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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by leesw, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. leesw

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  2. SBCPreacher

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    I did it.
    Interesting results... Not exactly what I expected.
     
  3. Salty

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    I came up with Duncan Hunter
     
  4. Bob Alkire

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    I came up with Fred Thompson.
     
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  5. StefanM

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    I came up with Chris Dodd.
     
  6. Dagwood

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    I came up with Hillary Clinton, followed by Chris Dodd, then Barak Obama.
     
  7. Pastor Larry

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    The problem with these kinds of polls is that they are too simplistic, offering "either/or" solutions when that is not acceptable. For instance, the very first question about the Iraq War presents five options which are not mutually exclusive. I would vote for several, as would most, regardless of which side you are on. The first and last option are exactly the same, and the second and fourth are very similar. The third option is one that would fit all the other four. So it is virtually impossible to answer that question.

    You have the same problem with the third question on immigration. Answers one, two, and three are not mutually exclusive. You have the same thing with education and mortgage questions.

    On the ones I could answer, I ended up with Hunter, Tancredo, and Thompson all tied, followed by Huckabee, McCain, Romney, and Paul. Dodd came in last with zero; Clinton, Kucinich, and Edwards were all tied at second to last.
     
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  8. windcatcher

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    Wow:

    Ron Paul 16:wavey:
    Mike Huckabee and Tom Tancredo each 15:applause:

    and Duncan Hunter 14

    (who is DH?:laugh: )

    No wonder I'm..............................



    nevermind......

    just surprise that its closer than I would have imagined to the order of my current choices.
     
  9. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    these polls promote Fred as pro life but fail to factor in that he is willing for some children to die at the alter of states rights. The polls are ineffective.
     
  10. StefanM

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    Overturning Roe v. Wade will do nothing to stop abortion.

    The only thing that will stop abortion is a constitutional amendment, which will never pass.
     
  11. UnchartedSpirit

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    Mine didn't come up in order...interesting that no canidate that did could agree with me on both education and immigration...it was either/or or compleate disagreement...Mitt Romney came up with the most though....
     
  12. hillclimber1

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    Tancredo 31
    Hunter 25
    McCain 25
    Thompson 25
    Huckabee 22
    Paul 19
    Romney 19
    Giuliani 16
    Richardson 12
    Biden 6
    Obama 6
    Clinton 3
    Edwards 3
    Gravel 3
    Kucinich 1
    Dodd 0

    Polls like this, while fun, sort of, can't cover enough of the nuances in the political/social realm to be of much value.
     
  13. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    Prove it. This is something that should be fought for.
     
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    Prove it? This seems to be your pat question when the facts disagree with your opinions.

    It is understood that Roe v. Wade only allowed the federal government to control the abortion situation. If overturned, the issue would go back to the states, plain and simple. There is no need for proof, it is a fact.
     
  15. Pastor Larry

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    Well, let's be clear. You are correct here, but that would do something to stop it inasmuch as it would open the door to states to regulate or ban abortion, something that they cannot do right now.

    So, overturning Roe v. Wade would not stop abortion, but it would do something that would probably lead to regulation or prohibition of it.
     
  16. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    There were no facts provided. hece the statement prove it. Such statements are always made as factr when they have no real foundational facts to back them up. But of course you continue the idea that the thought is factual so I assume you have clear evidence that is not based on speculation or personal opinion.
     
  17. Dagwood

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    That has been my contention all along. It seems to me that if someone really wanted to do what they could to stop abortion, they would be in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade and thus returning the issue to the individual states. Then, the fight could be done on the local level one state at a time. It is true that there would always be some states that would allow abortion, but not all, as it is now.

    A Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion would be the best, but this is not likely to ever be passed in the United States.
     
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    Tancredo, Thompson, Hunter, and McCain all come in as 19s for me. Interesting.

    The choices on some of these questions are just pathetic.
     
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