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  •  Was "awesome" when, exactly? (none)
    In the nineteen-eighties?

    Good gravy. What a clown.

    Come back when you've invented a WABAC Machine and can go back in time to fetch Howard in fighting fettle.

    •  It's a "wayback machine" (none)
      and see my comments above and below.

      Sixteen scandals in my heart will glow: click "A is for Abramoff"

      by Major Danby on Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 11:37:15 PM PST

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      •  Per the creator (none)
        Jay Ward apparently called it "the WABAC Machine", in homage to ENIAC and other such early digital computers. Pronounced "wayback", but not spelled as such.

        Ancient cartoon trivia aside, I strongly doubt that any Democrat can win Ohio these days without carving a deep chunk out of the GOP base.

        And Brown is probably not going to be able to do that. Whereas Hackett in OH-2 showed that he was able to. He ran better there than anyone thought a Democratic candidate would be able to.

        And remember, any margin of victory has to be large enough as to make any Diebold fiddling so suspicious on its face that the Republicans would not risk the gambit.

        •  You make some good points (none)
          and if you don't already know that there are also good points on the other side, I don't know what to say to you. Do you know the opposing arguments? I don't live in Ohio. I'm not an expert on its politics. But my experience elsewhere in politics suggests that (1) people tend to overestimate the likelihood that their candidate can win and the other one can't, and (2) that this train has left the station. I don't mind people saying that this is a stupid decision. I mind them saying, in essence, "fuck Sherrod Brown, I'm taking my ball and going home," because I Want That Senate Seat and -- unless he goes hunting with Dick Cheney -- Brown is going to be our candidate.

          Sixteen scandals in my heart will glow: click "A is for Abramoff"

          by Major Danby on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 12:07:06 AM PST

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