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Old 11-05-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Obama FTW


I got to admit that this race was one that I was nervous over but it seems the best candidate won out. I want to hear your opinions on the race now.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:52 AM   #2
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I watched closely, I expect my kids will be asking me about it someday.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:54 AM   #4
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Barely followed it, but I'm a non-voter outside the US anyway. It's interesting to note that this year's map looks pretty similar to the 1992 map when Clinton won, with the obvious exceptions of Idaho, Colorado, Louisiana and Virginia.

I don't know how different he will be from McCain, because I believe the democrats and republicans are practically the same party. However, I do believe he is much more educated and a much better speaker than McCain.

All I want is for the US to get the fuck out of Iraq. Holding a US passport makes me ashamed to talk to people from the middle east.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
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Here's hoping.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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Barely followed it, but I'm a non-voter outside the US anyway. It's interesting to note that this year's map looks pretty similar to the 1992 map when Clinton won, with the obvious exceptions of Idaho, Colorado, Louisiana and Virginia.
"red" and "blue" states really boil down to population density. If most of a state's population is concentrated in cities, it will usually be a blue state, while states dominated by rural areas will tend to be red. The Republicans have been targeting the rural south and midwest for some time now, so you wouldn't expect the map to change dramatically from one election to the next.


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I don't know how different he will be from McCain, because I believe the democrats and republicans are practically the same party.
This was more true in the '80s, but since the "Republican Revolution" in the mid-90s, the Reps have been dominated by the hard right-wingers. The Iraq War you hate so much would not have been started by a Democrat, and probably not even by a more traditional conservative, like Reagan.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #7
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"red" and "blue" states really boil down to population density. If most of a state's population is concentrated in cities, it will usually be a blue state, while states dominated by rural areas will tend to be red. The Republicans have been targeting the rural south and midwest for some time now, so you wouldn't expect the map to change dramatically from one election to the next.




This was more true in the '80s, but since the "Republican Revolution" in the mid-90s, the Reps have been dominated by the hard right-wingers. The Iraq War you hate so much would not have been started by a Democrat, and probably not even by a more traditional conservative, like Reagan.
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As for my feelings about the election - The Bush administration was a large source of unhappiness for me and i'm already feeling that spring in my step for the hope to come. This historic moment was very emotional for many. And I also felt very patriotic in witnessing it.
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wow...of course it would be fox news that would point that out....
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #10
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The rest of the world was all rooting for him, that's for sure.
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