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    I got a call from the campaign last week and they wanted me to go door to door this weekend. I told them I wasn't comfortable with that, but I'd be happy to make calls, so I'm going in on Tuesday to make some calls

    Yay for mobilized Obama supporters!

    I just don't like going door to door. You never know who's door you're going to knock on, and many people just find it annoying/rude. I'm not a fan of people coming to my door like that really.

    In other news, my friend seems to think Obama has it in the bag. Guess we'll see. (hope he's right!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by madison View Post
    Luke,
    The same group of whiners in that other thread has been at it for months. I take nothing they say as fact. They are simply unhappy.

    I don't know why they think their viewpoint is any more important than ours, but they do. You (and all of us) are entitled to our opinions every bit as much as they are entitled to theirs (however WRONG). After all, this is a democracy!

    I don't bother to read the baloney anymore, and have given most of them 'PRIORITY' status on my IGNORE list.

    AND, President Obama will be in power for 4 years +. That will be enough for the folks in the other thread to bear, so I am ignoring them.

    I have lost my Presidential candidate or not liked any Presidential candidate many times in my life. I've never felt the need to resort to innuendos and put-downs of others because their candidate was leading. I just sip my kool-aid, and chalk them up to people who can't see the forest through the trees

    Chin up, friend!
    Thanks, madison! It's nice to have strength in numbers. Sometimes I get to wrapped into what other people are saying. I think in this instance, I got a bit upset because so many of their attacks seemed aimed at Obama's supporters. And even though they say Obama is condescending, the way they talk about him and his supporters makes them seem very hypocritical.

    I'm with you...I think I'm through even reading through the anti-Obama threads and such. I just don't need that hatred negativity bringing me down. (I CAN see past it, but still, I don't need that much negative energy in my day.)

    In the meantime, I'm going to personally declare Kool-Aid as the un-official drink of the upcoming debates.
    Luke
    "Questo il bacio di Tosca!"

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    This eye-popping comment about us just popped up in the "no" thread:

    The Obots have managed to silence his critics and terrorize people into supporting him, but I expect some of that will evaporate when the person is at the polling booth without an Obot looking over their shoulder.
    I've seen elections before in which people were very divided over issues and very dedicated to their own candidate, but I've never seen this kind of talk before (and this from an MKF poster who'd always seemed rational).

    We support Obama because someone is terrorizing us?
    Or, maybe, we are terrorists ourselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxie View Post
    I've seen elections before in which people were very divided over issues and very dedicated to their own candidate, but I've never seen this kind of talk before (and this from an MKF poster who'd always seemed rational).

    We support Obama because someone is terrorizing us?
    Or, maybe, we are terrorists ourselves?

    Oh, yuck. This, precisely, is why I must stop checking the "No" thread. I hate being called an "Obot". And I certainly hate being grouped as a person who would terrorize someone into voting a certain way. Terrorism in this campaign, to me, seems more like the tactics being used in McCain's ads...trying to make people fear the change that Obama would pose.

    I will continue to fully support Obama. But it's not because of some robotic instinct!
    Luke
    "Questo il bacio di Tosca!"

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    Why moxie,
    What a beautiful avatar photo!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri View Post
    I'll be going to my local headquarters in an hour or so to do some work for the campaign.

    As far as the debate, the more I hear from focus groups, the better I hear. McCain did not come off well to independents in the debate.
    Terri,
    I am registering new voters this week - I got deputized as a registrar!

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    I passed a voter-registration table today at an Omaha grocery store & they said they think the turnout is going to be huge. Even though Nebraska is a red state, there are quite a few Democrats (including the mayor) in Omaha, so there is a decent chance that Obama could pick up one electoral vote here (NE is one of two states that aren't winner-take-all). They recommended voting early, but I do like to go on the actual day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxie View Post
    I passed a voter-registration table today at an Omaha grocery store & they said they think the turnout is going to be huge. Even though Nebraska is a red state, there are quite a few Democrats (including the mayor) in Omaha, so there is a decent chance that Obama could pick up one electoral vote here (NE is one of two states that aren't winner-take-all). They recommended voting early, but I do like to go on the actual day.
    I don't understand why more states aren't winner-takes-all. I think the electoral college seriously needs to be re-examined. I don't understand the system all too well, but it seems so strange to me. I just don't understand why in our day and age, the popular vote doesn't count more than it does.
    Luke
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    I made calls at headquarters yesterday for about 3 hours. We have lists of those that have attempted to register or were formerly registered to vote and we called to let them know that. I really dislike calling people, but I'm glad to inform people about exercising their right to vote. I always find the men, of all ages, to be the more friendly to speak with.

