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  •  I hear something completely different from my (8+ / 0-)

    in-laws, and to them "Mormon" ain't happenin.

    They'll stay home, instead.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:57:56 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly (3+ / 0-)
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      Sue B, MidwestTreeHugger, polecat

      If it's a choice between the "black Muslim" and the "super rich cult member", they'll skip that race when they vote or they will stay home.

      •  What if VP Huckabee (e.g.)? (0+ / 0-)

        What about if Romney shores up the GOP's social-authoritarian flank with an evangelical-appeasing VP candidate? Huckabee, Santorum, that sort of thing.

        Keep WA-Gov Blue -- Help Jay Inslee beat Rob McKenna. Go Inslee!

        by Em on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 02:52:35 PM PDT

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        •  VP Pick Doesn't Matter (2+ / 0-)
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          polecat, The Caped Composer

          I don't think the VP pick matters.

          I can't think of a single time in US history where a president  who was almost certain to lose ended up winning because of who he chose as VP. The only times I can think of where it mattered it ended up hurting the nominee (McCain in 2008 and McGovern in 1972).

          Of course, it's only been since Gore that the VP has been powerful; usually it's a position that is never heard from unless the president dies.

          Most VP's are chosen to compliment the strengths of the candidate. A presidential candidate never wants a VP who outshines himself.

          Most people vote for president, not vice president.

    •  I hope you are right (1+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie

      But the conservatives are frightened and angry. They will work really hard to vote against a Black guy as President.

      My bet is they'll say in advance they aren't going to vote for a Mormon but when it comes to the crunch they'll vote against Obama anyway.

      In 2004 I worked as an election clerk during the two week early voting period at a location in a deep red part of the county. For fourteen days they were coming out and standing in line around the block just to vote against Kerry.

      Those people were angry and they had to vote their anger. The Voting administrator was surprised and had to more than double the number of voting machines the second week and there were still long lines. The predictions had been no good.

      Democrats stand for Liberty, Security, Support of Families and Opportunity Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

      by Rick B on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 04:19:19 PM PDT

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