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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:00 AM
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The media keeps trying to sell a neck&neck squeaker to the public.
I just don't believe that it will be anything less than a landslide in victory for Obama in the end. There is no way that this election will be a squeaker unless someone cheats. I want us to continue to explode the labels that have become associated with this party and the process. We need establish new language and very different expectations for governance and political players in the next few months.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:10 AM
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1. The corporate media is the friend of fascists.
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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:23 AM
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2. Don't be complacent. Work like we are just a little behind.
Not only should you vote, but make sure that you get alteast three others to the polls as well. Take them. Don't just tell them to go- take them!!!
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:18 AM
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3. The media tends to overdramatize issues to keep their audience interested.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:53 AM
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4. Yeah this focus on the "close race" is ridiculous.
I don't believe these national numbers for a minute. The media is doing all they can to normalize the race so that it's another squeaker.
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Kokonoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:18 AM
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5. unless someone cheats
There is no way that this election will be a neck&neck squeaker
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 AM
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6. I totally agree - It started with Florida in 2000
The it's neck and neck and up to one state - in 2004 it was Ohio. They are trying to play that game so that McCain and the RNC can focus their resources I think. The RNC does not like the 50 state strategy.

That is what I think. And I agree I will not play into it - although I am working harder than ever to help make it happen - I don't take anything for granted.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:56 AM
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7. Skidmore, I have to disagree
1. Even though we've come a long, long way as a nation since the 80's, some "Bradley Factor" does need to be put into these poll results.
2. The battleground swing states are all close
3. We're not even to the conventions

I'll agree that it's Obama's election to lose, and that nobody is getting "excited" over McSame. That said, my understanding of GOP strategy this time out is to concede that the congressional and senate races are pretty much a lost cause, and to focus the bulk of resources on trying to elect a Republican President to stop the Democratic Congress and to continue stacking the SCOTUS.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:01 AM
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8. The earlier poster is right thinking as if it is close keeps us motivated. Work work work.
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