US - Election Day 2008

Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Madison, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    I definitely think that is within reach, it really is remarkable just HOW much he is likely to win by. He has run an excellent campaign, and even though I'm not convinced by his rhetoric, you really can't argue with those kind of numbers.
     
  2. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Virginia is 50-50, :o
     
  3. Crash

    Crash Thank You

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    McCain gets Mississippi and Utah

    Obama gets Iowa

    207-135
     
  4. Crash

    Crash Thank You

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    Apparently the precincts left to be counted are heavily democratic though
     
  5. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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  6. Strawberry Jam

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    At this point Intrade reckons 375. :o

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  7. Crash

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    Some analyst on the BBC mentioned the 375 number as well :disco:
     
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  8. Zodiac

    Zodiac Registered Ulser

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    lol @ the bitter Republicans on the beeb :D
     
  9. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    I think I'm about to have a CRY, the US has come a LONG WAY, bless us.
     
  10. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    YAY YAY YAY!

    Big up President Obama!
     
  11. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
     
  12. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    When it was first announced on BBC, nothing happened to me. But I was also watching Stewart and Colbert on Comedy Central live online and Stewart announcing the result actually set me off crying.

    I blame hormones.
     
  13. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    McCain: "The American people have spoken and they have spoken CLEARLY"

    YOU THINK?
     
  14. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    John McCain said he was calling Obama up to congratulate him on his victory and the crowd booed, REPUBLICUNTS INDEED.
     
  15. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Oh what an utterly super night.Lots of americans and drunk people wanting to get in on the act were crying over each other at the union. I thought Dimbleby was really shit though.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, WELL DONE POP!
     
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  16. POP!

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    PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON STAGE NOW :disco:
     
  17. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    Ooh I can watch online, AND HE'S SPEAKING

    Michelle's hair is good tonight. I was worried, it can go either way i find.
     
  18. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    "GAY OR STRAIGHT"

    :disco:
     
  19. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    I know!

    I think i shall move to america and marry a black
     
  20. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    HE'S GETTING THEM A PUPPY

    OH, now i do cry
     
  21. POP!

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    Tomorrow will be a much BRIGHTER morning, kids.
     
  22. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I just woke up and turned om as the VICTORY speech was starting :disco:
     
  23. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    I really hope he doesn't go to shit, like all the others
     
  24. POP!

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    Let the inevitable 'assassination' plots begin :(
     
  25. POP!

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    "May God bless the United States of America" :disco:
     
  26. TurnerPrize

    TurnerPrize time to dance

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    BRILLIANT.

    And HELLO Mrs Biden.
     
  27. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    OMG I HAVE CRY

    I can only imagine what I'd be feeling if I was in the US right now
     
  28. Strawberry Jam

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    Missouri= FLOP bellwether? :o
     
  29. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    Not gonna lie, I did shed a tear when watching his speech.

    We totes need an Obama smilie.
     
  30. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    Me too!
     
  31. Barack Osama

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    Congrats Obama

    The American people have massively fucked up putting in charge of the free world a man that wasn't even a junior senator in Illanois 3 years ago, he is embarrassingly under qualified for dealing with the recession, credit crunch, the global security situation and so on but I believe in democracy

    It will all end in tears and in 4 years time I believe he will be kicked out of office as he will be hopelessly out of his depth

    Great speechmaker and orator, would I buy a used car, timeshare or snake oil off him ? for sure I would - do I trust him to get the world out of the recession and wipe out Al Qaeda ? like fuck I do

    Too many Americans watch 24 and have been seduced at how good President Palmer was so they elected their own President Palmer, tbh I can see Obama ending up the same way as Palmer
     
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  32. jørgen

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    So American's voted for a fictional character.

    A little bit like RONALD REAGAN then?
     
  33. Barack Osama

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    Sure I think Palmer is the big factor in why Obama got elected

    Palmer was the most popular tv political character ever in America and got America used to the idea of a black man in the Oval Office and that this contributed to Obama's success with a lot of 24 fans voting Obama because they saw him as a real life President Palmer

    Obama owes a lot to Dennis Haysbert
     
  34. Barack Osama

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    But this is not 24 sadly and there is no Jack Bauer to save the world this is real life and this is an almighty fuck up by the American people
     
  35. jørgen

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    I think you'll find that factors such as healthcare and the economy, plus factors the management of Hurricane Katrina will have played a bigger role than influence by a fictional character.

    HOWEVER, if we are going to use that analogy, then perhaps Matt Santos from the West Wing would be a more accurate representation.

    And that character was based on... Barack Obama.
     
  36. RossN

    RossN Evil Tara Reid Clone

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    Vale Senator McCain. You made a heroic effort, but the odds were always against you. You can feel proud that while you did not win you prevented a rout - this is no 1932 or 1964.

    Well done sir. You have every reason to feel proud. :)
     
  37. dUb

    dUb WENT TO WAR FOR U

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    I don't think he's on Moopy RossN.
     
  38. Suomi

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    yah, you're back :D (i know you've been around for a while, but i mean in terms of you and me)
     
  39. Suomi

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    do you still not masturbate?


    Yours
     
  40. RossN

    RossN Evil Tara Reid Clone

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    Perhaps he lurks? :)

    Anyway I just wanted to say a few words. Senator Obama has won a historic victory - for which he deserves congratulations; but I feel Senator McCain deserves his due.
     

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