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Old 01-26-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Face it folks, do you think all the good ole' boys and girls out there polishing their guns and sipping sweet tea are gonna put this guy in office?

He will divide the Country not Unite it.

He seems amiable enough and will probably do OK as President but do you really think he has what it takes to tip the scales in the Dems favor?

My bet goes here that he will not beat a Republican if he gets nominated.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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thast what mitt Romney is hoping for.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Face it folks, do you think all the good ole' boys and girls out there polishing their guns and sipping sweet tea are gonna put this guy in office?

He will divide the Country not Unite it.

He seems amiable enough and will probably do OK as President but do you really think he has what it takes to tip the scales in the Dems favor?

My bet goes here that he will not beat a Republican if he gets nominated.
You failed to make a single point other than good ole' boys and girls with guns won't vote for Obama. Considering most of the country wants to get out of Iraq and universal health care, I'd say he's got a pretty good shot. 25% of whites in "good ole'" South Carolina voted for him...
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Ok so we gotta bet. If 51% of America voted for Bush and most of these people love to death and I mean death, War. The supremists will come out in droves for a guy like McCain or Romney.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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most of the country doesnt care much about iraq at this point.a high percentage dont want universal healthcare.if obama gets the nomination there will be a lot of new people who have never voted coming to the polls....to vote against him
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Ok so we gotta bet. If 51% of America voted for Bush and most of these people love to death and I mean death, War. The supremists will come out in droves for a guy like McCain or Romney.

The War Nuts and good ole boys would be voting Republican any way... that 51% is down to 25% now...

Obama would bring the independents, get most of the minority votes, and is bringing in new young voters.

I like his odds against either Flopster Romney or Warmonger McCain.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Face it folks, do you think all the good ole' boys and girls out there polishing their guns and sipping sweet tea are gonna put this guy in office?

He will divide the Country not Unite it.

He seems amiable enough and will probably do OK as President but do you really think he has what it takes to tip the scales in the Dems favor?

My bet goes here that he will not beat a Republican if he gets nominated.
He will beat any Republican out there running right now. Not even close. And he will do a fine job of running the country. He is not a dumb ass like many of the other candidates and the President we have now. You know he was President of the Harvard Law Review. Not a position McCain, Rudy or Bush could ever hope to attain.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Unfortunately, I think many people have a skewered view of the real kind of discussions going on at the dinner table in most of America. Inexperience and fear from division will be his downfall.

We have an aging Population from the Baby boom of the fifties who will feel uncomfortable voting for someone they think is not ready for the job. The older view will contnue to dominate for about 10 to 20 more years before newer beliefs will take hold.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Face it folks, do you think all the good ole' boys and girls out there polishing their guns and sipping sweet tea are gonna put this guy in office?

He will divide the Country not Unite it.

He seems amiable enough and will probably do OK as President but do you really think he has what it takes to tip the scales in the Dems favor?

My bet goes here that he will not beat a Republican if he gets nominated.
It seems from the way you framed the sentiment, he would not actually be the one dividing the country if elected. It would appear that those described in your first statement would have been the one's dividing the country, if his election is problematic due to his ethnic background.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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It seems from the way you framed the sentiment, he would not actually be the one dividing the country if elected. It would appear that those described in your first statement would have been the one's dividing the country, if his election is problematic due to his ethnic background.
Correct, I will vote for and have voted other ethnic backgrounds. When I lived in Philly I voted for Mayor Street.

The point is, how many people out do you think will pull the lever for Obama?

If we were talking about say an experienced guy like Colin Powell I bet he would win in a landslide but such a young guy? No military experience and a Dem unlike Powell? no way
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