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  1. 1. Choose the top three reasons you believe could lead to a McCain victory

    • His 'maverick' image
      6
    • His military experience
      17
    • His political experience
      12
    • Sarah Palin
      14
    • The fact that he's a Republican
      13
    • The perceived elitism of Obama
      7
    • The fact that his opponent is black
      12
    • Cindy McCain
      0
    • Something else
      4
  2. 2. Choose the top three reasons you believe could lead to a McCain victory

    • His 'change' image
      16
    • His speeches
      15
    • The fact that he's a Democrat
      18
    • Michelle Obama
      0
    • The fact that he is black
      6
    • The fact that his opponent is in his 70s
      14
    • Joe Biden
      3
    • Sarah Palin
      4
    • Something else
      4
  3. 3. Could the debates affect your vote?

    • If McCain does well, it could change my vote
      1
    • If McCain does badly, it could change my vote
      0
    • If Obama does well, it could change my vote
      0
    • If Obama does badly, it could change my vote
      1
    • If Palin does well, it could change my vote
      1
    • If Palin does badly, it could change my vote
      0
    • If Biden does well, it could change my vote
      0
    • If Biden does badly, it could change my vote
      0
    • I am unlikely to watch the debates
      2
    • The debates are unlikely to change my vote
      17
    • I cannot vote
      8


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Top 3 for McCain:

His military experience

VPILF!

Republican (neither candidate will win without their base, so if they win, it means their base helped!)

Top 3 for Obama:

Change message

Democrat

Other - his ground game

The debates are unlikely to change my vote


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affect.

And the second one should say Obama, not McCain.


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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affect.

And the second one should say Obama, not McCain.

See, I try so hard to get the verb right, then ** up the poll anyway.

Cheers. :thumbs:


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Top 3 for Mac: Palin, maverick, b0's elitism

Top 1 for b0: other (I took it as catchall to include "nothing")

Debate: no effect, I've decided on Mac


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Um, I rushed and didn't really read the only 3 part. :innocent: I picked more than 3 for each. Oopsie.

I will have to confer with the poll police and get back to you. But, mark with words, Ms Stina, there will be consequences. Oh yes. There will be consequences... :ph34r:


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Um, I rushed and didn't really read the only 3 part. :innocent: I picked more than 3 for each. Oopsie.
Well, I selected LESS than 3 (just 1--I tried it with 0, but it wouldn't take) on the second one, so we even out here. :thumbs::lol:

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McCain:

1. His dashing good looks.

2. He picked a MILF for VP.

3. His infectious smile.

Obama:

1. His basketball skills.

2. His fashion sense.

3. Because initials are B.O.

The debates are not going to really affect the rank and file Democrats and Republicans...only the undecided ones and Independents. Don't despair - even though the swiftboating of Kerry did have an impact on the percentages, this election, there's just too many other factors that weigh in more heavily than personal issues voters might have with each candidate.

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[T]his election, there's just too many other factors that weigh in more heavily than personal issues voters might have with each candidate.

I'd like to think so, but I'm not so sure. There has been a significant swing from Obama to McCain among white women. Have these 'swingers' been avidly poring over each candidates manifesto, tuned constantly to NPR for in-depth analysis of the issues, emailing Bill Moyers for clarification, etc, and have suddenly had a change of heart about whether the highest earners should be taxed aggressively, whether universal healthcare is a good idea or what consitutes torture? Or did they see Sarah Palin and think, "Oh, she's a Mom. So am I. She has kids. So do I. She wears galsses. My eyesight is less than perfect also. I'll think I'll vote for McCain, then."


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Um, I rushed and didn't really read the only 3 part. :innocent: I picked more than 3 for each. Oopsie.

I will have to confer with the poll police and get back to you. But, mark with words, Ms Stina, there will be consequences. Oh yes. There will be consequences... :ph34r:

:help:


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[T]his election, there's just too many other factors that weigh in more heavily than personal issues voters might have with each candidate.

I'd like to think so, but I'm not so sure. There has been a significant swing from Obama to McCain among white women. Have these 'swingers' been avidly poring over each candidates manifesto, tuned constantly to NPR for in-depth analysis of the issues, emailing Bill Moyers for clarification, etc, and have suddenly had a change of heart about whether the highest earners should be taxed aggressively, whether universal healthcare is a good idea or what consitutes torture? Or did they see Sarah Palin and think, "Oh, she's a Mom. So am I. She has kids. So do I. She wears galsses. My eyesight is less than perfect also. I'll think I'll vote for McCain, then."

During the Primaries, there were polls on all the candidates for their high positives and their high negatives. There were and still are many Republicans who swore they wouldn't vote for McCain, particularly many Evangelicals. I have a hard time believing that McCain could simply appease those disgruntled Party members with his choice of a VP. That said, his choice certainly has grabbed a lot of attention in the press and in this media frenzy, perhaps some voters get swept up into it, but IMO, once the dust settles on Palin's introduction to the rest of the country and voters have gotten a chance to see beyond the surfacy qualities (hockey mom, wears glasses, etc.), the focus of attention from the media will be on the real issues....at least I hope.

If there's one thing that this election demonstrates is how much sensationalism dominates in the media - or at least gets the most mileage. But it also has a short shelf life....like talking about Lindsay Lohen's next run in with the law. I have hope that enough Americans aren't content with their understanding of the issues at hand from reading the National Enquirer.

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Um, I rushed and didn't really read the only 3 part. :innocent: I picked more than 3 for each. Oopsie.
I will have to confer with the poll police and get back to you. But, mark with words, Ms Stina, there will be consequences. Oh yes. There will be consequences... :ph34r:
:help:
As I said, I think my SHORTAGE of options cancels out your surfeit--so no worries. :lol:

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2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

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2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Um, I rushed and didn't really read the only 3 part. :innocent: I picked more than 3 for each. Oopsie.
I will have to confer with the poll police and get back to you. But, mark with words, Ms Stina, there will be consequences. Oh yes. There will be consequences... :ph34r:
:help:
As I said, I think my SHORTAGE of options cancels out your surfeit--so no worries. :lol:

*whew* Thanks

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