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View Poll Results: If you lived in New Hampshire who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton 16 16.00%
John Edwards 9 9.00%
Barack Obama 25 25.00%
Rudy Giuliani 5 5.00%
Mike Huckabee 12 12.00%
John McCain 13 13.00%
Ron Paul 7 7.00%
Mitt Romney 7 7.00%
Fred Thompson 6 6.00%
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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I thought ahead of the NH Primary it would be interesting to see who forum members would vote for.
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If you're going to do a poll, be sure to have a "None of the above" option...
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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At this point and time. I would set up a dart board. Grab a blind fold.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
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Obamaniacs out in full force. It would be interesting to poll based on who we thought would be best for those pursuing ER, that factor alone.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:15 PM   #5
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You got to like McCain - he seems like the anti-Obama. That would be an interesting race!
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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My vote is an ABC vote; Anybody But Clinton.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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I don't think None of the Above is running. In many races I can sympathize with none of the above. In this race, there were eight or nine people running for each major party. These are people of considerable accomplishment war hero, doctor, lawyer, business leader, preacher, author, actor, Olympic organizer, and of course, mayor, governor. and senator. These people are willing to spend almost two gruelling years of their lives on an extraordinarily tough job interview for the world most important job.

I tell you I wouldn't be willing to spend 14-18 hours a daymaking speeches, kissing babies, begging for money, and having my entire live attacked and ridiculed. Oh and forget to mention literally risking their lives. I don't agree with any of them on all issues, and fact I disagree with many of them on most issues. However, I think if you can't find anybody you want as president, I think it is more of a reflection of your unrealistic expectations than the candidates.
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However, I think if you can't find anybody you want as president, I think it is more of a reflection of your unrealistic expectations than the candidates.
I agree. Reincarnating Harry Truman is totally unrealistic I suppose.

But hey, maybe I'll be wrong and one of these candidates will turn out to be an unexpected success as President. Stranger things have happened, right?

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Well I would have voted GWB if they would allow 3 terms




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But hey, maybe I'll be wrong and one of these candidates will turn out to be an unexpected success as President. Stranger things have happened, right?
Absolutely, like a complete reversal of foreign policy run on.
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If I lived in NH, I''d be an illegal immigrant. If I can't get a drivers license, why would I try try to vote.
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I can't wait til the lunacy comes calling in SC. Our primaries are the 19th and 26th. Thank god I don't have a tv! But I'm working both elections for the county as a precinct clerk, so I'll certainly have my fill of political junk on those days!
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Not to be too negative, but it simply amazes me how individuals in 2008 can think about voting for a candidate (Huckabee) that does not believe in evolution - no matter what his/her other qualities may be.
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Not to be too negative, but it simply amazes me how individuals in 2008 can think about voting for a candidate (Huckabee) that does not believe in evolution - no matter what his/her other qualities may be.

This has a slight potential to go places
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While Obama spins the wonderful premise of "talking out differences", I wonder what his "solution" is for dealing with opponents who are not genuinely interested in resolving difference but obliterating the US (AlQuaida) or possibly Putin.
Not sure why he believes everyone is interested in genuine joint problem solving. Some the bad guys just want to win and will tell you anything you are "naive" enough to believe
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This has a slight potential to go places
Yeah, really. Someone could say the same thing about gay rights, abortion, or capital punishment, etc. etc. etc. It always depends on what your version of evolved and advanced is.
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Not to be too negative, but it simply amazes me how individuals in 2008 can think about voting for a candidate (Huckabee) that does not believe in evolution - no matter what his/her other qualities may be.
It depends on how much you think evolution will impact the next four or eight years. Millions didn't vote for Kennedy because they were positive the Pope would be the defacto ruler of the USA, etc. Lieberman never stood a chance because millions assumed his religion would control his secular life in politics, etc.

You pay your money, you take your chance.
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Regardless of what each candidate stands for/promises/etc. there is only so much he/she can get through gridlock. I have little hope of anyone being able to make a real difference.
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Fred Thompson? I dont see us every having an actor as president...

And we know about Clintion.....
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If I was in NH I would vote for Obama but if I was in Texas I would vote for Kinky Friedman (a giant amongst men).

Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get. Kinky Friedman

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