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Virginia Freeper Huddle: who do we vote for on Tuesday ???
Vanity | 2/5/04 | Self

Posted on 02/05/2004 9:54:16 AM PST by Salgak

Well, now that Dean has self-destructed, and Kerry is well on the way to the nomination, is it even worth it, voting in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday ??

If so, who for ? Dean's no longer a factor, Edwards is as slimy as Kerry, if not more. . . is this the time to go back to the old plan of voting for Reverend Al for sheer comic value ????


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2004; democrats; demprimary; february; gopprimary; gwb2004; primary; virginia
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Request that ONLY VIRGINIA Freepers answer thread: it's our primary, that's why I'm calling a Huddle
1 posted on 02/05/2004 9:54:19 AM PST by Salgak
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To: Salgak
W
2 posted on 02/05/2004 10:00:27 AM PST by spaceman spiff (Don't anthropomorphize computers. They don't like it.)
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To: Salgak
How about the mad general?
3 posted on 02/05/2004 10:00:49 AM PST by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Recommend Dean. If not Dean, Edwards. It's about money burn, now. Make Kerry spend by making the competition go longer.
4 posted on 02/05/2004 10:02:15 AM PST by Owen
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To: Salgak
...is it even worth it, voting in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday ??

I wouldn't disgrace myself voting for one of those people.
My President can whup any one of them, we don't need to play the games they do.


W '04

5 posted on 02/05/2004 10:04:16 AM PST by jla
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To: Salgak; sultan88; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; AdSimp; ...
Richmond ping.

I think I'm voting that that whackjob, Dr. Demento. I'm telling all my friends to do that too. If Dean thinks he has some level of support, maybe he'll just be crazy enough to go the third party route.

Fair warning: Be prepared to get all kinds of leftist snail mail after you vote in the primary.
6 posted on 02/05/2004 10:06:30 AM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: jla
party pooper
7 posted on 02/05/2004 10:07:18 AM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: jla
It's your duty to vote. This will also drive the dems crazy thinking they have more support, in general, than they really do.

See? Many goals are accomplished here.
8 posted on 02/05/2004 10:08:38 AM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: iceskater
Is it also the Republican primary on Tuesday?
9 posted on 02/05/2004 10:10:52 AM PST by MindyW
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To: iceskater
It's your duty to vote.

Yes, and I intend on doing just that...next November 2nd.

This will also drive the dems crazy thinking they have more support, in general, than they really do.

They're crazy enough without our help! :^)

10 posted on 02/05/2004 10:12:24 AM PST by jla
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To: iceskater
I'm gonna go with Dr. Demento, too. I wrote an email to Kerry, asking why I should vote for him in the primary, and no one has responded. I guess Kerry doesn't need my vote. :) I shall encourage others to vote for the mediocre physician, too. I think President Bush can beat all of 'em. Kerry is such an out-of-touch liberal. None of 'em have the middle-of-the-road-aw-shucks-I'm-one-of-you charisma of Bubba.
11 posted on 02/05/2004 10:12:38 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Salgak
Well, gee, donno now that Lieberman is out ...I'm aprehensive of voting for either Clark or Edwards 'cause if they make a strong Southern showing I figure they have a chance as being picked as Kerry's veep. And as far as Not-so-Sharpton, Koo-coocinish and Mean Dean go, I'd have to register my sanity with the local asylum if I pulled any of those levers... Your advice?
12 posted on 02/05/2004 10:13:28 AM PST by meandog ("Do unto others before they do unto you!")
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To: Salgak
Reverend Al for sheer comic value ????

SURE, he will still be in debates then
13 posted on 02/05/2004 10:17:58 AM PST by alisasny (Thankyou to all who made 12/28 party so wonderful in NYC)
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To: iceskater
Sorry but there's no way I could justify voting in the Dem primary. Besides, it's also contrary to the bylaws of my local Republican committee.

The Dems can have their process on Tuesday, and I'll vote for W in November.

