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27151  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Is Al Frankin running for Senate in Minnesota, and if so what are his chances? on: December 31, 2007, 11:02:29 pm
He's running to help what should have been a tough race become a fairly easy and comfortable victory for Senator Coleman. We are grateful.

I disagree.  I think Franken is a good candidate, and once the race gets into September and October people will see that Franken is serious, and he will win in a close race.

Serious? Have you seen the Coleman video of Franken on Iraq? That video alone would end Franken.

I have not, could you provide a link?
27152  General Discussion / History / Re: Adolph Hitler's Biggest Mistake on: December 31, 2007, 11:01:07 pm
Of the choices given, I would definitley say Hitler's biggest mistake was invading the USSR.  At the time, the USSR, while perhaps not a close ally, was at least not openly supporting the Allies.  By invading Russia, Hitler alienated his only true ally, and allowed them to go over to the other side.  If he had not done so, he would probably have won the war.
27153  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 31, 2007, 10:40:20 pm
Very positive
27154  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Breaking: Musgrove WON'T run for Senate on: December 31, 2007, 07:11:45 pm
There goes the only chance we had of taking that seat.
27155  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Is Al Frankin running for Senate in Minnesota, and if so what are his chances? on: December 31, 2007, 06:46:12 pm
He's running to help what should have been a tough race become a fairly easy and comfortable victory for Senator Coleman. We are grateful.

I disagree.  I think Franken is a good candidate, and once the race gets into September and October people will see that Franken is serious, and he will win in a close race.
27156  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 31, 2007, 05:55:21 pm
Positive
27157  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Which sitting Senator or Senators would make good Presidents? on: December 31, 2007, 05:05:10 pm
Off the top of my head I say Snowe, Schumer, Kennedy, Lieberman and Dodd, Specter, Biden, Mikulski, Byrd, Warner, Cochran, Pryor and Lincoln, Nelson and Hagel, Voinovich, Lugar and Bayh, Obama, Levin, Feingold and Kohl, Harkin and Grassley, McCain, Hatch, Reid, and Inouye.
27158  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Best role for Joe Biden on: December 31, 2007, 04:56:01 pm
He should stay in the Senate.  As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he can have a lot of influence on legislation.  In any other role besides President he is purely an adviser, with no ability to create legislation or make changes.
27159  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Could RFK won Texas in 1968? on: December 31, 2007, 04:51:52 pm
Yes, although Wallace would be a close second.
27160  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Make an Electoral Map of an election between the preceding two posters on: December 31, 2007, 04:49:04 pm

Rocky: 321 EV
Lief: 217 EV
27161  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is the preceding member of the forum a "troll" on: December 31, 2007, 04:45:11 pm
No
27162  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Choice chain for the new year! on: December 31, 2007, 04:44:34 pm
The Clash

The Simpsons or Family Guy
27163  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Most Likely Comeback. Somewhere, sometime... on: December 31, 2007, 04:41:18 pm
I think Knowles will get a congressional seat, Ford will replace Alexander in the Senate or Bredesen as Governor, and Chafee may be elected as a Democrat to Congress or Governor.
27164  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Atlas for America: Original President Forever Scenario on: December 31, 2007, 11:33:02 am
Title: Senator
First Name: Benjamin
Last Name: Constine
Sex: Male
State: Virginia
Age: 59
Starting Funds: $100,000,000
Party: Democrat
Candidate Image: Mark Warner



Leadership: 4
Integrity: 4
Experience: 4
Issue Familiarity: 4
Charisma: 3
Stamina: 5
Debating: 5



Candidate Blurb: A moderate Democrat from the South, he is ready to end the partisan fighting and once again make America united.





Abortion
Unrestricted access to abortions.
Legal abortions in the first two trimesters for the mother's health.
Legal abortions in the first trimester for the mother's health.
No legal abortions, except to save the mother's life or rape.
No legal abortions.

Affirmative Action
Make all federal agencies follow strict quotas.
Diversity is a compelling reason for affirmative action.
The benefits of diversity can justify affirmative action.
Affirmative action programs only in certain cases.
Abolish all federal affirmative action programs.


Balanced Budget
A deficit is fine - focus on social programs.
Military spending is more important than the deficit.
Balance lowering the deficit with other priorities.
A Balanced Budget amendment to eliminate the deficit.
Eliminate all national debt as quickly as possible.


