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  •  Ever heard of electoral college? (0+ / 0-)

    It's why we have red states and blue states?  You underestimate the impact that pot is going to make over the next few years.  And any candidate that goes to colorado or washington (do you live there) is going to have to be pro-pot or risk losing the state.  This is not just my opionion, this is what statistics show us to be true.
    Who cares what the issues are to you.  No one but you.  You are only one person.  Just like me.  I can sit home and it makes no difference.  But I live in a red state so it really doesn't matter.  
    If Dems lose either colorado or Washington State they may not be able to win enough electoral votes to keep the WH.  It is what it is.  I don't get what is so hard about this concept.

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    by pollchecker on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:37:23 AM PDT

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    •  No, I don't live in WA or CO (2+ / 0-)
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      In fact, I live in one of those red southern states.  But as WA and CO have shown us, you don't need POTUS to legalize pot, and I suspect that the issues that are important to me are important to a lot of people.  As for the electoral map, WA and CO total 21 EV's between them, meaning Obama could have lost both states in 2012 and still won the electoral college 321-227 -- 84 EV's.  That may be why it's hard to sell the concept.

      Making a presidential election a one-issue race is something the anti-choice (and others, but they're the loudest) have tried to do ever since 1973.  It doesn't work, except with a small number of very narrowly focused voters.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:57:23 AM PDT

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