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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Confession on: April 23, 2016, 05:13:04 pm
Pre-Convention Polling (August, 2008)

National: Giuliani/Frist 48%- McGreevey/Gephardt 44%

Swing States:
New Hampshire: Giuliani 48%- McGreevey 45%
Pennsylvania: McGreevey 49%- Giuliani 47%
Ohio: McGreevey 46%- Giuliani 45%
Virginia: McGreevey 48%-Giuliani 48%
Florida: Giuliani 49%- McGreevey 46%
Wisconsin: McGreevey 50%- Giuliani 47%
Iowa: McGreevey 49%- Giuliani 48%
Missouri: McGreevey 49%- Giuliani 46%
Coloarado: Giuliani 50%- McGreevey 46%
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Confession on: April 23, 2016, 03:37:02 pm
CNN Breaking News: McGreevey Picks Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO) As Running Mate
Anderson Cooper: In a surprise move, Governor and presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Mcreevey has selected Former House Majority Leader and 1988 and 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate Dick Gephardt to be his running mate on the Democratic Ticket. Unofficial reports have rumored that the final pick came down to Senator Barack Obama and Mr. Gephardt. The ultimate consideration that with McGreevey being a young candidate his campaign wanted to have someone with decades of experience, and a good relationship with the Democratic establishment, on the ticket. We now go live to St. Louis where Governor McGreevey and Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt will be speaking momentarily.

3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Confession on: April 23, 2016, 01:44:17 pm
Fox News: Giuliani Picks Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) For VP
Shepard Smith: We now have some breaking news regarding the Presidential Race! Rudy Giuliani has selected former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee to be his running mate. We now will go live to Manchester New Hampshire where Senator Frist has just taken the stage!

Bill Frist VP Announcement Speech, Manchester, New Hampshire

"I am honored to have been chosen by mayor Giuliani to be the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States of America. I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity – and I know we can do this. I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready.

Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. From combatting crime in New York City to leading the relief efforts after September, 11th Mayor Giuliani has shown the courage and dedicated leadership that this great country of ours deserves.

When Mayor Giuliani asked me to join the ticket, I said, "Let's get this done" – and that is exactly, what we're going to do…"
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Confession on: April 21, 2016, 05:54:04 pm
July 7th, 2008: The General Election Campaign Begins

CNN Election Center: Hillary and Bill Clinton Join Governor McGreevey in Duluth, Minnesota

Wolf Blitzer: In an effort to unite the party as we approach the DNC in Denver in just over a month, Hillary and Bill Clinton have come together to endorse Governor McGreevey for president of the United States. We go live now to a McGreevey Rally in Duluth, Minnesota where he is joined by Hillary and Bill Clinton for the first time since securing the Democratic Nomination.

"During these past six months I have had the extreme privilege to travel across this great country of ours and lay out my plan for America. During this time I have also had the incredible opportunity to hear Senator Clinton's vision for America... and I can say without a doubt that it is truly an incredible vision. I am thankful everyday for the debate that Hillary and I had over the past six months. I am thankful because it has made us a stronger, better party... and even more so a stronger, better country where, as Hillary puts it, everyone will have the opportunity to live up to his or her God Given potential. I would like to invite my friends Senator Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton to the stage!" Governor James McGreevey 
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Confession on: April 21, 2016, 02:52:06 pm
Hey y'all so I know this hasn't been posted on in a long time (I got busy with with grad school), but I was reading this the other day and thought I'd pick up where I left off! I hope you all enjoy!

Turning To The General Election
Update: With their respective nominations in hand, attention at both the McGreevey and Guiliani camps turned toward the general election. The first matter of business was selecting their respective running mates.

The Short Lists for VP

The Democrats: McGreevey/___________

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois
Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri
Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia
Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas
Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico
Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut

The Republicans: Giuliani/___________

Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts
Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina
Governor Charlie Crist of Florida
Former Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee
Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana
Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia

On both the Republican and Democratic sides, the candiades initial top choices for Vice President (Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Condoleezza Rice for the Republicans) had publicly denied interest and declined to be vetted for the position.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Minnesota gay marriage showdown on: May 13, 2013, 06:44:01 pm
Unfortunately the Daily Currant is satirical, like the Onion.

