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Old 04-24-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Why is the GOP, and not the Clintons running the NC anti-Obama ad?

Could it be because they want Clinton to be the one running against their boy McCain in November? Or because if either Clinton or McCain are elected in November, they will have a friend for their wealthy corporate cronies and a president who won't challenge the status quo?

It's very strange to see a political party running ads against a candidate for the opposite party during a primary season. I actually don't think I've seen it before. What do you think the purpose is?
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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Okay,

Just to set the fact straight. It's the state GOP, not the national party that is running the adds against two NC democrats that are running for senator who both support Obama. The add is for republican candidates and points out that the 2 on the left support a candidate that has radical associations.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I know that it's being run by the state GOP.

Is election day for the governor the same as the primary day? It just seems suspicious that they would run this ad just when the push for the NC primary is starting up.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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Because any divide in the democratic party is a win for the republican party.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Because any divide in the democratic party is a win for the republican party.
exactly. The GOP is increasing their chances of winning with every day the dems keep arguing. I bet if hillary was in the lead they would be trying to help obama in order to keep him in the race and to keep the two at eachothers throughts.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Because any divide in the democratic party is a win for the republican party.
That's a good point. If this is the case, do you think Obama was targeted instead of Clinton because it's easier to exploit race as a dividing factor in the South than gender?
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I know that it's being run by the state GOP.

Is election day for the governor the same as the primary day? It just seems suspicious that they would run this ad just when the push for the NC primary is starting up.
These are the primaries for our governor spot. The incumbent is a Democrat and stepping down. The Republicans have several candidates too. Fred Smith, McCrory, and a few others scattered here and there. I don't like any of them aside from Fred Smith who seems to be a real whacko.

But the issue is on the Democratic candidates' choice for governor. There are two candidates who have been negatively attacking each other for weeks. This is the Republicans' chance to make a few hits against both candidates and make a swipe at Obama. Believe it or not, North Carolinians are far more interested in local and state elections. Not everything is about Obama.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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That's a good point. If this is the case, do you think Obama was targeted instead of Clinton because it's easier to exploit race as a dividing factor in the South than gender?
Race? It's not about race. It's a clip of Obama's mentor saying "God **** America". That in itself isn't going to play well in NC even among Independents. Sure, it's taken out of context, but who cares about that? It's sensational and it paints Obama as "extreme". It then calls into question the two Democrats who are running for governor. Can they be trusted if this is the guy they think is best suited to run our country?
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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I heard an interesting theory presented by Dem congressman James Clyburn who is very upset with the Clintons and how they've handled this primary. The theory he's been hearing is that Hillbilly knows she's not going to win the nomination and wants to make it almost impossible for Obama to win in Nov so she can then make a run in 2012. Hillbilly continues to try and undercut Obama etc to make him unacceptable to the general public. I'll go even deeper than this theory, which I think makes sense. I believe that McCain and Hillbilly have struck a deal where by McCain serves only one term as president resulting in another non-incumbent presidential election in 2012. McCain and Hillbilly are fairly close friends in the senate and such a deal wouldn't surprise me. Hence the reason the GOP is launching this anti-Obama ad just prior to the NC primary. They know Obama will win the state in a landslide over Hillbilly. The point is to start now planting the seeds of "doubt" over Obama. Another good reason I chose to abandon the GOP and stay independent.

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Race? It's not about race. It's a clip of Obama's mentor saying "God **** America". That in itself isn't going to play well in NC even among Independents. Sure, it's taken out of context, but who cares about that? It's sensational and it paints Obama as "extreme". It then calls into question the two Democrats who are running for governor. Can they be trusted if this is the guy they think is best suited to run our country?
With ads like this in NC the GOP has given those seats to the Democrats. They want Hill to win as she has a lot more in her closet. They know it and will use it when it best suits them.
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