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Old 01-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #16
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Obama! Obama! Obama!
too funny!

OBAMA rocks!

I hope he teams up with Edwards since Gore isn't running!!

Al you broke my heart. but he is right, he will probably be more effective for the planet outside the office.
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The nation's eyes may be on them and the candidates may be beating on their doors, but most Iowans will go nowhere near the 1,781 schools, churches and auditoriums where their fellow citizens will cast the first judgment of the 2008 presidential campaign.

While California and other states wage war for the kind of candidate attention and media hype afforded this state every four years, at least 1.7 million of some 2 million eligible Iowa voters will sit out Thursday's caucuses. As usual, they will leave the decision to a contingent of political activists who are mostly older, whiter and more highly educated than the rest of the nation.

The reasons that most Iowans stay away range from the practical to the philosophical to the emotional. They can't get away from jobs or responsibilities at home. They don't like politics. They don't believe their vote will make a difference. They feel oppressed by the ceaseless phone calls and television ads.

Unlike primary voters in other states, who can vote by mail or drop by a polling place for a few minutes, Iowa caucus-goers must commit to several hours of political dialogue on a work night, sometimes far from home.

Even if they want to contend with snow and icy roads, some just can't get away.

Karla Hobbs, a dispatcher for the Ames Police Department and an undecided Democrat, was eagerly anticipating the hustle of the caucus, but can't leave her post before the 7 p.m. caucus start time, particularly with staff stretched thin for the holidays.

"I'm disappointed," said the 46-year-old Ames resident. "I feel left out."

at least 1.7 million of some 2 million eligible Iowa voters will sit out Thursday's caucuses

300,000 ?

only 15% of those eligible - will determine the winners?


I can see why Iowa really does not matter, much of the time

we have a real quick primary season this year
with a great deal of the delegates determined as soon as Feb 5

I see no reason for any of the candidates to drop out before then

also, there may be some advantage for staying in

a lesser candidate with only 10% of the delegates
could wield a lot of power at the nominating convention.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:32 AM   #18
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I am unfortunate enough to live in Iowa.

I have been called every day for the last 2 weeks by the Obama campagin to get me to caucus for him and 3 people from the campaign have come to my door in that time one time i was on the phone with one of them when another one came to the door.

the weirdest thing is I haven't had calls from any other campaign...
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are you going to caucus?
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yes for Obama. but it's not cos of the endless phone calls.
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I just emailed your IP Address to Hillary

how much time will it take?
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i was actually wondering how Obama got my phone number and address. ive never given any campaign any information on me.
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my guess

is that his people are targeting younger people

and one of your buddies
sold them your number
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i was actually wondering how Obama got my phone number and address. ive never given any campaign any information on me.
It's called "data mining" and "shared phone lists", and it's amazing that the same organizations that are so indignant about George Bush disregarding the privacy of American citizens -- groups like the DNC or the ACLU -- can then justify themselves gathering or buying information about potential voters, members or donors.
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Just to clarify here, Kucinich asked his supporters to make Obama their 2nd choice.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...cus-for-obama/

Naturally, all the headlines are misleading. I can't say I'm surprised.
I guess he's the first choice. He hasn't dropped out of the race. His supporters were in the Rose Parade.
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It's called "data mining" and "shared phone lists", and it's amazing that the same organizations that are so indignant about George Bush disregarding the privacy of American citizens -- groups like the DNC or the ACLU -- can then justify themselves gathering or buying information about potential voters, members or donors.
Yeah, someone buying public information and someone listening to my private phone calls is so similar, what are those communist bastards in the ACLU thinking?
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1. Obama
2. Edwards
3. Hillary

1. Huckabee
2. Romney
3. McCain
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I am unfortunate enough to live in Iowa.

Hey now....don't knock Iowa!!!!!
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It's called "data mining" and "shared phone lists", and it's amazing that the same organizations that are so indignant about George Bush disregarding the privacy of American citizens -- groups like the DNC or the ACLU -- can then justify themselves gathering or buying information about potential voters, members or donors.




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