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  1. *official* 2008 us election thread

    There would be a few, and the media would try to stir things up a la the whole puma nonsense, but I think most would be reasonably happy. Obama won. Clinton doesn't matter so much any more. If he really does want people who'll stand up and push their points strongly she might be more attractive than Richardson or Kerry. I wouldn't mind too much tbh. Sec State works for the president. Obama's not going to be passive. And having a cabinet that is popularly perceived as packed with superstars should help him push his agenda.
  2. *official* 2008 us election thread

    North Carolina no longer part of real America. Finally called for Obama.
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    btw Chicago last night was freaking awesome.
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    The dismantling of la Palin begins in earnest. From Newsweek:
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    He'll probably lose Kentucky, but we likely won't know for sure until the results from Jefferson and Fayette (Louisville & Lexington) are in.
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    The Dkos map is pretty cool. Hope it doesn't break.
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    Think I read Nate tweaked his model, giving slightly more weight to recent polls. This is probably what gave McCain his miniscule lift.
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    Looking at some historical Gallup graphs and using their expanded model this time round, this looks more like Reagan-Mondale than any other recent election, although with about half the gap between the candidates. It really has been very stable.
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    It's precisely because it makes it more interesting from a media POV. Two polls show Obama only +4 in PA, so they get reported, not the other polls around the same time that had +8 and +14. Media also chooses not to examine the internals too closely: the recent Rasmussen +4 in PA has Obama winning only 80% of the african-american vote. Kerry got 88%, Obama will get more. The problem is the poll, not Obama. The same poll actually showed Obama improving among white voters. Given that result comes from a larger sample, it's more likely to be accurate, so Obama's position arguably improved. But explaining all that takes more effort than "The Race Is Tightening!!" I'm going to try and not watch TV reportage right up to election night.
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    No, only the very end was live, the Florida rally.
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    From Politico, 'a top McCain adviser one-ups the priceless “diva” description, calling her (Palin) “a whack job.” ' GOP implosion = fun.
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    New Pew national poll headline: "McCain Support Continues Downward Spiral" I still think the national numbers will tighten, though not to a degree that will affect the winner, but wow.
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    Ha, on Meet the Press did McCain call the Dem VP candidate "Joe the Biden"? After the election, he really needs to go back to Sedona and have a long lie down.
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    The KDKA website also features this headline: "Sarah Palin Draws Large Crowd In Beaver." Make of it what you will.
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    Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car. Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test. Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test. Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction." This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story. The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be. According to police, investigators working on the interview process detected several inconsistencies in Todd's story that differed from statements made in the original police report. Pittsburgh Police Public Information Officer Diane Richard released a statement earlier today, saying: "Because of the inconsistencies in her statements, Ms. Todd was asked to submit to a polygraph examination which she agreed to do." No photos of Todd are being released by Pittsburgh Police at this time. The investigation is continuing as officials determine what charges will be filed.