US 2008 Presidential Campaign/Debate Discussion Thread - Part III - Page 32 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-09-2008, 12:03 AM   #621
Forum Moderator
 
yolland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,471
Local Time: 08:54 PM
No wait, what you saw must be with the superdelegates added in. NH has 5 Dem superdelegates, so I guess 1 more of them must be backing Obama than Clinton as of now.
__________________

__________________
yolland [at] interference.com


μελετώ αποτυγχάνειν. -- Διογένης της Σινώπης
yolland is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 12:03 AM   #622
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
coemgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Black and White Town
Posts: 3,962
Local Time: 02:54 PM
I see that, too, but go down to the bottom of this page where it has the various profiles of each state. Under New Hampshire he has 12, she has 11.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/pri...s/scorecard/#D

Maybe something wasn't updated/done correctly, or I'm looking at something wrong. (Probably my bad.)
__________________

coemgen is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 12:04 AM   #623
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
coemgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Black and White Town
Posts: 3,962
Local Time: 02:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by yolland
No wait, what you saw must be with the superdelegates added in. NH has 5 Dem superdelegates, so I guess 1 more of them must be backing Obama than Clinton as of now.
I just saw that myself.

Thanks.
coemgen is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 12:55 AM   #624
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BonosSaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,566
Local Time: 03:54 PM
I was surprised to see Obama voted for the Terri Schiavo law. He called that vote one of his worst mistakes. OK, he was a new Senator and all, but that was only a few years back.

It's not a deal breaker for me, but it's a consideration. Off to look at voting record again.
BonosSaint is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:23 AM   #625
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 07:54 PM
Where did Edwards come in?
verte76 is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:26 AM   #626
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 07:54 PM
Someone on one of my lists said that Obama is Catholic. That can't be true.
verte76 is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:46 AM   #627
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 28,170
Local Time: 03:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bono's shades
I'm wondering if some of you even saw the same clip that I did of Hillary Clinton becoming "emotional." I read about the incident before I saw it for myself, and I was expecting full-on waterworks. I'm not even sure her eyes were damp. As far as I can tell, her voice just wavered a bit. Sheesh. I'm not a big Hillary fan, but this kind of crap makes me feel incredibly sympathetic toward her despite myself.
It's the double standard, and some people just see what they want to see. Women in NH and everywhere are intelligent free thinking beings, crying did not decide the NH primary for women voters. Maybe some of us voted for Barack too because we like the way he looks in a swimsuit, and cause Oprah likes him. Yeah, that's it.
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 08:19 AM   #628
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Tiger Edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Everglades
Posts: 4,740
Local Time: 03:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Bono's shades
I'm wondering if some of you even saw the same clip that I did of Hillary Clinton becoming "emotional." I read about the incident before I saw it for myself, and I was expecting full-on waterworks. I'm not even sure her eyes were damp. As far as I can tell, her voice just wavered a bit. Sheesh. I'm not a big Hillary fan, but this kind of crap makes me feel incredibly sympathetic toward her despite myself.

The Daily Show had a great bit just now about this latest tempest in a teapot. Jon Stewart said if that's an emotional breakdown he hopes no one ever sees him getting a flu shot. And then he had a great montage of male politicos openly weeping.
Everything you said =

I think we were the same person yesterday because I was just about to come here and post the exact same thing, down to the Daily Show montage!
Tiger Edge is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 09:17 AM   #629
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,142
Local Time: 07:54 PM
What bothered me about her "human, emotional" moment was that in the same breath she attacked Obama, but that didn't get nearly as much play as her being "real".

I still say she unites the GOP, divides independents and her own party (the evidence can be seen on this forum). That is a recipe for disaster in the general.
U2democrat is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #630
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,142
Local Time: 07:54 PM
Obama got the Culinary Workers Union endorsement in Nevada. I hope that helps him but at this point I won't hold my breath.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h...roetQD8U2H8A82
U2democrat is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #631
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 41,232
Local Time: 02:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2democrat


I still say she unites the GOP, divides independents and her own party (the evidence can be seen on this forum). That is a recipe for disaster in the general.
BVS is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #632
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
2861U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: watching the Cubs
Posts: 4,258
Local Time: 01:54 PM
Bill Richardson just dropped out.

ETA: wait, now a spokesman for him is denying that...






Regardless, I think he'd throw his support to Hillary.
2861U2 is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #633
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,142
Local Time: 07:54 PM
It's official now, Richardson's dropping out.

I agree, his support goes to Hillary as his lips have been firmly planted to her rear this whole cycle.
U2democrat is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 10:40 PM   #634
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
coemgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Black and White Town
Posts: 3,962
Local Time: 02:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by verte76
Someone on one of my lists said that Obama is Catholic. That can't be true.
Nope. He's United Church of Christ, I think.
coemgen is offline  
Old 01-09-2008, 10:41 PM   #635
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,142
Local Time: 07:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by coemgen


Nope. He's United Church of Christ, I think.
Right. When in Chicago he regularly attends Trinity I believe. (My denomination is very closely related to the UCC)
U2democrat is offline  
Old 01-10-2008, 06:53 AM   #636
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 07:54 PM
I thought they were wrong about the Catholic thing.
verte76 is offline  
Old 01-10-2008, 07:39 AM   #637
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 28,170
Local Time: 03:54 PM
I think it's a sure thing that he will run. Monkey wrench

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a research effort to assess his chances in a potential bid for the presidency, a source close to the mayor told CNN.

The source said data is being gathered but that the mayor -- who has been widely speculated as being interested in running for the White House as an independent -- has not yet begun analyzing that data, the source said.

The source, who is intimately familiar with the mayor's deliberations, said Bloomberg has set early March as a timetable for making a decision.

Bloomberg, a former Democrat who was elected to the mayor's office as a Republican, joined a panel of moderate current and former lawmakers earlier this week at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

The group, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, called for a return to bipartisanship in government.

"What has changed is that people have stopped working together," Bloomberg said at the Monday gathering.

"Government is dysfunctional. There is no collaboration and congeniality. There is no working together and 'Let's do what's right for the country.' There is no accountability today ... no willingness to focus on big ideas."

Bloomberg, 65, was elected mayor of New York in 2001, two months after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and re-elected in 2005.

A native of Medford, Massachusetts, with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Bloomberg made his fortune first working with Wall Street securities bank Salomon Brothers, then as founder of Bloomberg LP, a financial news and information service.
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #638
Blue Crack Supplier
 
martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Orange County and all over the goddamn place
Posts: 42,555
Local Time: 12:54 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
NEW YORK (CNN) --

"What has changed is that people have stopped working together," Bloomberg said at the Monday gathering.

"...There is no collaboration and congeniality. There is no working together and 'Let's do what's right for the country.' There is no accountability today ... no willingness to focus on big ideas."
Says the guy considering running as a spoiler.

Apparently he's been too busy to pay attention to the level of real success of third party candidates in the US.
martha is offline  
Old 01-10-2008, 09:04 AM   #639
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
2861U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: watching the Cubs
Posts: 4,258
Local Time: 01:54 PM
John Kerry is going to endorse Barack Obama rather than his VP buddy 4 years ago.

http://youdecide08.foxnews.com/2008/...-barack-obama/
2861U2 is offline  
Old 01-10-2008, 01:11 PM   #640
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
2861U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: watching the Cubs
Posts: 4,258
Local Time: 01:54 PM
Anyone think Kerry's endorsement helps in any way? He isn't exactly the face of a successful presidential campaign. If he really wanted to help Obama, why not endorse him before NH, rather than after? Kerry being from a neighboring state may have caused NH to turn out a little differently.
__________________

2861U2 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×