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Old 12-29-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Article on strengths and weaknesses of six competitors, not including Gravel and Kucinich.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...ats/print.html
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Which dem candidate is the most "electable"?
As much as I hate to admit it, it's probably Edwards. Hillary and Obama (the current front runnters) will get the vote of all loyal Democrats, but they won't get the swing vote. And Hillary especially would mobilize the opposition.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Edwards is pretty vulnerable to charges of being a hypocrite considering his haircut cost and house. It may not be fair, but it would play very well in the media.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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Hillary doesn't have the support of independents, Obama does. And even though he's a classic liberal, republicans don't have the same zeal of dislike for him as they do her.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Joe Biden would be electable if the media hadn't already decided who the candidates on both sides would be. He would have the broadest appeal to independants. I think he would smash any of the GOP frontrunners, Clinton, Edwards, or Obama, not so much.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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Article on strengths and weaknesses of six competitors, not including Gravel and Kucinich.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20...ats/print.html
I could answer your question if I knew what you meant by electable... as in 1) best chance to get the GOP nomination, 2) best candidate among the democrats, or 3) highest poll winning numbers. And if you want to restrict to only those six candidates, excluding the rest.

1) Obama has the best chance of winning GOP nomination.

2) None of them, they seem all the "same" in that boat...

3) Hilliary is winning in the polls.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Boise
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^Obama getting the GOP nomination? What!?
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I think Hillary will be elected. She is competent; She is tough; and she is well organized. (I like Edwards and I would never vote for Obama after his anti gay crusade in SC.)
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I think Hillary will be elected. She is competent; She is tough; and she is well organized. (I like Edwards and I would never vote for Obama after his anti gay crusade in SC.)
His anti gay crusade in that he a had a former gay dude sing a song?
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Thumbs down Obama and the Gay Curse"

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His anti gay crusade in that he a had a former gay dude sing a song?
In that he had a "so called ex-gay" who is on a rant about Jesus and the curse of homosexuality pretty much MC the concert, even after being asked by all the equal rights groups to please not associate himself with this particularly virulent anti-gay personality.

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