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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:45 PM
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Poll question: 2008 Dem. Primary is Today. Only Two Candidates. Who Gets Your Vote?
Do I really have to post a disclaimer that this is hypothetical? That I know Clinton & Edwards won't be the only names on the ballot? Etc., etc., etc.?

In alphabetical order:

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:46 PM
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1. That's almost enough to make me look at GOP candidates.
Almost.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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3. Post another similar poll.
I'm very curious about this. Pit one of these against another Democratic contender.
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texasleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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2. anybody but Dean
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sfdiva Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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I agree n/t
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:01 PM
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15. Why?
He's done the party good, seems to me.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:07 AM
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31. Don't worry
The Rethugs and corporate media whores agree with you 100% so you have nothing to worry about. Way too much spine! We'll have to hope it's another Dem with a spine who gets it, unlike last time.

Don't give up hope! There's a good chance we will once again have a terrible candidate who will run a shitty campaign! ;-)

Julie
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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4. ABH
Anybody But Hillary. I'll write in someone else's name if she's the only one standing my the time my state votes (NY, but with the way the primaries are being front-loaded, Super Tuesday matters less.)
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sfdiva Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:49 PM
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6. who would you write in? n/t
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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8. Probably Al Gore
Or maybe another candidate who has already dropped out by this time and dropped out too early for the deadline for my state's ballot.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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11. Funny thing is that Super Tuesday used to be considered front loading
At this rate, our nominees will be chosen before February. It used to be that candidates could announce a presidential campaign in April (although the convention was a bigger deal back then).
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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5. if a forced choice, Edwards . . . but I really want neither . . .
we desperately need Al Gore as our candidate in 2008, imo . . .
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sfdiva Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:50 PM
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7. god no! n/t
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:51 PM
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9. Why not Al Gore? n/t
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:02 PM
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16. I'll second that. AL GORE is my top pick.
I just hope he runs.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:21 PM
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19. I hope so too. I also hope sfdiva answers. n/t
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:21 AM
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29. I like Gore and so does Somerby
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

but Somerby thinks it would be hard for Gore to win.
http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh041906.shtml
"But that doesnt make Gore the near-perfect candidatebecause of the matter which Cohen omits. Uh-oh! Unfortunately, Cohen and his Millionaire Pundit Colleagues have spent the bulk of the past eight years turning Gore into a public buffoon. Result? Gores approval numbers are very low. When the Roper Center did a survey in February, for example, Gores favorables were 27 percentand his unfavorables stood at 46. By contrast, Hillary Clinton was 42 percent favorable, 40 percent unfavorable. John McCainthe press corps greatest saintwas 40-18, favorable. Rudy Giulianianother press saintstood at 49-15. (Bush: 36-49. Cheney: 29-50. Gore: 27-46!)"

So I kinda hope he does not run, because he might win the nomination but lose in the general.
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sfdiva Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:52 AM
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26. Though I agree with An Inconvienant Truth ...
If Al Gore runs again I can see what happened in 04 all over again .. Same with John Kerry .. They are not strong enough candidates
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:55 AM
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33. um . . . Al Gore WON in 2000 . . . both the popular and the electoral . .
vote . . . and his credibility and likability quotients have soared off the charts since then, thanks largely to his work to educate the populace about global warming . . . he would be a superb candidate . . .
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Liberal Jesus Freak Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:51 PM
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10. I know it's not a good reason. . .
But I've got to go with Hillary. I've waited too long for the opportunity to vote "woman" for president. I can't think of a republican woman I would vote for, though, so I know I'm being a little hypocritical!
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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12. Welcome to DU, LJF
:hi:
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:54 PM
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13. Even if your scenario holds true I cant decide at this point
I would want to see how each one stands on the issues, how they do in the debates, etc.
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:59 PM
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14. If I see that on a ballot then it is time for me to get a plane ticket
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:03 PM by lcordero2
out of the United States

Hillary or Edwards = slow spiral down the toilet

Republican = fast flush down the toilet

All of them are out to balkanize the US
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:04 PM
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17. Hillary WHO? n/t
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:09 PM
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18. If I had to choose
It would be JE, but I want AL GORE. He is the duly elected prez anyway, by all legal accounts!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:26 PM
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20. Al Gore!
AL GORE 2008!!!

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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:00 PM
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21. AL GORE!

Re-elect President Gore!
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:16 PM
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22. Hillary
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:51 PM
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23. of these: Hillary...
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:54 PM
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24. Al Gore. nt
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Yukari Yakumo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:14 AM
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28. Please not Al Gore...
By 2008 rolls around I think the country is going to be massively on a anti-Washington bent. Which means Gore and H. Clinton would be very bad ideas for the Dem candidate. Forget about any congressmen, former VPs, and other high profile Washington players. A better candidate would probably be someone who's currently a Governor.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:10 AM
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32. Yes! Al Gore please!
I think the country is in need of someone who knows what they are doing and won't have to learn their way around Washington before getting anything done.

Read up on Clinton's early days and see for yourself what a stumbling block that was.

Run Al, run! :toast:

Julie

PS Besides, I am unaware of any Gov who'd make a good candidate.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:43 PM
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35. Sorry. Al Gore is clearly the best candidate for a long list of reasons.
Not the least of which is, he understands that the Environment is the number ONE security issue facing us in this century.

He's the best candidate, far and away. I think a Gore-Feingold ticket will be hard to beat.
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sfdiva Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 04:08 PM
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37. Look above same conversation n.t
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HannibalBarca Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:54 PM
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25. Neither
...Wesley Clark
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:10 AM
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27. Not as dire as it looks.
Between those two, Edwards. But I'd vote for either in the general.

And also in the mix to contend with are: Kerry, Gore, Clark, Feingold, Boxer, Obama, Warner, Harkin, Dean, etc.

None of them are perfect. All of them are in their various ways smart and caring enough to lead this country, IMO. (especially after experiencing the *cross fingers* rock bottom of how low we can go).

I think we have a DAMN deep talent pool. We are not desperate - far from it.

All these arguments are about who might make the most effective commercials - but the truth is that our party is full of people who would do us great honor once they got there.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:42 AM
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30. Neither
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:24 PM
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34. No vote...
can't vote for either of them, even in a maybe/hypothetical situation..
Wesley Clark is my choice...and I can't do otherwise...
wb
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:45 PM
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36. No vote - I will stay home.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:15 PM
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38. niether
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:22 PM
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39. Why is Edwards considered superior to H. Clinton?
This kind of reeks of sexism, if you ask me...
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 05:24 PM
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40. I think you spelled AL GORE wrong.
:)



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