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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-16-04 04:53 PM
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32. as far as 2000 in tn, here are a couple of things to consider, perhaps
bush or cheney was here 5 times (i believe that's the number) that fall. they spent a disproportionate amount of time and money here. part of their leftover ken starr humiliation strategy was to make sure gore lost his home state.

james k. polk also lost tennessee in 1844 to henry clay yet still won the white house. (just as gore did.)

in 2000 tennessee had (and still has) two republican senators. at that time it had a republican governor. though now we have a democratic one with an 80% -- that's not a typo -- approval rating.

east tennessee always has been and probably always will be republican. that's 1/3 of the state the democrats lose off the bat.

personally, i think kerry has a great chance here. edwards won't hurt that either. edwards makes it ok in a lot of people's minds to warm up to kerry. if a regular guy like johnny reid likes him, then he must be sort of allright.

tennessee has also been hit very hard by job losses. get out of nashville and into some of these little counties, and there's not shit in the way of employment opportunities.

but for tennessee even to be in a dead heat is a quantum leap from where the electorate here was 4 years ago.
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  -Zogby - TN: Kerry 48, * 48 crissy71  Jul-16-04 02:25 PM   #0 
  - That is news!!!!  coloradodem2004   Jul-16-04 02:27 PM   #1 
  - I have been saying this for along time, that Kerry has a good chance  Gayle   Jul-16-04 02:33 PM   #6 
     - Yes, Gayle!!!!  Claire_beth   Jul-16-04 02:54 PM   #17 
  - Cool...  rabid_nerd   Jul-16-04 02:27 PM   #2 
  - Zogby is the dude. Whether you like his results or not...  Kahuna   Jul-16-04 02:30 PM   #3 
  - Yup, that Edwards commercial is the best... Let Edwards brag...  Chicago Democrat   Jul-16-04 02:32 PM   #5 
  - agree, sounds better when Edwards praises Kerry  JI7   Jul-16-04 02:59 PM   #18 
  - his PHONE results are reliable  qazplm   Jul-16-04 03:55 PM   #29 
  - I'm not optimistic about Tennessee  bluestateguy   Jul-16-04 02:32 PM   #4 
  - Edwards is not Lieberman...  Ripley   Jul-16-04 02:37 PM   #10 
  - And I'd have had 10,000 hours or so, of my life back.  Old and In the Way   Jul-16-04 03:35 PM   #24 
  - If Bush has to eke out a win in Tennessee...  MallRat   Jul-16-04 02:39 PM   #11 
  - My thoughts exactly: the polls must be wrong for Tennesseans in  indepat   Jul-16-04 03:50 PM   #28 
  - well I can tell you WHY Tennessee didn't go for Gore....  Claire_beth   Jul-16-04 02:51 PM   #14 
  - TN Voters  j4rester   Jul-16-04 03:24 PM   #21 
  - That explains it - how Gore lost TN but Kerry can win it plus  elbayl   Jul-16-04 06:14 PM   #40 
  - Because in 2000 they thought Bush was a reasonable candidate?  janeaustin   Jul-16-04 02:53 PM   #15 
  - The difference now might be......  Old and In the Way   Jul-16-04 03:34 PM   #23 
  - Once again...People do not discount the South wholesale...  Ripley   Jul-16-04 02:35 PM   #7 
  - Forcing them to fight for TN is great news  dnvechoes   Jul-16-04 02:36 PM   #8 
  - I am in Tennessee....  Claire_beth   Jul-16-04 02:53 PM   #16 
  - My sister saw Kerry in person and says he is warm and  elbayl   Jul-16-04 06:16 PM   #41 
     - Fantastic!  dnvechoes   Jul-16-04 06:45 PM   #46 
  - Let's see the latest TX Zogby poll  tridim   Jul-16-04 02:37 PM   #9 
  - I second that. n/t  Reciprocity   Jul-16-04 03:25 PM   #22 
  - Kerry looking good in FL and WI  maddezmom   Jul-16-04 02:43 PM   #12 
  - Farenheit 911 effect?  crissy71   Jul-16-04 02:50 PM   #13 
  - Bushies All Over the Place Here  Crisco   Jul-16-04 03:00 PM   #19 
  - No doubt in response to internal polling showing same dismal numbers  NewYorkerfromMass   Jul-16-04 03:15 PM   #20 
  - Totin' around that shotgun musta bin good for something  PurityOfEssence   Jul-16-04 03:38 PM   #25 
  - Every state is in play, I think.  Old and In the Way   Jul-16-04 03:43 PM   #26 
  - We must do well in the South so we do NOT lose the Senate  MasonJar   Jul-16-04 04:59 PM   #34 
  - Every state?  JackDragna   Jul-16-04 05:53 PM   #36 
  - Let's get back down to Earth - Kerry ain't sweeping nothing.  elbayl   Jul-16-04 06:19 PM   #43 
     - Still 6 months to go.....  Old and In the Way   Jul-16-04 06:53 PM   #47 
  - But what about  quaoar   Jul-16-04 03:49 PM   #27 
  - a lot of that was after the nonsense Gallup poll in N.C.  Literate Tar Heel   Jul-16-04 04:25 PM   #31 
  - Kerry could lose the ENTIRE South and Ohio and still win  elbayl   Jul-16-04 06:23 PM   #44 
  - I'm one of those people..  JackDragna   Jul-16-04 05:55 PM   #37 
  - I love this number  AZDemDist6   Jul-16-04 04:00 PM   #30 
  - as far as 2000 in tn, here are a couple of things to consider, perhaps  colonel odis   Jul-16-04 04:53 PM   #32 
  - So why is Edwards in L A and not in the south.  Reciprocity   Jul-16-04 04:55 PM   #33 
  - They voted to punish Al Gore  DaveSZ   Jul-16-04 05:50 PM   #35 
  - he is in los angeles for a fundraiser  JI7   Jul-16-04 05:56 PM   #38 
     - Thanks I was thinking it must be something like that.  Reciprocity   Jul-16-04 06:04 PM   #39 
  - I just don't understand how half of voters could vote for Bush.  lottie244   Jul-16-04 06:18 PM   #42 
  - East TN is usually a GOP stronghold...  PylesMalfunction   Jul-16-04 06:29 PM   #45 
  - Get the hell out of here!?!  AnnitaR   Jul-20-04 12:08 AM   #48 

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