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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:08 PM
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Illinois DUers, it looks as if you're getting one hell of a Senator.
I'm watching Barack Obama on the MTP rerun. He is appealing, energetic, intelligent and eloquent. I think he'll represent the Land of Lincoln well in the Senate.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:11 PM
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1. Some people have all the luck...Illinois gets Obama and Durbin...
Mississippi gets Trent Lott and Thad Cochran.

You have Ron Blagojevich, we get Haley Barbour.

I am truly envious.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 PM
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3. but having Obama isnt good enough for some
apparently. Yeah I got the same luck.
They'll have Dick Durbin and Barrack Obama while I have George Allen and John Warner, they got Blagojevich and I got Mark Warner, who is a dem so its a draw. He's gonna be a good senator and I think the first black pres.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:15 PM
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4. I feel the same way
Anyone who is unhappy with Obama: I'll gladly trade you John "Box Turtle" Cornyn for him and throw in Governor Good Hair to sweeten the deal!
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:19 PM
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9. Aw, be fair, trade them Kay Bailey Hutchison too!
She, Cornyn and Perry are a team, aren't they?
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:20 PM
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10. yes Kay needs a new home
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:33 PM
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12. OK, I'll throw in Kay
Even though she's one of our less vile politicians (which I realize isn't saying much). But we're keeping Ms. Piggy!
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:48 PM
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13. Kay reminds me of my senator Thad Cochran....not one of the
moderates like Chafee, Specter and Snow, but also not one of the "mad-dogs" like Lott, McConnell and Hatch.

Hutchison and Cochran join Voinovich, Lugar, Collins, and a few others as rational conservatives.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:49 PM
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14. I know what you mean
Cochran actually was a supporter of CFR. Warner is between the mad dogs and the rational cons, and Allen is a mad dog.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:12 PM
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2. Well yeah, but he said one wrong thing this morning...
...so that means I'm gonna vote for...oh hey, the Republicans aren't even running anyone! :+
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:25 PM
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11. isn`t it wonderfull---
just knowing now that the republicans will have a hard time finding anyone who will run against the newest star in politics,our next senator-mr obama-. sometimes this state really sucks with it`s scandals and shitty politions but just knowing that we will have the two best people in the senate makes my day. it was a perfect day in northern illinois and obama`s performance on the national stage made it all the more perfect...i wish obama would comeout to waltons tap with zamora aug 8th..zamora is back on bartcop...
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:08 PM
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16. Honestly, Ditka had scared me the most...
...because as we've seen, people will vote for candidates for stupid reasons! But this was before I'd read all the stuff where he's talking about his interpersonal skills, which I think would have came out and maybe shrunk him down to size.

Obama, on the other hand, is the type of candidate that I see as being able to get people who don't like politicians to vote, and this influence on the turnout should help Kerry as well!
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:15 PM
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5. Thanks...
However, I consider our current and future Dem Senators as our gift to America. Both very much in the mold of the late Paul Simon. They will serve us ALL very well indeed!
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:16 PM
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6. He sounds like a real winner
I'll be looking forward to his convention speech. It sounds like he has the election wrapped up already. Nobody even wants to run against him.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:19 PM
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8. Yes, you lucky Illinoisans!
I'm stuck with Sanctimonious and Specter. Moving to Texas next June, though, and it'll be just as bad. YIKES!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:18 PM
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7. I Predict Durbin and Obama
Will work well with Feinstein & Boxer in the upcoming Dem. Majority Senate.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:54 PM
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15. We are getting one hell of a Senator!
To go with our other "one hell of a Senator"...Dick Durbin. I love them both. We are so lucky, and KNOW it! I will never take them for granted. Ever.
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