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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:11 AM
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Rasmussen- Pennsylvania -The Hill 52% Obama 37%
In Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton has opened a fifteen percentage point lead over Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Clinton attracting 52% of the vote while Obama earns 37%.

In late February, before Clintons comeback victories in Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island, the former First Ladys lead in the Keystone State was just four percentage points. The big difference between that poll and the current result is found a among men. Clinton now leads by seventeen percentage points among women and eleven among men. In the previous survey, she was ahead by fifteen points among women but trails by fourteen among men.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics...
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:13 AM
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1. I am a freaking genius.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:36 AM
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42. congrats! you nailed it!
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:15 AM
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2. Ohio, Penna. & Florida...
...we need to win two of them in November and we already pissed off FL.
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Skwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:18 AM
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10. Hmm... and if the black vote stays home in OH, PA, and FL just exactly how are
we going to win?

Anyone????????


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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:20 AM
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15. So you are speaking for all Black People?
All of them will stay home?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:23 AM
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21. Don't know. I just know we need two of those states.
All three would be insurance against R. gains in a barely blue state.
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bellasgrams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:30 AM
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33. What if the white vote stays home in Nov? Do we have to have
another Civil War?
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:45 AM
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What if we have a problem with rural and industrial white voters?
I'm just throwing that one out there though it is probably equally absurd. We cannot be held hostage by individual segments of our party.
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:18 PM
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75. Thank you, it needed to be said. Interesting OpEd in Boston Globe today by Tom Payne...
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 12:20 PM by elixir
hinting that Hillary should step aside should she not have the lead in delegates, votes and states but has the superdelegates. I don't totally disagree with the reasoning but I find the premise that blacks will think the Man is keeping them down. Give me a f$*#ing break. The Man's been keeping a lot of people down, blacks included.


"Democrats must step lightly. If Obama is ahead in delegates, votes, and states and doesn't get the nomination because of the superdelegates, black Americans will see this as just another way the Man holds them down. They will stay home in droves on Nov. 4. Hello, President McCain."


http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/03/06/c...
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:38 PM
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81. That's as bad as saying that if Obama wins the nomination
all whites will stay home.

:(
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:53 PM
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85. And if working class whites and Hispanics stay home we also lose
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 12:54 PM by billbuckhead
In fact, many working class whites and Hispanics will vote for McCain to punish the Democratic party.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:33 AM
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37. FL broke the primary rules
FL voters should be pissed at their state leaders who pushed their primary dates up. FL state leaders screwed their own people.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:42 AM
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46. FL did not break the rules, the officials did.
That is not a good enough reason either to disenfranchise the voters or to piss off a major swing-state this fall.
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wileedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:47 AM
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63. It was decided a long time ago
to 'disenfranchise' those voters. The time to argue against it was then, not now.

Or did FL just think Dean was bluffing?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:50 AM
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68. I don't care if he was or not. nt
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:53 PM
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84. Yes, the Clintonistas and Republicans thought Dean was bluffing or could be
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 12:53 PM by Larkspur
pressured or bypassed. But the good doctor is standing by the rules. Thank Goddess for Howard Dean!! Now we know why the Clintonistas wanted to remove Howard Dean from the chairmanship of the DNC. They wanted to screw us little Democrats of a legitimate selection process and coronate Hillary whether we wanted her or not.
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D-Sooner Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:47 AM
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65. Penna...?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:08 PM
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72. A long, long time ago before ZIP codes and 2-letter abbreviations...
...states had more or less standard abbreviations. Penna. means Pennsylvania. I should have spelled that out because an abbreviation that starts with "Penn" could be any state at all.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:16 AM
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3. Expected after Ohio. Obama should turn expectations way down in PA, noting
that it is a closed Democratic primary so he can't rely on indepedents, who will be able to vote in the general election.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:18 AM
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8. but this time, Rush cant have repukes vote for Hillary either
I think that will cancel out the 'independent factor' and the state will be within 10 points either way. Still with a 20 point victory, Hillary will not catch up to Obama's delegate count.
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:01 PM
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91. Nightwatcher , don't you know by now Hillary is the last thing Rush wants to see
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:19 AM
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13. There's a huge push to register more Democrats
The Obama campaign is targeting independents and setting up shop to register new Democrats in places like coffee shops. No matter which way the race goes, this will benefit our side come November. Don't know if Clinton's campaign is doing the same.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:21 AM
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16. I'm just talking about the perception game- make everyone EXPECT a Hillary win
in PA. That way, it won't be seen as a huge momentum shift, just one of her states voting for her as expected.