14 posted on 02/05/2004 10:19:31 AM PST by gieriscm (The AW ban sunsets on 09/13/2004)
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To: Salgak
Assuming Kerry is the favorite, then to be effective in contributing to continuing the liberal infighting, which is the goal, one must vote for the next favored, no matter who it is.
15 posted on 02/05/2004 10:29:44 AM PST by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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To: Salgak
I suppose we could surrepticiously start banging the drum to draft Hillary, that should shake 'em up.
16 posted on 02/05/2004 10:30:05 AM PST by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: iceskater
Just voted for Edwards here in Missouri...felt good that his delegates will duke it out with Kerry's...
17 posted on 02/05/2004 10:31:08 AM PST by Keith (IT'S ABOUT THE JUDGES)
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To: gieriscm; iceskater; All
I voted for Mike Clancy's weakest opponent in last March' primary for the special election for Arlington County Board. You WILL receive Democrap literature--you're saying you're one of them when you vote in their primary. The guy I voted for lost as did Mike Clancy in the special election. Plus, I really needed to take a bath after being around a thousand Democrats who voted in that primary.

This said, I still may vote for the Breck Girl (Edwards).

18 posted on 02/05/2004 10:35:35 AM PST by GunsareOK
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To: Salgak; Flora McDonald; jla; Mudboy Slim; AdSimp; iceskater; sultan88; NittanyLion; flicker; ...
My President can whup any one of them, we don't need to play the games they do.

I'm inclined to agree. I remember having this same debate last time around. As much fun as I think it would be to mess with their minds, it just doesn't feel right to me.

I think they'll self destruct without any help from us.

19 posted on 02/05/2004 10:51:57 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (www.wardsmythe.com)
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To: Salgak
Request that ONLY VIRGINIA Freepers answer thread: it's our primary, that's why I'm calling a Huddle

I can respect this request, but can you imagine if enough conservatives voted for George Bush as a write in cantidate to actually win a democrap primary?
20 posted on 02/05/2004 11:04:51 AM PST by birdsman
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To: Salgak
I still want to see this as a two-horse (or would that be a two-jackass) race and I think I'll vote for Dean :-)

YEEEAAAAA!!
21 posted on 02/05/2004 11:12:01 AM PST by duckbutt ("George Bush is Not My Neighbor" - by Howard Dean, the anti-Mr. Rogers)
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To: birdsman
I thought about that. That would be freaking hilarious. I can see the graphs on CNN now:

Kerry-32%
Edwards-27%
Bush-15%
Clark-13%
Dean-11%
Sharpton-1%
Kucinich-1%


I would piss myself if that happened in a Dem primary write in.
22 posted on 02/05/2004 11:19:52 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (I Stand With Alex Lifeson)
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To: Salgak
White Devils For Big Al!
23 posted on 02/05/2004 11:30:57 AM PST by FreedomFarmer (WARNING: Exceeds RDA of Acerbic Acid!)
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To: birdsman
Remember the Dems who voted for McCain in 2000 ??

Payback's a b*tch, ain't it (g)
24 posted on 02/05/2004 11:35:27 AM PST by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Gopher Broke; JOE6PAK; talleyman; Mudboy Slim; AdSimp; kch01; fenway; GodBlessRonaldReagan; ...
With me it would be a toss up between Dr. Demento and the Revvvvvvrand Al. However, at this time in my life I am severely Democrap challenged and unable to pull the lever.

To compensate for this shortcoming and as part of my rehab efforts, I will be participating in a "Support Our Troops/Support Our President Rally" with another FReeper and a couple of TownHall.com Folks this Saturday at 6 p.m. in front of the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Coincidentally, the VA Dems are having their Jefferson/Jackson Day dinner down there at the same time with four of their sad candidates in attendance. Imagine that!

Stand the Storm!
25 posted on 02/05/2004 11:38:07 AM PST by Flora McDonald (FReepmail me if you want to join us.)
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To: birdsman
Now that would be hilarious. I think I'll tell a few friends to do that.
26 posted on 02/05/2004 11:41:30 AM PST by petitfour
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To: sultan88; Mudboy Slim
Why not vote for Dubya in the Dem primary? If there's some support for it I'll do it, otherwise I'm doing my duty as a white devil and pulling the lever for the Rev'rin'!
27 posted on 02/05/2004 12:03:03 PM PST by HenryLeeII
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I'm thinking we oughtta vote fer Edwards just to hopefully draw out the primary another week or so, thereby draining a few more bucks from Kerry.

