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Old 01-09-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: AR
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I'm a Democrat and my vote would be for either Edwards or Obama.

I really dislike Huckabee and McCain. The idea of either leading this country scares me.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: AR
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I won't try to persuade you to my candidate, but will instead answer the question of how I think Arkansas will vote. It will be for Huckabee, especially in the Republican stronghold of northwest Arkansas. I don't think that there is much nostalgia for Hillary Clinton, and I think that the state is still too racist to vote for Obama, so I think the Democratic portions of the state will go for Edwards, as the public here is too lazy to look for information about any other candidates. The final majority of presidential ballots will go Republican. (BTW, I am not a Republican.)
Don't pull out the race card and start arguments. Just because we're in the South doesn't mean we can't support a black candidate. I'm from Mississippi (which has a worse reputation for racism than Arkansas ever thought about) and I'd still vote for Obama if he was the candidate. I do like Edwards, but I did all the way back to 2004, when I was wishing he would get the nomination over Kerry. We all know how that worked out.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I'm voting Obama
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:17 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Isn't it interesting that a lot of the country made the mad dash to jump on the Hillary bandwagon...but I haven't run into a single soul who is actually voting for her here in Arkansas (although I saw a lot of names I recognized in the paper with campaign donations on Sunday...and a lot of them sounded like payback donations from the Billary days).
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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I dont live in Arkansas but i think Hillary is our best chance to get health care for the working poor. I think tax $$ will be spent nomatter who is elected and I would rather spend it on social issues than senseless wars. just my humble opinion.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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Just so you know Sam, I voted for Hillary.

DC
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Hi,

I'm from Connecticut, just bought a house in Arkansas. Why is Hillary unpopular with many from Arkansas? In Connecticut most people don't even know the name of the Governor's spouse let alone have an opinion of him/her.

MSP
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Hi,

I'm from Connecticut, just bought a house in Arkansas. Why is Hillary unpopular with many from Arkansas? In Connecticut most people don't even know the name of the Governor's spouse let alone have an opinion of him/her.

MSP
Well...one reason I can't stand her is because I was in school during the time period when she tried to develop her school "reform" that she seems so proud to talk about on the campaign trail. One of her great ideas was to consolidate all of the small rural schools and make larger school districts but without distributed campuses. Sounds great on the surface, less overhead from admin and building upkeep and maintenance. However, it totally neglected the fact that Arkansas is very rural state and a good number (perhaps over half) of children in these consolidated districts would have to be bussed over an hour to the new central campus. My bus route as a child was an hour to start with and I only lived 7 miles from my school. My route was through the boonies, the REAL boonies. It took us an hour to drive maybe 10-15 miles and pick up 20 kids. Now add to that having to drive to another town 25 or 30 miles away. She had no concept of what Arkansas is/was like outside of Little Rock. And yes, it really was HER concept. The reality is that she did almost nothing for Arkansas schools that is truly noteworthy except to try to ruin them and make it even harder for children who grew like me to even get an education. She's an elitist, pure and simple.
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Old 02-05-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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I wouldn't say she tried to ruin Arkansas' schools. But people who grow up in urban environments (it's possible that Fayetteville was the most rural town she's ever lived in, and Fayetteville is one of the largest cities in Arkansas) see busing as an integration issue, they just don't have any idea of what it's like for children to have to ride buses for hours to get to a school. That said, education did improve while Bill Clinton was governor. There was more funding, new textbooks were brought in, teachers salaries increased. Consolidation was probably a bigger issue while Huckabee was governor because of the whole court thing.

I don't think Hillary is an elitist, either. She just wasn't a native Arkansan, and never did assimilate.

DC
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Hopefully the tornadoes won't blow all the ballots away

Your all under a High Risk of tornadoes
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