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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:41 AM
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Obama/Clinton supporters may keep either out of the White House
I have read many posts by Obama/Clinton supporters saying that they won't vote for the other if their candidate doesn't win the nomination, apparently its not only on DU, but Nationwide as well. Well I am an Edwards supporter who will vote for whoever wins the primary. Just a warning that this is going to be a close election and the Dem will need EVERY Dem vote and then some, so if we don't want eight more years of the same we better get together, FAST!!

Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Primary
Pennsylvania: Clinton 51% Obama 38%
Thursday, March 13, 2008
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics...

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If Obama does, in fact, win the nomination, just 57% of Clinton voters say they are even somewhat likely to vote for him against John McCain.

If Clinton is the nominee, just 64% of Obama voters say they are at least somewhat likely to vote for her against McCain.

Recently released polling data shows that Pennsylvania could be in for a very competitive general election campaign. McCain currently holds statistically insignificant leads over both Democrats in the Keystone State. Nationally, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll also shows a very competitive race. http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/ele...
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:43 AM
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1. Yup. I was sort of afraid of that.
They've been disemboweling each other in the media.

Only way I don't vote is if FL doesn't get some delegates at the Convention. It's based on a principle, not a candidate.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:48 AM
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2. I knew that decision...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:54 AM by dajoki
of keeping FL and MI out of the primaries would hurt us. That was stupid!!
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:16 AM
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7. Still plenty of time to fix that
I'm more than open to compromise. If the DNC just goes the way of the RNC on this one and seats half the delegates, that set of problems goes away.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:13 PM
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10. Do you think they will? n/t
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:50 AM
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3. I think the Unity ticket should be looking good to Superdelegates, atm.
Many SDs are running for re-election themselves in November. They need both sides to turn out and vote Democratic.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:54 AM
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4. That'll change after the nomination.
It always does.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:57 AM
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5. Don't forget Nader...
and that primary wasn't NEARLY as devisive as this one, I can see many of our Dem voters making the same mistake again.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:03 AM
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6. Not always. The party started coming back together before election day in 1968, but it
was too late. Ah, but weren't the Nixon years wonderful?
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:37 AM
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8. Did you have to remind me?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:10 PM
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9. I have trouble imagining Dems voting for McSame.
I submit that 1968 was the exception and not the rule.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 PM
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11. We can hope. But Nixon was by 1968 a figure long-hated by Democrats.
No such history of animus exists where McCain is concerned.
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