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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 5:30 pm

sprite wrote:I just don't understand how Hillary can win so many primaries when I have yet to meet ONE person who said they liked her. :roll:

Perhaps liking her is a secondary, not a primary, consideration? :wink:

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Postby sprite » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 5:35 pm

I think you are interpreting the word like too narrowly. It can also be used to assign your prediction for who might win in a race. At the Kentucky Derby, one might say, 'I like The Bees Knees in the 5th'.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 6:05 pm

WIMH, :cool:

Over the head like the proverbial lead balloon.

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Postby EADG » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 9:19 pm

ha, that was my reaction

am with Baf & SMS on the outcome, and in agreement re Obama not the main one getting the black vote (at this point anyway)

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Postby sprite » Wed, 06 Feb 2008 10:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:WIMH, :cool:

Over the head like the proverbial lead balloon.


Nice. If you got paid for condescendence you could retire and move out of that HDB.

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Postby Bafana » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 8:37 am

Watching CNN update yesterday and saw Obama's delegate count - 666

Please tell me its changed.

BTW does that men he is Satan or Clinton is Satan.

Sick of Bush Bush Clinton Clinton.

How to grow if keep choosing the same over and over?

As you know I am not an American but the results of the election are important to the whole world. Whether we like it or not the US is still the greatest power house on the planet.
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Postby skankla » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 7:58 am

'Yes We Can'

Will.i.am, Jesse Dylan, Herbie Hancock, etc

Yes We Can -over 5 million hits in several postings in the last 2 days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

Meet the other half of the Obama team, Princeton Law School
Harvard PhD, (also Former Personal Assistant to Richard Daly)

Michelle Obama 'Be Not Afraid' -She connects as well as he does

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCYFpUAJ2Q


I'm a Billary supporter but it looks like the nothing can stop the Obama Express. Anything buy the Repubs anyhow is good for me
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Postby cutiebutie » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 9:32 am

And Romney throws in the towel. maybe Americans are ready for a;

a) black (mixed) president
b) female president
c) septuagenarian president

but not for a man whose religion believes in males-only priests, Jesus visited America, that God was once a man, God lives in space near the planet Kolob (I'm not making this up) with his wives making loads of spiritual babies, wearing magic underwear and a host of other things and that white people are the valiant ones.

Ah well, at least we have some serious contenders now.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 11:55 am

CB,

McCain is only 2 years older than Reagan was when he was elected. Reagan was I believe 69 and served 8 years. But he is a scary thought regarding the international stage though.

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Postby cutiebutie » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 3:56 pm

I believe Reagan was just marginally better than GWB. I am not saying anything against McCain, I am glad he will be the Republican candidate, at least the elections will be free of the nastiness that characterised the last farce and I hope he would think twice before blustering about invasions
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He is also one candidate who would attract voters from both sides of the political arena.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 4:07 pm

:o You are old enough to be an adult when Reagan was president? :oops:

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Postby cutiebutie » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 5:25 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote::o You are old enough to be an adult when Reagan was president? :oops:


Nope :lol: , but I do read and spent quite a few years studying political science at university.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 5:49 pm

Sure don't. But then again, neither of us was alive when she was. Even if I am accused of being Methuselah by some on here! :lol:

Actually, in real life, Reagan was much better than GWB. I take text books with a grain of salt - read a Japanese one to see what I mean. I would tend to put more stock in having lived through the terms of every president since Harry S. Truman. But that's only the personal opinion of an American living under those president's an not reading textbooks in a foreign country. :wink:

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Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 6:09 pm

Romney out? Good riddance!

It will be a mammoth task to undo the damage that the Republicans have wreaked at this stage, so having a Republican as the next President would only spell another disaster that the US really cannot afford given the current trade deficit and economic crisis ahead.

McCain is so full of bs given his recent speech of making empty promises of tax cuts. HTF is he going to manage that given the above conditions and with contined funding of a seemingly neverending war?
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Postby Superglide » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 6:47 pm

USA as the first (at least visible to the whole world) with elections concetrating much more on the person than the content, the world soon followed, even in my homecountry it's now all about the look and feel of the candidate, rather than about what they stand for and will be doing in their term of service.

I would very much hope for Hillary, as she is undoubtedly the best choice for the job, with the single nost important characteristic for being a successful president: she is connected like no other candidate.
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