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View Poll Results: What will you do, Republicans, if Obama wins?
Move to Canada or Puerto Rico 8 10.96%
Stay and become apathetic toward the process-why bother? 3 4.11%
Stay and fight however you possibly can! 32 43.84%
Boycott all Mainstream Media including products advertised there 6 8.22%
Obama is going to win? 24 32.88%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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People in this country - the most conservative among developed Western democracies - will never understand that. Obama, for instance, would at most be a centrist if not center-right in the Canadian or European political spectrum.
Bingo!! Move to another country? Cya...and good luck with that
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: south by midwest
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Something the left seesm to ignore....people in the USA are by and large right leaning and that seems to drive them crazy.
I think I covered that a few posts up.

Once the GOP got molested by big business interests and hid it behind a shroud of evangelism it was all over. People are seeing it for what it is. And it's sad. In a perfect world, I'd be a Republican. But guess what? It ain't a perfect world!
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Republicans will go through various phases today as they realize that the GOP is in free-fall & about to crash:

1] Shock
2] Mad
3] Stupidity
4] Embarrassment
5] Sadness
Lastly: CRY

Too bad suckers!
So we are going to mimic liberals for the past 8 years? Liberals are the only ones who cry about social issues just so you know.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Stay and fight. The Republicans will get Congress back after the first two disasterous Obama years of social engineering and ultra high taxes.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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No. People in the US are not by and large right-leaning.

Most people in the US are pretty moderate - a.k.a middle of the road. That's why the split between Dems and Repubs for the past 12 years (including right now) has been so close...

its not like its been a republican win (the last two elections) of 80% to 20%. Its been 51:49.

This country is a moderate country, but the people making the noise (as always) are on the fringe - both the left and right.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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No. People in the US are not by and large right-leaning.

Most people in the US are pretty moderate - a.k.a middle of the road. That's why the split between Dems and Repubs for the past 12 years (including right now) has been so close...

its not like its been a republican win (the last two elections) of 80% to 20%. Its been 51:49.

This country is a moderate country, but the people making the noise (as always) are on the fringe - both the left and right.
Except what passes for middle of the road here is right leaning to most people overseas.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: south by midwest
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Except what passes for middle of the road here is right leaning to most people overseas.
What passes for "liberal" here is right-leaning to most people overseas. Then again, in the minds of the right wingnuts, anyone who is not a right wingnut is a liberal.

This is the only country where people will routinely try to win elections by pointing fingers at their opponents and calling them liberals. Just look at the GOP primaries.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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I lived through 8 years of Clinton, I'll get through 4 years of Obama.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: south by midwest
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I'll get through 4 years of Obama.
It'll be eight if the Republicans can't do any better than Palin for 2012.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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No. People in the US are not by and large right-leaning.

Most people in the US are pretty moderate - a.k.a middle of the road. That's why the split between Dems and Repubs for the past 12 years (including right now) has been so close...

its not like its been a republican win (the last two elections) of 80% to 20%. Its been 51:49.

This country is a moderate country, but the people making the noise (as always) are on the fringe - both the left and right.
The middle of the road isn't static. It keeps moving. What was middle-of-the-road, say... in the 60's... looks conservative now.
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