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_Wayne_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:24 AM
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Vegas odds list Hillary a favorite to win Presidency, 8-5 odds
Vegas odds mirror my own feelings: Hillary will win. She is too smart. To be so high in the polls, for her, after all she's endured, after every opportunity in the last 16 years to discredit year has failed, she stands strong. Nothing will stop her. She won't be swiftboated. Her network reaches deeper, with a campaign infrastructure far superior to any other candidate, quick response to attacks, very organized, balanced set of agendas, she will win.

http://www.gambling911.com/Hillary-Clinton-Vegas-Odds-0...
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:27 AM
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1. the same gamblers who picked holy Joe in 04???
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:39 AM
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5. did they? wow! I didn't know that. LOL
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:35 AM
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2. Joni sings, "'Cause I've seen some hot, hot blazes come down to
smoke and ash..."

She didn't mean political careers, but the frontrunners in both major parties now might find themselves consumed by that same fire.

It's real.

You're right -- the oddsmakers say Senator Clinton will be the next president. But we haven't made it to Labor Day yet and the Iowa caucuses aren't until January.

I'm thinking quite a bit can happen between now and then. If Senator Clinton wins in Iowa, she's certain to place first in Nevada in the next couple of days, and would be the odds-on favorite in New Hampshire. If she were to win two or three of those first contests, she will almost certainly be our nominee.

But if John Edwards or Barack Obama win in Iowa, and Bill Richardson wins in Nevada, and Joe Biden surges in New Hampshire, Senator Clinton will be no better than 4th, and those bets will begin to shift out in Vegas.

We'll have to see what happens this summer and fall. Just after Thanksgiving, things are going to get real serious.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:38 AM
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3. As long as she doesn't make any mistakes...
and she's known for not making any. I think her chances are good, but the first primary is still a ways off and I'm lousy at gambling. :)
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:38 AM
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4. If She Wins The Nomination, I Hope She Goes All The Way, But
she isn't that high in the polls against Repiglickins.
I am really afraid we might end up with a "President Guiliani" or "President Thompson" :scared:

There is also the danger of another stolen election.

If only our voting machines were as honest as Las Vegas slots!

It's easier to rig an electronic voting machine than a Las Vegas slot machine, says University of Pennsylvania visiting professor Steve Freeman. That's because Vegas slots are better monitored and regulated than America's voting machines, Freeman writes in a book out in July that argues, among other things, that President Bush may owe his 2004 win to an unfair vote count. We'll wait to read his book before making a judgment about that. But Freeman has assembled comparisons that suggest Americans protect their vices more than they guard their rights, according to data he presented at an October meeting of the American Statistical Association in Philadelphia.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/20...
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Chomskyite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:53 AM
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6. I don't see her losing as things stand right now.
I'm in agreement. She's looking like an unstoppable machine right now. And it's a good point you made about her having already been through over a decade of the most intense Republican shit storms money could buy.

If she picks a popular Florida Democrat as her running mate (are there any of those left now?), that may sew it up.

But all this presumes no drastic political epoch-making events between now and Nov 08.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-24-07 01:57 AM
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7. "Never tell me the odds"
Han Solo just before succesfully navigating an asteroid field at 725 to 1 odds.
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