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RealClearPolitics State of the Electoral College as at September 27,2008
RealClearPolitics ^ | Sep 27,2008

Posted on 09/27/2008 7:19:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Here's the state of the US Presidential race based on the Electoral College estimates as garnered from aggregate statistics taken from various polls as at Sep 27,2008 ( again, you need 270 electoral votes to win ) :

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/?map=10

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections2008; electoralcollege; mccainpalin
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To: hinckley buzzard
As a hard core Marxist he will simply gut the elections of any meaning.

How do you think he'd do that? My guess would be giving lots of power to bureaucrats. Keep the Pres/Congress elections in place but create a super powerful bureaucracy, a fourth branch of the government w/o checks or balances.
51 posted on 09/27/2008 8:15:09 AM PDT by itsPatAmerican
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To: zwerni

What do y’all mean by getting Palin “out there”? She’s already on the campaign trail, she’s done a few interviews... what else should she be doing?


52 posted on 09/27/2008 8:17:15 AM PDT by Proud 2BeTexan
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To: pgkdan

A poll out yesterday has Mac ahead in Co. If we hold that one, we win.


53 posted on 09/27/2008 8:19:01 AM PDT by nailspitter
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To: itsPatAmerican
To be clear, communism is a wholly contained subset of totalitarianism. But once a culture goes down the totalitarian road, it makes little difference what brand of koolaid their rulers feed them.
54 posted on 09/27/2008 8:19:09 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind
Looking at the red/blue map, reminds of when I make my son a sandwich. He wants the edges cut off because the best stuff is in the inside. If we were to cut off the edges, for the most part, this would be nearly a totally red map.
55 posted on 09/27/2008 8:20:40 AM PDT by antiunion person (Obama, the end of our country as we know it)
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To: snarkytart
The propaganda comes from every direction...schools, magazines, newspapers, TV shows, movies, nightly news, music...all left wing, all the time.

It is true, and yet there is one glimmer of hope for the long run: As demonstrated in the old Evil Empire, people sooner or later learn to recognize propaganda and discount it. By the late stages of the USSR nobody paid any attention to the party line, including the party members themselves. The only question is, can we hold on to our freedoms and American values long enough for enough people to wake up to the Big Lie?

I don't want my children to have to learn the hard way, as the captive peoples of the soviet empire did.

56 posted on 09/27/2008 8:26:39 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: itsPatAmerican
Good guess. Imagine a "National Elections Board" established for the Public Good, to screen and approve candidates. We certainly don't want people to be misled by dishonest and subversive anti-social elements running rogue candidates do we. The Board, of course, will be composed of handpicked operatives. We could vote for anyone we wanted as long as s/he was an "approved" option. Like when Henry Ford said "People can have a Model T in any color they want, so long as it is black."
57 posted on 09/27/2008 8:32:50 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Scotswife
So right on target. i was watching some talking head stuff today just bouncing around trying to get the jest of the day after. several Obamanation supporters were on and they had the same theme “He looked and sounded so good!” Nothing about what he talked about or what his views were. Then it struck most of these guys have a mancrush on him. Very scary and creepy.
58 posted on 09/27/2008 8:35:36 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Never mess with an old man, he will just kill you.)
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To: Westbrook
Most of your statements are totally correct. Except one, “If the American people knew this, his numbers would be below 30%”. I estimate about 35 to 40% of the American people should just sit at home on election day. They are the percentage of people who are the idiots. They are the ones who begin watching and caring about 6 weeks before an election, if that much time. There are always the 30% who are to the right, and 30 to the left. Leaving the 60% of people who are leaning either way or just don't care. I know many of the 60%. They will almost certainly be the first to bitch and complain about new and higher taxes, new laws or anything pertaining to a newly elected official. But they are the ones who thought voting was a waste of time or just didn't give a damn. This election cycle I believe the right and left percentages are higher. More like 40 to 45%. As Republicans and Conservatives, we need to work on getting the leaners on our side in order to stop the nightmare that is certain to happen if Obama/Biden get into office.
The only person with experience in leading people is Sarah Palin. It's amazing the most qualified is also the one the MSM is spending most of their time crucifying every chance they get.
The members of Free Republic and other like minded websites really need to go out and voice our opinions to help our cause. We certainly can't rely of the media to help us. Everyone of us needs to go out and talk to 3 to 5 people about the situation our country is in and inform them of the ‘real or true’ facts the MSM is not airing.
Thank you for letting me vent. I will now get off the soap box and let someone else use it.
59 posted on 09/27/2008 8:36:14 AM PDT by antiunion person (Obama, the end of our country as we know and love it.)
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To: pgkdan

“For the record...I still expect McCain to win 40 -45 states”

Sigh... in our dreams.