FReegards...MUD

28 posted on 02/05/2004 2:11:42 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: HenryLeeII
Rev'rin Al's got my heart, but stretching out the primary election cycle's got my brain (Edwards it is)...MUD
29 posted on 02/05/2004 2:13:27 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Salgak; iceskater; putupon; sultan88; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; ...
Howard Dean, unless he has formally withdrawn!!! (And he plans to stay on thru the Wisconsin primary on the 17th.) I've already put together a small conservative coterie that plans to vote for the Demented One!
30 posted on 02/05/2004 2:18:17 PM PST by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: HenryLeeII; Mudboy Slim; iceskater
"Why not vote for Dubya in the Dem primary?"

Hank, I'm certain write-ins for Dubyuh will be ignored by the media and not counted or reported. In '02 a lot of us wrote in "Ollie North" for Senate rather than holding our noses and voting for Big Jawn. Nary a word of the North vote was ever reported.

Let's do what we can to resurrect Dean! See iceskater's reasoning above.

31 posted on 02/05/2004 2:33:36 PM PST by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: sultan88
"Let's do what we can to resurrect Dean!"

Awwww-right, I'll go fer ElDemento Dean...fact is, the thought of voting fer the Breck girl--a personal injury lawyer, no less--was sorta turnin' my stomach...MUD

32 posted on 02/05/2004 3:02:19 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH Osama bil Clinton!!)
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To: Gopher Broke; JOE6PAK; talleyman; Mudboy Slim; AdSimp; kch01; fenway; GodBlessRonaldReagan; ...
GEEZE LOUISE! I just saw my first Kerry ad this evening. They are playing the war hero card to the hilt.

I began to imagine one of those ads followed by one about his post-war-stab-my-fellow-soldiers-in-the-back activities. Now that would be sweet.
33 posted on 02/05/2004 8:25:34 PM PST by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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To: sultan88; Mudboy Slim
You both make good points. Sultan, resurrecting Dean's candidacy is a good idea, because it forces Kerry further to the left (as if that's possible) and keeps him from acting centrist during the primaries; plus, the Deaniacs are liable to sit out the November election if the eventual nominee says bad things about their pseudo-messiah.

But Mud makes the point of supporting Edwards because he's more viable. Edwards seems to have the best chance of extending the nomination fight and draining Ketchup Boy of his money. Edwards is an empty suit, but as a VP candidate he would help reel in the soccer mom crowd.

What to do, what to do?...If we could just get a quarter of the states' Republicans and non-registered conservatives such as myself into the Dem polling booths, Sharpton could pull this out! Wouldn't you just love to see his huckster face all over the Boston convention? Wouldn't he just make a swell VP running mate? He'd be deadlier to their ticket than Hitlery! But, you all have convinced me, it should either be Dean or Edwards...

34 posted on 02/05/2004 9:37:20 PM PST by HenryLeeII
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To: Salgak
Just can't bring myself to vote in the dim primary, tho' it is tempting to vote for Rev Al. I'd worry about giving Edwards more steam, he could be tougher than Kerry - seems pretty good at selling himself as a moderate, even tho' he votes like Kennedy.

Might go down to Richmond for the anti-tax rally instead. ( http://www.notaxhike.net/schedule.shtml )
35 posted on 02/06/2004 6:02:02 AM PST by javachip
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To: javachip
I have thought long and hard about this...planned to vote for Nikita Dean until he self-destructed.

Discussed this with a friend and we decided we wanted to keep as much contention and conflict between the Dem candidates...as long as possible.

So I plan to hold my nose and vote for Wes Clark on Tuesday.

Remember...there is NO PARTY REGISTRATION in VA (thanks to Democrats blocking bills on this every year)...so EVERYBODY can and should vote this coming Tuesday in the Dem. Primary.
36 posted on 02/06/2004 6:37:49 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Abortion: Big people killing little people)
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To: Salgak
Checking in from rainy, snowy Fauquier county here

My hubby and I are voting for Dean. We WANT him in the race as long as possible so that he can bruise and batter Kerry all he wants. A weaker Kerry helps us down the road.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

37 posted on 02/06/2004 6:51:14 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: meandog
I'm votin' fer Fat Albert. If you hear a manic giggle or perhaps some lunatic cackling in NoVa, that'd be yers truly, pushin' the button fer da Rev'hrund Al.

