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Old 06-09-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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ABC News: Will Good News in Iraq Affect Election?

This is a good read.

For the fatalists, I'm sure you will continue to deny the GOOD NEWS, as most of the MSM has.

This WILL hurt Obama tremendously if the trends of success continues.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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First thing that really matters for good news to be legitimate is a favorable security agreement being negotiated prior to the election.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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^^ Tuborg is right, especially in light of that earlier news that it's possible the enemy is just lying low for the time being.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Well, certainly good news in Iraq is good news for McCain and will help his campaign.

Not sure how much it will outweigh the poor opinion folks have of the economy however. It's also a situation that could unravel quickly. For example if al-Sadr's forces start to act up again, the level of violence could rise dramatically. We'll just have to see how it goes.

Ken
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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^^ Tuborg is right, especially in light of that earlier news that it's possible the enemy is just lying low for the time being.
yeah, al sadr pretty much controls what happens

if there really was progress in iraq, it wouldnt hurt obama, but it wouldnt help mccain.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Right now and probably up to the election, the economy is going to trump any other issues. Pocketbooks talk the loudest. Who the American public sees as the best road to economic repair will be the winner. I know the President has little if nothing to do with the economy, but that is not the way the masses think.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Right now and probably up to the election, the economy is going to trump any other issues. Pocketbooks talk the loudest. Who the American public sees as the best road to economic repair will be the winner. I know the President has little if nothing to do with the economy, but that is not the way the masses think.
<OT rant>It drives me nuts that these elections are driven by the smallest, most selfish motives. How's it going to affect ME RIGHT NOW. Why not look at the big picture. We need to get out of these various holes we're in and get back to leading the world - our true uncorrupted way is beautiful. There IS a reason people feel vaguely that time is running out. We're no longer an agricultural society. In the 90s we led the tech revolution but no more. No one has the answer to the fuel crisis. The world is insanely smaller, dirtier, pinchier, more crowded and, if I can say a joke, loaded with foreigners Care for the children of today so they're not robbing and killing you and spitting on your fat overdressed body tomorrow. Look at your values. Would you die for your McMansion? Can you go for a month with no TV? No electricity? No gasoline? etc etc etc.</OT rant>
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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It'll be "good news" when our troops can come home to their families and friends, and the peace-keeping is left to the Iraqi police and military.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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This WILL hurt Obama tremendously if the trends of success continues.
The key word in your sentence being "if."

I hope good news in Iraq continues. But I'm a realist and things tend to seesaw in a war like this. As for the election--well, it's a long way off. The candidates will get or lose votes depending on what happens in the weeks right before the election. Not what's happening now. If things are still going well, McCain will benefit.
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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It'll be "good news" when our troops can come home to their families and friends, and the peace-keeping is left to the Iraqi police and military.
Amen.
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