I’m a stone-cold realist, about politics as well as other things.

This election is going to be as close as it gets, probably a repeat of 2000.

McCain’s only chance may be eke out a victory in the electoral college, where [of course] things matter. He’s probably going to lose the popular vote. At best he may break 50%, but I don’t see him getting much more.

With the racial factor tossed into the mix, it may be more ugly than in 2000, with not one, but possibly two or three states’ results “contested”.

Regarding the debates, it’s Kennedy vs. Nixon all over again. Style, looks, and delivery vs. substance. And bear in mind that the electoral populace in 1960 was probably better-informed than a large proportion of the voters (particularly the liberal and “waving wheat” undecideds) are _today_, what with the deterioration of the educational system over the last 50 years.

One other thing I’d like to point out. If McCain wins, it will not be because he rallied conservatives, but because he was perceived as “middle of the road” by enough independents and racially-minded democrats to steal those votes from the other side. I daresay that if our candidate had been a “hard-righter”, he wouldn’t have been able to take enough votes from the middle to have won.

I hope I’m proven dead wrong on this. Nothing to do but wait and see.

- John


60 posted on 09/27/2008 8:45:22 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: Proud 2BeTexan
What do y’all mean by getting Palin “out there”? She’s already on the campaign trail, she’s done a few interviews... what else should she be doing?

She was great for energizing the base but with the economy turmoil it is a whole new ballgame

Over a month ago when the unemployment numbers came out I posted here that the economy was going to be the major issue (people are complacent about terrorism until a nuke goes off )and that McCain better start blaming the democrat policies
61 posted on 09/27/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Proud 2BeTexan

first of all - I love the palin pick. it is the only thing that has persuaded me to vote mccain.

now, you cannot deny that if romney or ?? were the VP pick he woud have been all over tv last night w/ his post debate analysis.

that is just 1 example.


62 posted on 09/27/2008 8:57:34 AM PDT by zwerni (*** PALIN/mccain 2008 ***)
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To: SpookBrat

Population trends for the most part. Lots of transplants and since a black guy is running people will also come out and vote along racial commonality.


63 posted on 09/27/2008 10:16:53 AM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Keep the Change!)
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To: itsPatAmerican

> Do you think he will suspend elections once he gets in?
> Is there a risk of him carrying out these plans?

Not at all. Communist-run countries have elections all the time. They just regulate who is allowed to run for public office. When you control the press, the education institutions, the arts, and the broadcast media, and what constitutes acceptable speech, you’ve got a wrap.

How much of the above are not completely controlled by the left? In my humble estimation, precious little.

Obama is already setting his goon squads on radio stations that dare to air interviews with people who have intimate knowledge of his terrorist and criminal associations. His “truth” squad is already seeking ARRESTS of people who dare to have anti-Obama bumper stickers on their cars!

Expect a lot more of the same if he becomes “president”.

Just like in any OTHER communist-run country.


64 posted on 09/27/2008 10:26:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: itsPatAmerican

“How do you think he’d do that?”

By funneling money to Acorn and putting them and theirs in charge of monitoring elections.

they are so transparent- they already had the audacity to earmark BILLIONS for Acorn in Paulsen’s bailout proposal.

It doesnt even require thinking too far outside the box.


65 posted on 09/27/2008 10:34:36 AM PDT by Canedawg (Show me an old liberal and I'll show you a man without a brain. -Winston Churchill)
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To: uncbob
Country is in sad shape

Or is it the Republican parth that's in sad shape?

66 posted on 09/27/2008 1:54:33 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: nailspitter
A poll out yesterday has Mac ahead in Co. If we hold that one, we win.

What poll ? How good were their past records ? Please prvide a link for us.
67 posted on 09/27/2008 2:51:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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