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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:32 AM
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"Final Rule" post tops all. Is this a turning point in the mood at DU ?

It's 11:25 PST
In just 11 hours the post "Gary Hart: Breaking the Final Rule"

has
3864 click throughs
140 replies
and 133 recommends

I've never seen a conversation on DU with so much support.

I may be mistaken but... I think we're at a turning point in the mood towards Hillary in this forum. She seems to have far fewer defenders here than she did just a few hours ago.


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Danzo Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:34 AM
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1. Well I Got Her Back All The Way
You can take that to the bank.
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:36 AM
Original message
Me too! I don't know wtf the OP's talking about.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 02:38 AM by MetricSystem
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Slagathor Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:25 AM
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46. Hillary endorsed McCain... how can you support her idiocy?
she really ought to be ashamed... and so should anyone who claims to both support her and support any sense of social justice.
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:49 AM
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68. News flash:::::
Mr. McCain has more experience than Mr. Obama.

Ms. Clinton's experience level is somewhere in between theirs.



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Slagathor Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:51 AM
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70. So you endorse McCain too? You should leave...
supporting McCain is not terribly progressive, is it?
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:55 AM
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75. I endorse Hillary
Not to experienced, not too inexperienced. Not to hot. Not too cold. Not to young. Not too old.

Just right in the middle. Where most good leaders have to be, most of the time.
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Slagathor Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:26 PM
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79. Sort of like your spelling? 50% right, 50% wrong?
or do you have some other "to" in mind...
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:52 PM
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83. she said, given the choice between McCain and Obama, America should pick McCain.
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Slagathor Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:45 PM
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88. Yes, and for that, she should crawl back under her rock
she is a disgrace and an embarrassment.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:28 AM
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48. Just another lost republican with a wooden spoon.
.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:40 AM
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6. I got her back too.
GO MAMA!!!
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:36 AM
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2. Phew, we only had the pary's best intrest HRC supporters. We can unite and cuddlle now. All the best
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 02:39 AM by cooolandrew
:grouphug: Ladies we love you all.xxx
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:37 AM
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3. I don't follow...
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:39 AM
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4. We don't count things in hours here...
There are times when Clinton supporters seem more apparant than others. I pay it no mind as that has nothing to do with Exposing Clinton for what she really is.

Nobody gains anything from thinking this is a race to "Win" DU. Frankly I want the Clinton Supporters here so they can see the exposure of Clinton and perhaps they will switch.

I do not want this to just become an echo chamber. For without a Challenge we get lazy and slouch when we need to be doing more exposing of the opposition.

Once we are done exposing Clinton we will need to act HARD and FAST to expose McCain for what he really is. I highly doubt the republicans will go quietly out of the white house and we can expect them to try to rig some elections.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:41 AM
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7. Clinton supporters work strictly 9-5 with no overtime
Barack supporters are on call 24-7. :P
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:43 AM
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8. Jokes aside let me just say that GDP has been very "Active" for quite some time...
And will continue to be active for quite some time.

We ought to be somewhat happy they are here. Without a challenge we get Lazy and Clinton can pull a fast one before we warm back up. Besides this is practice for the much nastier GE.
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Danzo Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:47 AM
Response to Reply #7
12. Zombies Don't Sleep, After All.
Just kidding.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:03 AM
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15. I try to sleep, but the damn phone keeps ringing at 3 AM!
x(
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:12 AM
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18. Ringing or is it *Scary Voice* Head on Ad! *Scary Voice*
Apply Directly to the Forehead!

I need to find that funny video where the guy sets the ring tone for some annoying person to that. To see it ring in public was Classic!
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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:39 AM
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26. ROFL!!!!!
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:24 AM
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42. *snicker* n/t
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:53 AM
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74. Cutie
:D

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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:43 AM
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9. Oh please! I suppose there's nothing to "expose" about Dear Leader, Obama, right?
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Zachstar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:08 AM
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17. Compared to Clinton... Not too much...
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:08 AM by Zachstar
Common.. Just the laws of basic politics says the the longer you are in the world of politics the more dirt you generate.

It is just that with the Clintons they seem to just shovel in dirt. Sorry make that dump truck amounts of it.

Too late now... Clinton is being exposed and the voters are being given the chance to react.

And this stuff is just the very tip of the Iceburg. Some of the other things like the trial she was involved in multiple years ago make me so sick I really go to the brink of having to rush to the bathroom to puke.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:46 AM
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50. Speaking of dirt, the RW has not revved up it's slime machine against
Obama yet. And you know as well as I do that if they can't find what they want, they just make it up and they have a full lineup of shills out there to spread their garbage. Once they find a weak spot, whether real or fabricated, it will be broadcast to the public 24/7 with few voices out there to defend against it. I expect them to kick it up into high gear as soon as the Democratic candidate has been determined and I also expect it to be particularly ugly this year because the Republicans are desperate to hold on to power.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:00 PM
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87. the RW has not revved up against Hillary yet either - but all her old sh#t will be back in our faces
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:13 AM
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37. typical reactionary HRC supporter--go after Obama when yr own is so
totally indefensible.

