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Who is electable?

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by PLC1, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 20, 2007
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    The Golden State
    Hillary doesn't seem to think Barack is electable, at least, not according to her remarks during the debate. She may be right on that score.

    She, on the other hand, seems unlikely to get the nomination at this point, or is she? There still is the "superdelegate" factor to consider:

    We can't count her out just yet.

    Right now, I'd bet on Clinton as the more likely to be able to beat McCain in November, but a lot can still happen.

    Meanwhile, John McCain seems to be sitting back and enjoying the fray, while continuing his practice of telling audiences what they want to hear.

    None of the three is an ideal, or even a desirable candidate in my opinion, but I'm beginning to gain some respect for Hillary Clinton's ability to win a political fight.
  2. Popeye

    Popeye Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2007
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    Washington state
    Electoral and popular vote projections based on current polls

    McCain-281.5 50.2%
    Obama-256.5 49.8%

    McCain-299.6 51%
    Clinton-238.4 49%

    She doesn't look so electable to me. Clinton's negatives are always at 50% or above and she is deemed dishonest and untrustworthy by the majority of respondents in virtually every poll, tough to win a GE that way. As to Obama's ability to win, last night Clinton said:

  3. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2008
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    The people's republic of Eugene
    I do not see how either of them can win. The old Obama who preached hope and change and I have judgment, the old Obama who had women fainting at his rally's, He could win. But he has taken to many hits, tooo dang much of his skeletons have been dug out of his closet. The smartest thing the bosses of the dem party could do to win is to vote for neither of them to represent thier party and instead put Edwards or Gore out.

    Edwars survived running with Kerry last time. If he has skeletons, they have already been dug out for the most part. Same with Gore. Obama may make a good leader (FOR THE DEMS) but he should sit out the next 4 years to clean up his image and try again.

    I understand that most dems are not terribly upset with the news that came out about Obama, and Obama himself said today, this is not what the voters want to talk about. But he is wrong. The left wing liberal part of the democratic party does not want to talk about it but the rest of America does want to hear about it, get the explinations to thier satisfaction and make their choices. He just cant win with middle America, while Edwards or Gore probably could.

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