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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:14 PM
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With Edwards out, I honestly don't care at all who wins the nomination
Neither Clinton nor Obama interest me at all, and I won't support either one in the nomination process or in the General Election. I'll vote for whoever gets the nomination, but I won't support either.


There are loads of local races I can help out in. I can sit out this particular Presidential race and still sleep just fine at night.
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Clarkansas Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:15 PM
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1. I care. I want Obama to win.
I do not want Hilllary to win.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:15 PM
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2. did you really see Edwards as THAT different?
I sure didn't.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:16 PM
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5. You really see THAT big a difference between Clinton and Obama?
I sure don't.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:17 PM
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8. me neither
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floridablue Donating Member (996 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:15 PM
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3. My plan exactly.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:15 PM
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4. Come on....
I am also strong Edwards supporter but now I am going to back Obama. Come on join in....
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:17 PM
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10. I'm going to vote for Edwards anyway: DELEGATES.
How easily they steer things...
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:20 PM
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13. NO thank you. I'll caucus for Edwards/Uncommitted and then I'm done
Once the WA caucus is over, I'm completely done with the Presidental race.
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2hip Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:16 PM
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6. I'll be joining you on the sidelines
My heart's just not into it any more.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:17 PM
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7. Yeah, me too. n/t
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Ninga Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:17 PM
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9. - ditto - you said it well.
If Edwards is on the ballot in Ohio in the primary. I will vote for him.

Let the other two, fight among themselves for their votes. I will not give either of them one quarter.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:17 PM
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11. I echo your statements.
Well said.
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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:19 PM
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12. you would rather see
McCain or Romney in the WH? that is what could happen if you sit out, and others do as well.

Do you want more Supreme court justices like Alito and Roberts? That is what will happen if McCain or Romney are elected. Roe v Wade overturned, etc

Is that you want? if so then go ahead and sit out this one.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:22 PM
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17. Did you even bother to read the OP?
I said I'll vote for them in the General.

I truly hope that your SCOTUS plan comes together. The Court needs more Justices like Stevens. All I see getting confirmed, however, are more in the Kennedy mold. And that makes me want to vomit.
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MAGICBULLET Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:20 PM
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14. Could you point out
anything in particular you think he did wrong?

I really can't and I'm not so sure I can blame the media, as I often do, for telling people what to think.

This is a huge diappointment and I'm presonally not enthused either about the remaining candidates.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:25 PM
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23. What who did wrong, Edwards?
I think he ran a great campaign. He was pigeonholed as an underdog from the start, by everyone (including DU), and that's a hard hurdle to get past.

I think his focus on Iowa was the best possible way to go, and it didn't pan out. Sometimes that happens.

Did the media freeze him out? Sure, to a certain extent. They did the same to Kucinich, who was never as strong a contender as Edwards was. But, like yourself, I won't blame the media entirely.


Sometimes things just don't break your way. Only one person can win the nomination. It wasn't Edwards. I think that's indicitive of the political climate were in.
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ncliberal Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:21 PM
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15. I don't care either. nt
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:21 PM
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16. I'm throwing all my support to Obama
He's not perfect, but he'll make a good President. I really like the fact that he excites the young (generally colorblind) people.
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PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:22 PM
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18. I would have to agree with you.
Me=completely crushed. :(

I have next to zero enthusiasm for the remaining two. Moreover, I doubt either would have fought as ferociously as John Edwards at contesting the election once it is stolen by the Repugs.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:22 PM
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19. I think I'm with you.
Edited on Wed Jan-30-08 12:24 PM by alarimer
I also live in Texas, where my vote does not matter since this state will likely go for the Repub anyway. Never have I felt so disenchanted with the primary process. How in the hell can we justify having a few smallish states determine the nominees? While large states (by population) get NO say at all. It is a lousy system that needs to be changed.

Except I am NOT voting for the nominee in the general election. I am sitting this one out completely.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:24 PM
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20. I'm with you, Mr. Coffee
I'm not impressed.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:25 PM
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21. I'm with you there.
That's about where I'm at with this fucked-up situation.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:25 PM
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22. I'm on your train. I frankly don't think
either Hillary or Obama will be dancing at any inaugural balls next January, anyway. The Dems have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:33 PM
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26. Yeah, that's one of the Party's oldest and proudest traditions.
Here we go again. At least this time I won't be shocked or surprised.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:26 PM
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24. Same here.
I'll focus my energies and time on local races and getting one of my piece-of-crap Repuke Senators out of office this year. I'm totally indifferent on Clinton and Obama, and I will vote for whichever person has the Dem nomination.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 12:33 PM
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25. I've felt that way since Feingold decided not to run.
In an ideal world (that is one that doesn't exist) the important ideas of candidates that drop out would become incorporated into the language of the campaign. And so come the GE there would be something to vote "for."

In this world we live, I'll be casting my vote against candidates who represent things I don't like. Sad but that is the world we live in.

I'd like to think that reconsideration of the international trade balance, its impact on American jobs and the promise of the future remains tremendously important. I can only watch and then vote _AGAINST_ the candidate who wants to promote the status quo for international trade. I expect that person I vote against to be a republican






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