea. This is a message that favors only the Republicans and Democrats because the other message that goes along with it is that voting for someone else is a wasted vote. I guarantee you that a huge percentage of the Republicans here who do NOT like John McCain will vote for him and a huge percentage of the Democrats here who do NOT like Hillary Clinton (if she is nominated) will vote for her.
    Last edited by 1968; 02-08-2008 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Removed comment that might be taken personally.

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    I'm still goin for Gen. Tommy Franks and Ollie North as write-ins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    I'm still goin for Gen. Tommy Franks and Ollie North as write-ins.
    I was thinking about Pete and Robert, but I'm not sure which one to put as POTUS and which to put as vice POTUS.

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    Can't immagine anything funnier that Ollie North presiding over the Senate, making them look like the fools they are all the time. And yes, he is smarter and has bigger cajonies than the entire Senate combined.

    Chip

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    I had to share this...from the SF Chronicle, so liberal basher's have fun ;)

    It's a weekly political comic done in the Chron that I love almost always, this week's is fitting to this discussion:
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    Now that the Senator from Arizona is far down field, nearing the Red Zone, with no defenders in sight: any speculation on the GOP candidate for Vice President? At first, I thought: McCain-Giuliani.



    Conjuring up visions of news story headings like "The Bucket List" and "No Country For Old Men".

    I don't think it can be Giuliani. He's carrying too much political baggage for even the second spot on the ticket. And it seems like the Senator will be looking for someone farther to the right on the monetary, regulatory and domestic issues, to try to appeal to more of the Republican base.

    And if GOP voters don't line up for their party's ticket?

    When the smoke finally clears, perhaps they'll be summing it all up as..

    The McCain Mutiny..!



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    And what to you think McCain promised Huckabee for West Virginia if not Vp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    I'm still goin for Gen. Tommy Franks and Ollie North as write-ins.
    I thought the idea was to get RID of the liars in government, not elect more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    And what to you think McCain promised Huckabee for West Virginia if not Vp?

    Well, first you have to understand the local GOP officials here. Their head had to resign a few years ago due to corruption. The state GOP is bought by Big Coal. The head of a huge coal company spent $20 million of his own money to try to buy the Legislature. Fortunately, the general population caught on and he only bought one Supreme Court justice. Now another Supreme Court justice has had to recuse himself from several verdicts favoring the company after vacation photos of them together were posted.

    Here's a few links - they are from from the Republican paper.
    http://dailymail.com/News/200802080155
    http://dailymail.com/News/200801290086
    http://dailymail.com/News/200801180132
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968 View Post
    For those who haven't heard, Mitt Romney is out. (There go my hopes for a brokered convention!)
    Romney endorsed McCain yesterday. Time for the Republicans to get in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968 View Post
    Romney endorsed McCain yesterday. Time for the Republicans to get in line.

    I think the correct term is "lock-step" ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubendol View Post
    I think the correct term is "lock-step" ;)
    Thanks, I realized there was a better term. Huckabee stated that Romney is part of the "me-too crowd"* and that he is not yet willing to be part of the "coronation" of McCain**. My bet is that Huckabee will join the "me-too crowd" at the coronation on March 5th. Any takers?

    *http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/02...y3834530.shtml
    **http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...faze-huckabee/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubendol View Post
    I think the correct term is "lock-step" ;)
    Bush #1 endorses McCain today...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/...ent/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968 View Post
    Bush (41) endorses McCain today...
    I think this speaks for all of us




    The latest from the War On Error
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinselberg View Post
    I think this speaks for all of us
    HA! Are they already making a movie about The MCCAIN Mutiny?

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    Are potential First Ladies fair game here? If so, I wanted to mention that I've figured out where John McCain gets his penchant for clap-trap and "straight talking'"...

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...triotism-flap/

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    I'd like Ron Paul to win but the fix is already in.

    We're going to end up with Hilary who will magically make a comeback and like her husband suddenly be known as the comeback kid for a while and Barack will take his place as her VP and be sadly and soundly defeated by Jeb Bush in 2012 to continue the mess his brother started.

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