But most of HRC's "supporters" turn out to be Limbots who were sent by the gas meister like zombies to "destroy the Democratic Party," so they really have no knowledge of or interest in her positions, qualifications, or implications for returning the country to any level of moral greatness. So far, luckily, intelligence and good sense seem to be more prevalent than they are.
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usrbs Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:21 AM
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57. Read what you just wrote.
She wasn't who I would have chosen, but neither is Barack.

Hillary's resume impresses me more than Obama's, and I have confidence she'll be a competent leader. I have seen nothing in your guy to assure me that he would. So I support Hillary. And fuck you.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:43 AM
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10. boy DU has been LONG way from an "echo chamber" - more like a bitter divorce.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:49 AM
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14. This is just another form of consumerism.
Black and white positions, my guy vs your guy (or gal), good vs bad, right vs wrong.

Ad click revenue.

;)
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:43 AM
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66. Does the "delegate cost" include WA, IA etc...?
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:40 AM
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5. I will support Hillary all the way to the presidency. nt
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:51 AM
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71. Me too!
And then some.
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:45 AM
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11. I support Hillary because I believe she can get the job done.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:47 AM
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13. Hillary defenders cannot handle the hundreds if not thousands of hateful posts a day.
Seriously, it's impossible. Psychologically and physically.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:27 AM
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25. You underestimate us
We can handle anything anyone says. All you have to do is be able to recognize bullshit and tune out the damned whiners, of which there are many here.
Neither candidate can win with pledged delegates, but Obama supporters think they can whine their way to a nomination? Ha ha ha!
You can post all the threads you want, attack all you want, but we will not relent. We are in the fight till the very end. Get used to it, or get out.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:42 AM
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28. Yeah, it's going to be sooooo much easier when the RW gets ahold of you. -eom
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:06 AM
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16. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:13 AM
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19. The whole forum has turned into a BO circle jerk.
Knock yourselves out. We are resting up for later.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:43 AM
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30. I think the "jerking" is definitely a Clinton department. -eom
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:53 AM
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73. Haha...
good point!

I need the rest after working so hard to win Ohio for Hill. Next is PA!

Hiho, Hiho, off to the *real* work I go.....
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:22 AM
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20. Not really. Most of DU has been onto Hillary's bullshit for years
Hart's article does represent a turning point in the general population. Hillary's going to find herself increasingly isolated over the next few weeks.
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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:28 AM
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22. exactly
Using 50%+1 wedge issues doesn;t work when you need over 60% of the vopte to catch up.

Another Wolfson, Penn, and Ickes, strategic blunder.

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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:42 AM
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27. Yep, I remember nearly getting booted six months ago when I said,
"No matter what, I will not vote for Hillary" My reason at the time was strictly the dynastic concept, but she has proved to me that I just didn't realize how many reasons I would have before the primaries were over.
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:27 AM
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21. Most of the women, and men, who are voting for her in droves aren't here and probably wouldnt bother
listening to or enduring the constant hateful, sexist barrage thrown at her everyday.

Those of us who are here have left from time to time in droves too, because it is so bad.

It's been so particularly bad, vengeful of late, that I'd bet many have taken the week off, if not sworn off.


Sometimes people realize they don't need to stand around and be abused, listen to garbage, and will simply voice their opinion at the ballot box....which has clearly happened and will likely continue to happen.

You can create your own little world and believe it's real, but it often ain't.
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PetraPooh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:43 AM
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29. You mean Limbaugh's "patriots"?
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:47 AM
Response to Reply #29
31. No, I mean the 59% and 57% of DEM WOMEN who made up OH and TX delegates respectively. Get a clue.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:50 AM
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32. You get a clue. Clinton DID NOT get the majority of TX delegates.
Where have you been?

And oh, by the way, I'm a real, honest-to-goodness Texas Dem woman.
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Amimnoch Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:05 AM
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33. She did win the majority of the vote by a pretty decent margin.
The caucus results are still in dispute though.

Even being a Texan though, I don't see why our delagates count for so much in the party. With you being a Texas woman, I know you know as well as I do that no matter who we field in the General, no matter how hard we push or campaign our 34 electoral votes are going to go to McCaint. Really, when was the last time Texas electoral college votes went to a Democrat?

Ohio was a FAR more important victory though. Ohio is a major swing state, and who was the last president to get elected without carrying Ohio?

oh, and by the way, I'm a real, honest-to-goodness Texas Dem man. :)
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:13 AM
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36. Nope. TX Delegates: Obama - 98, Clinton - 95
And our delegates count for so much because TX has a helluva lot of Democrats in our state due to our geographic size.

