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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 07:23 AM
Nominees are in, let's have your PREDICTION. Not who you want to win, not a Phd thesis on who's right or wrong, not 15 quotes in quotes refuting everyone else, just your opinion - Who is going to be the next President and a FEW words why. Then in November, some of us can say I told you so.

I have now watched all 4 speeches, read their websites etc. and I think McCain is going to win. It isn't going to be about issues (sadly) but more intangibles. There are enough questions about Obama's past, and what direction he might take the country to unnerve some voters. McCain is a known commodity, his campaign is positioning him the best they can, and at the end of the day, I think people are going vote for the war hero because he appears more sincere, more "regular guy" than Obama. I wouldn't have thought this 3 weeks ago, but I now believe the man the Republicans should have nominated 8 years ago is going to win.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:06 AM
I'm voting for McCain but I predict Obama will win big time. I'm guessing by 7-10%.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:06 AM
60 days to the election, and at this point it'll still to close to call. I will say that McCain has done quite a bit in the past week to not only solidify the conservative base of the Republican party, and also to position himself as a "maverick" and a "reformer", and they were two things has a candidate, he HAD TO DO.
 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:27 AM
I have to go with McCain. Too many racists in this country to elect a black man. A goddamn shame.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:40 AM
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I have to go with McCain. Too many racists in this country to elect a black man. A goddamn shame.


I knew someone would say this. It starts already.

I think McCain will ultimately win because he has centrist appeal and Obama is not a centrist but extremely left wing. The truth will come out and the centrists who elect all the presidents will put McCain over the top.

He is NOT Bush and attempts to tar him with that brush will fail. Because the giant states are no longer in play, the election will be close but I predict a McCain win.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:43 AM
Come on down here to Georgia and hear what people are saying about Obama. The fact is clear, they don't want no ni**er as president. I doubt Georgia is the only state full of racists either.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:50 AM
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Come on down here to Georgia and hear what people are saying about Obama. The fact is clear, they don't want no ni**er as president. I doubt Georgia is the only state full of racists either.


Georgia is not in play realistically so those people don't matter thankfully. Here in the Atlanta suburban area, I hear nothing racist, but the place is crawling with regular GOP faithful, bless their hearts. I predict an Obama win, but it will be very very close.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 08:53 AM
McCain/Palin '08

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:08 AM
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I have to go with McCain. Too many racists in this country to elect a black man. A goddamn shame.


I knew someone would say this. It starts already.

I think McCain will ultimately win because he has centrist appeal and Obama is not a centrist but extremely left wing. The truth will come out and the centrists who elect all the presidents will put McCain over the top.

He is NOT Bush and attempts to tar him with that brush will fail. Because the giant states are no longer in play, the election will be close but I predict a McCain win.


It continually amazes me that you continue to deny that racism still exists in this country.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:08 AM
Prediction - McCain.
 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:27 AM
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McCain/Palin '08


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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:44 AM
McCain

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:52 AM
I believe that Obama will win.

And if McCain wins, life as I know it will go on. He has pulled to the left, and he will be working with a Democratic Congress.

Either way, we win, as Bush/Cheney will then just be a stain on the American fabric that will never go away.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:53 AM
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I have to go with McCain. Too many racists in this country to elect a black man. A goddamn shame.



This is a cop out. What if you don't agree with his views? I don't think bigger government is the answer.

I think you will see a lot of nasty attacks coming from both sides over the next few months. I think you will see an avalanche of poll data that will attempt to mold public opinion, but it will fail.

I give the lean to McCain/Palin.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:55 AM
And Goliath, I absolutely agree with you about the people in this country who will not vote for a black person, no matter who it is.

I believe a massive movement to register new voters will negate the racist vote, and expect to see the Obama camp doing just that, even in states like Georgia.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:55 AM
Obama will win by 20-25 electoral votes. And yes that is despite the rampant racism that still exists in most of the country.

[Edited on 9/5/2008 by Peachypetewi]

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 09:59 AM
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Come on down here to Georgia and hear what people are saying about Obama. The fact is clear, they don't want no ni**er as president. I doubt Georgia is the only state full of racists either.


shameful that people still talk that way in this world

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:03 AM
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This is a cop out. What if you don't agree with his views? I don't think bigger government is the answer.


How many blacks did you see last night at the RNC? Diversity in general?

Bigger than the Bush gov't? Well, vote McCain and that is what you will get. Governmnet is not the enemy. Corporate ruled government is the enemy. It is called fascism, to be accurate. Not saying the dems are any better, just calling it like I see it. I do think Obama would lead us to a better place than the right though. Slightly. You are fooling yourself or lying to yourself if you do not think racism is playing a huge role in this election. Just admit it, no need to be all PC.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:04 AM
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I live in Georgia and I'm not voting for Obama. Guess that makes me a racist, right?


Maybe. Are you? You are vexxing, I will say that.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:05 AM
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Come on down here to Georgia and hear what people are saying about Obama. The fact is clear, they don't want no ni**er as president. I doubt Georgia is the only state full of racists either.


I hear none of that here in ALABAMA. Haven't heard it one time. Now...I've heard other reasons why people here don't back him, but race isn't one of them.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:07 AM
I am voting for Obama, but sadly I think McCain may pull it out. I don't have a whole lot of faith in the Country as a whole to make the right decision.

I think the constant attacks on Obama's "lack of experience" by the Palin/McCain tagteam will overshadow the real issues we face as a Country and all of the sudden it will be November, time to vote, and people will run to the polls not even realizing that the issues were never addressed properly by either party...add to that the racism that still exists in the Country, the whole "it's about time a woman got in" (yeah, let's vote based on gender, not experience), and the FEAR factor being hinted at by McCain that a vote for Obama is a vote to invite terrorism back (hey GW won an election by using the Country's fears) all will be enough to have McCain win. I hope I am wrong. Hey, I never win at Fantasy Football, so my prediction doesn't mean squat.

[Edited on 9/5/2008 by soulstew2]

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:09 AM
Well, yeah, that is Alabama. Certainly no racists there. If you are not a racist, then my post does not apply to you. I am glad to see there are no racists in America anymore. I stand corrected.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:10 AM
Appears that the liberals around here want to "guilt" people into voting for Obama because he's African-American. And yes, racism still exist in United States (and it's come from BOTH sides - Black & White). But the fact of matter remains, the majority of voters who are NOT VOTING for Obama will do so because of his lack of experience, and because of extreme liberal views that support the expansion of the Federal Government, and not because of his race.

[Edited on 9/5/2008 by sibwlkr]

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:14 AM
How come the Right bristles so hard whenever someone points out that someone won't vote for Obama because he is black?

I was at a 4th of July party this year, later in the evening, everyone well-lubricated. Someone made the classic mistake of bringing up politics. About 12 people standing around. A guy I've known for 15 years just blurted out "I aint' votin' for no n****r." Nobody knew what to do with that.

It exists. It's there. Everyday. There's going to be millions of people that vote for Obama because he is black. It's just that every time someone brings it up, you get people that mock you for "playing the race card." Who's the one in denial, though?

 

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  posted on 9/5/2008 at 10:15 AM
I would guess that if you work in a corporate office and live in a nice, suburban home in either Georgia or Alabama, you might not hear any racist talk about Obama. But I bet if you work construction and live in a trailer park,(for example), you hear it all the time.

You might even find pictures of someone throwing a bucket of fried chicken to some black football players.

 

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