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Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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People are passionate about these issues and the internet can bring out the worst in people.

Even if you come here in good faith a few extremist will quickly turn you into one. The worst element sets the tone. That is why I rarely come to this forum. Right now it is interesting to hear about opinions about the election but in a week I will be gone.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Still enough to beat Romney
That wasn't my point. A mere 25% or so of the voting population decided the fate for all.
And location counts as it's electoral votes, not popular votes that decides.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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That wasn't my point. A mere 25% or so of the voting population decided the fate for all.
Just as it did in 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, etc. etc. Nothing new there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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That wasn't my point. A mere 25% or so of the voting population decided the fate for all.
And location counts as it's electoral votes, not popular votes that decides.
I said it about the 2000 election and said it yesterday when Romney was leading the popular vote, the Electoral College is outdated and needs to be placed in the museum where it belongs.

I really think it's time for 'One man, One vote'
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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There totally is! I admit I'm one of the apathetic ones and I didn't vote and I really don't care. I believe all politicians are evil liars and that's just my opinion.
And your lack of participation keeps it going. Congrats on that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I said it about the 2000 election and said it yesterday when Romney was leading the popular vote, the Electoral College is outdated and needs to be placed in the museum where it belongs.

I really think it's time for 'One man, One vote'
Nope. Candidates would only hit big metro areas and a large portion of the country would be overlooked.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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.....wonders why?

*scratches head*

raises hand, jumps up and down and shouts over here! memememe!

1. sour grapes.
2. soul searching and bitter over what I see as the causes for the loss.... my own teams utter incompetence and its racist myopic jingoistic soul.

dont get me wrong. I believe we are right on policy. and I believe that the liberal/obama world view is utterly wong and will lead to terrible results... but this has happened because we suck.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I said it about the 2000 election and said it yesterday when Romney was leading the popular vote, the Electoral College is outdated and needs to be placed in the museum where it belongs.

I really think it's time for 'One man, One vote'

i could not disagree more. i do not like the notion of direct democracy. both pre-ww2 germany and venezuela are proof positive.

i do think however, a revamp of some kind could/should be in order.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Nope. Candidates would only hit big metro areas and a large portion of the country would be overlooked.
And now they hit battle-ground 'swing' states and a large portion of the country is overlooked.

That's better because? :confused
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Telford, Shropshire UK
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Cheer up though. I don't think either Romney or Obama really have a clue. Both made outlandish promises. Politicians are useless in my country too, but would not get away with promising to create 3 million jobs out of nothing or promising to fix a deficit the size of Jupiter by spending more money.

*still scratching head*
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