Business Tax
Significantly increase business taxation.
Increase business taxation.
Businesses are taxed the right amount.
Reduce business taxation.
Significantly reduce business taxation.


Stem Cell Research
Unrestricted Stem Cell Research with full federal funding.
Large scale funding for stem cell research. Few restrictions.
Let states choose whether or not to fund stem cell research.
Limited funding for adult stem cell research.
Ban all stem cell research that requires aborted fetuses!


Ecology
The environment is a huge concern and should be priority!
Good environmental policies are good economic policies.
Balance environmental policies with sound economic policies.
Economic policies must come before environmental policies.
The environment is fine, we don't need to worry about it.


Education
No school vouchers, large increase to federal funding.
No school vouchers, increase federal funding.
Lower-income school vouchers, increase federal funding.
School vouchers for lower-income students.
School vouchers for anyone.


Free Trade
We need large tariff barriers to protect all our industries.
Some industries need to be protected.
Open markets should be approached with caution.
Most markets should be open.
All markets should be open!


Gun Control
Ban all guns!
Ban certain guns, and require registration/background checks.
Guns control is a state issue.
We should be very wary of gun control.
Gun ownership is constitutionally protected - no gun control!


Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.
Same-sex marriage, even if not in name.
Retain marriage as it is, but explore civil unions.
Marriage is between a man and a woman.
We need to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.


Immigration
Immigration is great, illegal immigrants granted amnesty.
Legal immigration is great.
Legal immigration is fine, but immigration laws must be obeyed.Reduce legal immigration, crack down on illegal immigration.
Immigration is destroying the country, stop all immigration now!

Bush Doctrine
No wars of aggression and Empire! Small military for defense only!
Global Test: UN will decide if action is legitimate.
Only go to war if we or our allies are attacked directly!
Make sure we can back up a pre-emptive war with solid intelligence.
Pre-emptive war: Act unilaterally to defend America's interests.


Homeland Security
The Office of Homeland Security is not necessary.
Fund the Office of Homeland security only when extremely necessary.
Make Homeland Security a priority only when an attack is imminent.
Homeland Security should be a priority when evidence demands it.
Homeland security should be #1 priority, regardless of terror alert level.


Personal Tax
Increase income tax for everyone.
Increase income tax for the rich.
Reduce income tax for lower- and middle-class tax brackets.
Reduce income tax across the board.
Reduce income tax for the rich.


Public Health Care
We need a completely public health care system.
Universal health care, whether public or private.
Public health care benefits for the poor and elderly, the rest private.
Only a few public health care benefits.
The health care system should be completely private.


Renewable Energy
Renewable energy all the way!
We should focus on renewable energy sources.
Renewable and non-renewable energy must be equally researched.
Coal and oil are our main concerns right now.
We don't need to worry about renewable energy sources.

Unemployment
Raise taxes to fund government incentives to employers.
Increase government retraining programs to increase skilled labor.
Lower taxes to push the economy and increase government retraining.
Economic growth will curb unemployment, no government programs.
Lowering taxes will encourage economic growth and create jobs.


Terrorism
We should surrender to the terrorists.
We need to fight the cause of terrorism, economic and social injustice.
Focus on better foreign policy, but use military force if we must.
We should not hesitate to use military force against terrorism.
Terrorism can only be stopped one way: military force.
27165  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Which Sitting Governor or Governors Would Make A Good President? on: December 31, 2007, 10:34:54 am
I would say Kaine, Easley, Bredesen, Perdue, Crist, Henry, Sebelius, Granholm, Rendell, Arnold, Palin and Lingle.
27166  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: ReaganRepublican/AndrewCT vs. Warner for Senate '08/Happy Warrior on: December 31, 2007, 10:05:59 am
I finally made it to a match-up?! ANDREWCT FTW!



ReaganRepublican wins easily, nailing Alaska.

This may sound egotistical, but I think I would do much better than that!  I have moderate views on gun control and civil rights, my only far left position is universial health care, and I oppose the war in Iraq.  I would do at least as well as John Kerry and Al Gore.
27167  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Race you expect? Add the Electoral Map! on: December 30, 2007, 11:46:41 pm


Clinton/Clark vs. Romney/McCain*

*I believe Romney will name a military/foreign policy guy from the Senate to his ticket.  My first thought was McCain, but John Warner, Dick Lugar or maybe Lindsay Graham could also fit. Graham would help most with Conservatives. 

