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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 12:57 PM
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "So far in Texas, it's John Edwards or nobody"
So far in Texas, it's John Edwards or nobody:

So far, Texas primary voters will have two choices for president on March 4: John Edwards and none of the above.

The former senator from North Carolina is the only candidate to have filed as a candidate for president in Texas.

It's cool that Edwards filed in Texas at the earliest chance. Edwards will compete in Texas. Hillary won't. This will make a huge difference down ballot in Texas, where we could use that Edwards boost (instead of a Hillary drag).
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:05 PM
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1. Haven't they seceded yet?
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:07 PM
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2. The Texas primary is so far out
That the candidate is pretty much decided by then.

But good for Edwards.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:16 PM
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15. Which is exactly why our system is so farked up......
every voter should have a say in who the nominee is...not just a few choses ones.
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:58 PM
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3. True: Hillary will not compete in Texas
and where Obama is concerned there is this to consider in Texas - to paraphrase Governor William J. Le Petomane: "Have you gone berserk! You can't elect him President! Can't you see that man is a ni..."

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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:10 PM
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4. Actually, I think Obama would do fine in Texas. In 2002, Ron Kirk (who is black) ran for Senate
against Cornyn. The state has undergone a major Democratic shift since then, but even back then, even though Kirk lost he got the 3rd highest vote percent among statewide Democratic candidates.

I think Obama would have coattails in Texas, not quite so much as Edwards and (to a slightly lesser degree than Edwards) Richardson, but real coattails. Down ballot Republicans in Texas would ride Hillary's coattails to victory in close races.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:12 PM
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5. I liked Kirk
I wonder if he'd run again, maybe for the Hutchinson slot.
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:24 PM
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6. I was hoping he'd run this year!
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:28 PM
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7. Yeah me too, but doesn't appear so
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:54 PM
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8. We'll just have to kick Cornyn's ass with Noriega (who's a great guy but seems not to be a blazing
fund raiser).
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:04 PM
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10. I like Noriega too
But really, my cat would do a better job than Cornyn. :)
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:27 PM
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17. But to tell a family secret, his grandmother was a Dutch.
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 10:28 PM by Nailzberg
:rofl: Ahh, love that movie. The most wrong movie ever.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:59 PM
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9. has poppy bush threatened to shut down any voting in texas if anyone as much dares to vote for hill?
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:11 PM
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11. Actually, the Clintons are Poppy Bush's favorite Democrats



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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:27 PM
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14. he has promised to give her hell if she as so much wins the nomination ...
the bushes can't stand the clintons but they want to rub off some of the positive vibes the clintons get when they are out in public ... and the clintons ... well, old bill he just wants to be in in the in club.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:16 PM
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13. She and the other candidates have until Jan 2 to file
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:14 PM
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12. He's out in front once again nt
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:52 PM
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18. Glad to hear it, rocky
:applause: Very glad!
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:19 PM
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16. R&K [n\t]
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