I kind of figured, one can still hope...
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Minnesota gay marriage showdown on: May 13, 2013, 06:16:28 pm
Speaking of Bachmann, apparently she is considering leaving Minnesota over gay marriage.


If I were a Minnesotan, I don't know which I'd be happier about as a gay person, gay marriage or the prospect of Bachmann leaving Wink.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MA Special Election Watch Thread on: December 20, 2012, 09:55:16 pm
WBUR poll shows Brown with 58% approval and leading Dem Congressmen by 17 points.


If we have to go through this again, Begich and Landrieu had better win their states.

Just keep in mind that Warren started out at a similar disadvantage IIRC.
9  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Niagara County, NY: The most polarized and inelastic county in the nation? on: November 11, 2012, 04:42:01 pm
The thing with Niagara County is you have the city of Niagara Falls which is heavily black and votes like any other minority-majority city, then you have some democratic leaning suburbs of Buffalo (ie. North Tonawanda and Lockport), some cute wine country towns like Lewiston, which if I had to guess are also Democratic learning, the incredibly wealthy Escarpment area which again, I assume is slightly Democratic leaning, and then the rest of the county is farm country which is heavily Republican.  All of this makes for a very polarized county which doesn't budge from election to election.
10  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Mitt didn't win a County in Massachusetts. on: November 07, 2012, 03:41:53 pm
The Republican senate candidates also lost in both Mitt and Ryan's home states.
11  Election Archive / 2012 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: NH: Rasmussen: After trailing for most of the fall in Rasmussen, Hassan finally pulls ahead on: November 05, 2012, 05:20:33 pm
The Democrats really need her to win.  It would look really bad if we didn't have any female governors.
12  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / VA- PPP: Obama 51-47 on: November 04, 2012, 08:40:37 pm
Via Twitter- https://twitter.com/ppppolls

Virginia President
Obama- 51%
Romney- 47%
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Your top 3 senate races you most care about on election night? on: November 04, 2012, 02:17:21 pm
1. Wisconsin- A Tammy Baldwin win would be a historic win on so many levels.  In addition, it would help put a hold on the narrative that Scott Walker has made Wisconsin a safe GOP state.  Her voice is needed in the Senate. And Tommy Thompson is one person whose career I would love to see end because he was just too lazy to run a good campaign in a race that should have been his.  

2. New Mexico- Martin Heinrich seems like he's someone that could have a bright future in the Democratic party.  I would certainly like to see where he goes.  

3.  Missouri- I moved from New York to Missouri to go to medical school and have lived in the state for a couple of years now.  I never particularly liked Claire... she always came across as to populist and as an old school kind of Democrat for me.  However, I saw her speak when she came to my University and she really changed my opinion of her.  In addition, the idea of having a Senator Akin just makes me slightly nauseous.

Runner ups: Massachusetts & Ohio.
14  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / PPP- ME: King At 50% on: November 02, 2012, 06:18:51 pm
PPP via Twitter

King- 50%
Summers- 36%
Dill- 12%

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/ppppolls
15  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / PPP- Maine: Obama Leads by 13, by 5 in 2nd CD on: November 02, 2012, 06:16:55 pm
Sorry, No link yet.

State Wide
Obama- 55%
Romney- 42%

CD 2
Obama- 51%
Romney- 46%

Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/ppppolls

16  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Gallup predicts unemployment to fall to 7.0% on: November 01, 2012, 10:13:22 pm
I'm calling BS. I hope I'm wrong, but this is a load of malarkey.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING... on: October 31, 2012, 07:00:36 pm
There is now a photo of Obama underneath the sex scandal headline...

I noticed that too, but if you look at the other story with at photo corresponding to it (of DiF), the photo corresponds with the link below the picture.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: SEX SCANDAL TO HIT CAMPAIGN... DEVELOPING... on: October 31, 2012, 06:55:34 pm
Obama - Christie?