RE: OH - Ohio has ONLY gone for ONE more Dem president than us since Carter and that was Clinton.
All the rest of their presidential selections have been REPUBLICANS.

So, I don't give them much more special sway than us.

Hullo fellow TX Dem! :hi: Didya caucus? Wasn't it fun?
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Amimnoch Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:04 AM
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44. Hullo back!
I must be out of date with the results then (which wouldn't be too unusual, I try to follow as closely as i can, but lead a pretty busy life).

RE: OH - That's sort of the point I was making. President Clinton has been the only Democrat President since Jimmy. For at least decades now, every president that's been elected has had Ohio's electorate. It's considered a heavy swing state, and a presidential determiner.

We do have a helluva lot of Democrats, but still remain over-shadowed by a considerably larger Repug population. It's sort of like California is a Democratic state, but has a pretty considerate Repug base still there. The chances of California's 55 electorate votes going to McCain is pretty darn small regardless of if it's Senator Obama or Senator Clinton we nominate, despite having a large number of republicans. I may be off on this, but isn't Reagan the only Republican that's carried California in the last half century? Since President Carter, Clinton is the only candidate that has carried Ohio, but he's also the only Democrat President since Carter, which sort of goes to show how important their electorate votes are imo.

As to did I Caucus? Ohhhh Yeah! It was a blast despite the 2.5 hour wait just to get in after they closed the polls (which I hear wasn't nearly as bad as it was at other precincts with 4+ hours waiting.)
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:21 AM
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45. OH is more republican than TX, they've gone repub 4 more times than us
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 06:22 AM by Justitia
since almost the turn of the century. I've always considered them a solidly republican state (IMO, Clinton was an anomaly).

Re: CA - they've voted for some of the WORST repubs in presidential elections - Bush Sr., Reagan (twice), Ford, Nixon (twice) and Eisenhower (but he was the last "okay" repub in my book).

Even TX chose Humphrey over Nixon - HAHAHAHAHAHA!

I understand what point you are trying to make, however.

I'm just saying that I don't personally believe the meme about OH as some kind of bellwether, I believe it's solidly republican.

The Dem turnout in our caucuses made my Democratic heart sing
:toast:
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:25 AM
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58. In SW Ohio the most GOP part of OH there was strong crossover & coincidentall it went Rush's way
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:38 AM
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63. Ohioan here
I don't think Ohio is a Republican state. Remember, there was a time when we had a Dem Gov (Celeste) and 2 Dem Senators (Glenn, Metzenbaurm). Now we have a Dem gov and 1 Senataor again. Being "red" is not such a solid thing. However, what we DO have in great abundance is Reagan Democrats. They claim to be Democrats, they register as Democrats, they are blue collar through and through... but they vote like Republicans, especially if the issues that motivate them are tainted by classism, racism or religious fervor. Bush tapped into all 3 of those aspects, and so did Reagan. And, I hate to say it, but Clinton new just what buttons to push to get those Ohio Reagan Democrats to vote for her. My opinion is that those very same voters will vote for McCain no matter WHO is our nominee. The offset to that is massive voter turnout. That could turn Ohio blue.
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:58 AM
Response to Reply #63
77. We are a swing state
and this time 10% of Bracaks votes were repub crossovers.

7% of Hill's.

It had nothing to do with Rush, BTW. It was the core of union folk... that put Bush in office, and also Bill Clinton.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:54 AM
Response to Reply #36
52. One could ask where were those "helluva lot of Democrats" in 2000 and 2004.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:39 AM
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64. touche
:-)

texas dumped their shit on the rest of the nation, and we all see the results.

i'm ashamed i actually was born, and lived most of my life, in florida, where we lost our claim to democracy in 2000.

texans should be similaryly ashamed.

:evilgrin:
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #52
78. They swung to Bush
cuz they did not like Gore or Kerry.

The swing vote disdains what they perceive to be "the liberal elite."

Unfortunately... Obama is perceived, by many, to be in that category too. We'll likely see that pan out, once again, in PA, and then WVA.
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:06 AM
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35. This is a reported FACT of how DEM WOMEN voted, like it or not. This party should face that issue.
We are a huge voting block in this party and being ignored.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:15 AM
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38. Wishing it won't make it so. Lots of women vote for Obama too, ya know. -eom
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LulaMay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:16 AM
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39. Do you know what a fact is? They aren't 'wishes', they're reality.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:17 AM
Response to Reply #39
41. Then point me in the direction of this fact about my state. -eom
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paperbag_ princess Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:57 AM
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43. agreed
some things are so ridiculous that you just look ridiculous arguing against them. There is no point in validating over the top claims with conversation.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:35 AM
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23. If there are any HRC supporters who have left her TODAY, let us hear from you please.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:36 AM by DeadElephant_ORG
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #23
60. Are you obsessed or something? Why can't you get it in your head that not everyone supports Obama?!
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #23
72. Why, so you can mock us?
Hey, whatever floats your leaky boat. Have at it.

