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  •  Mrs. Clinton has 3 times the negatives of Obama. (0+ / 0-)

    In a general election, that's a potential killer.

    Want to win ???

    Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

    by vets74 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 04:38:14 PM PST

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    •  I can't see Obama carrying any states (3+ / 0-)
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      that Clinton can't.

      The system is rigged - John Edwards

      by okamichan13 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 05:00:58 PM PST

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      •  Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, AR, Fl, etc. (0+ / 0-)

        Obama could roll a 40-state victory.

        That's a solid result against any GOPer but McCain.

        Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

        by vets74 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 04:54:15 AM PST

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    •  Oh, no. I desperately hope to lose. (1+ / 0-)
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      What a ridiculous question.

      I think "electability" is a stupid reason to choose a candidate. It didn't work out so well for us last time.

      Beyond some basic viability standards, I vote for the candidate whose policies and rhetoric I like. I don't use some crystal ball to determine who the "average" general election voter might pick.

      Further, it's a specious argument in any case. I know where Clinton's negatives are, but I also know they're not going to go anywhere. Once the GOP smear machine is done with Obama, you have no idea where his might be.

      Hell, maybe I'll just vote for Edwards regardless. I'll work for Obama or Clinton, but I just don't care which of them wins.

      •  Electability protects the SCOTUS. (0+ / 0-)

        And in this situation, protecting the SCOTUS takes precedence over minor legisative differences.

        Once the GOP smear machine gets rolling, both Clintons negatives and Obama's negatives will go up.

        That's what smear machines do.

        Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Lenny Bruce. Overcome evil with good.

        by vets74 on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 04:51:57 AM PST

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        •  Unlikely to drive Clinton's up, at least much. (0+ / 0-)

          Everyone already knows about her, and those opinions are pretty much set. There's very little the smear machine can bring up that would hurt her more than the past 16 years.

          Obama, OTOH, they can bring up all sorts of nastiness (true or not, but it would be new stuff) that would raise his negatives a great deal. It's an unknown.

          I agree that protecting the SCOTUS is extremely important, which is why I'll work for whomever the nominee is.  

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