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Monday, January 28, 2008

Primaries

Ok, here is a question.

Does anyone besides Hillary Clinton and John McCain have a chance of winning their respective parties nomination?

Why?

18 Comments:

  • You always come up with real zingers, Mike! LOL! There is a pretty vile smear campaign going against Senator Obama so I'd say he's a real threat to the Clintons. Basically, there are those who want to hide their obvious racism behind a smokescreen of almost comical allegations from his allegience to Islam to being the father of Caroline Kennedy! It's kind of amazing, but I took a good look at Obama when he first announced his run and did my homework on his record and stands on issues and I told my husband then, "He reminds me of Jack Kennedy." Now Caroline has endorsed him as well as several others from the Kennedy camp.
    I think Obama is viable because he has proven his ability to draw the disenfranchised back to the political process and has raised hopes that we can once again be all one people known as the United States of America.
    Studying his record, watching his interviews, I think he can lead in a sane, mature, honest and ethical manner.
    I'm afraid the Republicans are in real trouble. There is not one single candidate I have looked at who I would even consider voting for.
    As a registered Independent in my state, I get to choose which primary I'll vote in and I plan on going to the Democratic one this time.
    BTW: I'm glad you haven't completely disappeared; I have missed the spirited debates generated by your posts.

    By Anonymous rockync, at 11:09 PM  

  • Sure, Obama's got a helluva chance. He excites something in people - a kind of a politico-erogenous zone - that most pols can't even find.

    Romney I'm not so sure about. I'll let you know after Tuesday.

    Here's another question. In a Clinton/McCain contest, who wins?

    By Anonymous abi, at 1:37 AM  

  • Abi asked,"Here's another question. In a Clinton/McCain contest, who wins?"

    Maybe SATAN?!?

    By Anonymous rockync, at 2:06 AM  

  • Yeah, Obama and Romney have real but not overwhelming chances. Today was the day designed to seal the deals, but I think we may have to wait until Texas for the Republicans and maybe until the Convention, here in Denver, this summer, to know who won the Democratic nomination.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 9:25 PM  

  • I believe you're pretty much right, Roger, but who do you think will get the nods?

    By Anonymous rockync, at 12:34 AM  

  • Despite the strong showing of Obama, Hillary will get the Democratic nomination.

    McCain will lead the Republican ticket.

    The big question is who will run with Hillary. It could be Obama, a calculated risk.

    But any male running mate will look like a stay-at-home dad during the campaign. He will suffer a lot of media abuse.

    By Blogger no_slappz, at 5:19 PM  

  • Romney is now out, and Huckabee will speak on Saturday at CPAC in Washington. This is worth keeping your eye on, but McCain takes the nomination.

    The buzz is with Obama here, and at the moment I think he is ahead. Since he's my Senator in absentia, throughly tied up with a crowd who is racking up jail time, indictments, and other troubling questions, he isn't such a good choice. While this represents Cook County politics as usual, the rest of the country might have some problems with the way that the Democrats and Republicans do business with each other in Illinois. By then Obama may have the nod. Obama's ability to raise funds is key, and he is very able.

    By Blogger Publia, at 4:38 PM  

  • It will be McCain (if he doesn't drop dead from old age before November) and Obama, unless there is some sort of behind the scene deal with the super delegates. Probably Obama wins. It pains me to even think that.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 3:00 AM  

  • Oh, Roger, I know you're probably a die hard Republican, but, I gotta tell ya, the more I hear from Obama, the more I think he just might make a difference.

    By Anonymous rockync, at 6:06 AM  

  • rockync,

    Just what were the substantive similarities you found between Jack Kennedy and Senator Obama?

    By Blogger Lysander Cadwalader, at 3:53 AM  

  • He's a "dark horse", no pun intended just as Kennedy was. At that time they kept saying an Irish Catholic could never win the White House. He's young, charismatic and decisive. He isn't given to angry explosions, but I believe he will hold his own. And he's not part of the vast politcal machine. Kennedy's unwillingness to be "handled" probably led to his demise, but he brought a sense of purpose and service to a disillusioned population. He was able to unite the American people and he gave us hope for a bright and shining future. I was there then and I'm here now and I feel that same sense of hope that this guy now can bring us together to do great things.

    By Anonymous rockync, at 4:23 AM  

  • How quickly things change. Romney, Giuliani, Kucinich, Dodd, Paul, Thompson all in the toilet. The new question is, does Hillary have a chance in hell of even staying in the game? And if Obama gets the nomination, and barring some October surprise, can anyone, let alone McCain beat him? Nice to see you back Mike.....expatbrian

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:37 AM  

  • rock, my children like Obama but I am wholly underwhelmed. Good looking guy who can read a teleprompter well but I can't find any there there. What has he done and what, exactly, does he stand for? I do think he will win but I don't think it will turn out well. I'm always ready to be pleasantly suprised.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 12:36 AM  

  • Roger, if you don't know what Obama stands for, it's not for his lack of not telling you. If you go 0ver to his website http://www.barackobama.com/index.php
    you will find an issues tab which drops down so you can pick an issue, read what Obama has said, what his plan is and his voting record. Also there is a place there to add your own two cents and a discussion board. It's what finally convinced me he was a serious candidate. I don't agree with all his stands, but his ideas mesh pretty well with the issues I don't want to compromise on. I also looked at independent voting record sources since I never take everything I read at face value and the site accurately represents his record.
    I believe this election is vital to the survival of America as we once knew it. Not everyone agrees with me and that's fine. It is your right as an American to choose your own candidate. So everyone, do your homework and choose well.

    By Anonymous rockync, at 9:17 PM  

  • Obama rulez! Who cares he is black:) By the way anyone can tell good place to stay while in Prague? I heard good words about this Prague hotels. Any opinions?
    Thanks,
    Ismail, Bg

    By Blogger BigMastiq, at 1:56 PM  

  • Answer to your question: No.

    By Blogger Newsguy, at 5:24 PM  

  • To elaborate: I think Hillary will win it despite the current Obamamania which I think is a sort of mass delusion. Obama seems to admire Ronald Ray-Gun. he can lean right when it suits him. Example: he voted to allow credit card companies to charge whatever interest they like.

    By Blogger Newsguy, at 5:28 PM  

  • Newsguy

    Whats wrong w/allowing credit card co.'s to charge whatever they want?

    Was anyone ever forced to enter into an agreement w/a credit card co?

    By Blogger Lysander Cadwalader, at 7:14 PM  

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