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Old 05-04-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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For those who believe in polls, article speaks for itself.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/05/us...hp&oref=slogin

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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I'm completely unaffected. I don't regret my vote for Obama in any way, shape, or form and I won't regret voting for him in the Fall either. I personally don't understand why we hold Obama, Clinton, and McCain to higher standards than we hold ourselves. Really, if my best friend or cousin or pastor (who happens to be a family friend) makes an ignorant statement, I would hope that people would take my word that their views were not my views. Whatever, bad stuff happens everytime a Presidential election comes around. I mean, Bush (Karl Rove) basically told voters in South Carolina that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child when, in reality, his youngest daughter is adopted. But everyone seemed to forget about that "little" indiscretion. It's a travesty all around, how we react, how the media feeds the flames, how their opponents exploit the situation.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Another poll <yawn>
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I'm completely unaffected. I don't regret my vote for Obama in any way, shape, or form and I won't regret voting for him in the Fall either. I personally don't understand why we hold Obama, Clinton, and McCain to higher standards than we hold ourselves. Really, if my best friend or cousin or pastor (who happens to be a family friend) makes an ignorant statement, I would hope that people would take my word that their views were not my views. Whatever, bad stuff happens everytime a Presidential election comes around. I mean, Bush (Karl Rove) basically told voters in South Carolina that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child when, in reality, his youngest daughter is adopted. But everyone seemed to forget about that "little" indiscretion. It's a travesty all around, how we react, how the media feeds the flames, how their opponents exploit the situation.
I agree. In fact, this has been my view since this whole Wright nonsense was created.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Another poll <yawn>
Yes, this one hits you where it hurts, doesn't it?
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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For those who believe in polls, article speaks for itself.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/05/us...hp&oref=slogin
Maybe I missed it, but for some reason the Times link, though it shows Obama-51% McCain 40%, it doesn't mention Obama-50% Clinton 38% a 4% improvement from last Wed. Admittedly, considering some of the numbers, the poll appears to be an outlier, but the trend, relative to the previous poll, is most promising.

CBS Poll: Support For Obama Rebounds, In Wake Of Controversy Over Former Pastor, Illinois Senator Builds Lead Over McCain, Clinton - CBS News
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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I agree. In fact, this has been my view since this whole Wright nonsense was created.
If its such a non-issue, why is this site bombarded everyday with polls, news articles, tarot card readings, etc stating voters are unaffected by the Wright issue? If the poll is correct, how about putting an end to all the whining about the issue.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Is that why Obama''s campaign say it has hurt him.I thnik if you look at pools the question oftewn answweer if it is a poll with a speific purpose or ont to find answers. NY pools are generally conducted in very liberal areas. I have seen national polls that are all over the place and some that appear vry skewed in results looking at the primary votes themselves.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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I'm completely unaffected. I don't regret my vote for Obama in any way, shape, or form and I won't regret voting for him in the Fall either. I personally don't understand why we hold Obama, Clinton, and McCain to higher standards than we hold ourselves. Really, if my best friend or cousin or pastor (who happens to be a family friend) makes an ignorant statement, I would hope that people would take my word that their views were not my views. Whatever, bad stuff happens everytime a Presidential election comes around. I mean, Bush (Karl Rove) basically told voters in South Carolina that McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child when, in reality, his youngest daughter is adopted. But everyone seemed to forget about that "little" indiscretion. It's a travesty all around, how we react, how the media feeds the flames, how their opponents exploit the situation.
If anything, the last election should have shown people what happens when you give so much power (the Presidency) to a person that people don't know much about.

With the power of the Presidency behind him, Bush and Cheney managed to use phony intelligence to launch a war in Iraq and numerous other things (like dragging the US dollar down, causing the cost of energy to go up).

You think we'd be a little more careful this time around.

But no! People are rallying to the unproven guy who is running on "Hope" and "Change."
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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You think we'd be a little more careful this time around.
It's hard to be careful when we have such poor candidates to choose from.
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