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11851  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or disagree: Vlad and Lief are the same person on: January 19, 2009, 01:17:48 pm
Disagree, though I wouldn't be surprised if it were the case.
11852  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Most Presidential Forum name? on: January 19, 2009, 01:16:01 pm
Justin Coleman of course.
11853  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Cheney Presidency on: January 19, 2009, 01:13:49 pm
LOL! Cheney the badass, I love it.
11854  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA Republicans see Vitter as vulnerable on: January 19, 2009, 01:42:40 am
unempprof,

NEW ORLEANS AREA PROTIP:

Moreno vs. Jefferson was the second round of the Democratic primary. In the first round was Moreno, Jefferson, and five non-indicted black men. Moreno got through because the black vote was so split and the white vote so focused on her. So yes, there were (and still are) plenty of other black candidates interested in the seat.

Jefferson won't make it through another Democratic primary here after going to jail. With his organization collapsed and no incumbency boost it's incredibly doubtful he'd even make it to the second round. The two biggest names I've heard thus far for 2010 are Cedric Richmond (woot!) and James Carter.

Also, Moreno is in no way lovely D:
11855  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: NY Senate Ramblings [I post articles/comments on NY that no one cares about] on: January 18, 2009, 09:00:16 pm
In the long run, yeah, as a couple of them are the type that will run for president one day if given the chance.
11856  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Any unicameral advocates in elected office? on: January 18, 2009, 08:38:30 pm
I remember that Georgia used to apportion legislative seats based on counties, so bigger counties started splitting in two to get more representation.  So Georgia has a lot of counties even today because of this.

Yep, and there was also an EV-like system for the state Democratic primary, based on the counties.

Though that's not the only cause of Georgia's uniquely small counties.
11857  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: gerrymandering the country (because 50 is such a perfecft number) on: January 18, 2009, 08:25:09 pm
Aye, you used a map like this: http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/pdf/gacongress2002.pdf
11858  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: gerrymandering the country (because 50 is such a perfecft number) on: January 18, 2009, 08:04:35 pm
You are used pre-2006 Georgia Congressional districts; 10 and 7 don't touch either 11 or Alabama.

This is the map now:


http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/pdf/gacongress2006color.pdf
11859  General Discussion / History / Re: Best Political ads in history on: January 18, 2009, 03:27:05 pm
Also, lol at how ironic this one turned out to be:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid791837069/bclid769355987/bctid791890454
11860  General Discussion / History / Re: Best Political ads in history on: January 18, 2009, 03:17:36 pm
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid791837069/bclid769701178/bctid823484664
11861  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: "Never voted Republican" club down to two members? on: January 17, 2009, 02:17:19 pm
Have any counties never voted Democrat?
11862  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: LA Republicans see Vitter as vulnerable on: January 17, 2009, 02:16:35 pm
I hope Cao runs against him. That would be awesome.
11863  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Agree or Disagree: Fahrenheit is the superior temperature system for normal use on: January 17, 2009, 12:02:08 pm
I prefer Fahrenheit just because that's what I've used my whole life. Celsius is better though, as is all of the metric system.
11864  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Political Views of your Teachers/Professors on: January 17, 2009, 11:50:46 am
My geology professor seemed to be pretty moderate on global warming, environment, and alternative energy issues, and because of the subject that was really the only thing political he talked about.

My freshman seminar professor was moderately liberal and I'm pretty sure he supported Obama.

My philosophy professor was a liberal and Obama voter.

My international relations professor didn't talk about her views on American politics much.

My art survey professor didn't talk about politics at all.
11865  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: 2012 Republican Rundown: Week 2: GA/CT on: January 15, 2009, 01:37:06 pm
GA Rep Paul Broun could run as the Paulite candidate.
11866  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hide Behind the Poll 2 - Obesity/Weight on: January 15, 2009, 01:28:53 pm
BMI of 19.2, so it's on the low side of the normal range.
11867  General Politics / International General Discussion / Freedom House 2009 ratings released on: January 14, 2009, 11:19:58 pm
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=445

overview essay:
http://www.freedomhouse.org/uploads/fiw09/FIW09_OverviewEssay_Final.pdf
charts and graphs:
http://www.freedomhouse.org/uploads/fiw09/FIW09_Tables&GraphsForWeb.pdf

Big stuff this year:
-South Ossetia given ranking, status of "Not Free"
-Afghanistan moved from "Party Free" to "Not Free"
-Mauritanea moved from "Partly Free to "Not Free"
-Senegal moved from "Free" to "Partly Free"
-Maldives improved from "Not Free" to "Partly Free"
-Pakistan improved from "Not Free" to "Partly Free"
-notable decline in much of former Soviet Union
-notable decline in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa
11868  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Read this on: January 14, 2009, 10:59:57 pm
Wow, I must subscribe to this.
11869  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rank the Freshmen Senators by.... on: January 14, 2009, 10:46:33 pm
As much as everyone here seems to have an irrational hatred of Hagan, she is one of the sharpest politicians in North Carolina which should have been demonstrated this year, and given the sparcity of moderate female senators in the Democrats, she is one of sharpest female politicians in the country now. Add to that a southern accent and swing state background and she is probably on top.

I've heard from someone who knew her personally that she's actually quite far from being "sharp".

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Mark Udall is too liberal

He did shift towards the center for his Senate campaign; if he isn't any more liberal in the Senate than Obama was I'd say he'd have a shot.

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Warner is on paper perfect, though he always unperformed in real life. I think though he is a strong potential candidate for 2016.

I think he's too boring and stiff for a national campaign.

Al Franken is lucky he ran in this year, and he has cost the party a lot of grief.

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Merkley...party hacks who won because of the letter after their names.

Really? You get that impression from him? To me he's always seemed pretty big 'ideas' guy.
11870  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Rothenberg Senate Rankings on: January 14, 2009, 10:36:24 pm
I'd move Dodd up a notch.
11871  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GOP recruiting Crist; "seems to be leaning towards running" on: January 14, 2009, 10:34:48 pm
He would be a great senator IMO.
11872  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Your Candidate in 2016-Democrats on: January 14, 2009, 07:19:31 pm
Merkley would be my favorite, I think, of the ones listed.
11873  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Alabama on: January 14, 2009, 07:10:44 pm
On Thursday, March 27, 2008, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the release of former Governor Siegelman from federal prison while he appeals his conviction in the corruption case. He was released on Friday the 28th.[18]

sez wikipedia.
11874  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: does benconstine pray? on: January 14, 2009, 06:13:36 pm
the interest tweed shows in you, ben, is because you're more or less exactly like he was six years ago. At least I think that's it, anyway.
11875  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Name one thing you don't like about the preceding poster on: January 14, 2009, 06:00:08 pm
I bet he voted for Blago.
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