After Ohio and all the effort he put in there, there's no reason to expect a better result in PA.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:57 PM
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89. LOL -- "in places like coffee shops"
From what I gather, there aren't nearly enough latte liberals in PA to turn this around for the O-man. He certainly has the right to try to ensure that every last one of them is registered though.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:58 PM
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90. (dupe) /nt
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 12:59 PM by smalll
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:43 AM
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47. Time is on Obama's side.
When he has enough time to campaign in a state, he raises his numbers. I think he should be able to raise his % up to 45 at least, given the weeks he's got and the focus on only the one state. And that's all he needs--43% in each remaining state--to win the nomination.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:17 AM
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4. Six weeks to go.
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:17 AM
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5. Seven weeks and the Hill's margin will fall.
In the meanwhile I'll enjoy Obama victories this week in Wyoming and Mississippi and his semi-victory in Texas.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:25 AM
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26. The thing the Hillary fans like to ignore about FL and MICH is Obama's ability to campaign
both in the organization and his personal ability.

One state. 7 weeks. History would indicate that at best Hillary ties PA. We'll see.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:30 AM
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32. ha ha--the is why it is 3:1 last Tues. HILLARY has the MOJO
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:48 AM
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50. +12?
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 10:48 AM by underpants
Yeah I know it is Fox but you could find other sources reporting the same

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/03/05/democratic-nomi... /

She may have won 3 of 4 but she needed to win by larger margins at this point.

Wins yes (are they actually done counting?) but field goals don't do when you need touchdowns

just saying
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:09 AM
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56. Hillary is good at the 2-minute game--live Brett Farve.
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:48 AM
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66. So, what happened to Obama's "campaign" in Ohio, RI, and Texas?
:evilgrin:
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:54 AM
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69. Oh please. He erased a double digit in texas in 2 weeks.
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CyberPieHole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:24 PM
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79. Yeah, he erased his own double digit lead in two weeks...
I hope Clinton keeps the attacks up. She has nothing to lose and everything to gain. America needs to wake up and see Obama for the charlatan that he is.
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Nia Zuri Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:09 PM
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93. He never had a double digit lead in Texas
She had a huge lead in TX which evaporated. She would not have won were it not for the Ruch listeners following orders
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:17 AM
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6. Who is "The Hill"?
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:25 AM
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23. The place where it's still just a bill.
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chitty Donating Member (918 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:49 AM
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51. Without a
doubt the stupidest nickname I have ever heard.

I really think you ought to reflect on that moniker.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:17 AM
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7. I was polled by Rasmussen last night in Mississippi, by the way ...
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 10:18 AM by Altair
be looking for a MS poll from them.

They use a computerized system- a female voice asking questions which you give touch-tone responses to.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:18 AM
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9. 15% short of what she needs.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:25 AM
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24. She Will Win PA, IN, WV, KY, PR, And Revotes In FL And MI
She will have a half million plus pop vote lead and will be trailing by a couple of dozen delegates... It's up to the Supers then to decide...

If they screw her and the half the Democratic party that supports her some will vote for McCain and some will stay home...

Are you willing to gamble that Obama's Republican friends can make up the difference?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:31 AM
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35. 500,000 pop vote lead?
Highly doubtful.

Even a pop vote lead at all is questionable.

