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51  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Alternative Elections / Obama vs. Sarah Palin on: June 23, 2008, 09:27:25 pm
McCain chooses Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) for VP, but drops out of the candidacy in September because of health reasons.  Decide their veeps, and how will they perform?
52  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Huckabee: Demonizing Obama is a "fatal mistake" on: June 18, 2008, 04:24:01 pm
The guy just saved another man's life, and is getting his own TV show coming soon on a cable network near you.  He'll be with us for a while.
53  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Bobby Jindal impact on South Asian Americans. on: June 16, 2008, 12:58:17 pm
Well, Sikhism, from what I understand, is a religion that's pretty much tied with the Punjabi ethnicity, whereas Christianity in India has a long history stretching from the St. Thomas/Syriac Christians, to those in Kerala or Goa who were converted by the Portuguese, to modern day evangelicals.  So naturally there'd be more Christians.  However, I've also read on BBC that not only Dalits turning to Christianity, but also Buddhism and possibly Islam(?), as they are religions that are more egalitarian in that they don't have caste systems.
54  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Catchall "The people on Hillary is 44 are hilarious idiots" thread on: June 16, 2008, 12:55:20 pm
I wonder if they'd consider a VP Carly Fiorina as a substitute Susan B. Anthony/MLK Jr. with ovaries.
55  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Bobby Jindal impact on South Asian Americans. on: June 16, 2008, 12:40:32 pm
There are actually more Christians in India than there are Sikhs.
56  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: How does John McCain best distance himself from GW Bush? on: June 15, 2008, 09:58:02 pm
I don't think he can.  He should repudiate the entire establishment that screwed him in 2000, and hit the Bush administration hard for incompetency, if not for their whole foreign policy.  But he can't win by selling those people down the river.

He's still popular among a majority of Republicans and is the sitting President.
Still?  That's sad.
57  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Ross Perot is back! on: June 15, 2008, 09:29:44 pm
Someone post comparison pictures.
58  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Ross Perot is back! on: June 15, 2008, 08:22:23 pm
Is he going to kick Ron Paul's ass for stealing his schtick?
59  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What if Sebelius had run in 2008? on: June 11, 2008, 12:52:24 pm
Carol Moseley Braun was both, so she must have won.
60  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Presidential Power Rankings on: June 10, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
Anyone want to try to attempt a list like this for 2012 so we will have something to laugh at in between the peak oil riots, incessant war, and inevitable Mayan Apocalypto?
61  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: McCain-Lieberman -- thoughts on this VP selection? on: June 10, 2008, 05:57:56 pm
Great, they can campaign with Sophia Loren and Ann-Margret.

Ack.
62  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Huckabee saves guy with Heimlich on: June 09, 2008, 12:59:07 pm
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The Huckabee Maneuver

June 09, 2008 7:05 AM

At the North Carolina GOP convention breakfast Saturday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee performed the Heimlich Maneuver on choking Lt. Governor candidate Robert Pittenger.

Huckabee, the keynote speaker, was sitting next to  Pittenger when he noticed the North Carolinian wasn't able to breathe. The former GOP presidential hopeful performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Pittenger, dislodging the obstructing foodstuff.

Huck tells ABC News it's the third time he's saved someone from choking using the Heimlich.

"I was trained as an EMT while in college and have had to use it before," he emails. "It's a very simple procedure that everyone ought to learn, especially if they have kids."

- jpt

Not bad.  Sounds like he's got a life debt now.
63  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If a Powell-Gates-Petraeus trio ran the show from the beginning... on: June 05, 2008, 02:51:33 pm
What if Condi was SoS instead of Powell?
64  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Eight-Party America on: May 31, 2008, 09:46:50 pm
Interesting there is no Socialist option. 

The Greens take up the far left position.  I'm sure there are (myriads of) socialist parties in the U.S., all fragmented and none strong at all.
65  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: TR wins in 1912 on: May 31, 2008, 03:23:06 pm
Ah, I see.  Both would do well to expand into the South, I believe.  (I'm just kind of surprised about both because neither were introduced, they just had their names listed in Congressional elections a few pages ago.)  Good timeline anyhows.
66  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: TR wins in 1912 on: May 31, 2008, 03:20:16 pm
Why don't the Populists and Farmer-Labor parties just merge?  Then they can have strong regional presence, and be able to become a national party.
67  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Dems (and others on the left), do you prefer to "battle" Libertarians or Fundies on: May 31, 2008, 03:18:09 pm
I think "Fundamentalist" is a misleading term.  You're not just talking about Hagee or Robertson or whomever when you think of the religious faction in the GOP- they're are a lot of other "churchy" social conservatives as well.  I think "Social Conservative" or at least "Evangelical" (though of course, their ranks include some conservative Catholics and maybe Jews as well) is a better term.  Social Conservatives also have a whole range within- I'm sure people would be less opposed to them if they were led by Rick Warren or Billy Graham types instead of Dobson, Robertson, Falwell types.
68  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Eight-Party America on: May 31, 2008, 03:12:13 pm
What major ideologies in American politics are we missing here?  What other possible hypothetical parties can there be?

I'm also interested as to why no one would support the Nationalists.  I guess it's because they're crypto-proto-fascists in the vein of European Far Rightists (except without the anti-Semitism).
69  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Dark Horse VP Candidates for John Mccain on: May 29, 2008, 04:44:55 pm
Okay, maybe some of the people on my thread are really too unlikely.  But if FedEx's Frederick Smith can be counted for this thread, what about Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, or Steve Forbes?
70  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Dark Horse VP Candidates for John Mccain on: May 29, 2008, 02:47:29 pm
For more wacky ideas, check out this thread.  I'm attempting to assemble a list of all of the crazy VP possibilities.
71  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: McCain should really consider a McCain/Taft ticket on: May 27, 2008, 08:37:51 pm
NSA

Exactly what I had in mind.  Though mind you, McCain may announce something like that preemptively to bolster his credentials.  Ditto for possible replacements for Petraeus and other military leaders if needed  Then again, that may be inviting a security risk.
72  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: McCain should really consider a McCain/Taft ticket on: May 27, 2008, 08:17:43 pm
Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.

It also makes the selection of the cabinet even more political than it already is.


It's already pretty damn political as it is.  Besides, I'm sure that there are a lot of positions (advisers and whatever wonks) outside of the cabinet that are just as important.
73  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: McCain should really consider a McCain/Taft ticket on: May 27, 2008, 07:44:06 pm
Announcing one's planned cabinet does sound good.  It's more transparent, allowing the American people to know who they're electing beforehand.
74  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: What will be the 2008 election shocker? on: May 27, 2008, 03:29:53 pm
The shocker will be that for every one vote for the brown candidate, there will be two votes for the pink candidate.

You mean people will vote for VP John Edwards over Bobby Jindal, causing Obama to win?

75  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Cynthia McKinney clinches Green Party nomination on: May 27, 2008, 02:58:00 am
What would anyone have the Green Party do to be taken seriously?  If candidates such as Kucinich and Gravel are already considered fringe and out of touch with the electorate, then by default the Greens have no chance.
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