US08 Presidential Election Discussion

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#1  Edited By Hamz

Hey boys and girls its your friendly neighbourhood moderator here with a new community sticky for everyone to put their opinions across in regards to the Presidential Election in the USA. Since a portion of the community is pretty politically minded and with this being a somewhat momentus occasion it felt right to have a topic dedicated to discussing the results and outcome of the election when it happens.

So basically to keep the boards free from having a mass of duplicate topics regarding whoever wins the election and to give us Mods an easier job. I figured you can keep all discussion regarding this election in here.

Any forum topics regarding who wins the election and such like will be locked and you'll all be forwarded onto this topic. Blog posts we'll try to just move over to Off Topic however we may lock some down if they are just essentially "omgzor Mccain lost lolz!" and nothing more.

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#2  Edited By Jayge_

Vote Gandalf- he has the magic solution.

Ron Paul ain't got nothin' on this mo-fucka'
Ron Paul ain't got nothin' on this mo-fucka'
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#3  Edited By mike

Plus, I will be banning anyone that is confirmed to dislike Star Wars. 

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#4  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
Hamz said:
""omgzor Mccain lost lolz!""
So is that your prediction of what's going to happen hamz?
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#5  Edited By Hamz
MattyFTM said:
"Hamz said:
""omgzor Mccain lost lolz!""
So is that your prediction of what's going to happen hamz?"
Yeah i have this sneaky feeling Obama will win but possibly just by the slightest number of votes. Plus i have a £10 bet that he will win, so....he better win!
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#6  Edited By kush
MB said:
"Plus, I will be banning anyone that is confirmed to dislike Star Wars. "
George Lucas will not win the presidency...you heard it here first!
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#7  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
Hamz said:
"MattyFTM said:
"Hamz said:
""omgzor Mccain lost lolz!""
So is that your prediction of what's going to happen hamz?"
Yeah i have this sneaky feeling Obama will win but possibly just by the slightest number of votes. Plus i have a £10 bet that he will win, so....he better win!"
I actually have a £5 bet on McCain. I want Obama to win, he definately seems like the better candidate, but it's going to be close, and the odds on McCain winning were miles better, so I put a bet on McCain. And this way, whoever wins I'm happy!!!
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#8  Edited By inevpatoria
MB said:
"Plus, I will be banning anyone that is confirmed to dislike Star Wars. "
Surely you're willing to grant some concessions concerning the prequels?
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#9  Edited By RedSox8933

i voted for obama. i think mccain is cool, but i don't think that he would make a good president. and sarah palin is just awful.

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#10  Edited By Gunner

Good, now all we need is an I Hate Starwars thread! :D

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#11  Edited By kush
RedSox8933 said:
"i voted for obama. i think mccain is cool, but i don't think that he would make a good president. and sarah palin is just awful."
I voted for Obama...but I live in IL so my vote didn't really matter. :P
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I am really excited to see how this pans out, it should be close.

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#13  Edited By Systech
MB said:
"Plus, I will be banning anyone that is confirmed to dislike Star Wars. "
OTHANKGOD! The logical choice is to vote the person that has ever talked about Star Wars in great detail (no one).
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#14  Edited By Karmum
MB said:
"Plus, I will be banning anyone that is confirmed to dislike Star Wars. "
The Clone Wars sucked.
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#15  Edited By Karmum

It appears McCain has won Kentucky, and Obama has won Vermont.

Ironic since no votes have been counted in Vermont. Websites have not updated it yet.

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Karmum said:
"It appears McCain has won Kentucky, and Obama has won Vermont.

Ironic since no votes have been counted in Vermont. Websites have not updated it yet."
Hopefully CNN knows what their doing.
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#17  Edited By Karmum

I mean its OK if they win it, but they project it so early?

Hope it turns out to be false just once, oh it would be hilarious.

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#19  Edited By Karmum
TheGamerGeek said:
"WTF?"
Why are you linking us to a PM that we can't view?
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#20  Edited By kush

They did the same thing in 2004...giving Kerry states he didn't win with only around 2% of the votes counted. There's no point in watching these reports yet...wait until at least 7PM pacific time or better yet, wait until tomorrow morning! :P

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#21  Edited By Karmum
Kush said:
"They did the same thing in 2004...giving Kerry states he didn't win with only around 2% of the votes counted. There's no point in watching these reports yet...wait until at least 7PM pacific time or better yet, wait until tomorrow morning! :P"
Well, aside from the obvious ones. We can most likely assume Obama will take a state such as CA and McCain will win Texas.
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#22  Edited By TheGamerGeek
Karmum said:
"TheGamerGeek said:
"WTF?"
Why are you linking us to a PM that we can't view?"
Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?
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#23  Edited By Clean

Ralph Nader is gonna win Florida. You heard it here first.

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#24  Edited By Karmum
TheGamerGeek said:
"Karmum said:
"TheGamerGeek said:
"WTF?"
Why are you linking us to a PM that we can't view?"
Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?"
They might have had a discussion about it already.
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#25  Edited By TheGamerGeek
Karmum said:
"TheGamerGeek said:
"Karmum said:
"TheGamerGeek said:
"WTF?"
Why are you linking us to a PM that we can't view?"
Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?"
They might have had a discussion about it already."
Then why wouldn't he have just have told me that Hamz was working on a thread already? This could've all been avoided.
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#26  Edited By kush
TheGamerGeek said:
"Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?"
Technically Hamz made the thread...not MB ... :P
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#27  Edited By TheGamerGeek
Kush said:
"TheGamerGeek said:
"Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?"
Technically Hamz made the thread...not MB ... :P"
Yea but MB has saw the thread and if he wanted to he could've easily have just said this isn't really needed to Hamz.
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#28  Edited By jakob187

Well, we've got Kentucky gone Red so far, and Vermont gone blue.  So standings are:

McCain - 8
Obama - 3

It looks like Indiana is gonna stay red, and Virginia, Ohio, and Florida are gonna be red as well.

