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#1 Ryan

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:23 AM

New reports that Al Gore and Jimmy Carter are planning on endorsing Barack Obama or asking Hillary Clinton to drop out.

[hide]DEMOCRAT grandees Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are being lined-up to deliver the coup de grâce to Hillary Clinton and end her campaign to become president.
Falling poll numbers and a string of high-profile blunders have convinced party elders that she must now bow out of the primary race.

Former president Carter and former vice-president Gore have already held high-level discussions about delivering the message that she must stand down for the good of the Democrats.

"They're in discussions," a source close to Carter told Scotland on Sunday. "Carter has been talking to Gore. They will act, possibly together, or in sequence."

An appeal by both men for Democrats to unite behind Clinton's rival, Barack Obama, would have a powerful effect, and insiders say it is a question of when, rather than if, they act.[/hide]

This is from the same paper (the Scotsman) that ran the Samantha Powers story, however all of the sources are anonymous, so yeah!
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#2 Mama Luigi

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:20 AM

This is great news for Obama fans! (like myself)

I can only hope those anonymous sources are correct.

#3 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:11 AM

too bad obama called rednecks worthless and clinton is trying to spin it huge :(
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:39 AM

i doubt many rednecks like obama anyway [iam a bigot]
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#5 The Truth

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:46 AM

I'll believe it when I see it in an American paper, they let their one scoop get to their head it seems.

Also he didn't call them worthless, he essentially said that because of the economic depression that poor whites have rallied around two things they identify with that Washington can't take away: Church and guns.

He's 110% correct and probably worded it nicer than I would have.

(ps rednecks are worthless)
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:15 PM

You just know the Clinton had an orgasm when she heard Obama say that. If this causes him to lose, you can blame Rolling Stone for putting him on a cover.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:38 AM

Jimmy Carter was always such a nice guy.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:44 PM

I guess the news media is feeling bad ever since SNL's guilt trip and now they all seem to be favoring Clinton apparently because I have not heard a single word of this and instead any time I turn it to CNN the past few weeks all I see how bad Obama screwed up this time. I don't think Jimmy Carter is at all relevant but a possible Al Gore (who was VP under the Clinton administration) endorsement would be HUGE news and you would think they would be discussing this instead of Obama's bowling ability or him calling people bitter.


yeah it amazes me how they still paint the picture of it being NECK AND NECK and Clinton being relevant at all really! her only chance is a "Dean-scream" moment by Obama or some political tsunami which is getting less and less likely after he proved he had the ability to handle political crisis well (Rev. Wright stuff)
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

obamas not doing that much better, it's still close.

mccains gonna win anyways.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:36 PM

obamas not doing that much better, it's still close.

mccains gonna win anyways.


this is a really ignorant statement, pay attention to the delegate math nigga
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:04 PM

The Scotsman is actually a pretty reputable journal, so I wouldn't at all surprised to find that this hasn't been exaggerated.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:03 PM

I was under the impression that nobody cared about small town America, anyway. :shrug:

As nice as it would be to experience a Democratic presidential term right about now, I also agree that McCain probably has a strong chance at winning the race. America just seems more Republican right now.

That said, I know that America wants an aggresive president (Lord knows why, we already seem too aggressive), and that they pushed on Clinton for being a "flip-flopper", but she really seems way too aggressive for my tastes right now. While Obama seems to be more passive to me (or, at least, more composed), every time I see Clinton on television she always seems to be stirring something up. Granted, Obama's had his share of messes, too, but at the very least I get a more positive feel about his personality. It may just be the media showing Clinton in a bad light, but she still feels off, to me.

Al Gore and Jimmy Carter joining forces for Obama would be crazy. It'd be interesting if it actually happened.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:06 PM

but she really seems way too aggressive for my tastes right now.



sigh


#14 WunderBread

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:08 PM


sigh

Uh, that's descriptive. Care to elaborate? :)

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:43 PM

I was under the impression that nobody cared about small town America, anyway. :shrug:

1. I also agree that McCain probably has a strong chance at winning the race. America just seems more Republican right now.

2. That said, I know that America wants an aggresive president


1. Who the fuck wants a Republican president post the Bush era?

2. Sources. I'm always hearing, "Bring the troops home," and all this other BS that's against the war, but Americans want a Republican president, who would do the exact opposite?
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:45 PM

1. Who the fuck wants a Republican president post the Bush era?


everyone who doesn't want the nigger or the bitch.

basically all of the white population of the south.
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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:33 AM

1. Who the fuck wants a Republican president post the Bush era?

everyone who doesn't want the nigger or the bitch.

basically all of the white population of the south.

Some truth in that. This becomes more obvious, I suppose, when you live where I do. Also, the Republican states? Yeah, they tend to vote Republican.

2. Sources. I'm always hearing, "Bring the troops home," and all this other BS that's against the war, but Americans want a Republican president, who would do the exact opposite?

I never said anything about "aggressive" pertaining to the war . I'm talking about how people seem to want a president with an aggressive personality. Granted, we all want a decisive person as a president, but at the Democratic debate, when Hilary confessed that she could understand both sides of the spectrum on the issue of illegal immigrants and driving permits, she was highly criticized because of her empathy for both sides. Since then she's taken a much more critical, often abrasive strategy to her politics, which seems to be solidifying her voting base (though it scares away some new voters, which is apparently helping her anyway because a majority of these new Democratic voters go for Obama). Sure, she might deserve a little criticism for straddling the fence, at times, but I think I preferred the Hilary who could understand both sides of the argument, i.e. Democratic debate last year, rather than this harsher version. That's not to say that the other candidates haven't been the same at times, though.

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:11 AM

too bad obama called rednecks worthless and clinton is trying to spin it huge :(

You mean he called pennsylvanians "bitter"? Aren't you spinning it just as much?  -_-

#19 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

You mean he called pennsylvanians "bitter"? Aren't you spinning it just as much?  -_-


no.

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," Obama said. "And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."


only a white trash redneck could seriously take offense to this statement.

I DONT CLING TO MAH GUNS OR JAYSUS FOR BITTERNESS I JUST NEED TO SHOOT THE NIGGER WHEN THE WAR COMES.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:54 AM

the only reason you read comics is as a way of explaining why you're socially isolated

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