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Old 04-26-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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WASHINGTON - The electoral road to the White House favors Democrats this fall — either Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton — and has Republican John McCain playing defense to thwart a presidential power shift
Democrats favored in electoral map - Yahoo! News (broken link)

Looks good for President Obama.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Yes we are favoured but so was Kerry. Unlike Kerry we are not going to stick all of our eggs in the Ohio basket nor are we going to allow ourselves to swiftboated. David Axlerod is much too smart for that (I have known him personally BTW) and he is not going to play that kind of game.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: London, KY
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Democrats favored in electoral map - Yahoo! News (broken link)

Looks good for President Obama.
This will make third consecutive election that the Dems have counted their chickens before they hatch. In 2004, it appeared that Kerry was on his way to defeating Bush, we all know how that worked out.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This will make third consecutive election that the Dems have counted their chickens before they hatch. In 2004, it appeared that Kerry was on his way to defeating Bush, we all know how that worked out.
Different time, different campaign manager, different strategy. If Kerry had Axlerod running his show, he would be President John Kerry today. Axlerod is every bit as smart as Karl Rove and, unlike Rove, knows how to steer clear of trouble.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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Yes we are favoured but so was Kerry. Unlike Kerry we are not going to stick all of our eggs in the Ohio basket nor are we going to allow ourselves to swiftboated. David Axlerod is much too smart for that (I have known him personally BTW) and he is not going to play that kind of game.
I watched an interview with David Axelrod and Terry McAuliffe and boy David Axelrod is one touch cookie. After watching David in that interview, I now understand why the Obama campaign has been so successful. I was very impressed by David.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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The economy-despite all the upbeat prognostications by the Wall Street shills is likely to be far worse then many suspect. It seems that the second half bounce is merely going to be a myth. If so- it seems even Obama- who I feel is a rather weak candidate could win. The stresses of soaring food costs, high gasoline, foreclosures, and a weak job market, may enable any Democrat electable. The GOP at this point has but one issue- the race card.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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The economy-despite all the upbeat prognostications by the Wall Street shills is likely to be far worse then many suspect. It seems that the second half bounce is merely going to be a myth. If so- it seems even Obama- who I feel is a rather weak candidate could win. The stresses of soaring food costs, high gasoline, foreclosures, and a weak job market, may enable any Democrat electable. The GOP at this point has but one issue- the race card.
deal it out :P

I think Axelrod will gladly use it to bring the 26% Indies onboard
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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Yes we are favoured but so was Kerry. Unlike Kerry we are not going to stick all of our eggs in the Ohio basket nor are we going to allow ourselves to swiftboated. David Axlerod is much too smart for that (I have known him personally BTW) and he is not going to play that kind of game.
I agree, Hillary and others are sticking there eggs in one basket, (Florida and Ohio). The smartest thing to do is to change the map all together and focus on other states that the republicans won to offset a potenetial Ohio loss in November. People are tired of having the same one or two states deciding the whole election.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: VA
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Another telling sign that the GOP is in major trouble is the fact the Dem turnout has been significantly higher than the Repubs in EVERY contest so far. If McCain doesn't energize his "base", he's toast. Well either that or a miracle, he'll need one after the disaster that was Bush.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Senator Obamas poll numbers are dropping - nationwide.

IMO, he (nor Senator Clinton) will have enough committed delegates to go to the convention. Nor will they have sufficent numbers of committed Super Delegates to put either one of them over the top on the first ballot.

IMO, it will become a brokered convention with a possible 3rd candidate coming forward and be nominated - - John Edwards perhaps
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