    Saturday we're having a city-wide voter registration drive. Next Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the November election. Also Saturday is our city's election for mayor.
    Last edited by Terri; September 29th, 2008 at 05:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukicraze View Post
    I don't understand why more states aren't winner-takes-all. I think the electoral college seriously needs to be re-examined. I don't understand the system all too well, but it seems so strange to me. I just don't understand why in our day and age, the popular vote doesn't count more than it does.

    Well, New York and California is one reason. The rest of us wouldn't matter, not like we do now! But I agree there should be uniformity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madison View Post
    Yes! I love this ad. I saw this the other day, because my girlfriend sent me the link. She knows one of the guys in the ad.
    Luke
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    Quote Originally Posted by moxie View Post
    This eye-popping comment about us just popped up in the "no" thread:

    The Obots have managed to silence his critics and terrorize people into supporting him, but I expect some of that will evaporate when the person is at the polling booth without an Obot looking over their shoulder.
    I've seen elections before in which people were very divided over issues and very dedicated to their own candidate, but I've never seen this kind of talk before (and this from an MKF poster who'd always seemed rational).

    We support Obama because someone is terrorizing us?
    Or, maybe, we are terrorists ourselves?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lukicraze View Post
    Oh, yuck. This, precisely, is why I must stop checking the "No" thread. I hate being called an "Obot". And I certainly hate being grouped as a person who would terrorize someone into voting a certain way. Terrorism in this campaign, to me, seems more like the tactics being used in McCain's ads...trying to make people fear the change that Obama would pose.

    I will continue to fully support Obama. But it's not because of some robotic instinct!
    I had no idea that canvassing, phone banking, and fact-checking was "terrorism". Meanwhile, this is what the opposition is doing. Last Friday, a room full of babies and children at a mosque were gassed by people helping to spread that hate-mongering DVD around.

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    This rather startling comment just popped up in the "No" thread, about a celebrity who is supporting McCain (and who just happens to be black):

    It's exhilirating to see black people standing up for what they believe in, speaking their minds and being independent thinkers in this great nation. That's true freedom and that's what this country is all about. Bra-vo!!
    Um, why would this be more true for a black person who is supporting McCain than for a black person who is supporting Obama? What about white people? Are they showing "true freedom" by being for McCain, too, or is it only black people who have to demonstrate that they are "independent thinkers" by being for McCain? If a black person is showing this independent thought by being for McCain, wouldn't it also be true that the best way for a white person to show independent thought would be to be for Obama?

    Sorry, but that quote is racist on so many levels it's making my head spin.

    Editing to add: And, since black people have been independent thinkers since the beginning of time, and not just since the beginning of this election or even of this country, here is a very short list of some people who have always known what "true freedom" is about, and have had the courage to show it:

    Rosa Parks
    Jackie Robinson
    Condi Rice
    Dr. King
    Colin Powell
    All the young black students who were in the first wave of school desegregation (which wasn't some long-ago thing; I remember it from my childhood).
    Last edited by moxie; October 1st, 2008 at 08:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moxie View Post
    This rather startling comment just popped up in the "No" thread, about a celebrity who is supporting McCain (and who just happens to be black):

    It's exhilirating to see black people standing up for what they believe in, speaking their minds and being independent thinkers in this great nation. That's true freedom and that's what this country is all about. Bra-vo!!
    Um, why would this be more true for a black person who is supporting McCain than for a black person who is supporting Obama? What about white people? Are they showing "true freedom" by being for McCain, too, or is it only black people who have to demonstrate that they are "independent thinkers" by being for McCain? If a black person is showing this independent thought by being for McCain, wouldn't it also be true that the best way for a white person to show independent thought would be to be for Obama?

