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Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by mamab, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. mamab

    mamab Well-Known Member

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    Just in case you haven't seen a complete list of those whose hats are officially in the ring as candidates for US President, here's a list:

    Democratic candidates (date announced)

    Mike Gravel - 4/14/06
    Tom Visack - 11/9/06
    Dennis Kucinich - 12/29/06
    John Edwards - 1/3/07
    Chris Dodd - 1/11/07
    Barak Obama - 1/16/07
    Bill Richardson - 1/22/07
    Hillary Clinton - 1/22/07
    Joseph Biden - 1/31/07

    Republican candidates (date announced)

    John McCain - 11/16/06
    Mitt Romney - 2/3/07 (according to the site I was looking at)
    Ron Paul - 1/7/07
    Jim Gilmore - 1/9/07
    Tommy Thompson - 1/11/07
    Tom Tancredo - 1/22/07
    Sam Brownback - 1/22/07
    Duncan Hunter - 1/25/07
    Mike Huckabee - 1/29/07
    Rudy Giuliani - 2/5/07


    How many other announcements do you think they'll be?

    The website I was looking at was http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/
     
  2. tater03

    tater03 Well-Known Member

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    That seems like a lot this year. I thought that someone else threw his hat into the ring. I cannot remember though who it was? this was just yesterday when I heard this. This is shaping up to be a heck of a race. Thanks for the list.
     
  3. Andy D

    Andy D Well-Known Member

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    I thought I would post the polling info from Real Clear Politics as of 2/11/2008:

    Democratic Nomination
    Clinton 37.7%
    Obama 19.2%
    Edwards 12.5%
    Gore 10.3%

    Republican Nomination
    McCain 24.7%
    Giuliani 32.2%
    Romney 6.3%
    Gingrich 11.5%
     
  4. mamab

    mamab Well-Known Member

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    Gore and Gingrich haven't actually declared their intent to run yet. Amazing that people would vote for someone that's not even on the "ballot."

    So, do you have a "dream team" you'd like to see paired?
     
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    I'd love to see Newt in office. The "Contract with America" was the last time I really thought the republicans were doing awesome work. Its too bad he came off overly cold and didn't last. I got the feeling that Newt's loss in 1998 whipped the "real" republicans into submission, leaving us with the bumbling group running the party now.

    In terms of a pairing, how about Giuliani as VP? He brings a likable face, a popular reputation, and great crisis management track record. He's young enough to make the VP to Pres transition in 8 years.
     
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    I can't think of anyone else that has announced they are running thus far. This might lead to some mighty interesting campaigning this year.
     
  7. Andy D

    Andy D Well-Known Member

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    Newt has said point blank he is not even considering whether or not to run until the fall.

    My dream team: a Condi / Newt ticket. I think there is no chance of that happening, but I can wish.
     
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