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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:49 PM
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3. Because the Republicans will attack him and tear him to shreds
Then the independents won't bee so keen on him.
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  -If Obama is getting the independent vote how on earth will he be easy to beat? Quixote1818  Jan-06-08 10:46 PM   #0 
  - If recent party affiliation numbers are accurate, and independents are leaning Democratic...  TwilightZone   Jan-06-08 10:48 PM   #1 
  - I think there are Repbs and Indps. that will vote on Obama in  bellasgrams   Jan-06-08 11:07 PM   #30 
  - He's their worst nightmare.  wienerdoggie   Jan-06-08 10:49 PM   #2 
  - Second-worst nightmare  silverojo   Jan-06-08 10:57 PM   #13 
  - Because the Republicans will attack him and tear him to shreds  jlake   Jan-06-08 10:49 PM   #3 
  - It's a good thing that Hillary doesn't have any negatives.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 10:49 PM   #5 
  - They are known and quantifiable....and she will FIGHT back.  jlake   Jan-06-08 10:51 PM   #7 
     - Judging by the fact that he managed to get Hillary's numbers to sink like rocks  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 10:53 PM   #8 
     - There has been NO negative campaigning in this primary compared to  jlake   Jan-06-08 10:56 PM   #10 
        - Hm. So would you say that's because Hillary doesn't have the skill to take down a weak opponent,  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 10:58 PM   #14 
        - I'd say that it is because ALL of our candidates are decent enough  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:01 PM   #21 
           - So how exactly is it in the nation's interest  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:04 PM   #24 
              - I am pretty sure that Hillary will still pull this one out....without having  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:08 PM   #32 
                 - So she hasn't destroyed the incredibly weak Obama because she thinks  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:10 PM   #35 
                    - I never said that Obama was incredibly weak - or weak at all 0 or that was  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:16 PM   #44 
                       - Since you're saying the Republicans will be able to tear him to shreds, you did.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:19 PM   #46 
                          - Well, thanks for the limited possiblities that it could be....  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:24 PM   #53 
                             - The Republicans have been gearing up 10 yrs to run against Hilary  BrentTaylor   Jan-06-08 11:40 PM   #69 
                                - Some people never learn........  jlake   Jan-08-08 12:10 AM   #71 
        - Well, they better be careful or they might end up in Don Imus's position  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 10:59 PM   #15 
           - If you believe that. I think Imus was only taken down because he  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:03 PM   #23 
              - So Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson pushed the issue to defend Bush? Interesting theory.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:05 PM   #26 
                 - MSM. It's the "neocon" of 2006.  chascarrillo   Jan-06-08 11:07 PM   #28 
                 - No, but they do all kinds of protesting....but does it get coverage.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:09 PM   #34 
                    - So do you believe Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are stupid pawns of "the MSM?" I think  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:13 PM   #39 
                    - No, I think that they did what the do on a regular basis. The reason  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:18 PM   #45 
                       - So what, they're robots now? Do you really think  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:21 PM   #50 
                          - No, I do not think it was a "conspiracy"  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:26 PM   #55 
                             - No, because he doesn't run on MSNBC. He runs on stations that only appeal  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:27 PM   #57 
                                - Okay, fair enough....Glen Beck on CNN.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:30 PM   #60 
                    - Maybe the MSM wants change?  chascarrillo   Jan-06-08 11:15 PM   #42 
                       - Why would they want a progressive who might challenge their monopolies?  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:19 PM   #48 
                          - Man, one day he's a conservative sellout and an MSM darling,  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:23 PM   #52 
                             - No, I think he is a conservative.....my question is why would they  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:27 PM   #56 
                                - So if he's a conservative offering no change, why would the MSM want to destroy him?  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:29 PM   #59 
                                   - I could ask the same about how so many Obama supporters call Hillary  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:31 PM   #62 
