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  • #16
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    I would love to live in a battleground state or even one thats kinda close.
    Like mine! (Fla not NC :wink: )
    Yes! Except for the gators, fire ants and old lizards. Although there is that fully functional indoor ITA track ya got. :wink:
    phsstt!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
      Originally posted by Marlow
      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
      I would love to live in a battleground state or even one thats kinda close.
      Like mine! (Fla not NC :wink: )
      Yes! Except for the . . . old lizards.
      Who you callin' an old lizard??!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Marlow
        Originally posted by Daisy
        Originally posted by Marlow
        Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
        And it was? 70%? More?
        Pending final count - 64%
        Wasn't that about the same percentage as 2004?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by SQUACKEE
          My state always goes to the Dems, always. This year it was projected 55-35- a landslide, but was even more like 70-30. There was no chance of Connecticuts electorial votes not going to the Dems. Zero.

          So why would i stand in a 1 hour line after work and not go running.
          State and local elections. They matter too.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tandfman
            Originally posted by Marlow
            Originally posted by Daisy
            Originally posted by Marlow
            Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
            And it was? 70%? More?
            Pending final count - 64%
            Wasn't that about the same percentage as 2004?
            60.7%

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Marlow
              Originally posted by SQUACKEE
              Originally posted by Marlow
              Originally posted by SQUACKEE
              I would love to live in a battleground state or even one thats kinda close.
              Like mine! (Fla not NC :wink: )
              Yes! Except for the . . . old lizards.
              Who you callin' an old lizard??!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
              Certainly not you. Your only 2 years older than me and therefore and henceforth .... in your prime.
              phsstt!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by tandfman
                Originally posted by SQUACKEE
                My state always goes to the Dems, always. This year it was projected 55-35- a landslide, but was even more like 70-30. There was no chance of Connecticuts electorial votes not going to the Dems. Zero.

                So why would i stand in a 1 hour line after work and not go running.
                State and local elections. They matter too.
                Great point, i wasnt even thinking about those. ops:
                phsstt!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by eldrick
                  Originally posted by Marlow
                  Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
                  more limited electorate back then ( ?no women & less surviving elderly )

                  this has got to be most genuine "turnout" since ?pre-civil war
                  I believe turnout is measured as percentage of registered voters, not percentage of eligible voters.

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                  • #24
                    It was reported last night that originally, a firework display was scheduled for the conclusion of Obama's speech, but he canceled it at the last minute. Evidently, he's really concerned about people expecting unrealistic things of him, and now is the time to remind people that he doesn't walk on water. I guess that explains the relatively subdued tone of the speech. It must be daunting if he's taken the time to see the images of people all over the world celebrating and crying tears of joy as if he's the Messiah. If I were him, the thought of disappointing billions of people might be more worrisome than the thought of being assassinated.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                      I guess that explains the relatively subdued tone of the speech.
                      Again - his grandmother had just died.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Marlow
                        Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                        I guess that explains the relatively subdued tone of the speech.
                        Again - his grandmother had just died.
                        That may explain the cancellation of the fireworks, but don't you think the speech was written before his grandmohther died?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                          That may explain the cancellation of the fireworks, but don't you think the speech was written before his grandmohther died?
                          It would have been easy to cut big chunks of rhetoric out to fit his mood.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                            Originally posted by Marlow
                            Originally posted by jazzcyclist
                            I guess that explains the relatively subdued tone of the speech.
                            Again - his grandmother had just died.
                            That may explain the cancellation of the fireworks, but don't you think the speech was written before his grandmohther died?
                            Written, yes. Final re-writes probably inserted within the last hour, and I'd not be surprised if he dropped or added or altered some things on the fly.

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