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Old 01-08-2008, 12:05 AM   #41
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You are correct, the Civil War was about much more than slavery. But I do agree with Dr. Paul that the war should have never happened. Succession was over states rights as defined in the Constitution. The federal government doesn't like the idea of decentralized control.
Secession, not succession. The South seceded. They did not succeed.

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Old 01-08-2008, 12:32 AM   #42
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Secession, not succession. The South seceded. They did not succeed.

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Oh my, a spelling error! I humbly apologize.

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Old 01-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #43
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Oh my, a spelling error! I humbly apologize.
Don't apologize...deny, deny, deny. It was a keyboard error. Spell check messed it up. You would never see a politician admit to making such an error without having a scapegoat.

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A vote is a vote. It's important. If you don't vote for the person you believe in, it's wasted.
Disclaimer: This opinion may not apply within the state of Florida.


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Old 01-08-2008, 08:36 PM   #44
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It's still early in the New Hampshire primary count, but the news channels are projecting McCain as the winner at 37%, with Romney in 2nd at 28% and Huckabee at 12%. It's still too close to call for the Democrats.


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Old 01-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #45
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Finally, some good news, I am not going to vote for McCain, but I could live through of another 4 years of a Republican controlled White House with him at the helm. I believe the Democrats are going to implode in their canít loose scenario. I donít care, I will vote for whichever win the party nomination anyway. Bush cured me of voting Republican.


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Old 01-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #46
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I don't care if they're Republican, Democrat, or independent. If I think they're the best one for the job, they get my vote. I'll admit I held my nose as I hit the voting lever in '04, however--I didn't like any of them.


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Old 01-09-2008, 01:04 AM   #47
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I'll be voting for Ron Paul even if I have to write his name in come November. That is unless the Libertarian Party fronts a good candidate.

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:19 AM   #48
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I was really hoping that Hillary would come in third again so that we could be done with her, but it looks as though her campaign will be reinvigorated after all.

On the bright side, her win in NH was by a significantly smaller margin that Obama's win in Iowa. Hopefully that is a prelude to a lot more defeats for her in the not-too-distant future.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:14 AM   #49
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I think she'll have a tough time in SC--Obama and Edwards both have a lot of support there. A McCain win in NH after a virtually dead campaign last summer is quite a surprise--I prefer him as a candidate over Huckabee and Romney.


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He was counting on the fact that he did very well there the last time he ran. Apparently it worked.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #51
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Dr. Paul Green has a politics segment on Wednesday mornings on WGN radio, and he rattled off this site called realclearpolitics.com this morning. I thought you all might find it interesting--it has a page on polls that is pretty extensive, and the site in general has a ton of links to different stories about the candidates. There is a link to Paul Green's podcasts on WGN radio's site. He speaks a lot about Chicago and IL politics, but he talks a lot about national politics, too, and his witty comments make him fun to listen to.


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Old 01-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #52
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I've been a fan of RCP, Jae. Btw, you should know that they predicted Huckabee and Obama would win Iowa, that Clinton would lose Iowa, and that McCain and Obama would win NH. So your comments about you being suprised was, well, ironic, considering that political insiders already suspected what was going to happen.

EDIT: Er. Just saw Clinton just won NH, not Obama, so RCP's prediction was proven false. Sorry then. Well, still, political insiders still win 3/4!


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Old 01-10-2008, 10:17 AM   #53
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I wasn't surprised that Clinton would lose--I was surprised that she came in third and was behind Obama by that much in IA. I thought Romney would do better in IA as well--he poured a ton of resources/time into the campaign there.

The pollsters were way off in NH. Should be interesting to see what happens in SC. I'm wondering how the NH win will affect the McCain campaign.


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Obama just picked up an endorsement from John Kerry. That has to smart for Edwards. I wonder when we'll hear from Al Gore.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #55
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Should be interesting to see what happens in SC.
Because I'm bored...

SilentScope003's Prediction TIME:

*Democrats=John Edwards. John's a southerner. SC is in the South. South also hates Clinton. John Edwards therefore wins.

*Republicans=Huckabee. Huckabee is a Southerner. SC is in the South. South also is Chrisitan. Huckabee therefore wins.

The Political Insiders' View (usually more correct than SilentScope003):
*Democrats=Obama
*Republicans=Huckabee


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Old 01-11-2008, 06:47 AM   #56
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I find it pretty disturbing that a presidential candidates religion has so much relevance.

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Welcome to modern U.S. politics.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:19 AM   #58
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You mean, welcome to modern U.S. politics.
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No, not really. It wasn't always this way/this bad.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:25 PM   #60
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Personally I still think the most interesting aspect of the race is the fact that no singular candidate appeals to a sort of general selection of the country, which is why we're ending up with these primaries switching around who's on first.


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AZ governor Janet Napolitano endorsed Barack Obama today. Political commentators indicated that this might help provide a bump in Nevada's caucus.
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