                                      - They're being disingenuous. Hillary is a pretty good Democrat.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:32 PM   #64 
                                         - That is very fair of you to say.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:33 PM   #66 
     - Obama has responded to every Clinton attack  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 10:54 PM   #9 
     - if you think he has been attacked, then you have no idea what our nominee  jlake   Jan-06-08 10:57 PM   #12 
        - If you think they'll attack him on islam/madrassas, you have no idea how they operate.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 10:59 PM   #16 
        - Sort of. They will attack him on all of it.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:04 PM   #25 
           - Ah, The Math. Here, let me adjust your figures.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:07 PM   #29 
              - Mock if you want, but I believe what I posted.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:12 PM   #38 
                 - "I find it incredibly hard to believe that Independent voters will go with Obama"  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:15 PM   #41 
                    - You cannot poll what will happen in the GE.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:20 PM   #49 
                       - LOL. Funny how polls are always "invalid" when they disprove your claims as to people's mindsets.  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:22 PM   #51 
                          - No, I do not play that partisan game.  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:29 PM   #58 
                             - "but I cannot show any polls that say this because none were even taken."  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:30 PM   #61 
                                - More clearly: With Biden having the same name recognition  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:32 PM   #65 
        - Sure they will be relentless but just think how the Blacks in America will react  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 11:02 PM   #22 
           - "the blacks" do we all march in lockstep. WOW speaking of Don Imus....  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:06 PM   #27 
              - You're right. There will be no uproar once  Occam Bandage   Jan-06-08 11:08 PM   #33 
              - I never opined that he would be attacked On the basis of his race....not sure what you are speaking  jlake   Jan-06-08 11:14 PM   #40 
              - Thats why the Republicans don't know what to do about Obama  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 11:16 PM   #43 
                 - No, this is how it will go down:  jlake   Jan-08-08 01:21 AM   #74 
                    - That might have worked 4 years ago but Obama is the result of all that  Quixote1818   Jan-08-08 01:25 AM   #76 
                       - You overestimate the American people.  jlake   Jan-08-08 01:33 AM   #82 
              - It won't be just the blacks. I think most Americans will be disgusted by those kinds of attacks  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 11:11 PM   #37 
     - She can fight all she wants  silverojo   Jan-06-08 10:59 PM   #18 
     - That pretty much sums up her problems nt  Quixote1818   Jan-06-08 11:19 PM   #47 
     - I have to conceed  Mr_Monday   Jan-08-08 12:27 AM   #72 
  - Independents and Reps will vote for McCain over Obama  David Dunham   Jan-06-08 10:50 PM   #6 
  - how nice for the Republicans that you fear them so  Capn Sunshine   Jan-06-08 11:07 PM   #31 
  - I think this time their attacks will fail.  Big Blue Marble   Jan-06-08 11:11 PM   #36 
  - They can't.........  FrenchieCat   Jan-06-08 10:49 PM   #4 
  - Belief is the enemy of truth  billbuckhead   Jan-06-08 10:59 PM   #17 
  - People might get high expectations and lose some cynicism, and  wienerdoggie   Jan-06-08 11:00 PM   #19 
  - It's obvious, isn't it? nt  chascarrillo   Jan-06-08 10:57 PM   #11 
  - You can count on the republicans to pull out the Southern Strategy  still_one   Jan-06-08 11:00 PM   #20 
  - He will be impossible to beat!  jab105   Jan-06-08 11:25 PM   #54 
  - I K&R this post.  AtomicKitten   Jan-06-08 11:31 PM   #63 
  - You're really going off the deep end. He is not a change like the 60's; not even close.  Carrieyazel   Jan-06-08 11:39 PM   #68 
     - Oh God, the repuke smear machine could spend a month  AshevilleGuy   Jan-08-08 01:26 AM   #77 
        - Speaking of smears... nice one.  chascarrillo   Jan-08-08 01:28 AM   #79 
           - You think they won't do this?  AshevilleGuy   Jan-08-08 01:40 AM   #85 
  - Be careful, folks. Getting the independent vote in a general election  Carrieyazel   Jan-06-08 11:35 PM   #67 
  - He'll be tough to beat  BrentTaylor   Jan-06-08 11:41 PM   #70 
  - He's also attracting GOP. that should scare them.  PretzelWarrior   Jan-08-08 12:29 AM   #73 
  - Think about that. Why would repukes vote for him?  AshevilleGuy   Jan-08-08 01:24 AM   #75 
     - Maybe for the same reason Democrats voted for Reagan?  Quixote1818   Jan-08-08 01:28 AM   #80 
        - I do not see a parallel there.  AshevilleGuy   Jan-08-08 01:35 AM   #84 
        - Edwards OR Obama  Chasing Dreams   Jan-08-08 01:40 AM   #86 
  - And he's going to bring out some  zidzi   Jan-08-08 01:27 AM   #78 
     - I worked on Dean's campaign.  mycritters2   Jan-08-08 01:29 AM   #81 
        - I'm a Deaniac.  zidzi   Jan-08-08 01:35 AM   #83 
        - I'm a Deaniac for Obama too.  ellisonz   Jan-08-08 02:13 AM   #87 
 

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