Warner is 81 years old, I think Lugar is something like 75, and Graham is up for reelection.  None of these people are viable choices.
27168  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Trivia on: December 30, 2007, 11:43:23 pm
One of the Reconstruction-era Senators, perhaps?

Blanche K. Bruce, probably just as a Mississippi favorite son, in the...1880? Republican Convention?

Winner!

Who are the only two President's to lose their homestates?

Woodrow Wilson (1916)
Richard Nixon (1968)

My question is as follows:

Where was President-Elect John F. Kennedy when he learned that his wife had given birth to John F. Kennedy Jr.?

Nixon won California 48% - 45% in 1968.

But in 1968 his home state was New York.

That is the same thing that I said in my previous post.

Dude, calm down Wink

Homestate is the state you were born in.  Like Hillary's homestate is Illinois, though she lived in Arkansas, D.C. and is a Senator now for NY.

Politically speaking, I think homestate is where you launch your political base.  I mean, I consider Reagan's homestate to be California, but he was born in Illinois.  Eisenhower was all over the place; some people have him in Kansas, Texas, and I think New York as well.  So, it's kind of ambiguous.

By using that standard, both Bushes lost their home states 4 times; I think they born in Massachusetts.  And Eisenhower's home state in 1956 was, Pennsylvania.

Wow, I was way off Smiley
27169  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Trivia on: December 30, 2007, 11:02:13 pm
One of the Reconstruction-era Senators, perhaps?

Blanche K. Bruce, probably just as a Mississippi favorite son, in the...1880? Republican Convention?

Winner!

Who are the only two President's to lose their homestates?

Woodrow Wilson (1916)
Richard Nixon (1968)

My question is as follows:

Where was President-Elect John F. Kennedy when he learned that his wife had given birth to John F. Kennedy Jr.?

Nixon won California 48% - 45% in 1968.

But in 1968 his home state was New York.

That is the same thing that I said in my previous post.

Dude, calm down Wink

Homestate is the state you were born in.  Like Hillary's homestate is Illinois, though she lived in Arkansas, D.C. and is a Senator now for NY.

Politically speaking, I think homestate is where you launch your political base.  I mean, I consider Reagan's homestate to be California, but he was born in Illinois.  Eisenhower was all over the place; some people have him in Kansas, Texas, and I think New York as well.  So, it's kind of ambiguous.
27170  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Alternative Elections / Re: 2012-Hillary Clinton/Bill Richardson vs. Bill Frist/Jim Douglas on: December 30, 2007, 10:54:36 pm
Comments anyone?

They are shocked at the hackishness of this scenario Sad
27171  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Alternative Elections / Re: Would The Democrats Dare? on: December 30, 2007, 10:53:05 pm
Bloomberg would win.  If the Democrats ever dared to do that, I would bolt the party and become an Independent.
27172  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Trivia on: December 30, 2007, 10:51:37 pm
One of the Reconstruction-era Senators, perhaps?

Blanche K. Bruce, probably just as a Mississippi favorite son, in the...1880? Republican Convention?

Winner!

Who are the only two President's to lose their homestates?

Woodrow Wilson (1916)
Richard Nixon (1968)

My question is as follows:

Where was President-Elect John F. Kennedy when he learned that his wife had given birth to John F. Kennedy Jr.?

Nixon won California 48% - 45% in 1968.

But in 1968 his home state was New York.

That is the same thing that I said in my previous post.

Dude, calm down Wink
27173  General Discussion / History / Re: Presidential Trivia on: December 30, 2007, 10:32:06 pm
One of the Reconstruction-era Senators, perhaps?

Blanche K. Bruce, probably just as a Mississippi favorite son, in the...1880? Republican Convention?

Winner!

Who are the only two President's to lose their homestates?

Woodrow Wilson (1916)
Richard Nixon (1968)

My question is as follows:

Where was President-Elect John F. Kennedy when he learned that his wife had given birth to John F. Kennedy Jr.?

Nixon won California 48% - 45% in 1968.

But in 1968 his home state was New York.
27174  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winter 2008 Progressive Primary - Official Thread on: December 30, 2007, 10:03:17 pm
I will participate also Smiley
27175  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the preceding member a part of the forum "elite"? on: December 30, 2007, 09:11:25 pm
Yes
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