Obama vs McCain - the 2008 US presidential election campaign

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Who do you WANT to be the next US president

Poll closed Nov 3, 2008.
  1. John McCain (Republican, Arizona)

    15.3%
  2. Barack Obama (Democrat, Illinois)

    75.0%
  3. Third-party candidate

    1.4%
  4. I don't really care

    8.3%
  1. Barack Osama

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    A/ Frank Butcher
     
  2. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    Not racist? I refer back to the above post.

    Now fuck off you utter cunt.
     
  3. Barack Osama

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    If you think that is racist then you need medical help :manson:

    I have already explained up above what I meant, I am guessing you either chose to ignore it so you can look big infront of your mates bandwagon jumping or you go to a special school and lick windows of buses and simply can't read :manson:
     
  4. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    Wow your posting style is incredibly creative and original, where did you learn to write like that?
     
  5. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    :D

    this I liked:

     
  6. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    I can read perfectly well and you can back pedal all you like, it has racist undertones and if you can't see that, then maybe you attend speeshul school.
     
  7. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    That doesn't mean anything to me... NEXT.
     
  8. Samuel

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    Part of me desperately wants to see Sarah Palin as President but it's just not going to happen.

    She's my IDEAL WOMAN.
     
  9. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    For the fun of it, i'd quite like to see her be allowed the presidency for... a few weeks or so before hanging it back into capable hands to sort out the probable mess caused.
     
  10. Barack Osama

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    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Email to a FriendAdvertisement
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month and the first time his support has topped 46% since September 24





    As election day draws nearer the American people are realising more and more that the terrorist sympathising tax raising socialist muslim Barack Hussein Obama is dangerous to elect and are swinging more and more towards McCain, like I said the other day McCain is going to win this :D and Rasmussen hasn't even taken into account the "Bradley Effect"

    Give me all your Paypal addresses and I will transfer the cost of a box of Kleenex to every Obama fanboy and fangirl on here to have a good cry on Wednesday when McCain gets in
     
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  11. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    Do you really think your reporting of polling information needs to be backed up with such ignorant and bigoted comments? It's totally unecessary.

    Give me your address and I will arrange for George W. Bush to elimnate you as one of his last acts in the war against terrorism :)
     
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  12. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    "Soon, my evil plan will come into action and everyone will vote for John McCain and HE will win the presidency! MWAAHAHAHAHA"
     
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  13. Suomi

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    *if* Mclame wins can Barack_Osama be INSTANTLY perma-banned? I don't think I could take that on top of everything
     
  14. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    And if Obama wins can we take the piss out of the ever so sure posts of McCain "walking" the election? I have no idea why anyone could be so sure of something AND so arrogant in saying it. It's almost like Michael Jackson saying he had only 2 nose jobs with a straight face.
     
  15. Barack Osama

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    Obama caught palling around with another terrorist, a spokesman for the terrorist group PLO :manson: what will it be next ? Osama Bin Laden having tea at the White House with Obama ? :manson:





    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., did a live interview with Radio Mambi in Miami this morning in which he went after Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for his connections to a “PLO spokesman.”

    McCain was referring to Rashid Khalidi, who five years ago Obama toasted at a going-away party before Khalidi headed off to New York City to become a professor at Columbia University.

    In April, the Los Angeles Times’s Peter Wallsten wrote about the toast, saying a “special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

    “His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been ‘consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases…It's for that reason that I'm hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation -- a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid's dinner table,’ but around ‘this entire world.’”

    Wrote Wallsten: “In the 1970s, when Khalidi taught at a university in Beirut, he often spoke to reporters on behalf of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization. In the early 1990s, he advised the Palestinian delegation during peace negotiations. Khalidi now occupies a prestigious professorship of Arab studies at Columbia"
     
  16. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    Take your right wing propoganda and shove it up Andrew Sachs anus.
     
  17. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Does this SHIT wash with anyone other than incredibly stupid people who were pretty much certain to vote for McCain in the first place, anyway?
     
  18. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    Well let's hope he has better tactics, attempting to brainwash a bunch at a UK based forum is hardly to get Republican voters, as if any of us would vote Republican anyway.
     
  19. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    The latest poll from Arizona puts McCain ahead by ONLY 2%! Michael Tomasky for the Guardian is right to suggest that Obama needs to slot a last minute rally there this weekend - it would be MAJOR news that Obama is fighting in McCain's back yard and paint him to be a looser in his home state.
     
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  20. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    That would be beyond funny, who was the last presidential nominee to lose in their own home state?
     
