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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:07 PM

 

TXDUers - what's the climate over there these days?

Are you seeing more/less support for Obama this time around?

Are you still seeing support for Ron Paul?

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Reply TXDUers - what's the climate over there these days? (Original post)
Taverner Oct 2012 OP
northoftheborder Oct 2012 #1
Gothmog Oct 2012 #2
Taverner Oct 2012 #7
LisaL Oct 2012 #3
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #4
JackN415 Oct 2012 #5
Gothmog Oct 2012 #8
ashling Oct 2012 #6
txdemsftw Oct 2012 #9
Hutzpa Oct 2012 #10
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #11
LisaL Oct 2012 #12
Texas Lawyer Oct 2012 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #13

Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. Can't really say since i no longer live in Austin. Around here it's 10-1 Repub. majority, .....

....pretty loud Ron Paul noise in the primary, but that's completely gone away....I was surprised that Santorum and Paul didn't get more votes in the primary, but it almost all went to Romney.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:15 PM

2. Same level

I am active with the Fort Bend County party. IN 2008, we came within 4.000 votes of carrying the county. I think that we will carry the county this time.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

7. Awesome!!!!

 

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:16 PM

3. I don't see any support for anyone.

No signs for either Obama or Romney (if that is what you are asking).

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 PM

4. Central Texas, here. I see very few signs, but about an equal number for each.

That, in itself, is unusual. In 2008, I saw many more McCain signs. This time they are just about equal. The houses that put up the McCain signs four years ago, have nothing out this time around. It's different this time, I can't say why.

As for bumper stickers, it's almost equal, too. And as reported all over the country, it's not always a Willard sticker that I see, it is an anti-Obama sticker. My personal 'favorite,' though, is the big-ass SUV with the gigantic (door width) magnets on both sides saying, "Vote for the American!" Personally, I will be early voting for the American this week.

ETA: There was a lot of visible Ron Paul support (signs and stickers) before the RNC, but I haven't seen even one since.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:26 PM

5. Not sure more or less relative with which period...

 

but I know more 1st time voters for Obama than in 2008.

That said, it is a still very red state.

Strangely, I haven't seen any Romney yard sign. I remembered McCain/Palin sign here and there in 2008.

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Response to JackN415 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 PM

8. Neither campaign are doing yard signs in any significant fashion

One of the clubs and the party are selling Obama yard signs as a "fundraiser" to get these signs out. I have bought and donated three signs for polling locations.

BTW, the fundraiser loophole means that we can make a dime or so on the signs and still call it a fund raiser. We have got several thousand signs out in the county this way.

I have only only seen one Romney yard sign in my neighborhood and we have a couple of Obama signs out in my block

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:32 PM

6. The climate?

a little cooler at night, but warm days. Not the 107 days we had this ... oh, you mean that climate

I live in Cleburne South of Ft Wth. I have an Obama sign up, my neighbor has a Romney sign...which is OK with me. It gives my dog a place to pee.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:47 PM

9. Dallas area here..

Mostly all Repuke...pretty uppity area where I live, so I see many more Romney/Ryan signs...haven't seen one Obama sign yet around my direct area.

Plenty of bumper stickers though..most of them Romney here in the 'burbs, but once I get into Dallas, I see many more for Obama.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

10. This from the neck of the woods of my folks down there

Harris County, apparently heeding the call of local officials to cast ballots early, shattered the 2008 record for the first day of early voting on Monday.

Monday's total of early votes cast in person was 47,903, or 20 percent more than the previous record of 39,201 cast four years ago, the Harris County Clerk's Office said.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Early-voting-breaks-Harris-County-record-3975307.php

Looks promising.

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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

11. Cloudy with a chance of Republicans. We're 4 to 12 years from reclaiming Texas.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:53 PM

12. More like 40, if you ask me.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:16 AM

14. Don't forget that California was home to Nixon, Reagan, and Wilson before it went blue. When

California changed, it started slowly, but once it started to tip, it changed swiftly.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:57 PM

13. I'm in the 8-12 camp.

We did a pretty damn good job registering voters this year. We even qualified for a campaign stop by Bill Clinton in SA!

Good times for Texas! Still, we're going to send a Teabagger to the senate, and go solidly for Romney. We need to work on our ground game a lot more.

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