Muwhahahahahaha!

38 posted on 02/06/2004 6:55:28 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Chief Engineer, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemens' club)
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To: Salgak
Bump for later.
39 posted on 02/06/2004 6:56:12 AM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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To: SoftballMominVA
Any freepers eligible in upcoming primaries should vote for Edwards or Dean... we want Kerry to limp to the nomination, battered and broke.
40 posted on 02/06/2004 6:58:47 AM PST by mwl1
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To: SoftballMominVA
"My hubby and I are voting for Dean. We WANT him in the race as long as possible so that he can bruise and batter Kerry all he wants. A weaker Kerry helps us down the road."

Sound analysis. If Dean starts to pick up any steam, he will stay in the race and rag Kerry to the end. Voting for Edwards won't hurt Kerry as he seems to be the Veep designee. Can't vote for General Ripper as he is Clinton's boy. I would keep Al as a second choice just in case Dean really tanks in Washington this weekend.

41 posted on 02/06/2004 7:06:46 AM PST by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: Salgak
ARRRRGH! Do I vote for Dr. Demento or the Rascally Reverend???? Heh, Maybe I'll just write-in W. :)
42 posted on 02/09/2004 1:28:19 PM PST by Romish_Papist (Lurker for three years, finally registered, love this place!)
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To: sultan88
Well, we voted today. No spot for a write-in. So, it was Al or Edwards. Dean just does not have any support at all. Even a few votes won't help. Hubby wanted to vote for the Rev. Al, but he didn't. We both voted for Edwards. Then I worried: what if Kerry peters out and Edwards comes out on top? I don't think that a Kerry/Edwards ticket will sell any better than a Kerry/anybody ticket. Kerry is simply too liberal. Too creepy. Too skeletal. Too much of a gigolo. I don't think Edwards has a shot against George Bush either.



43 posted on 02/10/2004 9:11:07 AM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour; Salgak; Mudboy Slim; iceskater; jla; Corin Stormhands; AdSimp; HenryLeeII
The misssuz and I voted for Howard Dean. (Now we feel so unclean!) Funny thing - we voted at noon and she was number 27 and I was number 28 in a heavy RAT precinct. Not a lot of interest, in other words.
44 posted on 02/10/2004 12:41:58 PM PST by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: sultan88
I felt rather unclean myself. One of the polling people was laughing about something, and he said, "What's that they say about US: vote early and often." hehehe (he laughed) I laughed to myself and made sure to come home and call a few friends to go vote.

I thought the guy was a rather creepy-lookin' RAT. He sure tried to see where my card was punched, too.
45 posted on 02/10/2004 12:47:43 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Salgak
Voted. Two votes for the Reverend Al.
46 posted on 02/10/2004 12:48:50 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Looks like Virginia conservatives are "splitting" our vote among Reverend Al, Dr. Demento, and the Breck girl.
47 posted on 02/10/2004 1:04:55 PM PST by sultan88 ("I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm...")
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To: sultan88
I'm going for the gusto and voting for Dean. I'm going after work - the way it sounds there won't be much of a line.

I actually voted in a dem primary before - when Virgil Goode challenged Chuck Robb. And look what happened - he became a republican. No chance of that happening with Dr. Demento.
48 posted on 02/10/2004 1:20:01 PM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: iceskater
I'm waiting for hubby to get home from work to go.

I have no idea who I'm going to vote for - and reading through this thread has me even more confused.........sigh.

This is a first for me - I've never lived in a state without party affiliation registration.
49 posted on 02/10/2004 1:32:00 PM PST by Gabz (Smoke gnatzies: small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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To: iceskater
I'm waiting for hubby to get home from work to go.

I have no idea who I'm going to vote for - and reading through this thread has me even more confused.........sigh.

This is a first for me - I've never lived in a state without party affiliation registration.
50 posted on 02/10/2004 1:32:05 PM PST by Gabz (Smoke gnatzies: small minds buzzing in your business - SWAT'EM)
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