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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:18 PM
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Obama's genius
Not only did he close a significant gap to only 9 points. That is one big state less to the final nail. There are only 9 states left, and the best part of all of this is that with him closing the gap in PA, he forced Hillary to spend the last of her cash reserves. She is flat out broke, and counting her campaign debts, is actually in the red. She has an insufficient warchest to run in IN and NC simultaneously, and will probably be pinched in matching TV ad buys or media mailings. And of course, the grassroots cost a lot of money to organize and run. So all in all, it's probably not as gloomy for the Obama camp as the media will spin it. Keep the hope alive, and don't get too depressed. Yes we Can!!!
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:19 PM
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1. Kickin'
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:20 PM
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2. Lemons to lemonaide. You ought to be a televangelist.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:28 PM
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16. Mmmmm, lemonade!
I just know that this thing is over in 6 weeks either way.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:40 PM
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22. A tiny misshapen lemon that won't mean much in the end.
NT!

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forintegrity Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:21 PM
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3. YES WE CAN!!!
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:21 PM
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4. yes
:kick:
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:21 PM
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5. Not gloomy at all how many other candidates have shrunk a lead that big in history. 20 to 5 pts is
Edited on Tue Apr-22-08 11:22 PM by cooolandrew
astounding.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 01:04 AM
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28. And to top it off
Bankrupted the opposition candidate to boot!
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my3boyz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:22 PM
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6. Yet..she thinks the supers will go with her. Obama raises money like crazy. That will help
them for upcoming campaigns. She is delusional if she thinks they will jump on her bandwagon because she won PA (a state she was supposed to win). Now if she could pull off an upset in North Carolina perhaps that will help. That is NOT GONNA HAPPEN though and she knows it. That is why she keeps pinning her hopes on Indiana.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:33 PM
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19. By failing to win PA by 30 points, she'll have to win ALL the remaning contests
by AT LEAST 30 points if she really expects the superdelegates to give her the time of day.

:headbang:
rocknation
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cottonseed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:22 PM
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7. Unless he's caught scratching his face again.
I agree with your OP. She's going to blow through the next few day's new donations in no time and then she's got a problem. My issues with the press is that they help her out for free (well they actually make money on the advertising). They're toying with us for dollars and a few months from now there will be some really good papers on the subject.
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:22 PM
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8. Oh I'm not depressed
I'm living in a reality and looking at the math.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:23 PM
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9. yeah such a genius he never thanked the volunteers in Pa and he left Pa without doing his consession
speech for his volunteers and those who worked hard for him..some guy..there is only one person Obama gives a rats ass about ..and it sure is not his voters or his volunteers!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:25 PM
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12. Did you watch the same speech I did?
:shrug:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:33 PM
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18. he had a moving thank you in his speech in Indiana and all of his supporters
are glad that he didn't waste a minute before engaging the next battle. Thanks for your concern.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:44 PM
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26. That's why I love Barack so much!
Always looking forward instead of dwelling in the past.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:23 PM
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10. The media has to keep pretending this is still a contest
-- that's them protecting their bottom line.

It won't be long now, imho.
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:27 PM
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15. Yeah, but if Hillary quits posting ads on TV
How long do you think they'll give her free airtime?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:35 PM
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20. The cost of her free time is probably less than they rake in
from the ads bought by Obama, let alone McCain and maybe the 527s. :shrug:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:25 PM
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11. Scaife will be running anti-Obama ads for Hillary
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 08:11 AM
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29. kick
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:26 PM
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13. No no no no.. the lemmings cracked open their piggie banks
and sent her eleventy-seven brazillion dollars.. She's RICH RICH RICH !!!

So on she goes.. marching as to war.. squandering more donated money..while she sits on her comfy nest made from her own ONE HUNDRED AND NINE MILLION DOLLARS.. and she stiffs donut shops & florists & hotels and other "little people".. Leona Helmsley could not have run a better race
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:27 PM
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14. Obama will be our next President, I just know it
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:29 PM
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17. And the world will thank us!
No Mr. Bomb Iran or Ms. Nuke Iran for US!
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:38 PM
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21. No, what it showed in the state map of all the counties that HRC
won, it showed all the counties that mccain will have for the pickings come November if obama is the nominee. I hope all you folks were watching cnn when john king showed the 2004 election of Pa. and how many of the counties george bush won and even though kerry won the state by 3% I am afraid McCain will do better and win the state....Oh and if it were not for Bill Clinton campaigning for Jogn Kerry on October 25 one week before the election I believe Bush would have won Pa.....

HRC will continue on and it would not surprise me if something else came out of the obama closet, and this is why HRC is staying in becasue she knows there will be something else that falls....
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:41 PM
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23. Keep dreaming, Obama will be the nominee when you wake up.
NT!

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:42 PM
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24. No, not as gloomy. the media wants this to go to the end.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:43 PM
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25. K & R
:thumbsup:
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 11:57 PM
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27. Thanks! n/t
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 08:13 AM
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30. She will have to basically fold on NC.
No way she can reach him there. She will focus on Indiana, where Obama can battle and win.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 08:14 AM
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31. kick!
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 08:34 AM
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32. ....
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