There are somethings that I cannot unimagine... and that is one of them. Thank you.
19  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The Official Absentee & Early Voting Reports Thread on: October 31, 2012, 06:09:26 pm
CO looks ok so far for Obama.

Remember that the final early vote in 2010 was R+6 and Bennet won by 1.

In 2008, the final early vote was D+1.5 and Obama won by 9.

Currently it's R+3 in the early vote. Which would point to a Obama 3-4% winning margin.

Remember that CO Indies are an Obama-leaning folk.

I'd just made my own thread before noticing this...why do Colorado Republicans vote early so much more than their counterparts in other states?

They don't. Republicans are outperforming voter registration in Nevada, Florida, and North Carolina.

Colorado is such that it has more Republicans than Democrats and they are soaring to the polls this time.

Tender Branson is saying in 2010, the early voting was R+6 but ultimately Bennet won by 1%...nobody's disputing right now it's R+3, which seems to imply a narrow Obama victory. I'm listening very intently, krazen.

Of course. He and you both presume that independents will vote the same in this election as they did in those. Why would that be so?

In that same 2010 election Republicans won 3 statewide offices and the aggregate house vote  by 5 points. Of course they had better candidates in those races than Mr. Buck.

I'll give you that Romney is an infinitely better candidate than Buck, I don't think anyone would deny that, but I also think that people underestimate the extent to which Obama is a better candidate than Bennett was. Lets not forget, Obama has actually won a state wide election in this state, where as in 2010, Bennett had not, and was appointed by an unpopular governor to fill a vacant senate seat. In addition, Bennett was the superintendent of the Denver public schools, not a well known figure in CO, until he was appointed to the senate, and really, until the 2010 campaign began. My point is, when we are comparing states like Nevada and Colorado which elected Democratic senators in 2010 because of flawed republican nominees, it is easy to over look the fact that the Democrats that won were extremely flawed as well, and Obama, like Romney, may to some extent be a better candidate. I will also concede that the 2012 early voting certainly makes Colorado look more favorable to the Republicans than it did 2008, but I also don't think that anyone can say with confidence that this race is anything more than a tossup right now.     
20  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: If Obama Wins Who Will be in his Second Term Cabinet? on: October 28, 2012, 06:50:49 pm
If Obama wins I hope Kerry gets SOS, I just feel like after everything is his career he deserves it.  The Dems in MA do need to make sure that Scott Brown doesn't get his old seat back though, which would entail Patrick appointing himself or a lame duck place holder to fill the seat until he runs for the seat or, as someone else mentioned, appoint a Kennedy to the seat.  
21  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: 1.4 Million Pledge to write-in Jesus Christ for President on: October 27, 2012, 10:52:39 am
I do not need to do this. I am voting for one of His followers and chosen representatives on Earth over the follower of a false prophet and false church and his atheist-worshipping running mate.

22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape is 'something that God intended to happen’ on: October 24, 2012, 10:46:26 pm
McCain says Mourdock should apologize and implies that he may not support him if he doesn't.

23  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney flees from Mourdock as his rape comments go national on: October 23, 2012, 10:35:13 pm
Romney's not stupid... he's in the race of a life time and knows anything, including connections to an idiotic Senate candidate, can make a difference.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mourdock: Pregnancy from rape is 'something that God intended to happen’ on: October 23, 2012, 09:58:09 pm
Mourdock will still be favored to win - a lot of Hoosier's probably agree with this statement, honestly.

Missouri is probably just as conservative, if not more, than Indiana now, and it didn't fly here (I live in Missouri now, I'm just to embarrassed to change my avatar).
25  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: OH-SUSA: Obama's heroic lead triumphantly enduring against Romney onslaught on: October 23, 2012, 09:45:30 pm
Good news, but the Senate numbers are suspicious, they only have Brown up one.  And in trade is almost certainly always on crack... didn't they have Kerry up by huge margins on election day 2004?
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