I hope Obama has a trump up his sleeve, because if Kentucky is voting red, then it's gonna go without saying that we'll have McCain as president.  Kentucky voted blue both years for Clinton.

I don't know about all of you guys, but I'm excited as hell about the election either way.  I know that I want McCain in office, as I'm a Republican, but regardless, there is history in the making tonight.
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#29  Edited By kush

Did you just ask MB about this today?

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#30  Edited By Karmum

McCain - 13
Obama - 3

Are we going to see an upset? He might be locking Indiana, Florida, and VA. He locked WA, and GA looks to be going his way.

Wow.

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#31  Edited By SmugDarkLoser

^ the officialstatement is McCain 8, Obama 3

going by yahoo here it seems:
Obama wins New Hampshire (4)
Obama wins Maine (4)
McCain wins Georgia (15)
McCain wins Florida (27)

And obviously Obama is going to get New York, Massachusetts, etc. and the same for McCain with those states.

Edit: okay, now Obama is winning florida by a landslide.

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I'm not gonna trust anything, till its about 10 here on the east coast.

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#33  Edited By Karmum

I contract that statement, don't trust FOX/ABC.

Obama is ahead in Florida by like 100,000, now.

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#34  Edited By SmugDarkLoser

according to yahoo obama is up by 40,000 in florida.

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#35  Edited By mike
TheGamerGeek said:
Swoops! I didn't think about that but it was basically me asking MB if I could make a "Official Politics Page" and he says "No, thats not a good idea" but here comes this thread rolling along. I just want an answer to why can he if I can't?"

I told you that an "Official Politics Thread" wouldn't be a good idea because politics is such a broad topic and there are many different ideas that sometimes deserve their own thread. This particular thread is temporary and about the 2008 United States Presidential Election.  It'll be taken down in a few days.
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#36  Edited By jakob187
Karmum said:
"McCain - 13
Obama - 3

Are we going to see an upset? He might be locking Indiana, Florida, and VA. He locked WA, and GA looks to be going his way.

Wow."
Where did you pull that info from?  Right now, the only definites are Kentucky and Vermont...
...and in case you aren't watching closely, Florida is turnin' blue.
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#37  Edited By Karmum
SmugDarkLoser said:
"according to yahoo obama is up by 40,000 in florida."
I'm looking at it right now and it says he is up by like 150,000 or so. Using the Political Dashboard.
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#38  Edited By kush
Karmum said:
"I contract that statement, don't trust FOX/ABC.

Obama is ahead in Florida by like 100,000, now."
Exactly why people shouldn't even be paying attention to the numbers until much later tonight...
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#39  Edited By Xandurson

The only states confirmed so far are:
Vermont (3) - Obama
Kentucky (8) - McCain

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#40  Edited By Karmum
Kush said:
"Karmum said:
"I contract that statement, don't trust FOX/ABC.

Obama is ahead in Florida by like 100,000, now."
Exactly why people shouldn't even be paying attention to the numbers until much later tonight..."
It is something to do -- even though it unfortunately is slow.
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#41  Edited By Xandurson
Karmum said:
"Kush said:
"Karmum said:
"I contract that statement, don't trust FOX/ABC.

Obama is ahead in Florida by like 100,000, now."
Exactly why people shouldn't even be paying attention to the numbers until much later tonight..."
It is something to do -- even though it unfortunately is slow."
I'm doing that right now. I have NBC on and my laptop here.
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#42  Edited By Karmum

I think FOX News still is saying McCain won VA, but nobody else is. Kind of ironic?

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#43  Edited By mike
Karmum said:
"I think FOX News still is saying McCain won VA, but nobody else is. Kind of ironic?"

I'm watching Fox, no one is saying McCain won Florida.

RealClearPolitics.com is a better source for this sort of number-crunching tonight.
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#44  Edited By kush

NBC saying 16 - 3 McCain so far.

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#45  Edited By Karmum

I never said Florida -- and it was a typo on my part. I meant WV.

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#46  Edited By jakob187

Indiana and Georgia look red to me, while SC and NC keep shuffling back and forth.  Gonna be exciting to he how those work.

Virginia looks red right now, but it's been goin' nuts.
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#47  Edited By Xandurson

NBC is saying McCain won South Carolina even though there's only 1% precincts reporting and Obama is winning.

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#48  Edited By Karmum
GamerGeek360 said:
"NBC is saying McCain won South Carolina even though there's only 1% precincts reporting and Obama is winning."
I'm looking at Yahoo and Obama is up by like 15 percent. That doesn't make sense.
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#49  Edited By kush
MB said:
"RealClearPolitics.com is a better source for this sort of number-crunching tonight."
Didn't know about that site...thanks for the link :)
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#50  Edited By jakob187

Looks now like Obama is getting the Carolinas and Florida (fucking traitors), while McCain is still picking up Georgia and Virginia.  Indiana is starting to be a REALLY tight race.

The real swing states are going to be New York, Ohio, and Illinois.  It's an exciting night, gentlemen.