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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / McCain on: October 23, 2014, 08:46:32 pm
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Happy Diwali! on: October 23, 2014, 05:12:15 pm
Yes indeed...makes me nostalgic for primary school days.
3  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: wikipedia.org has no page for this site on: October 23, 2014, 05:11:15 pm
Dave Leip's Atlas definitely deserves its own page, considering it's basically the bible of us election data. The forum itself isn't anything noteworthy, though.

Update thread is though.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 House Election Polls / Re: UT-04: Love up 9 points on: October 23, 2014, 05:09:51 pm
Mia Love is an Aunt Theresa.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NC-Sen, Civitas: Tillis in the lead on: October 23, 2014, 05:09:02 pm
that's krazy!!!!!!!!
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: October 23, 2014, 05:07:55 pm
Anywhere where TUSC or the Communists can win a seat?Huh
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of posters who use ellipsis on: October 23, 2014, 05:03:42 pm
It's annoying...
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How partisan are you in your voting? on: October 22, 2014, 06:13:47 am
I've been voting since 2012 and so far I've voted Labour, Green, TUSC and independent. So option three it is.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: The first election in which each media was used for campaigning on: October 21, 2014, 07:31:01 pm
This thread from October-November 1984 even has its own user Walter Mitty! And if you're in the mood for some internet creeping, most of the usenet users of that era used their real names/university affiliations, so you can look up where they are today!

It'd be interesting to read a discussion on homosexuality from that time.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / An observation about moderates on: October 21, 2014, 12:39:15 pm
Has anyone else noticed that moderate politicians are often more tribal, hackish and partisan than those on the more radical or extreme ends of their respective parties?

Andrew Cuomo - said something along the lines of "conservatives are not welcome in NY" a while ago
Michael Heseltine - Made the (in)famous "Left, left, left" speech at a 1970s Tory conference in which he essentially accused Labour of being communist
Paul Keating - http://webcity.com.au/keating/
Denis Healey - "Being attacked by the right honorable gentleman is akin to being attacked by a dead sheep". Also many other instances
Newt Gingrich - Well, he's certainly moderate by today's standards and he has a long history of vicious attacks on the Democratic Party
Richard Nixon - As above, really

I will acknowledge that the Tea Partiers in Congress have challenged this recently, but my point remains. I don't necessarily have a problem with such behaviour, however.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Democrats or Unionists) on: October 21, 2014, 06:07:14 am
The gay guy.  Sad
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best President, of these three on: October 21, 2014, 06:06:10 am

13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best President, of these three on: October 21, 2014, 06:05:21 am

14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm freakin pissed right now on: October 20, 2014, 09:38:52 pm
I'm pissed in a different way, comrade.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney: I'm not running! on: October 20, 2014, 08:42:54 pm
"Losing twice" doesn't matter if he'd simply lost the nomination.  He'd still be able to argue that he might be a good general election candidate if he'd only be given the chance.  The more relevant issue is losing once in the general election.  That's the killer.

Isn't he the best candidate vs. Hillary according to match-up polls?
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Gough Whitlam on: October 20, 2014, 08:42:05 pm
FF. It's easy to forget though that he was on the Labor Right.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: October 20, 2014, 08:41:16 pm
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Abraham Lincoln on: October 18, 2014, 06:21:37 pm
Why do 9 people consider Lincoln a horrible person?


Slavery is the free market, apparently.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Rank primary candidates from most electable to least on: October 18, 2014, 01:35:46 pm
2012 Republicans:


Huntsman's electability is overrated, but he'd have done at least 1% better than Romney nationally imo. Johnson would have been decent if he had dropped the marijuana obsession (not that I don't agree with him on the subject). Perry was the best of the candidates from the right of the party. Paul is difficult to assess but I guess that the mainstream media would have taken care of him (endlessly playing clips of him with Alex Jones etc). Gingrich has too much baggage and the other three are just too out-there.

2008 Democrats:


(Much as I like the last two, they'd have struggled to reach 40% in a general. Dodd is a walking stereotype for a longstanding corrupt Washington bureaucrat, Biden is too gaffe-prone, Edwards would be a good GE candidate if he wasn't, you know, a complete dick. Obama and Clinton are obviously very electable. Why Richardson at the top? Because he ticks the most boxes. Moderate (while not alienating liberals), Latino, good governing record, experienced, outside the Washington bubble.

More later, perhaps.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The worst President, of these three? on: October 18, 2014, 07:00:20 am
Obama, as the other two had significant achievements and stood for things.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1940 Presidential Election on: October 17, 2014, 07:14:12 am
The one who recognised that Nazi Germany needed to be defeated.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your earliest memory? on: October 16, 2014, 03:38:14 pm
Being at my grandparents' house and getting out of bed to go into the living room and steal some crayons out of a drawer. I was stopped in my tracks, alas.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Which Presidents would you most want to go drinking with? on: October 16, 2014, 03:35:08 pm
For me, W. Bush, Clinton, LBJ, TR and Jackson.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Traitor Snowden enjoying the high life in Putin's Russia on: October 16, 2014, 03:32:17 pm
Probably the greatest American patriot since WWII. Hang in there, FF.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: October 16, 2014, 05:58:00 am
If the polls are still displaying roughly the same picture on May 7th 2015 as they are now then will anyone really bother doing an exit poll?
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