  21. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    You know what the craziest thing is? At the moment, Obama is winning polls in enough states that he doesn't even need to win Ohio and Florida to win the electoral college vote! If you go by the CNN's "Electoral Map Calculator" it shows that even without the toss-up states of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada, Indiana and Montana, Obama still clinches 286 electoral votes, passing the 270 needed to win outright.
     
  22. POP!

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    And he is doing that 30 minute ad across all those networks tonight. Plus he's campaigning with Bill Clinton later this evening. Of course I don't want to jinx it, but YEP he's pretty much got this one IN THE BAG.
     
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  23. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    the same poll supported by Fox News? How APT :manson:

    On the very same day, early voting statistics have come out that show Obama taking LOUISIANA, a safe Republican state, 58% to 25%. That's what happens when people have "other candidate" as an option.

    If you want to talk biased polling, Pew Research as Obama winning 52/36.

    We can all play THAT GAME
     
  24. Tetris-Rock

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    Apparently Obama's pissing off all the bloody sports fans thought by making them wait for the World Series or something. Though I happen to think that if they were going to vote Obama, and then changed their minds because he took up half an hour of their precious primetime tv, they pretty much shouldn't be voting. I can't believe there are still undecideds out there.

    Surely you either agree with one or the other. They stand for different things.
     
  25. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    It's not actually being delayed at all - it was always meant to start at 8.30 ET.

    Anyway - here is the 30 minute ad, EARLY:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/GtREqAmLsoA&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/GtREqAmLsoA&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
  26. Crash

    Crash Thank You

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    God, if that advert doesn't CLINCH the undeciders I don't know what will
     
  27. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    I'm just over half way through it. It's fantastically put together!
     
  28. Zodiac

    Zodiac Registered Ulser

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    COME ON BARACK

    I hope my CRB check takes a while longer and that I don't have to work next wednesday. I'm looking forward to a fun drunken election night
     
  29. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    am I right in thinking that with a democractic-strong congress, Obama is going to have a much better chance at instigating change than any American leader in a long time?

    Didn't Bush and Clinton both have an opposing house and senate? I can't really remember but I know they always struggled with passing laws, hence why Bush initiated so many of those dodgy amendments for the war etc
     
  30. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    Well yes, Obama is going to find it relatively easy to get his initiatives through. It looks certain that the Democrats will build upon their lead in the Senate and House - in actual fact, the Democrats could reach the "magic" 60 members in the Senate, which means that the Democrats will not be subject to filibusters from Republicans, who will have little opposition power to the issues that come before the Senate.
     
  31. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    in that case, HA HA

    the filibuster episode in the West Wing is AMAZE
     
  32. Barack Osama

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    Rasmussen Reports have NOTHING to do with Fox News, Rasmussen is known as the most reliable of all polls

    President John H McCain, get used to it
     
  33. Barack Osama

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    Won't make any difference, even I accept that Obama is a brilliant orator, possibly the best since Hitler

    Do you really think floating voters are going to bother sitting through half hour party political broadcast ? it won't change the poll result
     
  34. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    they're the only ones showing a 3% difference, and in case you haven't noticed, they are STILL showing an Obama victory, less than a week to the election, while everyone else is showing between 5% and 15%

    DO YOUR MATHS
     
  35. Barack Osama

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    Polls are known to have a +/- 5% margin of error so that could mean McCain has a 2 point lead or Obama a 10 point lead, let's say for arguments sake that that is spot on and Obama is 3% ahead, take into account the Bradley effect I would say right now they are pretty much neck and neck with 5 days to go

    IF Obama gets in trust me it will be by a very small margin and not the landslide some are making out to be

    Also McCain is now leading the polls as to who is best off for the economy and the economy will decide the election
     
  36. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    I do hope you're still around these parts next week :)
     
  37. Strawberry Jam

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    If we are going by Rasmussen, it's back to +5%.

    That was fun while it lasted.
     
  38. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    If only the margins of error were +/-10%, eh BO? :D
     
  39. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    Oh I like the nickname B.O. - quite apt as he clearly stinks of SHIT.

    And on the margin of error ISSUE - B.O. is WRONG to say that every poll has a margin of error of 5%. The margin of error is entirely dependent on the sample size. The higher the sample the lower the margin. Therefore the most reliable polls are "poll of polls" as published by CNN and the like - the collective sample size is huge and therefore has a virtually non-existant margin of error.
     
  40. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I think Barack is on The Daily Show on More4 now.
     

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