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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:52 PM
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I dug up some 2004 Wisconsin threads...
Edited on Sun Feb-17-08 08:55 PM by Bleachers7
I was thinking about NJ Secularists post about Jesse Jackson. Wisconsin has a long history of surprises. In 2004, Edwards finished 6 points behind after polling in third place behind Dean. It was a major surprise. I decided to go back to 2004 and see what was being said on DU. Here's what I got...

Late afternoon exit polls from John Kerry blog, Kerry 51%, Edwards 25%

They are really talking up Edwards on MSNBC, could we see an upset tonight

EXIT POLL: Edwards within 8 pts of Kerry in WI

Prediction: Edwards is going to come out strong

Wisconsin Election Day 2004

The Day After

I bet there's something we can learn from these posts. Here's one interesting comment: "They are making a big point talking about the exit polls saying voters in Wisconsin wanted someone who cares about them and had a positive message." http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:54 PM
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1. Positive is right.
I can't tell you the last candidate to run a statewide negative campaign and win... Just doesn't work.

I'm from WI, have worked in WI politics for 4 years... and I project 51% for Obama, and 46% for Clinton.

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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:58 PM
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4. Where is the other 5% going?
:shrug:

So you think Obama will win but it's close?
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 09:17 PM
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7. Well, I dunno of Edwards is still on the ballot, but if so
he should pull at least 5%.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 09:24 PM
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9. I'm sure he's on he ballot.
I doubt that many people would waste their vote.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 09:27 PM
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10. Sure the would.
It's a great way to make the point that there is a leftward contingent still out there. Expecially if you have trouble getting excited about either of the 2 still standing. Hell, I might do it.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:55 PM
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2. Wow, had no idea that the 2004 primary went this far. Thought it was over in before Florida.
At least that's what I read here.

:shrug:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:57 PM
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3. Here's a calendar
Edited on Sun Feb-17-08 08:57 PM by Bleachers7
You can look at the races by day or any other way you want. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/special/primary

The race went until traditional Super Tuesday in March.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 08:59 PM
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5. Thanks Bleachers.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 09:08 PM
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6. as a Wisconsinite I can tell you I see a lot of disappointment that Edwards is no longer an option
He was clearly the overall favorite candidate of my friends and family and a lot of us still haven't decided which way to go on Tuesday. I know I still haven't made up my mind 100%. I guess I still haven't gotten over feeling disappointed at my choices and I know from the local Dem newsletters I subscribe to that I'm far from the only one feeling it. At this point if I had to give a guess I'd say SE WI will go with Obama. But a few weeks ago I would have said Edwards so wtf do I know?
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I Vote In Pittsburgh Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-17-08 09:21 PM
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8. I keep hearing so many Edwards supporters pop up in every state
It's such a shame that the media acted like he was done after NH.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-18-08 12:19 PM
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11. kick
:kick:
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