We'll see.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:03 PM
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71. a re-vote in Michigan will be a lot closer than you think
Michigan has a higher percentage of African American voters than states like Ohio and PA and a lower percentage of voters over the age of 65. If there is a re-vote, it will skew more closely to Obama than you may be expecting.
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Citizen Kang Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:54 PM
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86. Keep dreaming
Obama wins NC, MS, OR, SD, WY, MT by wide margins. He'll be within 10% in all of the states Hillary is favored to win. A FL and MI revote would actually be better for Obama. He will close the gap in FL where Edwards was on the ballot and he might even WIN Michigan where he was not on the ballot and where Jesse Jackson won in 1988. Michigan does not have the same demographic as Ohio/Penn.
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:19 AM
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11. This is actually good for Obama
Even after her victories and the recent negative press he is still down only 15 points there. I expect his numbers to climb back up once he wins Wyoming and Mississippi. :)
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:19 AM
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12. Yeah, The Gap Closed 12 Points In Two Weeks And Then Spread 15 In One Day?
Hmmm. I don't think the spread will be near that.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:22 AM
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18. I'd be happy if he finishes within single digits there.
Central Pennsylvania is like West Virginia, Eastern TN, and Northern Georgia.

And those folks aren't going to vote for a guy named Barack Obama.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:25 AM
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25. Actually, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster & Reading Are All In Central PA
He will do better in central PA than a lot of people outside the state believe.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:35 AM
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39. Clinton controls the party machine, and independents
can't vote in our primary there.

Sorry, but any Obama supporter who thinks we can win PA has their head in the clouds.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:04 PM
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92. LOL - GLad To Know You NY'ers Know More About The Party In PA Than People Who Live Here...
Hint; don't believe everything you hear on the M$M. HRC probably WILL win the popular vote, but she will not gain a significant delegate pickup. Sorry.
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Warbler Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:19 AM
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14. Hillary's got it
There's no question that Hillary will win Pennsylvania
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:22 AM
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17. Yes, and she will pick up about 9 delegates- only needs 141 more
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:22 AM
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19. You can have PA by 15
And we'll take the other 10 remaining states.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:23 AM
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22. Clinton's going to blow him out in WV and KY too.
And the media's going to portray her as the winner and him as the person who couldn't close the deal.

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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:27 AM
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29. He will win North Carolina and Indiana after Hillary wins PA ... OR is on the same day as KY
so his likely win there will cancel out her KY win. Then they go on to Montana and South Dakota where Obama will win.

So there are good states for both.
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BadgerLaw2010 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:28 AM
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30. You seriously think he is going to win Indiana? Been there much?
Indiana = Ohio without the cities.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:39 AM
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44. He was up by 15 points in the most recent poll in Indiana ... link
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:10 AM
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57. So, it will be a real embarrassment to lose that lead.
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Obamaniac Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:44 AM
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48. I've got two words to say about Indiana...
1) GARY.

2) INDIANAPOLIS.

P.S. South Bend and the entire northwest part of Indiana is basically a suburb of Chicago. Obama can definitely win Indiana.
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:20 AM
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58. Hmmmm. Lived here all my life.
I think he will do just fine.

Hillary? Not so much. Not well liked here, for the most part.
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:58 AM
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70. Ever heard of Gary Indiana., Thought not.
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msallied Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:12 PM
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73. One of Indiana's most populous cities borders Illinois
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:43 AM
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60. North Carolina
with 134 delegates, second in number to PA's 188 is looking like it will be a key state for Obama.

NC--please get down and GOTV for Obama!
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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:47 AM
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64. we will! n/t
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:18 PM
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74. go Hurricanes
I believe NC will help bring it in ;) :thumbsup:
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:01 AM
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54. We'll see
Hillary's best case scenario is winning PA, KY, WV and PR and that leaves 8 states that Obama will win. And I don't concede any of those 4 states. Do the math - even under her best case scenario, she loses.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:22 AM
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20. I'm so fired up for 6.5 weeks of mostly meaningless Pa. polls
The Hill?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:25 AM
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27. REC
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Hersheygirl Donating Member (353 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:26 AM
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28. That's really strange
because I am in the heartland of conservatism and that's not what I'm hearing or seeing. Around here the repugs are so disenchanted with Bush they are leaning towards Obama, mostly because they hate Hillary and don't trust McCain. Also in this area Rendell is a dirty word. Guess they kept their phoning to both ends of the state.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:28 AM
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31. Ahhh.. Someone From The Sweetest Place On Earth
:toast:
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:30 AM
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34. If those numbers hold, she would net roughly 22 delegates from PA on election day.
I split the undecided evenly, giving Hillary a final total of 57 and Obama 43. Plug that into Slates Delegate Calculator and voila, you end up with 90 PDs for Hillary and 68 for Obama. Of course, this does not take into account the delegate allocation formula used in PA (allocation based on CDs), which would also stand to benefit Obama.

