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1  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.
2  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?
3  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.
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: October 20, 2014, 08:41:16 pm
RIP, FF.
5  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?

Libertarians.

Slavery is the free market, apparently.
6  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
Johnson
Romney
Perry
Paul
Gingrich
Santorum
Cain
Bachmann

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:

Richardson
Obama
Clinton
Edwards
Biden
Dodd
Kucinich
Gravel

(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.
7  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.
8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  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.
12  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?
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Under whose leadership would you rather have lived? on: October 16, 2014, 05:53:29 am
Labour could have won with Denis Healey if Healey had been more forthcoming with the Labour right and gotten himself elected over Foot.

No chance. Benn and co wouldn't have taken a Healey leadership victory lying down.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Republican Party (1854-1874) on: October 15, 2014, 06:24:01 pm
The only period in American history in which a major party was genuinely radical. FP.
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Under whose leadership would you rather have lived? on: October 15, 2014, 06:13:26 pm
Bush was the somewhat more pragmatic of the two, as well as being more personally likeable.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your actual party affiliations on: October 15, 2014, 08:07:35 am
Reluctant Labour Party member.
17  General Politics / Economics / Breaking: Greek stock market implodes on: October 15, 2014, 08:04:34 am
http://www.businessinsider.com/greece-down-2014-10
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: October 14, 2014, 06:05:19 am
The fact that the Conservatives are still hovering at 30% while UKIP is in the mid-teens is amazing.  They're doing what the Canadian PC's couldn't - lose their crazy uncles and still remain the primary center-right party.

The PCs started the 1993 campaign level pegging with the Liberals...
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: McClatchy-Marist national poll: Clinton leads Bush, Christie, & Paul by 9-11pts. on: October 11, 2014, 12:36:56 pm
McCain has also been a well-known national figure since late 1999.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK parliamentary by-elections 2014 on: October 10, 2014, 05:15:25 am
Another noteworthy tidbit is that the Clacton polls weren't entirely useless. Pity the same can't be said for H&M.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK parliamentary by-elections 2014 on: October 09, 2014, 06:41:18 pm
... and the Guardian are saying that Labour are saying that the Tories are on about 20% in Clacton, and that the Lib Dems have lost their deposit there too (no surprise I think).

NB 20% is what Survation said.

Edit: they've now amended that to roughly U 60%, C 24%, Lab 12%

That's terrible news for Ed Miliband.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion II on: October 08, 2014, 07:11:56 am
The bookies' odds on Nick Clegg resigning before the GE have shortened considerably in recent hours.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - October 2014 on: October 03, 2014, 07:41:34 am
Romney will get it if he runs, but it's only (at most) a 25% chance that he will. Otherwise Walker (if he's re-elected) or Rubio.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 03, 2014, 07:03:31 am

This is becoming a bit silly. Shall we just assume that every current member of Congress is a potential candidate?
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: October 03, 2014, 06:59:21 am
What happens if we see a result along these lines?

Lab - 290 seats
Con - 290 seats
SNP - 35 seats
Lib Dems - 20 seats
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