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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:27 PM

hello, my name is Hedgehog, and I suffer from snatch defeat from the jaws of victory syndrome.

I've seen Democratic candidates beaten or been cheated of election victory by the likes of Nixon, Reagen, Bush1 & Bush 2.

I'm still pinching myself to make sure Obama won in 2008.

Can my country hit the jack pot twice in a row?

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Reply hello, my name is Hedgehog, and I suffer from snatch defeat from the jaws of victory syndrome. (Original post)
hedgehog Aug 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #1
freshwest Aug 2012 #2
formercia Aug 2012 #3
oldhippydude Aug 2012 #4
CTyankee Aug 2012 #10
brooklynite Aug 2012 #5
hedgehog Aug 2012 #6
part man all 86 Aug 2012 #7
cheezmaka Aug 2012 #9
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #8
bemildred Aug 2012 #11

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:28 PM

1. Yes, It Can!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:41 PM

2. Yes, we have to!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:42 PM

3. They did with Clinton

..oh, I forgot...He wasn't really a Democrat after all.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:47 PM

4. i remember all those elections..


i was so emotionally invested in 08 it would have broke my heart if that one was stolen... i'm cautiously optimistic this time... yes i want it with my soul.. knowing if we loose it will be because of voter suppression, rigged machines, and unlimited money terrifies me..

this time i want the Senate, and take back the House also... hope i'm not setting myself up...

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:43 AM

10. You weren't the only one. I had one Dem friend tell how inconsolable she was the night Palin

was nominated and got all that applause. My friend said she broke down crying hysterically and her husband had to comfort her. One couple I ran into at the Madrid airport was taking a trip to Spain because the husband was obsessed with the polls and his wife said "Enough! We're gonna take a trip out of the country to get you away from this!"

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:54 PM

5. Here's the secret...Obama was a good candidate

No matter what you think of the Republicans, the bottom line is that Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore and Kerry (and I worked for all of them) did a lousy job campaigning.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:57 PM

6. Oh, thank- you!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:23 PM

7. +1000 President Obama is not a wimp, just a patience, forward thinking person.

Willing to change his mind to fit the circumstances than blindly following dogma.

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Response to part man all 86 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:21 PM

9. That's true he's not a wimp by any means

just ask Al-Queda...lol!!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:26 PM

8. Is that you, Ron? nt

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:52 PM

11. Jimmy C. is the only incumbent Democratic President to get beaten since before FDR.

I think you'd have to go back before Wilson. If you want to focus on irrelevant patterns, focus on that one.

On the other side there are Hoover, Nixon, Ford, and Bush the Elder, all ejected from office.

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