I'm beginning to despise you AND your candidate. I had nothing against Obama before, but some of his supporters are assholes.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:32 PM
Response to Reply #72
80. so I could admire you. It takes courage to let go of a deep passion.
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:17 AM
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24. Hart always knew how to get to the heart of the matter. n/t
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:05 AM
Response to Reply #24
34. I'm not sure how to take your comment. In other words, are you
serious? What I remember of this man is only one thing-his mistress.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:16 AM
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40. What mistress? There has never been a SINGLE WOMAN claim to be his mistress. -eom
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:11 AM
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54. Right! The MSM kept trying to "out" women alleged to be involved with him. They all denied it.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:12 AM by Hart2008
It was quite different from Bill Clinton's "Bimbo eruptions" when numerous women came forward to make allegations against him.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:27 AM
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47. Heard of elections? Heard of the electorate?
Herd of elephants - been a member recently?
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:48 PM
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82. You're evading the point: If DU's mood shifted, the SuperDels probably are too.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:33 AM
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49. I think she gained some traction before Ohio and Texas
but then steered her campaign car off the road by overreaching wildly this week and it's backfiring.

That said I remember my "stages" of moving from Clinton to Obama:

1) frustration with Clinton thinking she might alienate the party's black voters to win the nomination
2) flirting with Edwards, even donating until he dropped out
3) voting for Obama, donating
4) Obama wins a bunch of contests and I get really nervous that I ditched Hillary too hastily
5) further examination of Obama makes me more comfortable with him and confident in my original switch

4 and 5 are key moments. Remember, Obama's support is largely coming from people who at one time were prepared to vote for HRC. There will undoubtedly be some reticence and back and forth before a truly final decision is made, but Obama is closing that deal for many and Hillary seems like she's alienating many who flirt but are torn.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:56 PM
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86. that's what I'm seeing
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:49 AM
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51. I'm sticking with Hillary. I feel that she is the strongest candidate.
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:56 AM
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53. The Hillary folks are just taking time to scrape off their shoes.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 06:56 AM by Perry Logan
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sueragingroz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:13 AM
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55. I'm still here!
But it's a beautiful day out and the beach is calling to me...
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:20 AM
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56. I went from having nothing against her but betting on charisma & new engaged young voters...
and unfavorable comparisons between a tall attractive 46 year old with 2 adorable small children and a weird looking old man with a freaky looking plastic wife.

Now I despise her. She is a brat. She is effectively saying screw the longterm outlook, screw the young newly engaged voters who are showing up in droves. Screw the excitement none of us who aren't over at least 55 have ever seen.

Well I say screw her.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:27 AM
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59. Yes, Cause, Like, Before That Thread, There Was Such A Pro Hillary Atmosphere Here.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

My god.

Hey, have you checked the national polls lately? Just curious.
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lewis_in_fw Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:42 AM
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65. Even though she still enjoys the support of most democrats, we're "at a turning point".
Are these people for real?
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:30 AM
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61. no, the paid disruptors have turned it up a notch.


I've got her back too
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:54 PM
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84. paid disrupters could not account for 5000 views on this board.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:38 AM
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62. Here's a very unscientific DU poll from yesterday
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susankh4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:47 AM
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67. We are still here
just tired of the BS that's all.

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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:50 AM
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69. We just got tired of all the bullshit......
General Discussion :P isn't the end all be all of politics.

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:57 AM
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76. Probably supporters of both frontrunning Democrats haven't budged
all that much. There'll always be a swap of defectors and those people usually have good reasons for the swap.

The next 6 weeks will either produce a recalitrant stalemate or some kind of subtle shift from one camp to the other by delegates and the media.

County chairs for our party know that both these folks can't be the nominee. A combo ticket, possibly, but only one can be the prez nom.

Since both frontrunners are real keen on the position, these next 6 weeks are going to be a warzone.

Denver delegates may ultimately have to select a nominee at the convention. Unlikely, but still possible.

Gore? Edwards? Harkin? Biden? Boxer? Pick a fantasy favorite.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:35 PM
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81. 10:30 am - 218 replies, 194 recs, and 5561 views. Have you EVER seen anything like it at DU?

Even the most passionate Hillary supporters have to acknowledge that something is DIFFERENT today...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:54 PM
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85.  a number of the most active supporters have given up on her
as the reality of what she has done sinks in there will be more and more.
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