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Basileus Basileon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-25-07 02:12 PM
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43. It isn't anything. A straw poll is meaningless. In actual polls,
Edited on Sun Nov-25-07 02:13 PM by Basileus Basileon
Edwards is in the teens, Obama in the 30s, and Clinton in the 40s.

As for your questions: The other candidates lost this poll because it is meaningless, and someone must win. It's like picking names out of a hat. If I were to pick names out of a hat, and Biden were to win, trumpeting that would be silly. Saying, "Well, if it's so pointless, how come Edwards, Obama and Clinton couldn't even win it? Heck, I threw a bunch of other names in there, and my dog won yesterday. If a dog can win it, why can't Hillary?" would be downright stupid.

Straw polls are meaningless. They are not something at all.
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  -The one constant is that Edwards does well in many Red states. Ninga  Nov-24-07 07:56 PM   #0 
  - Excellent!  waiting for hope   Nov-24-07 08:01 PM   #1 
  - Saturday night party "bounces" for Edwards ! Let's party on and get ready for the  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:03 PM   #3 
  - I'm on it!  waiting for hope   Nov-24-07 08:05 PM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-07 08:20 PM   #15 
     - Yeah, a lot of DEMS for starters. Lots of republicans who woulda voted for Dean in 04 also.  havocmom   Nov-24-07 08:30 PM   #18 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-07 08:52 PM   #19 
     - Check the map last time Democrats won the presidency...  1932   Nov-24-07 09:50 PM   #21 
  - Except when it comes to his own state in the general  hnmnf   Nov-24-07 08:02 PM   #2 
  - NC is one of the most conservative of the conservative...they fly under the radar and  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:06 PM   #6 
  - Not so fast...  XemaSab   Nov-24-07 10:44 PM   #34 
  - That Was The Old JE  MannyGoldstein   Nov-24-07 08:15 PM   #10 
  - He's not leading in NC, SC or VA. NOT a good sign. nt  MookieWilson   Nov-24-07 11:33 PM   #35 
  - Don't you know North Carolina is Helms country  surfermaw   Nov-25-07 06:58 PM   #49 
  - Except for in the last general election, in which he was useless.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-24-07 08:06 PM   #5 
  - There there, it's Saturday night and you don't have a date or a life, and you have to hang  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:09 PM   # 
  - Aww, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-24-07 08:12 PM   #9 
     - self delete  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:18 PM   #12 
     - I can feel the love.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-24-07 08:19 PM   #14 
     - If that is an apology, i accept it. It is very sweet of you and I appreciate you calling me dear.  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:18 PM   #13 
  - self delete  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:09 PM   #7 
  - are you aware of how many times he was dispatched to NC in 04  venable   Nov-24-07 10:15 PM   #25 
     - And that is an accomplishment  surfermaw   Nov-25-07 07:02 PM   #50 
  - There's a compelling slurry of Mudcat (JRE's accent and background) and  Old Crusoe   Nov-24-07 08:12 PM   #8 
  - Old Crusoe, I agree with just about everything you say  venable   Nov-24-07 10:20 PM   #26 
     - Hi, venable. Well, I'm on board with that. When he's on, he's white-hot  Old Crusoe   Nov-24-07 10:36 PM   #32 
        - right you are  venable   Nov-25-07 12:03 PM   #40 
  - I am going to burn a candle and meditate. i will create positive energy and a warm aura of  Ninga   Nov-24-07 08:16 PM   #11 
  - Male, White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Southern Baptist - even better!  AlertLurker   Nov-24-07 08:28 PM   #16 
  - He's the one who can actually talk with those Red-necks everyone  patrice   Nov-24-07 08:29 PM   #17 
  - John Edwards: The Rednecks Candidate  mtnsnake   Nov-24-07 10:01 PM   #24 
     - Is that because you don't support him?  asdjrocky   Nov-24-07 10:40 PM   #33 
        - Support him or not, Edwards would be 1 of the last candidates I'd associate w/any redneck appeal  mtnsnake   Nov-25-07 09:11 AM   #38 
  - Edwards' economic views and economic values are shared by many southerners  JDPriestly   Nov-24-07 09:16 PM   #20 
  - How about  disndat   Nov-24-07 09:51 PM   #22 
  - That's what I've been sayin....  asdjrocky   Nov-24-07 10:01 PM   #23 
  - I don't think he plays that well in red states.  Carrieyazel   Nov-24-07 10:22 PM   #27 
  - except that polls say he does. nt  venable   Nov-24-07 10:30 PM   #30 
  - I'm from North Carolin  surfermaw   Nov-25-07 07:09 PM   #51 
  - It's a straw poll in an isolated section of Florida.  Aya Reiko   Nov-24-07 10:24 PM   #28 
  - can she? or does this just sound cool?  venable   Nov-24-07 10:29 PM   #29 
     - Because that's what they do.  asdjrocky   Nov-24-07 10:34 PM   #31 
     - Yeah, she can.  Basileus Basileon   Nov-25-07 12:17 AM   #36 
        - my question was rhetorical, but thanks.  venable   Nov-25-07 12:09 PM   #41 
           - My point: Why do you pretend it's something when it's really nothing. {nt}  Aya Reiko   Nov-25-07 12:24 PM   #42 
           - oh well, I guess there really wasn't even a straw poll. don't you hate it when people make up news.  venable   Nov-25-07 06:21 PM   #46 
           - It isn't anything. A straw poll is meaningless. In actual polls,  Basileus Basileon   Nov-25-07 02:12 PM   #43 
              - did they pick the names out of a hat? thought not.  venable   Nov-25-07 06:24 PM   #48 
                 - Supposing the dinner table happened. Sure, it happened, but  Basileus Basileon   Nov-25-07 07:27 PM   #53 
                    - sort of hard to imagine why you're even doing this.  venable   Nov-25-07 08:52 PM   #55 
                       - But it is. A straw poll has no statistical significance whatsoever. Zero. nt  Basileus Basileon   Nov-25-07 11:20 PM   #56 
  - Time to break out the hot coffee, and put a lid on the Chianti.....morning has broken and still  Ninga   Nov-25-07 06:56 AM   #37 
  - Don't put a lid on the Chianti. Mix it with Freska, fruit and juice and serve it over ice at brunch.  Stop Cornyn   Nov-25-07 10:04 AM   #39 
  - I don't see this translating to votes this go so far.  AtomicKitten   Nov-25-07 02:13 PM   #44 
  - Kick for Edwards.  asdjrocky   Nov-25-07 02:15 PM   #45 
  - John Edwards connects with people from all backgrounds!  DaLittle Kitty   Nov-25-07 07:21 PM   #52 
  - Maybe this has been mentioned, but I never  femrap   Nov-25-07 06:22 PM   #47 
  - nice  Stop Cornyn   Nov-25-07 08:45 PM   #54 
  - The red states-better known as Dumbfuckistan  BenDavid   Nov-25-07 11:39 PM   #57 
     - Not everyone in the red states are red.  asdjrocky   Nov-26-07 12:06 AM   #58 

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