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« on: December 14, 2008, 11:57:34 am »
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This is an interesting scenario I think:

GOP ticket:
Olympia Snowe (Maine)
Susan Collins (Maine)

Democrats:
Ben Nelson (Nebraska)
Mary Landrieu (Louisiana)
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 12:01:08 pm »
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and that's a pretty sure way to make me vote Republican.

Nelson and Landrieu would win, though.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 04:35:35 pm »
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and that's a pretty sure way to make me vote Republican.

Nelson and Landrieu would win, though.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 05:01:31 pm »
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Although I would happily vote for Snowe/Collins in this scenario, such a ticket would be unconstitutional as both Senators hail from the state of Maine. Damn American Constitution! Anyway, if such a scenario were to occur in RL, Nelson/Landrieu would win handily.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008, 06:46:49 pm »
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With an election with an odd map, Snowe wins the election, but Landrieu becomes VP. Jersey is the close state that decides the election, while West Virginia narrowly eludes Collins of the VP spot
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 06:29:11 am »
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I would definately vote for Snowe/Collins and probably change parties.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 10:03:43 am »
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I would vote for a third party candidate in this scenario as a protest vote since there really isn't that much difference between the two tickets.  Both tickets consist of extremely middle of the road Senators.  It would be like choosing a favorite or least favorite between Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas.  They may differ on a few particular issues, but by and large they are virtually indistinguishable.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 05:22:20 pm »
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I would vote for a third party candidate in this scenario as a protest vote since there really isn't that much difference between the two tickets.  Both tickets consist of extremely middle of the road Senators.  It would be like choosing a favorite or least favorite between Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas.  They may differ on a few particular issues, but by and large they are virtually indistinguishable.

Actually, you're right to a certain extent. Nelson and Snowe aren't all that far away from each other. Although I consider Snowe to be more economically conservative, with Nelson being more socially conservative...but that's just my perception, don't think it matters to much.

However, for some reason, I find liberal Republicans much....much....much....much more appealing than centrist Democrats. It gives me hope that their party isn't completely hopeless, and overall my views resemble Rockefeller Republicanism more closely than Blue Dog Democrats' ideology.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 06:18:20 pm »
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I would support Snowe/Collins ticket.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 06:18:11 pm »
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Snowe/Collins would face the problem of not being able to both receive the EVs from Maine. So a very close election might result in the VPs being split.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2008, 10:06:54 pm »
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With an election with an odd map, Snowe wins the election, but Landrieu becomes VP. Jersey is the close state that decides the election, while West Virginia narrowly eludes Collins of the VP spot

I think you underestimate Nelson/Landrieu. Southerners only vote Republican when they do for social issues, not economics. You'd be running two socially conservative economic liberals against two social moderate economic conservatives

Democrats win every state in the South with that kind of ticket, save maybe Texas
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2008, 12:51:44 am »
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I'd definitely vote Snowe/Collins, but Nelson/Landrieu would probably win.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2008, 06:59:01 pm »
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Nelson/Landrieu wins obviously. Snowe/Collins is an impossible ticket--both are from the same state.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2008, 04:27:45 am »
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I think you underestimate Nelson/Landrieu. Southerners only vote Republican when they do for social issues, not economics. You'd be running two socially conservative economic liberals against two social moderate economic conservatives

Democrats win every state in the South with that kind of ticket, save maybe Texas
Which is why Obama won so many southern states?
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2008, 01:10:31 pm »
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I think you underestimate Nelson/Landrieu. Southerners only vote Republican when they do for social issues, not economics. You'd be running two socially conservative economic liberals against two social moderate economic conservatives

Democrats win every state in the South with that kind of ticket, save maybe Texas
Which is why Obama won so many southern states?

Obama is black, and in this election, Obama ran against a social conservative and everything the GOP ran down here talked about guns, talked about abortion, etc and as such what you have presented fails to be a good counterpoint
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