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« on: March 21, 2012, 05:45:33 pm »
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close, but i vote no.

there still may be enough yankee republicans alive in essex county who (mistakenly) believe mitt romney is a yankee republican.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 05:54:23 pm »
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Against Santorum, he might break 80. Against Romney, no: he'll probably break 65, but not 70.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 05:56:00 pm »
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No.  In fact I'll even wager to say that '08 was probably the high-water mark for Democratic presidential candidates in Vermont for a while.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 06:16:09 pm »
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62% Obama

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 06:20:31 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 06:20:42 pm »
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No; if it didn't happen in 2008, it won't happen this year.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 06:26:38 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

It wasn't really solid Republican. From 1976 to 2000 it swung more Democratic with every election. Clinton was just the guy who pushed it into the Democratic column.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 06:31:36 pm »
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Probably not against Romney. Now, if Santorum or Gingrich somehow magically got the nomination, sure he would.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 06:31:56 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?
For the same reasons that Alabama used to be solidly Democratic.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 06:43:46 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 06:51:34 pm »
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Nah. Depends who he faces, though.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 06:58:41 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

It wasn't really solid Republican. From 1976 to 2000 it swung more Democratic with every election. Clinton was just the guy who pushed it into the Democratic column.
It was even the one state where the GOP vote % decreased from 1976 to 1980. Ever since, it's had a lower GOP % than the nation at large in each presidential election.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 07:19:43 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 04:15:17 am »
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He'll probably get a bit less than he did in 2008; 65 percent sounds about right.

I do wonder if Obama will get Essex again. Someone more knowledgeable on Vermont can correct me if I'm wrong, but Romney probably has a fairly good shot there, no?
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 12:52:03 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 01:59:19 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

For the same reason it is now solid Dem. Republicans became the Southern party, and the Vermont Yanks don't like that.
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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 03:03:58 pm »
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Can anyone tell me why VT was solid republican until Clinton?

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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 05:02:21 pm »
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No. Romney will have vague appeal with Rockefeller Republicans.
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