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Old 01-08-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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I have been glued to CNN every since the Iowa Caucuses trying to follow all of the presidential candidates campaigns! I am very curious to see how Arkansans will vote. What do you think about all of the candidates??? We probably don't need to argue about the candidates and their issues, but I would just like to know who everyone is considering!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Bentonville
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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.)
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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Good Insight
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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I think fulluvit may be on target with regards to Northwest Arkansas, but get out of the Republican strongholds around NWA and Little Rock and you run into Democrats. Which is why so much of our Congressional delegation is Democratic. So while Hillary isn't popular in NWA and around LR, there may be some residual loyalty to Bill that will rub off. In the south part of the state and along the Mississippi, Obama may be able to create some excitement. I wouldn't vote for Huckabee if you paid me to; some of the local Republicans I've spoken with are actually behind McCain. A lot can happen between now and February 5th. I think it's going to be an interesting day.

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Old 01-09-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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Why do they prefer McCain over Huckabee? Also, is the Feb 5th primary JUST a democratic primary?
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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Some people didn't like Huckabee as a governor. Some people liked Huckabee, but don't think he has the experience or knowledge to adequately deal with the foreign policy issues facing the country. Some people are concerned about Huckabee's style of legislating lifestyle choices. As for the people I personally know who are supporting McCain, some favor his political positions, but mostly I hear that he is a man of strong character and they admire the integrity and honesty he seems to have. They admire his military record and they want a President they can respect.

As far as I know, the Republican and Democratic primaries are held in conjunction in Arkansas. In my precinct, you go in and present your ID, then tell the poll workers which primary you wish to vote in. They give you a ballot and you vote. Last year they added the electronic voting machines as well as the punch-card votes. If you vote with the punch-card, there are separate boxes (Republican/Democratic) to put your ballot into to be sure it is counted correctly. Even if you are registered to one party, you can vote in the other party's primary if you are so inclined.

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Old 01-09-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
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Great info! Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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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.)
O please leave the race card in your pocket where it belongs.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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I was curious to know an estimate of how many blacks of the total A.A. population are registered as Democrats in AR!

Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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I was curious to know an estimate of how many blacks of the total A.A. population are registered as Democrats in AR!

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Most are registered as Democrats no matter the state they are in.
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