    Sorry, but that quote is racist on so many levels it's making my head spin.

    Wow, that is scary. I agree on your thought process in your response. Since I'm white and I support Obama, the people over in the No thread should start applauding me, as well. I'm glad, in a way, that the issue of race has been a factor in this election. It's about time people start talking about race and the STILL persistent existence of racism in our culture...it's just a shame that the quote you gave is how it's being discussed.
    Luke
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    Alert Nails in McCain's Coffin?

    Nails in McCain's Coffin?
    http://www.pollster.com/blogs/nails_...ins_coffin.php

    "Normally electoral vote tides take weeks and months to form and impact a campaign. Ten days ago the financial crisis wave rose quickly and swamped this presidential campaign. It is the only thing anyone is talking about; it has received saturation media coverage (and, as we write this, the Asian and European markets are down significantly). And it may be the final nail in the coffin for John McCain.
    <>
    What the regression does show is that the financial crisis has all but eliminated the GOP Convention/Palin pick bounce that McCain enjoyed. We have reverted to the early-August Obama lead. Undecided and "soft" voters have drifted back into the Obama column. And as many other pollsters have noted, Obama has re-taken a solid lead with Independents."

    Guys and Gals: check out the electoral map included in this piece. We're going to WIN!

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    Alert New polls show Obama breaking away in key states

    New polls show Obama breaking away in key states
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...in-key-states/

    (you have to read the article, because posts have a tendency to get deleted here, especially if they are from the opposing candidate)

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    My boss stopped me today and asked me for some voter registration cards. I guess he heard about my voter registration drive. I thought that was pretty cool.


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    Alert NYT: Polls show Obama has significant lead

    NYT: Polls show Obama has significant lead

    Democratic candidate has a 9 percentage-point lead over McCain
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26981780/
    "The CBS News poll showed that Mr. Obama has a nine percentage-point lead over Mr. McCain 49 percent to 40 percent. It is the first time Mr. Obama has held a statistically significant lead over Mr. McCain this year in polls conducted by CBS or joint polls by CBS and The Times."



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    Thumbsup McCain camp cedes ground in Michigan

    McCain camp cedes ground in Michigan
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/...rap/index.html

    "# NEW: McCain source says resources are being shifted from Michigan
    # McCain praises his efforts in working to pass bailout legislation
    # McCain says that Obama lead growing because "life isn't fair"
    # Obama is in Michigan on Thursday talking about the area's hard-hit economy
    "


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    Thumbsdown Fact Check: Did Obama vote 94 times for higher taxes?

    Fact Check: Did Obama vote 94 times for higher taxes?
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...heck-94-times/


    The Statement: At a debate Thursday, Oct. 2 in St. Louis, Missouri, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin charged Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of supporting higher taxes. "Barack had 94 opportunities to side on the people's side and reduce taxes, and 94 times he voted to increase taxes or not support a tax reduction 94 times."


    The Verdict: Misleading. Palin's summary ignores the fact that some of the votes were for measures to lower taxes for many Americans, while increasing them for a much smaller number of taxpayers. The total also includes multiple votes on the same measures and budget votes that would not directly lead to higher taxes.

    I'll put the actual quotes in BOLD so there is no mix-up on who said what. You betcha'!

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    Thumbsdown Fact Check: McCain wants to deregulate health care?

    Fact Check: McCain wants to deregulate health care?
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...ng/#more-22340

    The Statement:
    During the vice presidential debate on Oct. 2, Democratic nominee Joe Biden described Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a long-time supporter of deregulation of the banking industry and added, "As a matter of fact, John recently wrote an article in a major magazine saying that he wants to do for
    the health care industry (is) deregulate it and let the free market move like he did for the banking industry."


    Verdict:
    Misleading. McCain does want to overhaul state oversight of health care, but the deregulation he is calling for is not nearly as extensive as what was done to the banking system.


    Thank God!

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