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Cindy Sheehan’s congressional bid (she beat the GOP candidate to come in 2nd!)
Fruits and Votes ^ | November 9, 2008

Posted on 11/12/2008 9:38:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy Sheehan, a leader of the US anti-war movement (such as it is), ran for the congressional seat held by Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (8th district, San Francisco).

Sheehan, running as an independent, came in second to Pelosi, easily beating the Republican challenger. As a result, Pelosi’s support plummeted by almost 20 percentage points from 2006.

Nonetheless, one might assume that this will not have much an affect on Pelosi’s estimate of her, or the party’s, electoral security looking ahead to 2010. Here are the results:

Nancy Pelosi (Dem) 162,276 71.9%
Cindy Sheehan (Ind) 36,894 16.4%
Dana Walsh (Rep) 21,540 9.5%
Philip Z. Berg (Lib) 5,054 2.2%
By contrast, Pelosi won 80.4% in 2006, against 10.8% for the Republican candidate, 7.4% for a Green, and 1.4% for a Libertarian.

Going back to the last presidential election, in 2004, she won 84.7% against 11.7% for the Republican and 3.6% for the candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party.

She’s slipping!

(I can’t help but wonder why Sheehan did not run with either the Green or the Peace & Freedom Party. Isn’t she supposed to be a movement candidate? Neither of these parties had a candidate in the district this year, however.)


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2008; ca2008; cindysheehan; congress; democrats; election; elections; pelosi
Wow! With some more money, Mother Moonbat might've given San Fran Nan a real run for her money. Wouldn't that have been hilarious?!!
1 posted on 11/12/2008 9:38:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SF makes me sick.


2 posted on 11/12/2008 9:41:49 PM PST by lnzog (A people free to choose will always choose peace.-Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee - 162,000 responsible for the hardships of hundreds of millions. What am I missing?


3 posted on 11/12/2008 9:43:35 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sixteen percent of these people are crazier than Pelosi? Crikey!


4 posted on 11/12/2008 9:43:56 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee - 162,000 responsible for the hardships of hundreds of millions. What am I missing?


5 posted on 11/12/2008 9:44:16 PM PST by Bobibutu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sixteen percent of these people are crazier than Pelosi? Crikey!


6 posted on 11/12/2008 9:45:28 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wouldn't that have been hilarious?!!

Funny like cancer. Much like the rest of the election.

7 posted on 11/12/2008 9:45:42 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP feller must not have seen the signs in the bay area; Conservatives need not apply.


8 posted on 11/12/2008 9:46:21 PM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Norman Bates; AuH2ORepublican; rabscuttle385

9.5% for our Republican candidate ? That’s the first time a GOP candidate dropped into the single digits for Congress in that district ever. Just to get an idea of the dramatic dropoff for GOP support in SF, 26 years ago, our candidate got 41%. Methinks, however, that some Republicans cast protest votes for Mutha Sheehan to embarrass Facelift Nancy.


9 posted on 11/12/2008 9:47:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: lnzog
Let's let California sell S.F. to American Samoa.
They, already, own Pelosi.
10 posted on 11/12/2008 9:48:09 PM PST by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: lnzog
Let's let California sell S.F. to American Samoa.
They, already, own Pelosi.
11 posted on 11/12/2008 9:49:21 PM PST by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The republican nearly got 10%!

The dems should demand a recount!

(Without looking or caring, the “republican” out there is probably more liberal than Pelosi)


12 posted on 11/12/2008 9:50:41 PM PST by KoRn
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To: umgud

Bay Area? California is getting like that.


13 posted on 11/12/2008 9:50:52 PM PST by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"what's that shinny thing?"

14 posted on 11/12/2008 9:52:46 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PizzaDriver

And then we can sell Chicago, maybe just push them into Lake Michigan. What a wonderful world that would be!


