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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

It is amusing that one of the voters in this poll appears to have registered as a democrat in order to vote on a democratic candidate, then as a republican to vote on a republican - does this work with the real primaries too? :P

Some states allow you to change party registration to cross over to vote in another party's primary. A few states allow you to vote without changing registration. The rest just disenfranchise independents from voting in party primaries.
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Law Bringer
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I find it kind of scary that Huckabee is our Republican section's favorite.

This accurately matches the "internet extremist" theory, however.

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...and Huckabee just smashed McCain in Kansas, 60% to 24%. I hope this means we still have a contest. :)

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"We?" Is there a Canberra in America I'm not familiar with?
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Hey, Australia's close enough to being the 51st state of the USA that I feel justified in taking an interest. :P

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FYI to all:

Romeny dropped out along with Mike Gravel

[ Saturday, February 09, 2008 15:50: Message edited by: Xel'Raga the Slaughtering Omni ]
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Law Bringer
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Thank you Cpt. O. sir. Now read my first post.

In other news, Huckabee is praying for a miracle. Whether he is praying for the laws of mathematics to get up and walk away, or for McCain to have a coronary is not quite clear. Either of those would conceivably give him a chance. :P

(Although Bush just endorsed McCain. So who knows.)

Edit: Obama won Maine and closed the gap (according to CNN) to 27 delegates. Before Saturday, said gap was around 95.

[ Sunday, February 10, 2008 15:32: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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I wonder if Obama will start calling himself the Comeback Kid just to rub it in.

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My two cents (and no sense): anyone who actually wants to be a politician isn't worth voting for.

:D
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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by BigHungryJoe:

My two cents (and no sense): anyone who actually wants to be a politician isn't worth voting for.

:D

Must resist... must resist... must, ahh! Resistance is futile!

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To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
" -The Restraunt at the End of the Universe, Hitchhiker's Trilogy, Douglas Adams

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I now I have the urge to flaunt my own knowledge of political philosophy. I never read the Hitchhikers Guide, but that particular bit of wisdom is best attributed to Plato.

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Law Bringer
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Perhaps it's time for a little wisdom and humor from a former presidential hopeful.

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quote:
Originally written by BigHungryJoe:

My two cents (and no sense): anyone who actually wants to be a politician isn't worth voting for.

:D

My sentiments exactly. Nowadays it seems like it's not a question of which candidate is most worthy, but which one is the least unworthy.

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Having participated in a discussion ex fora yesterday, I can tell you that support for Huckabee is not solely in the ether. Many people still remember that McCain played a rather dim role in the political history of the United States, at least as far as Republicans are concerned. He was a staunch supporter of campaign finance reform, yet in 1989 he was the recipient of an ethics squad investigation for his role in the Keating Savings and Loan Scandal.

So, I think I'll excuse those folks who see Huckabee as a better alternative to McCain, and perhaps not be so swift to judge the relative merits of the candidates. Party voters have a long memory in this country, which when coupled with their short attention span makes them extremely wily. If McCain was to be elected, the list of favors he owed would rival that of Bush. I'm not sure the country is ready for that again, at least this soon.

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Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

(Think of Ron Paul as the Liberaterian equivalent of Kucinich.)
Ain't nothing extreme about Kucinich, at least by global standards. He's basically a European-style centre-left social democrat.

How many major European countries have disbanded their armies and replaced Department of Defence with Department of Peace? That's not the only "non-standard" thing Kucinich proposed, but that's the one I've heard about the most lately.

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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

How many major European countries have disbanded their armies and replaced Department of Defence with Department of Peace? That's not the only "non-standard" thing Kucinich proposed, but that's the one I've heard about the most lately.
Wouldn't it be the logical next step? After all, it used to be Department of War less than 100 years ago.

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Aww, poor widdle Romney

http://www.crooksandliars.com/Media/Play/26130/1/TDS-Romney-Goodbye.wmv/

Personally, i think the 2 last people are gonna be Obama and Mccain, I also think Obama will be president, anyone else?

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Dunno. I'm voting for Hillz in the primary tomorrow. Obama has been winning lots of small states; the big ones, however, have been going to Hillary, for the most part.

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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

How many major European countries have disbanded their armies and replaced Department of Defence with Department of Peace? That's not the only "non-standard" thing Kucinich proposed, but that's the one I've heard about the most lately.
Really, who the hell is going to invade the US? Mexico? Canada? Japan is doing just fine with a very limited military, and it has China breathing down its neck.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Really, who the hell is going to invade the US? Mexico? Canada?
Hey, Canada has kicked our butts every time we've fought them in war. Plus, 90% of Canadians live within a four-day march of the U.S. border. I say they're preparing for something. :P

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The Chinese are planning something big. They've been too quiet lately.

*Shifty eyes*

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Japan has a fully blinged-out US Army base in Okinawa, and the US presence in South Korea is also substantive. These concentrations of friendly foreign forces in its backyard probably serve to mitigate Japan's need to build up its own army.
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

How many major European countries have disbanded their armies and replaced Department of Defence with Department of Peace? That's not the only "non-standard" thing Kucinich proposed, but that's the one I've heard about the most lately.
Really, who the hell is going to invade the US? Mexico? Canada? Japan is doing just fine with a very limited military, and it has China breathing down its neck.

My question isn't whether USA needs an army. My question is whether France, England, or even Finland have an army. Because if they do, then Kucinich's position would be considered very far from "mainstream liberal" even in those countries. Which was my original point.

PS If you are trying to prove that USA doesn't need an army, Japan is a pretty bad example, considering that it's protected by American navy.

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You conveniently ignored my point, which was that it is only a change in name. Countries can have a standing army without having a Department of Defense.

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Agent
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quote:
(Although Bush just endorsed McCain. So who knows.)

I doubt Bush's endorsement means much to most of the American populace.

Mexico is already attacking us in a stretching the truth sort of way. Their president encourages people to come to the U.S. and send back money to the government. He also says that anywhere Mexicans are is Mexico.

Yay for conspiracies!

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