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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:47 PM
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The REAL reason the Iowa caucuses are bullshit is
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 08:54 PM by Gman
there are only 57 delegate votes at stake. Compare that to California's 440, New York's 280, Pennsylvania's 181 or Texas' 228. In other words, it's small potatoes and complete media event driven bullshit. Let Obama or whoever have Iowa, even New Hampshire (30 delegate votes). Hillary will take at least 1,000 of the 1,129 total votes in the 4 states above. And that's just four states.

It's over already.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:50 PM
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1. I agree, but Michigan has 0 in 2008.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:54 PM
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2. I forgot about that
correct the OP to use Pennsylvania's 181 delegates.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:02 PM
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3. Resistance Is Futile... All Your Votes Votes Are Belong To Hillary
Of course you're right, which is why she's spending so much money and time in Iowa.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:04 PM
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4. Iowa matters because its a proving ground....
The candidates put on their first, and longest show there, the people in Iowa pay attention longer then anyone else, and its a Bellwether as to how other states will act once they start paying attention.

Don't let your sour grapes get in the way of years of History.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:08 AM
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5. We make Iowa important. It's really not.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:04 AM
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9. Great analysis Emily. Next time you share your opinion...
how about adding a little meat to it? Cryptic one liners aren't doing much for me.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:10 AM
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6. The bitterness is palpable.
The Hillary campaign is whittling itself down. Amusing.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:42 AM
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7. Thats true
Iowa caucuses should go to a primary system, caucuses are outdated.

Anyway, Hillary does have commanding leads in the super delegate states so its one reason I tend to doubt the "Hillarys campaign is in shambles" posts on DU by supporters of other candidates.
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gmudem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 01:58 AM
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8. Yea who cares about people voting
Edited on Sat Dec-15-07 01:58 AM by gmudem
That doesn't matter obviously. Queen Hillary has already been chosen in the minds of Hillbots.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 02:07 AM
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10. If Iowa were any bigger, the lower-tiers would get completely shut out.
Media is priced based on population. All the little guys rely upon face-to-face contact and some spots here and there. You can't do any of that in California or Texas.
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