15 posted on 11/12/2008 9:58:25 PM PST by lnzog (A people free to choose will always choose peace.-Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's doing anything she can to keep her mind off of her dead son. If you haven't been there, you don't know how desperate one can be in that situation.

Yes, she's a useful idiot.

She's also a grieving mother.

I'm not excusing her for siding with the Leftists. But I do understand her doing what she can to stay distracted from real life.

16 posted on 11/12/2008 10:09:11 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans really need to rally behind and fund Sheehan for a 2010 rematch!


17 posted on 11/12/2008 10:13:21 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Doogle
"what's that shinny thing?"

I think you meant "shiny", but "shinny" could be even funnier...
18 posted on 11/12/2008 10:22:17 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cindy Sheehan should be Obambi’s Secretary of State.

They really agree on just about everything — it’s just that Obambi’s a lot less honest about his real beliefs....


19 posted on 11/12/2008 10:55:03 PM PST by Enchante (Make Fox News come clean on the hoax attacks on Governor Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow! With some more money, Mother Moonbat might've given San Fran Nan a real run for her money. Wouldn't that have been hilarious?!!

Don't kid yourself. Pelosi had previously never gotten less than 75% of the vote in the district, and has never participated in a debate. She didn't even campaign. Sheehan just peeled away the Code Pinkos. They get attention wherever they strip down to their puke-colored gowns, but there aren't a lot of them. Electorally, they're insignificant.

Remember when Chris Matthews told Sheehan she should run for Congress?

20 posted on 11/12/2008 10:58:21 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Somewhere, Ronald Reagan is saying, "Well, ol' Norman Thomas was right!")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

I honestly thought the Repub would edge Cindy. I’m sure it’s not the first congressional race were we placed third but that’s really appalling. Party support should never be that low.

Billyboy as I recall you predicted 30%+ for the wackjob.


21 posted on 11/13/2008 9:58:29 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

SF still had a minor GOP presence into the ‘70s (half the city had a moderate GOP Congressman, Bill Mailliard, until 1974), and even early ‘80s, but they went ultraleft fast and viscerally reacted against center-right politics under Reagan. By the late ‘80s, the party presence there was dead. One big reason is that the city just isn’t family-friendly, indeed, it is either the #1 or one of the top Congressional districts devoid of children with two-parent households. It used to be a good indication of how Republican or Democrat a district would vote based upon that measure, with fewer children and two-parent households being more Dem. Most of those aforementioned families cleared out by the ‘70s and ‘80s.


22 posted on 11/13/2008 4:18:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“It used to be a good indication of how Republican or Democrat a district would vote based upon that measure, with fewer children and two-parent households being more Dem.”

Excluding non-white seats of course. Everybody in my ratastic area has kids.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 10:08:52 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Disinformation is false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It may include the distribution of forged documents, manuscripts, and photographs, or propagation of malicious rumors and fabricated intelligence. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, which is merely false information spread unintentionally.

In espionage or military intelligence, disinformation is the deliberate spreading of false information to mislead an enemy as to one’s position or course of action. In politics, disinformation is the deliberate attempt to deflect voter support of an opponent, disseminating false statements of innuendo based on the candidates vulnerabilities as revealed by opposition research. In both cases, it also includes the distortion of true information in such a way as to render it useless.
“Plowboy””LN Smithee “notashill””2ndDivisionVet” either has no life and is sadistically obsessed with Cindy, or a paid CIA agent to spread the disinformation and token words like “moonbat” “Crazy Cindy” Post names of staff members, spin all news stories, and spam all comments on articles about Cindy. He posts all over the net,this forum, and on every Cindy Sheehan articles’ with the same comments attacking Cindy. What a sick loser on www.cindysheehanwatch.com.


24 posted on 11/25/2008 6:45:47 PM PST by CIAWatcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With those numbers, I wonder if Cindy got cheated. I wouldn't put it past Nancy and her hacks to switch the names when the votes are actually counted.
25 posted on 12/03/2008 4:07:06 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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