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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:38 PM
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Exit polls say McCain wins Fla...is he gonna be our opponent?
Redstate.com has the exit polls as:

Exit polls from Florida:

McCain 34.3
Romney 32.6
Giulani 15
Huck 12


http://www.redstate.com/blogs/illinicon/2008/jan/29/aft...

Seems a bit too close to call based on this, even assuming they are accurate (they do supposedly take tha absentee votes in account).

But if McCain wins, does he win out on Super Tuesday?
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:40 PM
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1. I guess they only did exit polls in some places...
they didn't do it here....so I don't know how accurate they are...
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:40 PM
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2. exit polls have margin of error too, so I think that is just too close to say who will win.
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Seen the light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:41 PM
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3. If he wins Florida, he'll be the nominee
And any Democrat will win. Limbaugh HATES him and was supposedly roasting him all day on his show. The conservatives will stay home and that's death to any Republican candidate.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:43 PM
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4. yup...it will be Clinton and McCain
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:50 PM
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6. Our weakest candidate against their strongest candidate
Pretty amazing.
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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:56 PM
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12. You never miss a chance to trash Clinton.
:eyes:
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PaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:01 PM
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17. How is that trashing Clinton?
What did he/she say that wasn't true? She's the only candidate in either field that fires up the GOP base. People who would otherwise stay home come out to vote against her.
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jlake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:16 PM
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21. Because it is not true and neither is your statement. ANY Dem candidate (Esp Obama) will
fire up the GOP base. and the Clintons know how to fight back.
Hillary will win the GE with 55%+ of the popular vote.
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PaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 07:06 PM
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33. 55 %?
Who's she running against, David Duke? Nobody is getting 55 % of the vote. That's silly.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:24 PM
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26. Hillary's triangulating and poll testing is everything that is wrong with the Dem party
In
My
Opinion

If you think her triangulating is great, you can express that opinion as well. I think it is awful. Regardless, I think she is our weakest candidate. Are we dooooooomed? No.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:57 PM
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13. I wouldn't say Mc "there will be many more wars" Lame is strong
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:27 PM
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28. He undeniably appeals to independents, unlike Hillary.
And independents tend to swing elections. In 2006 in most of the red state senate victories, 90% of the Dems voted D, 90% of the Repubs voted R. It was the independents who pushed us over the edge.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:30 PM
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29. He doesn't appeal to Indys as much as he used to
His unquestioning support of the Iraq War has hurt his standing among the Indys I know (basically, my entire living family). They see him as little more than a Bush shill these days.

And as the race for the nomination goes on, he'll become an even bigger shill.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 07:10 PM
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34. He still appeals to Indies...he really does
I think the thing that "might" hurt McCain is his running mate choice. He will be pressured to pick an evangelist. Most indies I know WILL NOT be voting for someone who discounts evolution, for instance.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:49 PM
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32. .
Edited on Tue Jan-29-08 06:50 PM by DemocratSinceBirth
.
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D-Sooner Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 07:15 PM
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35. This
You called it. Clinton v. McCain is NOT the matchup we want.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:43 PM
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5. if guiliani drops out, as expected...
and huckelberry is running on fumes, it could be very good news for romney as the anti-mccain. the party will get behind him.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:50 PM
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These exit polls dont include early voting though do they.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:52 PM
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8. They claim to. nt
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:50 PM
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7. They have early voting
so we won't know for sure
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ZinZen Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:54 PM
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9. Hey John Edwards called it!
I think McCain will win over Mittens.
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:55 PM
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10. I thought the Ghoulmeister was going to win Florida......
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:55 PM
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11. The far right (Limbaugh, et al) are still out there rooting for Romney. N/T
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:59 PM
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16. Looks like old Rush is loosing his touch.
He is ranting and raving for Mittwitt. Looks like not as many were listening.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:22 PM
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25. It's been amusing to dip in and out of some of the right wing radio shows. They
have been called "irrelevant" by some and boy, did that put their collective panties in a bunch. (Sorry for that imagery.)
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:57 PM
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14. Romney will be a tough opponent.
He has more money. This sure levels the field for McCain.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 05:59 PM
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15. If Romney loses, he still can compete. I think McCain HAS to win it or he's out of $
That said, as much as I want a democrat to win, I'd prefer Romney lose early. I'd really hate the thought of this guy potentially becoming president.
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:03 PM
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18. It is scary either way, isn't it.
The thought of MIttwit in the Whitehouse :puke:

The thought of McCain in the Whitehouse :scared:

I am growing in confidence that this is our year and that our nominee
will beat either of these candidates.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:19 PM
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22. McCain is far better than Mitt I think...
McCain at least seems to have some character. He doesn't want to kick out all brown people, for instance. He regularly works with Dems on stuff, etc. No he's not perfect, but Romney really seems like the ultimate paper mache' candidate.
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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:32 PM
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30. I agree.
Edited on Tue Jan-29-08 06:35 PM by Big Blue Marble
I also think he would be harder to beat. If I had to choose between them, as in one of them would be the president,
I would have to go with McCain for sure.

But he scares the hell out of me, with all his war talk. He seems ready to go into Iran as well as never wanting
to leave Iraq.

There is only one conclusion. We have to win in November.

Edited to say I love your paper mache description.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:47 PM
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31. Agreed. McCain is a harder candidate to beat, but he'd be LOTS better than Paper Mache' Guy
I'm all about the idea that we just can't afford to have a wacko in the White House any more. If our chances of losing are increased by having McCain run, even though he's the only non-wacko, I'm all for it.

Shame on us if we can't beat him. But shame on the nation if we end up with yet another shitheel like Bush.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:05 PM
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19. McCain makes me nervous as an opponent
I never thought he would be the nominee.
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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:20 PM
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24. Give it to the guy, he was flat out dead, but ressurected himself...he's a vampire!
He's literally risen from the dead. NO WAY he should have come back after his early fall.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:11 PM
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20. Yes. nt
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:20 PM
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23. Too close to call
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wildwww2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 06:26 PM
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27. I moved to Florida in '88 and have never been exit polled.
And I have been voting here the whole time. So as far as the state of Florida goes. I do not trust any information about exit polls. We vote on Sequoia machines here in Palm Beach County. The Repukelickin's own Sequoia. So I do not trust the machines or the exit polls. But I am a veteran so I vote anyway.
Peace
Wildman
Al Gore is My President
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