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Prediction Time, We're Down To The Wire Now In Iowa 
3rd-Jan-2008 12:53 pm
Here are my predictions:
Democrat: Barack Obama
Republican: Mike Huckabee
Comments 
3rd-Jan-2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Huckabee? Do you really think so? Ugh!!

Hooray Barack!
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3rd-Jan-2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
GWB won? That's news to me.
3rd-Jan-2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
As long as you don't put too much stock in it, it's just fun - I personally don't use it as a gauge for 11/08, because there are always too many variables between now and then.

This is just my prediction for today in the IA caucus.
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3rd-Jan-2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I understand and don't necessarily disagree with you - but I think there are those who wouldn't vote for Edwards as moralists simply because he LOOKS a bit like a Kennedy. Fucked, I know, but that's the same mindset you speak of - and sadly, they do vote as well.
3rd-Jan-2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
lol well yeah, I mean this is the US of AAAA the country where some areas of the Deep South had ads in NEWSPAPERS speaking out against Lieberman, could't have an evil Jew in office after all...
3rd-Jan-2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Obama is leading Hillary by seven points today in IA.

I spent six years in Ames (undergrad and grad school at Iowa State), and the caucus faithful in both parties tend to be at the ends of the bell curve (far left Dems, far right Reps). So angry_biscuit's predictions seem right to me.
3rd-Jan-2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
This is Iowa: women belong in the kitchen, and blacks belong not in the state.

*shrug* sad, but that's how a lot of that state is


Doesn't sound like you know Iowa at all.

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3rd-Jan-2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I grew up there and went to college there. I lived in 3 different parts of the state over that time. I don't know a single person like that. Coloring an entire state just because your family had a jackwad/s in it isn't really the way to do things.
3rd-Jan-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
I hope you're wrong.
3rd-Jan-2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
On whom?
3rd-Jan-2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Both of them.

Barack, who I love, needs more seasoning. He's going to be another Jimmy Carter if we're not careful.

And Huckabee is a so NOT a joke... If he wins the election, the gay rights movement is going to lose another 20 years.

My choices would be Hillary (Edwards, a close second) for the Dems and McCain for the Rethugs.

Thankfully, in most respects, Iowa ends up rarely mattering in the long run.

But Hillary may do better today than ya think...
3rd-Jan-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
i hate that the media frenzy has already decided for us who will be taking the primaries. this is the least democratic democracy this side of the mississippi.

whatever that means.
3rd-Jan-2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hmmm Huckabee? Well I hope so..he has no chance in hell of winning the general election ;)
3rd-Jan-2008 06:56 pm (UTC) - I think Hillary's last minute TV appeal will pull her to the top.
I'm just hoping that we will see some clearing of the boards.

To many options on either side. Separate some wheat from the chaff so to say.

I'm waffling between Hillary and Edwards, Obama just doesn't carry himself beyond charisma to me.
3rd-Jan-2008 09:59 pm (UTC) - Re: I think Hillary's last minute TV appeal will pull her to the top.
I have to say i adore Kucinich, I wish he had even a small chance in hell....(I said hell in homage to your screen name ;))
3rd-Jan-2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
For the caucuses? Agreed, but also agree they don't much matter.

I got to 'caucus' winter of '84 as a senior at Iowa State. It was a cool experiece.
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4th-Jan-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Why Huckabee?
4th-Jan-2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Because he's the most far right religious conservative in the bunch, and the least informed.
4th-Jan-2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Maybe it's because I live in Chicago, known for its liberal blue collar standpoint, but I just don't know any Republicans that are far right, certainly not in the social sense. Most are fiscally conservative and not strictly "religious right" at all. This must be coming from the bible belt states. Perhaps they have the most lobbyists? Why does their horn blow louder?

4th-Jan-2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Perhaps, but it's not hard to turn on the religious aspect of conservatism that blinds them all to reason - and that's how they always manage to get their target audience, by drinking that neoconservative, Jesus flavored Kool-Aid.
4th-Jan-2008 05:46 am (UTC)
It's so far from the experience of Jesus that I have, that I sometimes think they are thinking of Jesus H. Schultz or someone other than the man depicted in the bible, who had loving kind ideas and guidelines to follow to be an enlightened peaceful person.

Where the fuck did all this religious sludge come into play, and why did they pick the political arena in which to dump it?

BAHHH! And by that I mean frikken sheep!
4th-Jan-2008 05:55 am (UTC)

Where the fuck did all this religious sludge come into play, and why did they pick the political arena in which to dump it?


That would be Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, & the Moral Majority. With lots of help (read: fearmongering, propaganda, and outrageous lies) from the Christian Coalition, the Eagle Forum, Focus On The Family, American Family Association, and the Family Research Council for starters.

Why? Because those are the easiest tactics to use to froth up the fundies, who in turn froth up the fence sitters, who in droves make up the masses of stupid people who buy in to all the rhetoric. Put simply, because this majority of people is blind to reason and base logic, and are the enemies of rational thought, democracy, and the Constitution. And with Jesus on THEIR side, there is no argument they cannot somehow manage to elude and still find themselves garnering support with their bretheren. Their aim is to make us a Christian nation.

In short, because there are more of them (stupid people) than us. Look no further for evidence of this than the fact that GWB has been elected not once - but twice. Need more?

Edited at 2008-01-04 05:58 am (UTC)
4th-Jan-2008 06:05 am (UTC) - Thanks for the clarity - my eyes burn now!
Oy vey. Look what they've done to my song, ma.

They've made a mockery of something sacred. Think about these kinds of coalitions existing in the name of the Dalai Lama or Buddha, people who have existed to bring about love, peace, and compassion into the world. It's ridiculous, twisted, and sad.
4th-Jan-2008 06:20 am (UTC) - Re: Thanks for the clarity - my eyes burn now!
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