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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:27 AM
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11. Well, they've never elected a black or female candidate to the presidency yet either.
It's paradigm-breaking time.

Edwards WAS a Senator...like "taking a break" would help?
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  -Bad news for both Obama and Clinton. No Senator elected since 1960. Deep13  Jan-26-08 12:16 AM   #0 
  - How would it be an endorsementr of Edwards? He's a former Sen and never been Gov.  beyurslf   Jan-26-08 12:21 AM   #1 
  - He's not one now.  Deep13   Jan-26-08 12:24 AM   #4 
     - Has a former Sen been elected since 1968?  beyurslf   Jan-26-08 12:28 AM   #13 
        - No, only governors and one VP who lasted one term  question everything   Jan-26-08 01:07 AM   #17 
  - So what happens if it's SEN. Obama/Clinton against SEN. McCain?  Drunken Irishman   Jan-26-08 12:22 AM   #2 
  - Yes, polling stations will form micro-quasars...  Deep13   Jan-26-08 12:24 AM   #6 
  - just what I was going to say  48percenter   Jan-26-08 02:22 PM   #28 
  - I think Senators tend to win open elections. Governors tend to beat incumbents.  AP   Jan-26-08 12:22 AM   #3 
  - Which is why a Hillary/Obama or Obama/Hillary ticket is crazy  question everything   Jan-26-08 12:24 AM   #5 
  - If either win the nod, then the VP will be a white man.  Deep13   Jan-26-08 12:26 AM   #9 
     - Yes. A veteran (nt)  question everything   Jan-26-08 01:09 AM   #18 
     - Wrong. The largest voting block is women. n/t  cali   Jan-26-08 05:14 AM   #22 
  - Edwards is a senator too, so what am I missing?  Bleachers7   Jan-26-08 12:25 AM   #7 
  - He was a Senator. Now a private citizen. nt  Deep13   Jan-26-08 12:27 AM   #10 
     - When was the last time a private citizen was elected?  Bleachers7   Jan-26-08 12:46 AM   #15 
        - Reagan in 1980 - he'd been out of the CA Governor's office since 1975.  Midwestern Democrat   Jan-26-08 12:53 AM   #16 
        - 1968  Deep13   Jan-26-08 11:54 AM   #26 
  - More bad news.  oasis   Jan-26-08 12:26 AM   #8 
  - Damn. We're screwn.  Deep13   Jan-26-08 12:27 AM   #12 
     - Okay Elizabeth, you can pick out the carpet and draperies now. We're going to the White House.  avaistheone1   Jan-26-08 01:11 AM   #19 
  - Well, they've never elected a black or female candidate to the presidency yet either.  MADem   Jan-26-08 12:27 AM   #11 
  - It worked for Nixon -  NCevilDUer   Jan-26-08 02:06 AM   #20 
     - Well, he was a former VP when he ran for the Presidency... nt  MADem   Jan-26-08 07:47 AM   #25 
        - True, but similarly he didn't go directly from the one to the other.  NCevilDUer   Jan-26-08 02:02 PM   #27 
  - Kerry won in 2004..  Webster Green   Jan-26-08 12:38 AM   #14 
  - since it's going to be McCain vs. Hill or Obama, 2008 will be the year a senator gets elected.  VotesForWomen   Jan-26-08 05:06 AM   #21 
  - That's why Durbin told Obama to run now  jbnow   Jan-26-08 05:30 AM   #23 
  - True, but in several of these elections no senator was running  LeftishBrit   Jan-26-08 05:35 AM   #24 
 

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