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Old 11-21-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. was contacted by Barack Obama's transition team.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I just read Obama won Salt Lake County the first time a dem won in decades. When I lived there, the city itself was about 40% registered dems. Things they are a changing.

Salt Lake County, Utah, Goes for Obama | 44 | washingtonpost.com
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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if romney had got the nomination, he would have received 100% of the vote.

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I just read Obama won Salt Lake County the first time a dem won in decades. When I lived there, the city itself was about 40% registered dems. Things they are a changing.

Salt Lake County, Utah, Goes for Obama | 44 | washingtonpost.com
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Jon Huntsman Sr. is a wonderful man. I saw him on Glenn Beck several months ago- he made his fortune in the packaging business, including those fast food boxes. He does business on a handshake and seems to be very ethical.

His son would be a great addition to the Obama administration. I hope it happens.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Actually, over 3000 people wrote in "Romney" and those votes were not counted - you have to be registered to run to have a write-in count here. If those folks had voted for McCain, he would have carried SLC.

Huntsman is OK but no star - he lacks "presence" in TV ap0pearances.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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Actually, over 3000 people wrote in "Romney" and those votes were not counted - you have to be registered to run to have a write-in count here. If those folks had voted for McCain, he would have carried SLC.

Huntsman is OK but no star - he lacks "presence" in TV ap0pearances.
They could have and didn't so their decision to write in Romney was probably a rejection of McCain. They could have gone with the majority of their neighbors and voted for Obama thus widening his victory margin. We don't know if they were close to voting Obama or McCain and since Obama carried the area one would could assume/accept that he would have been the second choice for a majority of them.
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