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respublicus Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 04:25 AM
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3. Why Obama is a sure loser in November debacle against McCain-Lieberman
The list of states captured by Obama on Feb. 5 is largely a joke, except for Illinois and a couple of others. He proudly lists Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, and Utah. What do these states have in common? They are states which a Democrat could never win in a general election. Under the Electoral College system, Democratic votes in these states are worthless they will be thrown away.

How many people are there in the Alaska Democratic Party? The caucus turnout seems to have been below 1,000 people. Idaho is one of the most reactionary states the Democratic Party there could meet in a phone booth. The same goes for Utah...

What can we do with a Democratic candidate who cannot win California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida cannot win even the skewed Democratic primary voters of these critical states?

(Democratic primary voters tend to be more liberal elitest than the electorate - that's the curse of the Democratic party, always nominating unelectable candidates like McGovern or Mondale}...

The key to replacing the old reactionary Southern strategy of the Republicans may well be a Southwest strategy for progressive Democrats. We have already noted that Mrs. Clinton has carried the Latino vote by a margin of two to one we must especially stress Mrs. Clinton's ability to carry California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Because of her ascendancy among Latino voters, it may well prove possible to add Texas to this voting bloc If we can succeed in detaching Texas from the reactionary Republican solid South of the past 40 years, something that Latino votes will help to make possible, then the future path of virtually any Republican to the White House is permanently barred.
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  -AP-Super Tuesday results: Obama leads Hillary by 2 delegates, with 91 delegates remaining. Hart2008  Feb-09-08 03:21 AM   #0 
  - Man. I was prepared for another close GE, but this primary  andyrowe   Feb-09-08 03:25 AM   #1 
  - Doesn't matter. Next batch of delegates coming up.  dkf   Feb-09-08 03:57 AM   #2 
  - This is now a fight for each and every delegate. Winning the most pledged delegates matters. n/t  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 05:17 AM   #7 
     - Yeah but the outcome for the last batch of delegates is already set, but not known.  dkf   Feb-09-08 05:32 AM   #8 
  - Why Obama is a sure loser in November debacle against McCain-Lieberman  respublicus   Feb-09-08 04:25 AM   #3 
  - Clinton winning Texas? LOL!!!!!!!!!!  thesubstanceofdreams   Feb-09-08 04:36 AM   #4 
  - Obama could very well take Texas.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 08:21 AM   #10 
     - Poll after poll shows that Obama is a better match against McCain than Hillary.  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 09:18 AM   #11 
        - Obama Doesn't Beat McCain in Electoral College  RLS21   Feb-09-08 09:39 AM   #13 
        - Nonsense. Hillary won't 15 states in the general election.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:41 AM   #15 
           - That is absurd. No way Obama wins more than 20 states.  Carrieyazel   Feb-09-08 10:16 AM   #17 
           - Hillary could top Mondale and lose all 50!  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 11:05 AM   #19 
        - Hillary has no better than a 50-50 chance to beat McCain  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:40 AM   #14 
  - Let's clear something up  cali   Feb-09-08 04:43 AM   #5 
  - This post is daft  TomClash   Feb-09-08 05:00 AM   #6 
  - Good analysis overall, but winning states that we are supposed to win, doesn't help us either.  Carrieyazel   Feb-09-08 09:48 AM   #16 
  - Kick for peole who don't read before posting new threads.  Hart2008   Feb-09-08 07:18 AM   #9 
  - Agreed.  TexasObserver   Feb-09-08 09:30 AM   #12 
  - Wooo, you go Barack.  cooolandrew   Feb-09-08 10:21 AM   #18 

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