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State of the Race: 77 Days Left


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  1. 1. See the Data in the First Post: Who do you think wins if the election were today?

  2. 2. The Cook Political Report is now forecasting Democrat Jaimie Harrison (African-American chair of the DNC in South Carolina) as beating incumbent Sen. Lindsay Graham. Do you think this will hold?

  3. 3. If you could time-travel to any Democratic National Convention in the last 100 years, which would you like to observe?

    • 2020 - Biden/Harris because there's no time like the present.
    • 2016 - Clinton/Kaine because I want to see the first woman nominee and observe the shenanigans between the establishment and Sanders delegates.
    • 2012 - Obama/Biden because it was a relatively harmonious convention
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    • 2008 - Obama/Biden because of the optimism of the Hope and Change of an Obama presidency.
    • 2004 - Kerry/Edwards ... I honestly can't think of a reason to want to go to this convention, but maybe you do.
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    • 2000 - Gore/Lieberman because of the first Jewish VP nominee
    • 1996 - Clinton/Gore because of the optimism of an inevitable victory
    • 1992 - Clinton/Gore because of the energy and hope of a first Democratic president in 12 years.
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    • 1988 - Dukakis/Bentsen because I want to see Bill Clinton flub a keynote address
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    • 1984 - Mondale/Ferraro because I want to see the first woman VP nominee of a major party.
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    • 1980 - Carter/Mondale because I want to see Ted Kennedy's famous speech.
    • 1976 - Carter/Mondale because I want to see the optimsm of a potential Carter presidency.
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    • 1972 - McGovern/Eagleton (later changed to Shriver) because I want to see the first Convention operate with a 50 state primary.
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    • 1968 - Humphrey/Muskie because I want to see the final Convention operating under the old nominating process and the riots at the Conventions. Last chaotic Dem convention.
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    • 1964 - LBJ/Humphrey because I want to see RFK's speech and the optimism of an inevitable victory.
    • 1960 - JFK/LBJ -- I mean, it's JFK!
    • 1956 - Stevenson/Kefauver because I want to see JFK almost get named VP nominee.
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    • 1952 - Stevenson/Sparkman because I want to see a contested convention between the establishment and populist progressives (Estes Kefauver)
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    • 1948 - Truman/Barkley because I want to see Truman and the convention somehow pull together their conservative and progressive wings around the establishment as Truman appears to face a landslide defeat.
    • 1944 - FDR/Truman because I want to see FDR near death and see the progressive Wallace get replaced by Truman
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    • 1940 - FDR/Wallace because I want to see FDR get nominated for a 3rd term and Wallace get named as VP
    • 1936 - FDR/Garner -- can't see any real preference for this one, but maybe you do.
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    • 1932 - FDR/Garner - for FDR's famous speech
    • 1928 - Al Smith/Robinson - for the first Catholic nominee of a major party and for FDR's notable nomination speech.
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    • 1924 - John W Davis/Bryan -- To see a 103 ballot-contested convention and to see the last convention in which a conservative Democrat was the nominee of the party and the KKK was at the height of their political influence.
    • 1920 - James Cox/FDR - To see FDR pre-polio and to hear what people sounded like 100 years ago.
  4. 4. Which of the following have you collected at some point in your life? **Only include collections that you had that you would deem as being significant--whatever that means to you**

    • Coins/Paper Money
    • Stamps
    • Sports cards
    • Comic books
    • Figurines
    • First edition books
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    • Autographs
    • Buttons
    • Sneakers/tennis shoes
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    • Film posters
    • Political/Military/History Memorabilia
    • Vintage musical instruments or records
    • Vintage or historical clothing
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    • Objects of natural history (birds eggs, butterflies, snail shells, minerals, rocks, etc.)
    • Vintage/classic cars
    • Pez dispensers
    • Serial Killer/Murder/Sherlock Holmes collectible things
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    • Antiques
    • Playing card decks
    • Vintage/historical books
    • Vintage/historical newspapers
    • Other significant collection (mention below)


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27 minutes ago, Patine said:

California likely won't go red until a completely different political party other than the GOP in the U.S . uses that party colour, no matter how many decades it takes...

That's what I'm thinking. I think if Trump loses that the GOP will take a hard left on non-economic issues, becoming a socially moderate libertarian-conservative hybrid.

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1 hour ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

That's what I'm thinking. I think if Trump loses that the GOP will take a hard left on non-economic issues, becoming a socially moderate libertarian-conservative hybrid.

I don't think the religious right letsĀ that happen easily.

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52 minutes ago, SilentLiberty said:

I don't think the religious right letsĀ that happen easily.

You mean the American Social Conservatives who don't follow any major religion of any pedigree according to it's prescribed doctrines, and whom no religion of any pedigree's beliefs back their ulterior use of the "religious label," as a shameless social, economic,Ā and political power grab, and whom are steadily receding in their grip on power and influence? Are you referring to them, or to some other group in American society I'm completely unaware of because their subtlety is so masterful?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Regarding collecting stuff: I just found out yesterday about those Fleer NBA cards. They seem to have been popular in the 90s. I think I'll get some.

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