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Romney's out [Feb. 7th, 2008|10:26 am]
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spitemeat
I really thought he'd hang around a little longer.
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Candidate Trivia! [Oct. 11th, 2007|03:41 pm]
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dubaiwalla
-John McCain and Hillary Clinton "reportedly engaged in a vodka drinking contest...during an official trip to Estonia in 2004."

-Mitt Romney was declared dead by a policeman after surviving a serious car accident as a missionary in France.

-While living in Indonesia Barack Obama's family had a pet ape named Tata and "some crocodiles, which were kept in a concrete tub."

-Bill Richardson received a Vietnam draft deferment because of a deviated septum.

-Ron Paul lists his home address and phone number on his campaign website (though this blogger couldn't find them).

-Back in high school Mr Obama signed his last name using a big "O" with an afro on top.

(Source.)
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sorry if I'm completely behind the times with this one [Oct. 10th, 2007|11:35 pm]
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never_the_less
I'm not sure if you guys have seen this Slate feature on the political futures, but the idea is compelling enough to make me want to go back and update the "market prices" quite frequently.

What is also interesting to me is imagining what would happen if this really took off. At what point would people rather make money than have their candidate of choice in office? This reminds me of the early life insurance policies in 16th C. England in which third parties took out annuities on sailors, essentially betting on whether or not they would come back alive. Or you know, Pete Rose. (Trying to make a sports reference for atthesametime). Actually, here is another Slate article about the legality of political futures.


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Hagel in Esquire [Mar. 6th, 2007|07:13 pm]
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icki
A big feature on Chuck Hagel in the new Esquire. The author front-loads the story with this nugget:

"The president says, 'I don't care.' He's not accountable anymore," Hagel says, measuring his words by the syllable and his syllables almost by the letter. "He's not accountable anymore, which isn't totally true. You can impeach him, and before this is over, you might see calls for his impeachment. I don't know. It depends how this goes."

The conversation beaches itself for a moment on that word -- impeachment -- spoken by a conservative Republican from a safe Senate seat in a reddish state. It's barely even whispered among the serious set in Washington, and it rings like a gong in the middle of the sentence, even though it flowed quite naturally out of the conversation he was having about how everybody had abandoned their responsibility to the country, and now there was a war going bad because of it.

"Congress abdicated its oversight responsibility," he says. "The press abdicated its responsibility, and the American people abdicated their responsibilities. Terror was on the minds of everyone, and nobody questioned anything, quite frankly."
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Vilsack Out? [Feb. 23rd, 2007|11:51 am]
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icki
According to Ben Smith at Politico, Vilsack's following Evan Bayh's lead and getting out early.
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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2007|06:30 pm]
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brooklynnotes
So this seems to be the next level in internet outreach for 08.

Obama has set up a myspace of sorts for his supporters, called "my.barackobama" an excellent way for him to tap into grassroots fundraising and do demographic research on supporters. I wonder if he'll get in trouble when someone pervert uses it to score with underage liberals.
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Monday Poll [Feb. 12th, 2007|01:46 pm]
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brooklynnotes
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[music |Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, motet (antiphon) for 6 voices, P. 123-Peter Philips; The Tallis Scholars-Tallis: Spem in Alium: Tallis Scholars]

Poll #925863 Monday Poll

The Democrats

Obama
9(45.0%)
Clinton
0(0.0%)
Dodd
0(0.0%)
Edwards
3(15.0%)
Vilsack
0(0.0%)
Sharpton
0(0.0%)
Kucinich
0(0.0%)
Biden
0(0.0%)
Gore
1(5.0%)
Richardson
3(15.0%)
Clark
0(0.0%)

The Republicans

Brownback
1(7.7%)
McCain
3(23.1%)
Giuliani
4(30.8%)
Gilmore
0(0.0%)
Romney
1(7.7%)
Tancredo
0(0.0%)
Hagel
0(0.0%)
Huckabee
2(15.4%)
Hunter
0(0.0%)
Pataki
0(0.0%)
Gingrich
1(7.7%)
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Monday Morning Snap Poll [Feb. 4th, 2007|11:01 pm]
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brooklynnotes
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[music |IV. Finale-Ludwig Van Beethoven-Beethoven String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano, 7/10)]

Just so I don't forget tomorrow, here is the monday morning snap poll.

Every monday morning from now till the election Oh8 will do a poll gauging members thinking on the race. Please vote below for who you think either will or should win.

Poll #920874 Poll 2/4/07

the Dems

Obama
6(54.5%)
Clinton
0(0.0%)
Dodd
0(0.0%)
Edwards
1(9.1%)
Vilsack
1(9.1%)
Sharpton
1(9.1%)
Kucinich
0(0.0%)
Biden
0(0.0%)
Gore
1(9.1%)
Richardson
0(0.0%)
Clark
0(0.0%)

The Republicans

Brownback
1(11.1%)
McCain
2(22.2%)
Giuliani
2(22.2%)
Gilmore
0(0.0%)
Romney
0(0.0%)
Tancredo
0(0.0%)
Hagel
0(0.0%)
Huckabee
3(33.3%)
Hunter
0(0.0%)
Pataki
0(0.0%)
Gingrich
0(0.0%)
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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2007|02:37 pm]
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brooklynnotes
[music |Str Qrt No 1 in F Op 18 1. I All con brio-Bethoven, Ludwig Van-Beethoven String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano, 1/10)]

Huckabee is in. I think this guy might have a chance.


* Mike Huckabee before and after his hundred and twenty pound weight loss.
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The Friday Snap Poll [Jan. 26th, 2007|02:58 pm]
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brooklynnotes
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[music |String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4. I. Allegro ma non tanto-Bethoven, Ludwig Van-Beethoven String Quartets (Quartetto Italiano, 2/10)]

Poll #914622 The Friday Snap Poll

The Democrats

Obama
3(25.0%)
Clinton
0(0.0%)
Dodd
0(0.0%)
Edwards
6(50.0%)
Vilsack
0(0.0%)
Kucinich
1(8.3%)
Biden
0(0.0%)
Gore
0(0.0%)
Richardson
0(0.0%)
Clark
1(8.3%)

The Republicans

Brownback
1(10.0%)
McCain
3(30.0%)
Giuliani
2(20.0%)
Thompson
0(0.0%)
Gilmore
0(0.0%)
Romney
1(10.0%)
Tancredo
0(0.0%)
Hagel
0(0.0%)
Huckabee
3(30.0%)
Hunter
0(0.0%)
Pataki
0(0.0%)
Gingrich
0(0.0%)

Who should we add for next week?

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