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***Official 2008 Presidential Election Thread***

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Vintage, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    He had plenty of moderates... he lacked conservatives... and she delivered there...
  2. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Any bets on how wide the margin will be?
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Stop... now is not the time for that...
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You are probably right and it is just sad.

    It was a hard fought election for both, there were times when both sides got negative and dirty. But in the end let the men say their speeches and show sterling class without the crowd booing.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    John' speech right now is really nice.
  6. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot.
  7. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    some Arizonans are pretty classless. idiots.
  8. Big Dakota

    Big Dakota New Member

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    Very VERY classy by John. He fell on his sword like a true warrior.
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Idiots span both parties...
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    So far on yahoo

    Obama - 338 ev
    McCain - 127 ev

    pop vote
    Obama - 43,468,823
    McCain - 40,533,593

    7 states to be called
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'm not starting anything, I respect the guy.
  12. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    american politics can be very negative but at least your candidates treat the opponent with respect and never attack them personally. up here, our last election was disgusting with the way they made fun of each other
  13. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    Poignant concession speech by McCain. He remains a fine man and great American.
  14. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    I completely agree
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Dude's going to break 350 EVs (65%). Yet only have 51-52% of the popular vote.
  16. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Well to be fair, they called states in which less than 10% of precincts have been counted.
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Barack Obama elected president | 11:01 p.m.

    Obama wins California, Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington, giving him 338 electoral votes to McCain's 127 (AP). He will be the 44th president of the United States. After a tight battle against Republican Sen. John McCain, Obama has become the first African American president in the history of the United States.

    Obama is set to address his supporters from Chicago's Grant Park.

    Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware will be accompanying Obama to the White House as his vice president. Biden made his first unsuccessful bid for president in 1988, and again this year before dropping out. A six-term senator, Biden is the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One of his adult sons from his first marriage is currently serving in Iraq.

    On June 4, Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination, beating Sen. Hillary Clinton in a tight primary race. The 47-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois stepped into the national spotlight in 2004, delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

    By now, Obama's personal history is well-known: He was born in Hawaii, the son of a white mother and Kenyan father. Obama's father returned to Kenya when Obama was two years old, leaving him to be raised by his mother and her family, including his beloved grandmother, "Toot," who died one day before her grandson was elected one of the most powerful leaders in the world.

    After graduating from Columbia University, he went to Harvard Law School, becoming the first African American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, where he sits on several committees, including Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Veterans' Affairs.


    Obama and his wife, Michelle, have two young daughters, Malia and Sasha.
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't expect the PV to spread too much more percentage-wise. Maybe up to 53%, which is a significant gap from the electoral college.
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    You just impugned all Republicans with a stupid generalization...

    Care to rethink?
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I don't care to rethink, I care to restate. I respect McCain, but still have little respect for most republicans because I disagree with their fundamental sticking points. Better?

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