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that Obama has to call and make an apology for this is fucking wild
Then he REALLY would've been a sexist chauvinist pig.
but it would've been alot funnier
Who's going to win?
McCain-Huckabee at some point? or did the more liberal republicans baulk at the idea of having mccain die in office and there being President Huckabee?
(Is that good? Hilary seems like a total bitch, but what do I know?*)
Was trying to be all educated and whatnot recently, and heard she'd taken West Virginia (?) and that no president has ever been elected without taking it since 1923 or something, and got all worried, then though ho_fo will know... I'll wait for him to post next on DiS and I'll ask.
(* absolutely nothing)
By a massive, massive margin as well, something like 80-20 to Hillary. It's very much a blue-collar state, and that's always been Obama's perceived weakness - he just doesn't seem to appeal to the core Democratic vote like she does.
And yes, for about a century every President that has been elected has won WV. But, that's in the electoral college, not the primaries. The Democratic elite are worried because whilst Obama can win more states than Clinton in a hypothetical general election, he can't win the 'big' states, mainly because he doesn't appeal to the blue-collar workers as much. And it's traditionally those bigger swing states, like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, that will probably determine the race.
But now Edwards, who the blue-collar workers seem to love even more than Clinton, has endorsed Obama, it should be the final clincher for the remaining super-delegates to back Obama. He IS going to get the nomination, it would tear the party apart if he didn't. It's just his choice of running mate that will become the key issue.
What's the running-mate issue? Would that be for his Vice? Who are the options? Wouldn't Obama be nominating who he wanted as he VP beforehand? Am I thick, James?
Personally, I think the smart money's on Edwards. He was running mate for Kerry last time, though, so that may be seen as a weakness by some party leaders who want to keep up the whole "change" message. They just need to make sure they pick someone who can counter Obama's lack of core appeal, which Edwards would do well at.
Ideally, it would be Clinton for VP, but she'd never, ever stoop to that, I don't think.
I don't know the exact process, but I think the Presidential nominee tells people who he wants as running mate, and then the delegates vote on it as well, but that's really just a matter of formality.
That's what confused me. I assumed whoever didn't win the Democrats Pres nomination would naturally be VP, but like you, couldn't see Hilolry agreeing to that somehow. What with being a total bitch and all.
i've been reading up on it all night
I suspect Obama's odds will get a lot better once people outside the high-information bracket start associating McCain with Bush.
Thinking of Iowa
with a caucus the delegates are decided by everybody standing in a big hall and going to a certain corner for a certain candidate. SERIOUSLY.
A primary decides it with ballots, like a normal sane election.
I think Obama did better in the caucuses, coz noone wants to OPENLY admit they want Shrillary Clinton
and now feel to dumb to contribute :D
How do people register as a Dem or Republican? I think I heard they get it put on their driver's license or something and that further restricts people to poor to afford a car... Might be crap.
Just seems strange: like imagine in the UK people actively getting themselves officially registered as Labour or Tory before any elections or anything: I'm guessing numbers doing it would be pretty low..
could be officially registered by simply getting a Boris Johnson blond haircut? ;)
is ridiculous. Pantomine. Although thinking about Paxman's underwear... Wait, that sounded bad
It's like an outtake from Anchorman or something...angry, angry man
This is unbelievable
with this whole process. I spent two hours checking out stuff on Chuck Hagel the other day at work when they were bandying about VP candidates, even though, as a (admittedly moderate) Republican, he's clearly a long shot to cross over for the democratic VP slot, even though the rationale behind it would give Obama a huge edge in getting independents and moderate Republicans to vote his way.
Anyway, the whole primary season has been far more enjoyable and fascinating than any football season - I kind of don't want it to end...
you've got the main course!
'SHE'S BEHIND YOU!' at McCain the way I do whenever HRC is around.
Which is weird, because theoretically I'd totes vote for Hillary over McCain if it came to it....but she just has that pantomime villainous quality that Grandpa lacks
Here he claims to have visited 57 states with just one more to go!
His one-liners in the early debates are sometimes stand-up comedian worthy
But I did really think Joe Biden was a great candidate - and would make a great VP as well. Bill Richardson is definitely the most huggable of them, especially since the addition of the beard.
Now, that video - :D. It's only 1.24 long, and concerns abortion. And I'm STILL amazed he didn't crowbar 9/11 into there somehow...
It's weird - I spend more time hovering around, say, The Huffington Post than I do on here or Pitchfork these days. But you're right - the obvious charm of it is the personalities - they're exposed in ways that must be unimaginable even to most whingeing celebs.
Just the thought of it is exhausting, which is why even though I think she's largely brought it on herself, I can feel amazing sympathy for HRC for (presumably) getting knocked out - imagine putting yourself through ALL OF THAT for 15 months and not even being in the hunt for the final prize at the end of it. The crushing disappointment must be incredible....
thats made me fancy him a bit
you accidentally call your teacher 'Dad'