Two points:
1. No way the margin will be as wide as fifteen points on election day.
2. Whatever delegates Hillary nets in PA will be offset by Obama's gains in NC and OR.


Good luck Hillary supporters. You will need it.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:34 AM
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38. Obama's campaign said he would lose 9 delegates *at most* in PA
I think you have to trust his math in this regard- Obama has been on the safe/conservative side in making his predictions in the past, knowing full well they can come back to bite you.

Obama will win delegates in the huge black Philly districts and Hillary will get 3-2 splits in a lot of other districts, but she won't win overwhelmingly enough to get to 4-1 splits in any of them.

The system favors inertia- you need a 25 or 30 point win to rack up the big delegate wins, like Obama got in Virginia, Louisiana, and a number of caucuses.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:35 AM
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41. They're wrong with regard to Pennsylvania.
It's like Alabama without the black people between Pitt and Philly.
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Altair Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:38 AM
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43. With all due respect, that's not the point- it's the delegate math
you need something like 75% of the votes in a district to get a 4-1 delegate split instead of a 3-2 split.

I don't care what state central PA is like- she's not going to get 75% in any district.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:41 AM
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45. Way To Regurgitate Something You Heard On TV Without Any Idea Of What You're Talking About
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:41 AM
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59. I've been to central PA.
How is it different than West Virginia?
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:45 PM
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83. Central PA
includes Harrisburg the state capitol (and its state gov't civil servant support structure) and universities like Penn State. It also includes the Amish/Mennonite community. You cannot broadbrush that area and somehow compare it to WV. I think the stereotyping has gotten more and more out of control. The biggest irony is that Rendell is a carpetbagger who isn't even a native of PA and people just parrot whatever he says. :eyes:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:33 AM
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36. Good to see --SHE is 11 pts higher with men. Her strong foreign policy is coming into play.


In late February, before Clintons comeback victories in Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island, the former First Ladys lead in the Keystone State was just four percentage points. The big difference between that poll and the current result is found a among men. Clinton now leads by seventeen percentage points among women and eleven among men. In the previous survey, she was ahead by fifteen points among women but trails by fourteen among men.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:35 AM
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40. What foreigh policy experience?
As First Lady she had NO security clearance to read classified documents or to negotiate with foreign leaders. Having tea with foreign leaders is not doing heavy negotiaion.

Obama needs to point out Hillary's lies about her experience. When he does Hillary's numbers will tank.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:05 AM
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55. ha ha--
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:45 AM
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49. SO, these are the expectations. If she does less than that, it will be a failure.
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writes3000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:50 AM
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52. And she will do less than that. n/t
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 10:56 AM
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53. Right. This is the benchmark. Anything less means she did not meet expectations.
Bookmark this post today and roll it out on April 23.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:45 AM
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61. Hell ahead in PA,
not surprised.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:46 AM
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62. And when Obama closes the gap and gets close, it will be framed as a huge victory for Clinton.
That's the way the MSM has been reporting these races. Obama covers 30 points but falls short by a couple points in Texas, and it is lauded as a stunning upset. Now what was that about media bias in Obama's favor again? :crazy:
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:50 AM
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67. It will be interesting to see those polls after the news gets out about HRC's NAFTAgate hypocracy.
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:20 PM
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76. That's 10% less than what she needs to make a dent in Obama's lead.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:21 PM
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77. Alright, Obama has seven weeks to close it. He can do it.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:56 PM
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88. NO he Can't...it's a CLOSED Primary....his Rethuglicans can NOT muddy the water there
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Warbler Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:22 PM
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78. Can you say "Madame President"?
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Bullet1987 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:27 PM
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80. Ummm...Pennsylvania is 7 damn weeks away...nearly two months
Odds are, by then, whatever happens will have little to do with March 4.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:40 PM
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82. Thank God PA has a CLOSED Primary....Obama rethuglicans can Not muddy the water there!
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 12:55 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:54 PM
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87. Clinton Cocktail Talk
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:23 PM
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94. More evidence of Obama disconnect between rhetoric and reality: the charity thing
The Frontrunner
April 25, 2007 Wednesday
Before 2005, Obama's Charitable Giving Lagged Behind National Average

