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« on: May 06, 2012, 04:59:12 pm »
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....which one would it be? Which election cycle would generate the most 'interesting' discussion?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 05:02:15 pm »
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2000, solely for the complete meltdown that would happen leading up to and after Bush -v- Gore.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 05:03:51 pm »
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What it was is my birthday is 5 days after my grandmother's.  She will be 85 on Easter Sunday (April 24) this year and I will be 29 on April 29.  I just found out that every single one of the out-of-town family members will leave before my birthday.  I started throwing a little "pity party" complaining that my birthday is always overshadowed by hers, which is the truth, but still why would I cry over something like that?"
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 06:24:25 pm »
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1876.
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There is a lot of humor to be mined from this as the mind of LBJ in the body of an 18 month old baby girl is quite hilarious.

19:08   oakvale   keep your furry horror out of here please

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 06:25:21 pm »
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2000, solely for the complete meltdown that would happen leading up to and after Bush -v- Gore.

Dammit. This was my answer.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 06:50:57 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 06:52:30 pm »
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The thread about the 1936 Literary Digest poll would be truly epic. But maybe not as epic as the anti-Lincoln thread in 1860.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 07:04:10 pm »
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2000 or 1960
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 07:32:22 pm »
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1920, imagine discussing the first female vote!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 07:34:53 pm »
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1920, imagine discussing the first female vote!!

After the election I'm sure there would be threads saying "Thanks gals, the Democrats will never win again because of your votes!"
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 07:36:21 pm »
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1844

Give him a barrel of hard cider and settle a pension of two thousand a year on him, and take my word for it, he will sit the remainder of his days in his log cabin...
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 07:37:12 pm »
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1788 or 1860.
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2012, 09:17:21 pm »
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1860; I'd love to see how the 4-way election would play out on here.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 09:22:36 pm »
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1968
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2012, 09:47:18 pm »
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1860; I'd love to see how the 4-way election would play out on here.

Would the secessionists form their own forum for the 5 years after? Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012, 10:02:42 pm »
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I'm shocked nobody mentioned 1948 yet.

I mean really...........

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2012, 10:05:13 pm »
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Clearly. That was an unbelievable ride.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2012, 10:12:13 pm »
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1968

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 08:41:48 pm »
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1948 if only because of the number of people who would be wrong about damn near everything.
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 08:49:04 pm »
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1960
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 08:52:08 pm »
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1860; I'd love to see how the 4-way election would play out on here.

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It'd be a sub-forum.
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2012, 10:16:51 pm »
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1860; I'd love to see how the 4-way election would play out on here.

Would the secessionists form their own forum for the 5 years after? Tongue

It'd be a sub-forum.

Much of the debate about the sub-forum would be whether it should be a child board under the "International Elections" board or have its own separate board.
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2012, 10:22:47 pm »
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1860; I'd love to see how the 4-way election would play out on here.

Would the secessionists form their own forum for the 5 years after? Tongue

It'd be a sub-forum.

Much of the debate about the sub-forum would be whether it should be a child board under the "International Elections" board or have its own separate board.

And whether or not US elections should be moved to the International Elections board, and whether it should be renamed the CS Election Atlas Forum
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 03:13:08 pm »
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1936 would be so much fun -- polling data, except for one random new outfit named Gallup, shows Landon with a mild victory, and then on Election Night Roosevelt pulls out a gigantic victory. It'd be like if Rasmussen was revealed to have had a mild Democratic slant in 2010 (never mind everyone else).
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They should ban Russians from driving. Russians all drive like deranged lunatics who belong in a mental asylum to begin with.
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