Mar. 26th, 2007
Calling it  
It might be early, but I'm calling my prediction: Edwards will be the Democratic nominee.

This isn't a comment in any way on issues or anything. Truthfully, I haven't even looked. I don't think Presidents are nominated or elected on anything involving issues. I think Obama and Hillary will burnout, and Edwards will get the nod.

On the Repub side, I don't know. Everyone is saying Rudy "9/11" Giuliani is it. If America loves to wave the Flag about anything, it's apple pie and 9/11. Problem is, he's a moderate and a "baby killer." Fundies control the convention, platform committees, and pretty much anything involving das party. Should Giuliani get the nod, I think you'll see those right wingers vote for the Dem candidate, whomever it ends up being. Their worst enemy is a successful Republican moderate. I would not be surprised to see one of the lesser known, psycho conservative right wingers rise up the ranks and displace Giuliani. It'll be interesting.

Anyway, that's my prediction, which is pretty much worth absolutely nothing. What is worth something, however, is Bill Maher's New Rules.

"New Rule: traitors don't get to question my patriotism."
-Bill Maher to Bush/Cheney.

If only I could fit that on a bumper sticker.

I heart Bill Maher.

Mood: content
Listening to: Route 215 - GTT
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on March 26th, 2007 - 11:59 pm
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 27th, 2007 - 12:00 am

Would love to hear "Madam President" but "Madam Vice President" is still progress!
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Mario says...toolerapc on March 27th, 2007 - 12:29 am
i <3 him, too.
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Markmahka42 on March 27th, 2007 - 02:11 am
That was an amazing rant.

I like Hillary, and think she's got the vision, intelligence, and balls (oh yes, she has 'em...more than some men) to really bring this country back on course, but I doubt it'll happen.
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Caseycaseyle82 on March 27th, 2007 - 03:02 pm
You can. There are websites where you can design your own bumperstickers and have it shipped to yourself. Usually costs less than $5. Get two and ship me one. =)
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code_hero on March 27th, 2007 - 03:07 pm
It will be Clinton against McCain. And it looks like another 4 years (at least) of Republican rule.
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ex_prezrober685 on March 27th, 2007 - 03:54 pm
This is what it looks like.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 27th, 2007 - 04:57 pm
I dunno. I just don't think in the end she'll get it, once middle American Dems vote. The right wing has never liked McCain, so I think some people are going to fight dirty and destroy him in the conservative base (again). Giuliani might have 9/11 going for him to counter that, but maybe the Republican Party has changed. But these are all gut feelings so I wouldn't be totally shocked if it turns out another way. I haven't been following the campaigns at all. I just suspect the way things turn out is going to be significantly different than what the polls are reflecting now. Most everything up until now won't count for much. What happens in the economy is another wild card that could really throw everything for a spin.

At any rate, I'm not worrying about choosing whom I want to vote for yet. I'm going to wait until much closer to the election to decide.
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sublimevisions on March 27th, 2007 - 06:58 pm
on edwards, i dunno if he can get the ticket. his wife and all...

on clinton... a lot of people who think that her in the democratic seat equals a republican win, but i think she has a better than that. she did manage to get a lot of the minorities to vote for her in NY. I find that weird... she allied the minorities together and they out numbered the state of NY conservatives... just a thought...

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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 27th, 2007 - 07:34 pm
I do actually hope I'm wrong. I think hearing the words "Madam President" would bring as much a welcome chill to my spine as "Madam Speaker" did. NY and California are just different from the rest of the country. I think the diversity of our populations gives us a different perspective on things.

But... as my boss has to often remind me, to put things in perspective: the Ford F-150 is the #1 selling car in the country. With that, I'm sadly reminded that middle America is a different beast that, having lived in large cities all my life, I will probably never understand.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 27th, 2007 - 07:37 pm
oh, on edwards, I think what gave him a bit of a nudge is his wife's story. I think America will relate to her. It makes her more human, and him more human. These are just total "gut" feelings though. I've learned not to over think it because in the end, the average voter tends to vote for whom makes him/her feel good. I don't mean this as pessimistic as it sounds, but I think as soon as you start looking at issues, you're no longer the average voter. I think most voters watch the debates and go punch the name next to the person who they just like. =/
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sublimevisions on March 28th, 2007 - 02:31 pm
fair enough.

someone from the onion must be reading your blog :P

also... there is an ounce of truth in what you are saying.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 28th, 2007 - 06:45 pm
it's one of those things my dad taught me about politics—along with campaigns burning out if they come out too strong too early. I guess the only truth right now though is that pretty much anything could happen at this point. One of my friends thinks Edwards isn't it, but there's someone else who will come out. Who knows?! lol

This is partly that while it's fun to try to predict, I'm not personally going to bother with choosing until we get much closer to the primary.
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