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Old 10-03-2008, 04:17 PM   #856
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The way the polls have been, McCain only really has a chance in NH, with respect to flipping a blue state.

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The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Hampshire Obama attracting 53% of the vote while McCain earns 43%. This is the first time Obama has held a significant lead in the state since July and the first time he’s held a double digit lead since June. Polls in August and September showed the race to be a toss-up. In fact, less than two weeks ago, McCain was up by two points, 49% to 47%.

Obama is now viewed favorably by 60% of New Hampshire voters, McCain by 57%. Those figures reflect a six-point improvement for Obama and a three-point decline for McCain compared to the late September survey.

As for the running mates, Delaware Senator Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 54% while 47% say the same about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

i'm sure it's not as accurate as a Fox News poll where "millions" of people text in their opinions, but we'll take what we can get.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #857
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That poll is a huge surprise, but a nice one. Let's hope a few other pollsters release some new NH numbers soon.

I'm running out of battleground states to go offer my services to.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:03 PM   #858
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I don't actually know. Someone on here sent it to me.
Sorry, I'm quoting a week-old post but I only just saw this.

I guess this is who Diemen had in mind too, but anyhow it's this guy:
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Everybod...3067155&sr=1-4

Back when I managed a bookstore, this book--in an older edition that I think had the exact photo in your avatar--was one of those titles we were always having to send back damaged and order another shelf copy, because tons of people vigourously pawed through it but no one ever bought it. Unsurprising, I guess, for a book that irresistibly promises easy 'Free Money for EVERYBODY!' So, the first time I noticed there was a poster here called 'financeguy' with that as his avatar, I got a good laugh out of it because I assumed it was meant in a wryly ironic way.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #859
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Ha ha haaaa! Thanks for finding that, yolland. Now I have a frame of reference.

I have this weird thing about wanting to know "who is that???" when someone has a person in their avatar.
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/random observation:

was driving home from work today and on the main road that I usually take. Actually it's major street (in MD, Route 1 in Elkridge). I usually see this huge McCain/Palin sign that is up in front of business park that is held up by big wood 2x4s and staked into the ground. Of course it annoyed me everytime I passed it well today driving home I noticed (and got a huge giggle) that someone or something knocked it down breaking the wooden posts that held it up..
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:07 PM   #861
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I hope it wasn't an intentional "knocking down," because I really have no tolerance for people who will knock down, vandalize or steal a political sign because they're on the "other side."

Or maybe they're just being obnoxious, like a pack of marauding no-goodniks or something. That's not okay, either.
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I hope it wasn't an intentional "knocking down," because I really have no tolerance for people who will knock down, vandalize or steal a political sign because they're on the "other side."

Or maybe they're just being obnoxious, like a pack of marauding no-goodniks or something. That's not okay, either.
i don't know cori. That road has a high accident area. One of the worst areas in Maryland. It looked like it could of been knocked down because of a car wreck. I know it happened sometime between this morning and at the end of the work day.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:31 PM   #863
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That poll is a huge surprise, but a nice one. Let's hope a few other pollsters release some new NH numbers soon.

I'm running out of battleground states to go offer my services to.

Missouri and Indiana

and we could see:

Obama/Biden 386 McCain/Palin 152
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What about North Carolina? They have nice weather down there.
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I took these photos a few hours ago:





I still can't believe Virginia is getting this much attention.
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Is that Paul Shaffer acting as a bodyguard?

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'fraid not


The crush of the crowd was so intense when he got to me that he almost fell backwards himself...the secret service were going nuts.
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Great pics! Thanks for posting them.
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such cool pics laura thanks for posting those! how was the speech btw?
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heh, the speech was good, though it was all about healthcare. It was loaded with specifics and policy, and people wanted to get pumped up, and people were also passing out left and right, so he actually had somewhat hard time keeping the crowd's attention. The phrase of the day was, though, "That ain't right!" every time he listed off a McCain policy stance. "That ain't right!" The crowd was generally lower-middle class, mostly African American which is about what I expected. Plus there were random students from my university scattered throughout the crowd as well.

In all it was an insane day...but worth it to see the looks on my friends' faces who had NEVER been involved in politics before, and all of a sudden they've touched Obama. I saw the enthusiasm in their eyes that I've felt the last 8 years of my own life. I felt like a proud mama
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