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Old 09-11-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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Let's assume that McCain does win the white house. Okay he's in, yahh...but here is one thing to consider, or, let me say, five things to consider...

Colorado open senate seat, currently held by retiring Republican...latest polls, Democrat Udall up 7 points.
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Colorado Senate


Alaska senate race featuring scandal-ridden GOP senator Ted Stevens. Democrat challenger currently up 2 points (even the "Palin bounce" can't save Stevens)

RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Alaska Senate

New Hampshire senate race...in the state that kicked every republican congressman out in 06, Democrat Shaheen is crushing her Republican challenger RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Hampshire Senate

Virgin open senate seat, held by retiring GOP senator John Warner...do I need to say it? Why is Gilmore even trying against Mark Warner?
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Virginia Senate

New Mexico...open senate seat currently held by a Republican, and guys who's ahead in the polls? You guessed it, the Democrat

RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Mexico Senate

In other words...even if Obama looses, the GOP is still going to, once again, get slaughtered in the Senate...and soare me, spare me having all of you people posting saying "polls don't matter!" right after you brag about polls showing McCain a few points ahead of Obama. That's just the way the cookie crumbles...
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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And then there's also the issue of getting a replacement for his seat representing the state of Arizona. We have a Democratic Governor and the state has been drifting to the left over the last few years as more people move here.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:17 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Let's assume that McCain does win the white house. Okay he's in, yahh...but here is one thing to consider, or, let me say, five things to consider...

Colorado open senate seat, currently held by retiring Republican...latest polls, Democrat Udall up 7 points.
[URL="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/senate/co/colorado_senate-556.html"]RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Colorado Senate[/URL]


Alaska senate race featuring scandal-ridden GOP senator Ted Stevens. Democrat challenger currently up 2 points (even the "Palin bounce" can't save Stevens)

[URL="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/senate/ak/alaska_senate-562.html"]RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Alaska Senate[/URL]

New Hampshire senate race...in the state that kicked every republican congressman out in 06, Democrat Shaheen is crushing her Republican challenger [URL="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/senate/nh/new_hampshire_senate-354.html"]RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Hampshire Senate[/URL]

Virgin open senate seat, held by retiring GOP senator John Warner...do I need to say it? Why is Gilmore even trying against Mark Warner?
[URL="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/senate/va/virginia_senate-537.html"]RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Virginia Senate[/URL]

New Mexico...open senate seat currently held by a Republican, and guys who's ahead in the polls? You guessed it, the Democrat

[URL="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/senate/nm/new_mexico_senate-561.html"]RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Mexico Senate[/URL]

In other words...even if Obama looses, the GOP is still going to, once again, get slaughtered in the Senate...and soare me, spare me having all of you people posting saying "polls don't matter!" right after you brag about polls showing McCain a few points ahead of Obama. That's just the way the cookie crumbles...

Thanks! That's a relief. Now maybe I can sleep without grinding my teeth.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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I don't even have a clue what all that is supposed to be about. If you're saying we shouldn't have an election, ok, point taken.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Originally Posted by victorianpunk View Post
Let's assume that McCain does win the white house. Okay he's in, yahh...but here is one thing to consider, or, let me say, five things to consider...

Colorado open senate seat, currently held by retiring Republican...latest polls, Democrat Udall up 7 points.
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Colorado Senate


Alaska senate race featuring scandal-ridden GOP senator Ted Stevens. Democrat challenger currently up 2 points (even the "Palin bounce" can't save Stevens)

RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Alaska Senate

New Hampshire senate race...in the state that kicked every republican congressman out in 06, Democrat Shaheen is crushing her Republican challenger RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Hampshire Senate

Virgin open senate seat, held by retiring GOP senator John Warner...do I need to say it? Why is Gilmore even trying against Mark Warner?
RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - Virginia Senate

New Mexico...open senate seat currently held by a Republican, and guys who's ahead in the polls? You guessed it, the Democrat

RealClearPolitics - Election 2008 - New Mexico Senate

In other words...even if Obama looses, the GOP is still going to, once again, get slaughtered in the Senate...and soare me, spare me having all of you people posting saying "polls don't matter!" right after you brag about polls showing McCain a few points ahead of Obama. That's just the way the cookie crumbles...
Actually, having two different parties control the Oval Office and the House and Senate isn't necessarily a bad thing...
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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McCain has a very good record of bipartisanship. There are plenty of Dems. who have not problem working with him. Your worst nightmare comes true. LOL
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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You forgot Elizabeth Dole in NC. She's tanking fast. Those 93rd commercials are killing her.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if mccain is elected it means we now have a one party system.
dont let it happen.
obama 08.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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Your logic does not include the "coat tail theory."

With the SCOTUS factor I take that trade!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: At my computador
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I think Udall is going to have a rougher time of it than the polls are indicating. I watched his and ********'s interviews (three 1/2hr sessions each). Udall is really stupid. I'm a Republican, but I say this without any bias besides my severe disdain for stupidity: that guy is a first class moron.

Further, he's been the Congressman for the most socialistic district in the state. It's like a little piece of California in the middle of the desert. As we get closer, the mud's going to get tougher.

At this point in the race, if effective commercials are used to define them, the race is between a guy with questionable connections and benefits from the oil industry vs. a guy who supports raising taxes to help government sanctioned weed smoking.

Getting rid of Stevens is a boon for McCain. I'd rather see a clean Dem than a dirty Rep in office and I believe McCain thinks the same way.
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