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Old 09-15-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Can Obama Sing The “Blue State Blues?” | American Sentinel

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To understand why Minnesota is suddenly in play, you have to toss away Newsweek and the New York Times, and start reading magazines like Field & Stream. Outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Minnesota is THE state of all the lower 48 where the culture most closely resembles Alaska. This is the Land of 10,000 Lakes, where hunting and fishing are still major endeavors. In Minnesota’s wildlands are populations of bear and wolf; what it lacks in caribou and salmon, Minnesota makes up for in deer and walleye.

And in Minnesota you will find the most avid dog-sledders and snow-machine racers in the lower 48. When I say avid - - during the warm months, Minnesotans will train their dog sled teams by hitching them up to a subcompact car with the engine and extra seats removed. Minnesota, in other words, is Palin country - - Todd Palin country.

A lot of Democrats first heard the name “Palin” earlier this month; many Republicans and independents had heard it months ago. Minnesotans have known about Todd Palin for years. I have no doubt that, in more than one case, a Minnesotan reacted to the news of Sarah Palin’s VP nomination with words to the effect of, “Say, now . . . isn’t that Todd Palin’s missus?”

So if the McCain - Palin campaigners have half the sense I think they do, they will book Todd Palin at the Cabela’s stores in places like Owatonna, East Grand Forks, and Rogers, Minnesota, where he can talk politics and sled dogs and high-performance snow-machine motors. Probably wouldn’t hurt to have him make a swing through Wisconsin and North Dakota, to boot.

In this unusual election year, it is possible, and would be the greatest of ironies, that the Republican ticket could win the Presidency by taking the only state to vote for Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro.
Good analysis. These "types" of voters are also found in PA, MI, OH, IN, VA, WV. That great swath of appalachia.

I hear the news (poll) coming out of ...... NEW friggin YORK, will have the obama campaign and the democrats on a respirator later today.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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States also evolve a bit over time.

Current governor is Tim Pawlenty, a Republican. Also, they elected Norm Coleman as one of their senators, who is also Republican.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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To understand why ANY state is in"play" you need only understand racism.
REAL simple .
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Of course! That MUST be it!! How silly of me!

Of course, there is no way it could be that the democratic party has put forth the most INexperienced, most liberal candidate in their history. Of course not.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: northeast headed southwest
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How can you continue to question Obama's experience, yet support Sarah Palin?

Typical Republicans. Want to have it both ways.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Can Obama Sing The “Blue State Blues?” | American Sentinel



Good analysis. These "types" of voters are also found in PA, MI, OH, IN, VA, WV. That great swath of appalachia.

I hear the news (poll) coming out of ...... NEW friggin YORK, will have the obama campaign and the democrats on a respirator later today.
Wow, dog sledding and boat racing. Great reasons to vote for someone to steer our economy and control our nuclear arsenal.

God help us. If we vote in these people, we deserve the economic cataclysm that will follow.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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To understand why ANY state is in"play" you need only understand racism.
REAL simple .
Blunt, honest point. Of course conservatives think that if we don't mention race, then we can pretend that issues don't exist, even though we have Veep Candidates who might have said the word Sambo.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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How can you continue to question Obama's experience, yet support Sarah Palin?

Typical Republicans. Want to have it both ways.
I guess the same way the Dems continue to question Palins's (the VP) experience, yet they (Dems) support Obama (Presidential candidate).
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: northeast headed southwest
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I just don't think she's smart enough to be president. I want my president to be smarter and more educated than me. I don't think the president should be a "common man" type. We tried that with W and look how it worked out.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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To understand why ANY state is in"play" you need only understand racism.
REAL simple .
No, more like I don't like gun grabbers, big government socialists, etc., and Obama is every one of those. I don't care about race. I'd happily vote for a person of any race if I believed they were qualified. Obama is not qualified as far as I'm concerned, not just because of inexperience but because of his views on key issues. If the best you've got is the "racism" card Obama's already lost.
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