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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:16 PM
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Poll question: Who will run against President Obama in 2012?
Let's stop the gloom and doom and let's think for a minute about the future.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:18 PM
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1. No one. Obama won't win this year.
Just kidding. :hi:
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 04:26 PM
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17. *smack*
:spank: :spank: :spank:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:50 PM
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22. (facepalm)
:rofl:
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Fighting Donkey Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:20 PM
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2. Jeezalou..
There's some sporadic people on here. We have some thinking this election is done, and some worrying about Obama's re-election.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:25 PM
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5. Well, actually, most of the folks on here "worrying" about anything are the folks who, were there a
Edited on Sun Sep-07-08 03:27 PM by apocalypsehow
poll showing Obama twenty points ahead, would still be telling us all how much better off we'd been with a candidate who lost the Democratic nomination. They are the bitter dead-enders, and the few that are left here gin up courage over at another site and then charge over here to disrupt.

But I can understand your confusion; it does seem a bit out of sorts. Hope my explanation helps.

Welcome to DU, BTW. :hi:
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:39 PM
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12. I don't see anyone worrying
Unless you think the 2012 election will be uncontested, it's obvious that someone will run against Obama. Not sure I'd like to start predicting who just yet, though.
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Fighting Donkey Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:23 PM
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3. I'd watch out for...
Senator John Thune, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Eric Cantor, Palin, Romney, and Huckabee.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:24 PM
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4. It will take until 2016 for us to build up enough budget surplus again
for the next Republican mismanagement to steal.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:25 PM
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6. Ralphie Reed, Jr.
2012 will prove to be jam-packed with fun and hi jinx.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:26 PM
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7. It will be Sarah Palin
She'll have 4 years to establish herself as THE star of the Republican Party. A darling of the religious right. After President Obama and Vice President Biden take office 01/20/09, we will not have seen the last of her.
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Fighting Donkey Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:28 PM
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8. I don't know.
They like white men. I'd add nutcase Mike Pence on IN too.
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RoadRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:32 PM
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10. I don't know...
If she can't figure out a way to propell McCain to a win this election, i'm not sure how she'd be able to do it all alone in 2012 (or '16). Plus, with 4 - 8 more years to vet her, and clean out all of the moose skulls in her closet, she might not be so bright & shiney.

Right now she's a novelty.. and I think she'll wear thin in a few years. Plus, as people age there seem to be fewer and fewer bible thumping fundies to support her.. people get more accepting of gays, abortion, etc. every year. In 4 - 8 more years she probably won't look so great. Just my guesses.
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:29 PM
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9. Huckabee and Romney will duke it out. The winner of the primary will lose to Obama. n/t
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Fighting Donkey Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:36 PM
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11. I'm thinking they'll go young, affable white male...
Probably from the US House. They don't have many senators or governors who fit that mold. I still say Paul Ryan, Pence, Cantor, maybe Jeff Flake.
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Sidney J Mussburger Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 03:54 PM
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13. Jindal
Edited on Sun Sep-07-08 03:55 PM by Sidney J Mussburger
Which will be hilarious because most wingnuts won't vote because of his skin color.
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Kermitt Gribble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 04:02 PM
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14. Palin/Huckabee or vice versa
The fundies will own the whole ticket next round.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 04:02 PM
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15. Other
Pataki or Crist
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wmbrew0206 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 04:09 PM
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16. Jindal
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Doc_Technical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 05:26 PM
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18. Another vote for Bobby Jindal.
He may look funny but he talks like a "good-ol boy."
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:42 PM
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19. Romney is itching for the job and I expect him to be well-positioned, but
only for the nomination.

I think Palin will be blamed as one component of McCain's defeat and will be out of the running.

Huckabee I think is more likely to give it another try than not, but I think he's too provincial still for a national win.

The Republicans may find themselves in worse shape for a slate of primary candidates in 2012 than they did this time.

I think a President Obama wins two terms.
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:44 PM
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20. OMG, not a defeatist poll
Thank you so much for being positive and a sea of negativity tonight.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:50 PM
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21. Lamar Alexander
He's run two times already and hasn't gotten the nomination. According to the Bob Dole/John McCain formula it's his turn.
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