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  •  Giddy hope (2+ / 0-)
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    pHunbalanced, Chicago Lulu

    compelled me to choose poll option #3.
    Now excuse me while I go sacrifice a chicken.

    •  HC might be in it until Feb 5 (1+ / 0-)
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      CTReformedRep

      edwards, OTOH, will slide into obscurity after NH. i don't think he'll get 10 percent.

      I got tased in *The Great Markos Candidate Meltdown Cranky Pants Sting of Ought 7*

      by blueterp on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 04:56:59 AM PST

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      •  Richardson thinks he's going to come in third. (0+ / 0-)

        That would have to be bad for one of the top three - probably Edwards.  It's unfortunate, I really did like some of the populist rhetoric coming out of Edwards.

        •  I like Edwards a lot better (3+ / 0-)
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          pHunbalanced, moira977, kestrel9000

          than I like Obama. Obama doesn't think BushCO has done anything to warrant impeachment. He said that last summer, remember?

          And where is Richardson getting this idea? Good grief...

          Reality leaves a lot to the imagination--John Lennon

          by o the umanity on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 05:30:55 AM PST

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        •  In the immortal words of Mandy Rhys-Davies (1+ / 0-)
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          kestrel9000

          "He would say that, wouldn't he?"

          Clinton's not out of it, not by a long shot. She's still got substantial support in New Hampshire. However, she needs Obama to stumble somehow for her to win.

          It must be frustrating, as a Clinton, to not be in control of one's political destiny. She is still running a strong campaign and performs well on the stump, but Obama is the choice of more voters right now. He's exciting people in a way she can't. However, should he do something wrong or handle a change in the campaign poorly, she's set up to do well.

          Do I think this will happen? It doesn't look likely. But who expected McCain to do so well several months ago? Who predicted Kerry?

    •  It's foolish to make any assumptions this early. (1+ / 0-)
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      kestrel9000

      Just as Clinton did from the start.

      I expect (at least) Ckinton. Edwards, Kucinich and Obama to run al least to the halfway point and there remain large states that could yield significant swings in favor of Edwards or Clinton, who are both fighters.

      I rather doubt Obama is taking anything for granted and if he is he's a fool (but he insn't). He didn't get this far by sitting on his ass.

      When harmonious relationships dissolve, respect and devotion arise; when a nation falls to chaos, loyalty and patriotism are born - Daodejing (paraphrased)

      by koNko on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 06:15:56 AM PST

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