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11851  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: susan collins? on: November 12, 2008, 09:57:48 pm
It would be hilarious to watch the media try to paint her as a far right winger like they did John McCain after hailing him as a maverick for most of his career.

Regardless of the media's role, McCain did make a pretty sharp turn to the right while running for the presidency.
11852  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Five Left on: November 12, 2008, 09:01:39 pm
How many Democrats have districts that voted for McCain this year?

Any that do will probably be at risk in a bad midterm.
11853  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Committee Assignment of the 111th Congress on: November 12, 2008, 07:12:54 pm
Smith was ranking member in Aging, Chambliss is the ranking member in Agriculture (but alas will probably still be around), Domenici was the ranking member in Energy.
11854  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Democrats who will endorse the Republican for VA Gov. if McAuliffe wins the nom. on: November 12, 2008, 05:05:06 pm
11855  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Walt Minnick/Ron Wyden vs Lincoln Chafee/Mark Kirk on: November 12, 2008, 05:04:22 pm
Wyden wouldn't be on a national ticket, he has a speech impediment.
11856  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Interesting interview with the President-Elect about his faith (from 2004) on: November 12, 2008, 02:59:27 pm
To everyone, if you haven't read the whole article I totally reccommend it. Even jamfest. It's a good read and the guy clearly comes off as a Christian.
11857  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who should be the next DNC Chairman on: November 12, 2008, 01:46:58 pm
Schumer would be amazing for the DNC I'd think. He's a fundraising god and although I've never read his book Positively American I've read an outline and it's ideas are exactly the sort of things the Dems need to be pushing for in order to be popular. I'm not sure if he'd be able to fully commit to the job as he's probably going to be busy in the Senate, but if so can do it he'd be effective.
11858  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Interesting interview with the President-Elect about his faith (from 2004) on: November 12, 2008, 01:29:53 pm
How is that Opebo at all?
11859  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: TN Legislature Results Map on: November 12, 2008, 01:23:52 pm
Where were the pickups?
11860  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Democratic Senators to vote on Lieberman's fate on: November 12, 2008, 01:44:07 am
It's too bad that I think Connecticut doesn't have one of those "appoint someone of the same party" laws because that's the ideal situation - give him a cabinet spot and let Lamont or whoever take over.  Too bad. 

That'd be a funny situation, actually. Poor Rell would have to scrounge up someone in the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, no?
11861  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Bacon4Senate HQ - Special Election on: November 12, 2008, 12:51:16 am
Thanks guys Smiley
11862  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Is it me, or are they still hiding Joe Biden? on: November 11, 2008, 09:55:15 pm
All Vice presidents seem to go into a black hole once elected.

Gore didn't go into a black hole, he just fell into the lockbox.
11863  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is BeccaM male or female? on: November 11, 2008, 09:38:49 pm
women don't exist on the internet Tongue
11864  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Best Realistic VP Candidate for Barack Obama? on: November 11, 2008, 08:04:34 pm
If he wanted women - Hillary Clinton
If he wanted foreign policy - Sam Nunn


Didn't he end up winning both women and foreign policy voters anyway? ...
11865  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Bacon4Senate HQ - Special Election on: November 11, 2008, 04:06:34 pm
I kindly request that you two take this fight away from my thread.

As to the Taft-Hartley Act, I honestly don't know too much about it so I honestly can't really say. I'd say I'd be a tad more sympathetic to the side advocating its repeal but I honestly would prefer to hear both sides in the Senate debate before I decided.

Also, thanks Jas.
11866  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Post-Election Wrapup 2008 (House and Senate) ...many things unsure... on: November 11, 2008, 02:21:18 pm
Don't provisional ballots usually break pretty heavily Dem?
11867  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Map I just made - No. of commissioners per GA county on: November 11, 2008, 02:05:20 pm
It's a map of the number of people on each county government's board of commissioners.

I was actually kind of suprised at how little it's based off population. Also, lol at Webster for having one commissioner for every 450 people.
How is the size of the commission determined?

In Texas, all counties have 4 county commissioners, including Loving County which has fewer than 100 persons, and Harris which is the 3rd most-populous in the country with about 3.5 million.

Commissioner precincts (districts) have to be equal population, but each commissioner has some administrative jurisdiction in his precinct.  This means that in rural counties, each precinct might include part of the county seat in order to meet the equal population requirements, but then include large swaths of the county so that each commissioner has some roads to maintain.

Even in Harris County, there is some attempt to give each precinct some unincorporated areas so that they can develop parks and build roads.

As far as I know the number of commissioners is solely determined by the county government itself.

There's also in GA no specific authority that commissioners have over their own districts, at least in the county governments I'm familiar with.
11868  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Bacon4Senate HQ - Special Election on: November 11, 2008, 01:51:07 pm
Would you vote to repeal Taft-Hartley, if it's still on the books?

Lol ben shouldn't you go and actually check whether or not it's still law before going around and asking everyone about it? Tongue

Would you vote to repeal Taft-Hartley, if it's still on the books?

Excellent post, Ben!

Will you repeal the age of consent laws, too? That's obviously my #1 priority.

Age of consent is sixteen in the southeast, not young enough for you sir? Tongue

Consider yourself endorsed friend!

Much thanks Smiley
11869  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: ARG...... no longer argh ? on: November 11, 2008, 01:44:28 pm
RCP was the real winner in my book, or at least the theory of averaging.  IN was about the only state that was a bit off.  There is no magical single pollster, but when you average them out, you get a pretty good picture of whats going on.

538 did sort of the same thing, but I don't like Silver's arbitrary, Candidate A has a % chance stuff.

Agree with you that both painted a pretty good picture of the state of the race, but I didn't like RCP's arbitrarily removing certain pollsters and stuff.
11870  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Bacon4Senate HQ - Special Election on: November 11, 2008, 12:27:54 pm
Hey guys, just making a thread here. I'm running for the newly-vacated national senate seat.
11871  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Any thoughts on the new RNC and DNC Chairmen? on: November 11, 2008, 11:59:21 am
Kaine would be a great choice for DNC, IMO. He seems to be a pretty competent leader, he's a strong Obama ally, and it'd keep him in the political arena after his term expires next year.
11872  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Georgia Senate Run-off: Chambliss vs. Martin on: November 11, 2008, 11:47:47 am
My analysis here:

Martin will lose. Black turnout will be significantly lower than on election day and the high black turnout was the only reason he kept Chambliss under 50% in the first place. The only way Martin can get a high enough turnout in Atlanta (strongly connecting himself to Obama) is the exact same thing that would turn off the McCain-Martin voters which he would also still need. Basically the guy's just in a tough spot without any chance of victory.
11873  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Any thoughts on the new RNC and DNC Chairmen? on: November 11, 2008, 01:43:05 am
how bout...

RON PAUL FOR RNC


Tongue
11874  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: November 11, 2008, 01:33:32 am
I declare my candidacy for the upcoming special senate election.
11875  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: November 11, 2008, 01:29:58 am
Bacon King
Louisiana
Jesus Christ Party

Amusing.

Well, I haven't seen any semblance of activity out of the NLC organization in ages, so I'ze just hopin to spice things up.
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