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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:16 PM
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Who do you think will run in the primary against Obama?
My predictions are:

Lee L. Mercer Jr
Oloveuse O. "Ole" Savior
Albert "Big Al" Hamburg
Christina Gerasimos Billings-Elias
Lyndon LaRouche
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:18 PM
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1. Jeb Bush
I'm kidding
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:18 PM
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2. Someone who wants to get their ass kicked.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:19 PM
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3. Randall Terry, Democrat, said he would
Yes, THAT Randall Terry
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:19 PM
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4. I'd vote for Ralph Nader if he ran in the primary
and I hate Ralph Nader.
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:21 PM
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6. Facepalm
Actually lately he has made some sense, but I just dislike him for some reason. Can't put my finger on it.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:02 PM
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20. what a stupid thing to do. NADER is the reason we got GEORGE BUSH
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ilrslr3 Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:12 PM
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21. Agree!!!
Agree!!!!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:19 PM
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24. No he isn't.
The US Supreme W. Court gave us the chimp. They stopped the vote counting and appointed him.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:32 PM
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29. If Nader had not been in the race in FL there would have been no reason to recount anything.
Nader may not have given us Bush, but he did absolutely nothing to prevent his presidency.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:34 PM
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32. Nader had the right to run.
Gore won Florida. The election was a fraud.

May as well blame Clinton or Lieberman while you're at it. They screwed up Gore's chance at the
presidency. Gore himself blew it by distancing himself from Bill Clinton, but in the end, he won anyway.

The problem was the completely fucked decision by the corrupt supremes. They subverted the election process by declaring that the votes can't be counted because it might harm the chimp. (Huh?)

I voted for Nader, though I was in a safe state (CA). I wanted the Green Party to have some support.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:25 PM
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28. that's why I hate him
but in the primary, there would not be the same danger. It's a primary, remember?
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:35 PM
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33. jesus,,that old line..again??
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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34. WRONG. more florida DEMS voted for Bush than they
did Nader.
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:21 PM
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5. DK
I think redistricting will make it difficult for him to be re-elected from what I see. Suing for 150,000 over an olive pit doesn't really help him I think.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:26 PM
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7. Yeah, I'm sorry to see that -- both the redistricting and the olive pit lawsuit. nt
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:28 PM
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10. The olive pit lawsuit is a little strange IMO. He must have really been hurt. n/t
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:30 PM
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11. I fractured my upper jaw.
Difficult thing to do. Nowhere near 150,000 to fix. It killed a few living teeth. I think the lawsuit just looks so bad. If he runs; it will be on the radar. I was incredulous when I read about his lawsuit. If that doesn't help tort reform........
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:53 PM
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17. And are you okay? Plus, I think we'd know if he'd had a fractured upper jaw,
I'm guessing it's pretty obvious?

You're right - that's exactly the kind of lawsuit that needs to be addressed (although to be fair we don't know the details, but just the same...). I'm relieved he wasn't asking for a million!
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:58 PM
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18. 150,000
is a lot of money. A lot. I think dentures are considerably less. LOL.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:51 PM
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16. Someone here presented a plausible scenario that maybe the insurance companies
were fighting about it and he just got fed up. I read somewhere where it resulted in permanent damage, so maybe that's what he's trying to get compensation for.

My initial response was just knock it off, Dennis -- Get compensation for your dental work and be done with it. It surely wasn't intentional and it's not as though it was the tip of somebody's finger or something. :eyes:

There are no details about the specifics, but even so -- it's just kind of strange as you say.
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:18 PM
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23. Methinks
there is speculation to justify with no facts. On the face of things, biting into a pit in an olive could never cause permanent damage to the tune of 150,000. Had dental work done? It ain't cheap, but good golly, you can get a whole hell of a lot of work done for that. I can get facial reconstruction for that. I don't think his teeth were ever that good - and yes I just seemed to be struck by that some time ago - so I don't see the point in making himself a laughing stock. His office response was questionable too. sigh.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:34 PM
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13. I'd back DK this time for the first time.
There needs to be a challenge.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:36 PM
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14. Very stupid move, politically.
The right is having fun with this already.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:15 PM
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22. Agreed. He'd probably run anyway, but redistricting may encourage him to think bigger.
:)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:27 PM
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:48 PM
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15. lol
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:27 PM
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9. I WAS 100% for Obama, but if Lee Mercer Jr throws in his hat, he's got my vote! All three. nt
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:32 PM
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12. I think Randall Terry has announced too...
Tim Kaine was right, nobody but fringe candidates.

Sid
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:59 PM
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19. Oasis
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:33 PM
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25. "The rent is too high" guy?
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 04:48 PM
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27. The only one of those I've even heard of is
Lyndon LaRouche. Are any of the others even Democrats? If they are, they're so obscure that maybe they'll get their names on the ballots in a couple of primaries, but won't have a meaningful campaign.

Barring something totally weird happening before the end of this year, Obama simply isn't going to have any meaningful opposition for the nomination. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say because Obama will have no challeger in 2012, there will be no primaries or caucuses on the Democratic side.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:34 PM
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30. All Three!
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:33 PM
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31. Thinking Out Loud - Wouldn't It Be Good To Have Someone Well To The Left Of Obama.....
primary him? It might pull him back some from center-right. Just a thought.
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:37 PM
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35. We can only hope...
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:38 PM
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36. Aren't primaries restricted to members of a party only?
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:40 PM
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37. We know who's not running
Hillary
Dean
Kucinich
Edwards
Feingold
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:42 PM
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38. I'd like to see Bill Black run.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 06:42 PM by girl gone mad
Maybe as an Independent.

eta: in the general, not the primaries, of course.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:44 PM
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39. Pat Paulsen
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