SECTION: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN NEWS
The Chicago Tribune (4/25, Secter, 617K) reports, "Giving, service and compassion are
but the Democratic presidential contender has only recently dug deep into his own pockets to support charitable causes." Obama "has enjoyed a robust household income throughout his political career in the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate.

But for most of that time he has reported comparatively little by national standards in charitable contributions on his tax returns, records released by Obama show." Obama's household income "has been inflated the last two years from the proceeds of lucrative book deals he signed shortly before entering the Senate in 2005. He pledged to turn over $200,000 of the book money to charity." On their "just-filed 2006 tax return, Obama and his wife, a hospital administrator, reported taxable income of $983,626 and claimed deductions for $60,307 in charitable donations.

In 2005 they earned a combined $1.65 million and gave away about $77,300." The "national average for charitable giving has long hovered at 2.2 percent of household income, according to the Glenview-based Giving USA Foundation, which tracks trends in philanthropy. Obama tax returns dating to 1997 show he fell well below that benchmark until 2005, the year he arrived in Washington."
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mculator Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:29 PM
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95. Dream Ticket
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 01:35 PM
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96. what a tangled mess Rezko is.....will this get sorted out?
The Sunday Telegraph (LONDON)

January 27, 2008 Sunday

Obama faces questions over ties to 'slum landlord' Democratic hopeful's claims of good judgment undermined by his relationship with a property tycoon donor who faces charges of corruption

BYLINE: PHILIP SHERWELL in Chicago

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"Mr Rezko was also one of the first to spot the skills of Mr Obama, offering the then Harvard law graduate a job in 1991 and becoming an early financial supporter of the new state legislator, whose inner-city constituency included 11 of his housing projects.
Although Mr Obama makes much of his roots as a community activist in Chicago's poorest districts, he has said he had "no inkling'' that there were problems with Mr Rezko's operations. But the signs should have been easy to spot, according to John Bartlett, of the Chicago-based Metropolitan Tenants' Association.

"The problems with Rezko were far from hidden. They were so bad that the city has had to take him to court. Anyone who wanted to look into Rezko's activities could have learned about them,'' he said.

Mr Obama has recently said that he "wasn't particularly knowledgeable'' about Mr Rezko's activities. Asked if he should have investigated his donor's businesses, Bill Burton, Mr Obama's spokesman, said: "The senator has a long record of successfully fighting to reform ethics and diminish the role of money in politics.'' The reality of US politics is that even at state level, few politicians have the resources to check their donors' backgrounds thoroughly. But when candidates run for the nation's highest office, they find their finances trawled over by the media and their rivals' researchers.

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The senator has attempted to head off criticism by admitting that he failed to spot the "red flags'' in pursuing a property deal that raised perceptions of possible impropriety at a time when other Illinois politicians were already turning their backs on Mr Rezko.
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Association of Chicago, also expressed surprise at the property deal, saying: "Alarm bells should have been ringing. Everyone knew that Rezko was under investigation and Senator Obama should have expected this scrutiny. The mission is always to follow the money.''
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 02:00 PM
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97. If she gets all the undecided votes and takes a few more from Obama
She'll drop the delegate gap to just over 100.
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JorgeTheGood Donating Member (736 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 02:22 PM
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98. well of course the polls are
going to give HRC a huge lead with 6 weeks left ... that way, when Obama closes (according to them) the media can say "she had a 15 point lead just x weeks ago".

Otherwise, Obama closing from a 3 point lead to a 2 point lead would be rather non-eventful.

Is Rasmussen still in business ? LOL
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