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For the Record: Iowa Caucases Predictions [Jan. 3rd, 2008|06:24 pm]
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1. Obama
2. Edwards
3. Clinton

[User Picture]From: sooguy
2008-01-04 02:09 am (UTC)
Interesting predictions.

I've only been following the primaries very vaguely. I saw some debate with the leaders and I couldn't beleive (or maybe I could believe) how most people sounded like down-to-earth politicians. Except everything that came out of Clinton's mouth sounded like something an overeducated person would say, from choice of words to the way she formed her sentences.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-01-04 02:35 am (UTC)

I Hope I'm Wrong - But Not *Too* Wrong

Truth to tell, I haven't been following it very closely either - scanning the Globe and (usually) half-listening to CBC Radio from time to time.

My reasoning, though, follows yours, at least about Clinton. She really does come across as utterly "handled", or packaged, doesn't she?

And I've only paid attention as of a few days ago, when I was randomly browsing Truthout.org and stumbled over this article, which included the following quote from Edwards.

"Here's what's happened corporate greed and political calculation have taken over our government and sold out the middle class. Washington isn't looking out for the middle class because Washington doesn't work for the middle class anymore ... that is wrong. It doesn't say life, liberty and the pursuit of endless corporate profit in the Declaration of Independence. America is about opportunity for you ... and your families, your children. But our government is selling out their future at the command of lobbyists and their corporate clients and we have to rise up together and stop it. We have to rise up and say, no more. Not on our watch.

That's what the American people have always done. Every time in our history that the American people have been faced with great challenges, they rose up and met them. They made certain that they left America better than they found it; they left their children a better life than they had. That's what your parents did. It's what your grandparents did. And it's what my parents did for me.

I take it very personally when I see powerful, well-financed interests taking over this democracy, and taking it away from regular Americans, people like my parents. We have got to reclaim this democracy for them. For you. For your children. For your grandchildren. Because if we don't, we're going to have to look our children in the eye and say, "we're leaving this mess to you." Our parents didn't do that. Our grandparents didn't do it. Twenty generations of Americans who came before us didn't do it. And I'll tell you something: we're not going to do it. We're going to make absolutely certain that America rises again.

Reading that, the result I want to see would be Edwards/Obama/Clinton.

For what it's worth, here are the numbers as of 9:30 (also from Truthout.org:

9:30 PM EST
Precincts Reporting: 1369/1781

Obama : 35.87%
Edwards : 30.65%
Clinton : 30.44%
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[User Picture]From: sooguy
2008-01-04 03:59 am (UTC)

Re: I Hope I'm Wrong - But Not *Too* Wrong

Congrats you were successful at predicting the outcome.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-01-04 01:34 pm (UTC)

Re: I Hope I'm Wrong - But Not *Too* Wrong

Whee! Er, I mean. Of course I was; did you ever doubt me?
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[User Picture]From: sck5000
2008-01-04 05:15 am (UTC)
I don't trust any of those people to fight the scourge of white rap artists.


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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2008-01-04 01:47 pm (UTC)
I hate to tell you this son, but that ain't rap.

Still, I was so expectant of some sort of direct political content that I didn't recognize the voice 'till the video was nearly over. I'm glad to see you don't have too much time on your hands.
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