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View Poll Results: Who will u vote for Senator in 2010..?
Rubio 9 25.00%
Crist 14 38.89%
Meek 12 33.33%
Greene 1 2.78%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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Come on guys,let's go for...200 votes !
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:45 AM
 
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I agree with Coconut1 that Crist plays politics, for the moment attempting to capitolize on anti-party sentiment and running as an independent, probably in a bid to catapult himself into the White House in 2012.

Otherwise it is hard to explain why he would give up being governor, as fauve alludes to.

Apparently he feels it is worth the risk, and it just may work if he can sway enough independent votes: I, for one, last time voted a throw-away third party candidate as a matter of principle, but he may even be able to convince me next time, with a senate vote in the meantime, though in either case with very low expectations.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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Cristodoulou for Prez..? Talk about American decadence...

I am afraid of "Perotisation "of this election...
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Looks like there could be a real horse race. Is it Perot-ization if the Independent wins? I actually think Rubio is the Perot of this campaign because he's seems to be GOP in name only and leading due to tea party support. His stand on Arizona's illegal immigrant law will kill him in the north.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Perotisation = cannibalisation of the center-right,which leads to leftwing victory...

Liebermanisation= collaboration of center+right to win over leftist challenger...
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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In the end, maybe Crist will be his own category. He may get the center right and the center left to win over the rightist and the leftist challengers. Florida is a very center state, as is the country. He could prove a worthy opponent to Obama in 2012. I wouldn't underestimate him.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I actually think Rubio is the Perot of this campaign because he's seems to be GOP in name only and leading due to tea party support. His stand on Arizona's illegal immigrant law will kill him in the north.
Probably, but he didn't have a choice. Agreeing with this law would have been political suicide. I guess this law came at the wrong time for him.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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I see at least one non-resident has already participated in the poll!

At any rate, I am voting for Crist. Meeks really doesn't have a chance IMO (though I have been proven wrong in the past). So, I would much rather Crist than Rubio!

Plus, if Crist wins it will be a blow to the right wing of the Republican party.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:02 AM
 
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A vote for crist or meek is a vote for a rubber stamp for obama. Crist would happily mortgage our future for another "stimulus"
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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A vote for crist or meek is a vote for a rubber stamp for obama. Crist would happily mortgage our future for another "stimulus"

It was our republican senator Mel Martinez the one that supported probably the biggest robbery in American history: the Financial Institution (Banks) bailout. Our democrat senator Bob Graham, voted against it.

So much for your theory. Maybe credible in tea parties and Republican Cuban Exile radio stations like "radio Mambi"

I would be very suspicious of anybody who's only agenda is to bash Obama(Rubio) or that holds a very dirty campaign against their opponent(like Mel Martinez). Those usually end up being the most corrupt politicians.
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