You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #47: That is happening all over the country. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-07 07:12 AM
Response to Reply #46
47. That is happening all over the country.
I live in Illinois, in a very read area. Our area voted overwhelmingly for Obama. I believe they would have done so, no matter who was running against him.

My son lives in Du Page county. It is changing a bit, but still red. His precinct went 76 percent for Obama.

I think we are seeing a phenomenon much like Reagan. It was stupid of them, but people who usually voted Democratic switched parties in large numbers for that stupid old man.

I have not picked a candidate yet. But I will be watching the voting breakdowns here very closely. I know Obama will win Illinois. I want to see exactly who votes for him in the primary. I think there will be many crossovers in all parts of the state.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Now that the Newsweek poll has Obama beating all the Republicans Quixote1818  May-06-07 07:11 PM   #0 
  - I am in your camp. Edwards then Obama but both can win.  yourout   May-06-07 07:14 PM   #1 
  - Say it with me: Charisma charisma charisma  lynyrd_skynyrd   May-06-07 07:16 PM   #2 
  - Obama remind me of the guy in High School that EVERYONE liked  Quixote1818   May-06-07 07:18 PM   #3 
     - Geez, I hate when you said "have a beer with him." That's what everybody said about George W. Bush.  Selatius   May-06-07 07:29 PM   #8 
     - But it did help in getting Bush elected  Quixote1818   May-06-07 07:45 PM   #15 
     - It's a trite phrase, but you don't lose 7 of the last 10 presidential elections  BeyondGeography   May-06-07 09:10 PM   #33 
     - hah! i LOVE the "have a beer with him" thing!  unblock   May-06-07 10:19 PM   #42 
     - Oh no, not the beer thing again.  JerseygirlCT   May-06-07 07:30 PM   #10 
     - I don't need a beer buddy.  Forkboy   May-06-07 07:33 PM   #12 
     - Exactly. We all have beer buddies. We need a president  stanwyck   May-06-07 08:00 PM   #20 
        - Chimp is an idiot, Obama is brilliant  goclark   May-06-07 09:10 PM   #32 
     - I don't want to have a beer with him  Enrique   May-07-07 03:47 PM   #53 
     - I doubt the "have a beer with him" metric enters into it.  krkaufman   May-07-07 06:12 PM   #54 
  - I think the republicans know that Obama can't win, so they are pushing him  Bitwit1234   May-06-07 07:21 PM   #4 
  - So you are saying they want to pick the guy who beats their guys in the polls  Quixote1818   May-06-07 07:27 PM   #6 
  - I hadn't noticed the switch. It still seems to me that they are  JerseygirlCT   May-06-07 07:28 PM   #7 
  - You think he can't win  Katzenkavalier   May-06-07 09:48 PM   #37 
  - Why couldn't Obama win?  stanwyck   May-07-07 11:42 AM   #51 
  - That only works when the rhetoric is aimed at Hillary  Tactical Progressive   May-07-07 06:23 PM   #55 
  - I don't have a primary choice yet -- don't intend to for a while  JerseygirlCT   May-06-07 07:27 PM   #5 
  - I actually think his lack of experience is a positive  Quixote1818   May-06-07 07:37 PM   #13 
     - But do we *know* he's got that common sense, or are we so  JerseygirlCT   May-06-07 07:45 PM   #14 
     - I just gave you the example of his position on the war  Quixote1818   May-06-07 07:47 PM   #16 
        - That's true. And I'd hope to see more of that.  JerseygirlCT   May-06-07 07:54 PM   #18 
     - Being against the war may well prove to be even more palatable as the quagmire  karlrschneider   May-06-07 08:09 PM   #24 
     - Obama says he is a small step conservative - useful for staying out of wars, not useful for  papau   May-06-07 08:47 PM   #31 
  - Right now my dog could beat any Republican  Gman   May-06-07 07:29 PM   #9 
  - Heh, well put.  Zynx   May-06-07 07:50 PM   #17 
  - Last week Edwards was beating all of them....  madfloridian   May-06-07 07:31 PM   #11 
  - I would be very happy with an Obama presidency  Ishoutandscream2   May-06-07 07:58 PM   #19 
  - I think it would be VERY difficult. Polls are meaningless.  karlrschneider   May-06-07 08:02 PM   #21 
  - Not in my case  Katzenkavalier   May-06-07 09:50 PM   #38 
     - You wouldn't lie. But a lot of people would, and do. I lived in Tampa for 17  karlrschneider   May-06-07 09:58 PM   #40 
  - Odd that Bill Kristol didn't mention this  stanwyck   May-06-07 08:05 PM   #22 
  - I continue to think he has exactly 0 chance of winning.  BlooInBloo   May-06-07 08:08 PM   #23 
  - I often don't agree with you but I do here.  karlrschneider   May-06-07 08:12 PM   #25 
  - Yup.  BlooInBloo   May-06-07 08:15 PM   #26 
     - Obama won't be the Dem nominee. He's third in NH, IA, and NV  David Dunham   May-06-07 08:21 PM   #28 
        - John Kerry was third of fourth in those states at this stage.  Quixote1818   May-06-07 09:51 PM   #39 
  - Perhaps you should realize that...  Sick_of_Rethuggery   May-06-07 10:35 PM   #43 
     - About like it was when I left Peoria. Thanks for the update.  BlooInBloo   May-06-07 10:49 PM   #45 
  - That's one poll ... I wish I believed this country would vote in a black man  melody   May-06-07 08:19 PM   #27 
  - Not surprising that republicans are going to him.. We know that they just want to "win"  SoCalDem   May-06-07 08:21 PM   #29 
  - If not now....WHEN?  earthlover   May-06-07 08:40 PM   #30 
  - He CAN win! You are so right  goclark   May-06-07 09:12 PM   #34 
  - (shrug) It's just like hiring practices. Keep the negro around until the final round...  BlooInBloo   May-06-07 09:18 PM   #35 
     - It worked in the NFL and MLB for years!  Forkboy   May-06-07 09:34 PM   #36 
  - Beware of the David Duke Effect  Freddie Stubbs   May-06-07 10:00 PM   #41 
  - Hey, Gore did not win Tennessee...  earthlover   May-06-07 10:38 PM   #44 
     - But did Gore and Kerry do worse there that polls indicated?  Freddie Stubbs   May-07-07 08:03 AM   #48 
  - I have tried to stay on the sidelines during the primary  Gelliebeans   May-07-07 05:51 AM   #46 
  - That is happening all over the country.  murielm99   May-07-07 07:12 AM   #47 
  - I think Edwards and Obama could win, it is Hillary I am worried about  skipos   May-07-07 08:08 AM   #49 
  - Not a Sure Enough Bet to PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN 1 BASKET  skyblue   May-07-07 08:46 AM   #50 
  - I had been holding out for Clark, but since that's not likely to happen..  youthere   May-07-07 12:07 PM   #52 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC