Is the tide turning in the 2006 campaign?

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.humanevents.com/winningthefuture.php?id=17722

    Is the Tide Turning in the 2006 Campaign?
    by Newt Gingrich

    Posted Oct 26, 2006

    I am interrupting your week with this special edition of "Winning the Future" to deliver news about the 2006 elections -- news that you may not have seen in the mainstream media. Despite the constant drumbeat of dire predictions by the New York and Washington-based elite press corps, the momentum of campaign 2006 has shifted -- toward the GOP. But don't expect to read about it in the newspaper.
     
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    It's already been reported that the Republicans didn't get as much moola this time around and were betting on the final two-week push of attack ads. It's a question of how much opinion will swing.

    Another thing you won't find much of in newspapers is fact analysis. They comment on what is said and sometimes present "both sides" but without mentioning whether and to what degree the claims on each side are true. This is a genuine disservice to their readers.
     
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    The tide is shifting to the GOP? And the good that will do America is? Oh I know, it will continue dynamic leadership, honesty in government, balanced budgets, borders under control, social security and medicare reform a fact, efficient FEMA responses, great policy and tactics in Iraq, and a respect for human life because abortion has been outlawed. Heres your sign.
     
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    Agreed, regarding the disservice. Applies to other media, too.

    But, part of the problem is a lack of consensus on major issues. America remains divided by extremes with little meeting ground. Exhibited quite well on this board.
     
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    We folks who post on message boards do not represent the vast majority of Americans. We posters are generally folks with some agenda to push. :)
     
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    I've examined the candidates, the issues, the challenges, and I'll vote a straight ticket this time around. From City Hall to the White House, no democrats, please!
     
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    Oh yes, lets elect republicans.
     
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    Let's give the Libertarians and the Greens a go at it. :)
     
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    That's funny, democrats are the only people I will vote for in this election.
     
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    Looks like your votes are canceling each other out. I guess I will have the deciding vote this time around.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    YEAH! I agree!
     
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    What policies of the far left are worth embracing?
     
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    Jamie

    About 2%-3% always do. Didn't all those votes for Nader in Florida give the election to Bush in 2000?

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    Great! Let's do more to get more. Grassroots is a wonderful thing!

    I don't know. Maybe.. Does it matter? The 2-3% that voted for Nader, voted for who they thought was the best person. If you're referring to it maybe being a "wasted" vote, I don't think it is.

    Join our cause! Fight the dueling parties at their own game!
     
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    I don't think the votes were wasted, even though they didn't accomplish anything for the "cause" for which they were cast.

    Voting against the two parties isn't really a cause, anyway. The Libertarians want to legalize drugs; the Greens want to destroy property rights. The Reform party started well but broke apart in a struggle for control between rival factions. I can't support any of these.

    The Democrats have swung so far to the left that I can't even hold my nose to vote for any of them any more.

    That leaves the Republicans, by default. Even though they expanded the government. Even though they ballooned the national debt. Even though they failed to get school vouchers. Even though they failed to reform Social Security. Even though they looked like a bunch of novices, every step of the way....

    ...they are far better than any alternative at this time.

    As always, vote your conscience. My conscience tells me to vote for Republicians, if for no other reason than to keep democrats from having control of Congress again.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    I'm inclined to vote for some party that hasn't already demonstrated to be corrupt and incompetent.

    No democrats, no republicans.

    If nothing satisfactory is availble, vote against the incumbent.
     
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    Tax increases, maybe?:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Everyone has an agenda whether they want to recognize it or not.

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    To get back to the question, I read an interview with Kay Hutcheson, the GOP senator from Texas, and she says that things have gotten worse for republicans in the last few weeks, and she intends to do what she can to get the vote out for republican candidates.

    When even the politicians say it looks bad for them, it's bad.

    If this wasn't the democrats, I'd say it was a sure thing. But the democrats have blown so many opportunities...

    And besides, the GOP still has control of most of the ballot boxes, and yoiu know what that did for them last few times.
     
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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2428558,00.html

    Democrats fear the storm could leave them high and dry
    From Tom Baldwin in Washington

    Party is worried that the precdicted hurricane will just fizzle out


    PUNDITS predict that the Republicans will be swept from power on Capitol Hill on November 7 by an elemental force of voter anger aimed at President Bush and Congress. Some are forecasting a “Democrat tsunami”, while Charlie Cook, the pre-eminent American election guru, talks of a “Category 5 hurricane”.

    But Democrats have learnt from bitter experience that breaching the Republican defences — even with an opinion poll yesterday showing them with a 14 per cent lead nationally — is harder than it looks.

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    Then there is the Republicans’ edge in identifying and mobilising supporters — the “Voter Vault” system and the “72-hour project” — which was worth perhaps an extra million votes to them in key districts two years ago. Ms Johanson said that the Democrats had improved their own “Get-Out-The-Vote” operation, although no one knows by how much.
    “The Republicans have convinced everyone, not least themselves, that the reason they did so well in 2004 was because of their turnout operation,” she said. “They think they’re smarter than us, and, the truth is, some of us think they’re smarter than us.”
     

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