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BVS 12-22-2007 01:13 PM

I like this guy more and more...

He just makes sense, something I can't say about most politicians.

martha 12-22-2007 01:23 PM

:Pray: If Obama will get Arnold the hell out of California, I will vote for him and tell all my friends to do so.

deep 12-22-2007 04:22 PM

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Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen




ABC's Sunlen Miller Reports: Barack Obama has often said he'd consider putting Republicans in his cabinet and even bandied about names like Sens. Dick Lugar and Chuck Hagel. He's a added a new name to the list of possible Republicans cabinet members - Arnold Schwarzenegger.


This is just silly

it may sway a few independents

who don't realize these people are what GOPers call RINOs

Those three could not get elected in GOP primary

Arnold is only in office because if a recall



Next we will have a GOP candidate say he is open to working with Lieberman.

2861U2 12-22-2007 04:35 PM

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Originally posted by deep



Next we will have a GOP candidate say he is open to working with Lieberman.

Right. I was just thinking that.

Lugar and Hagel are probably not toward the top of most Republicans' "Favorite Republicans" lists. Certainly not mine, anyways. Both of them happen to be anti-Iraq War, and that is far from what I would call reaching across the aisle.

phillyfan26 12-22-2007 09:17 PM

Well, why would any anti-Iraq war person want to have a cabinet member who's for the war?

He's not looking for a cabinet with views completely opposite him. That would just be stupid.

BonosSaint 12-23-2007 07:38 AM

I may not choose people who oppose my viewpoint for my cabinet. But I would damn well choose many advisors who did not share my point of view. While it might be nice to have a bunch of people telling me "Great idea, boss," I'd want some who would tell me, "With all due respect, Madame President, you're a stupid fuck and here's why." I want all the options presented to me.

verte76 12-23-2007 08:26 AM

I heard Senator Lugar speak at the 2004 Africare dinner. He was good. He's a smart man.

Dreadsox 12-23-2007 08:27 AM

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Originally posted by phillyfan26
Well, why would any anti-Iraq war person want to have a cabinet member who's for the war?

He's not looking for a cabinet with views completely opposite him. That would just be stupid.

John F. Kennedy did not surround himself with yes men.
Clinton did not surround himself with yes men.

Bush has....what do you think?

verte76 12-23-2007 08:29 AM

Obama would put Schwarzenegger in his cabinet? Good grief!

martha 12-23-2007 10:21 AM

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Originally posted by verte76
Obama would put Schwarzenegger in his cabinet? Good grief!
No. That's good. It'll get him the hell out of here.

deep 12-23-2007 04:48 PM

This seems about right



Quote:

Early odds in U.S. presidential race

By Albert R. Hunt
Bloomberg News

Sunday, December 23, 2007
The gates are about to open for the American presidential race. The early odds, if history is an indicator, will be close to the mark.

Looking at bookmakers in Las Vegas and London, and the crystal balls of a few seasoned political practitioners from both parties, a clear line has emerged.



The fundamentals - the country's mood, the political cycle, the likely shape of the economy and the movement of certain constituencies like Latinos and young voters - all tilt Democratic.

Thus, lay down 7 to win 5 on a Democrat's taking the presidential oath of office 13 months from now, 2 to 1 that it's a Republican, and 20 to 1 on an independent or third-party candidate.

The odds for the Democrats to win the presidency include:

HILLARY CLINTON: 3 to 1.

BARACK OBAMA: 3.5 to 1.

JOHN EDWARDS: 10 to 1.

Of Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Biden and Governor Bill Richardson, - the rest of the field combined has odds of 40 to 1.

The Republican calculations are dicier:

MITT ROMNEY: 5-to-1 odds.

JOHN McCAIN: 8-to-1 odds he faces.

RUDOLPH GIULIANI: 10 to 1.

MIKE HUCKABEE: 12-to-1 shot.

FRED THOMPSON: 20 to 1.

The odds on any other Republican are 25 to 1,


In 8 of the past 10 elections, the party that settled its nomination first won the presidency in November.
https://www.iht.com/bin/printfriendly.php?id=8875160

U2democrat 12-23-2007 04:51 PM

Looks right to me too. It'll be interesting to see what January 3rd brings.

diamond 12-24-2007 08:44 AM

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In 8 of the past 10 elections, the party that settled its nomination first won the presidency in November.
I think this holds the most weight.

dbs

U2democrat 12-24-2007 11:43 AM

But does that include incumbents? Because that would skew the statistic some.

BVS 12-24-2007 12:30 PM

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Originally posted by U2democrat
But does that include incumbents? Because that would skew the statistic some.
Exactly, that stat doesn't mean shit...

verte76 12-25-2007 08:24 AM

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Originally posted by martha


No. That's good. It'll get him the hell out of here.

Yeah, you want him the hell out of California don't you?

martha 12-25-2007 11:18 AM

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Originally posted by verte76


Yeah, you want him the hell out of California don't you?

Yes. :Pray:

diamond 12-25-2007 11:23 AM

mine, arnold could move in w me and come swiming everyday:angry:

martha 12-25-2007 11:26 AM

Sounds like a plan! :up:

Canadiens1131 12-25-2007 09:37 PM

Oh dear....






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