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This should keep the RNC officials awake at night

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Magnetic Poles, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Democratic voters are turning out in record numbers in the primaries, doubling & tripling 2004 turnout, as well as beating the GOP turnout. CLICK HERE
     
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    I doubt anyone in the RNC will lose any sleep over it.

    The democrat nomination is going to be a closely fought contest that may very well create enough hard feelings that it actually suppresses democrat voter turnout in the general election.

    The losers of the nomination fight may stay home on election day.
     
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    Highly unlikely. The Democrats badly want to retake the White House in November.

    The losers didn't stay home after the bitter Reagan-Bush battle in 1980 nor after the bitter Bush-Dole battle in 1988.
     
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    Those races were not racially charged for the Republican party like this one is for the democrat party. There was no one single issue that divided the party.

    If a significant portion of blacks stay home come election day, democrats lose.

    Will it happen that way? Can't say. But it could.
     
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    If Obama is the nominee, then African-Americans will go to the polls in the largest numbers ever.
     
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    Uh huh.

    But how many white democrats will not vote for a black man?

    None will admit they won't, but many won't do it.

    Hillary will be the nominee, regardless. So there is much more chance of blacks staying home because Obama is defeated.
     
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    The vast majority. It is my observation that racism is more of a problem among conservative Republicans than among progressive Democrats.
     
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    Your subjective opinion may not hold up.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/26/AR2008012602741.html

    About seven in 10 white voters said they would be satisfied if Obama became the nominee; eight in 10 African Americans would be happy with Clinton as the party's choice. But here, too, there were differences in levels of enthusiasm. More than eight in 10 black voters said they would be "very satisfied" with Obama as the party's nominee, but 38 percent of white voters made the same statement.
     
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    But is there a correlation based only on the candidate's race, or are other issues at play?
     
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    What is the difference between a liberal democrat and a progressive democrat?
     
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    "According to John Halpin, senior advisor on the staff of the Center for American Progress, "Progressivism is an orientation towards politics, It's not a long-standing ideology like liberalism, but an historically-grounded concept... that accepts the world as dynamic." Progressives see progressivism as an attitude towards the world of politics that is broader than conservatism vs. liberalism, and as an attempt to break free from what they consider to be a false and divisive dichotomy."

    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism#Liberalism
     
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    Quote:
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    Your subjective opinion may not hold up.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...012602741.html

    About seven in 10 white voters said they would be satisfied if Obama became the nominee; eight in 10 African Americans would be happy with Clinton as the party's choice. But here, too, there were differences in levels of enthusiasm. More than eight in 10 black voters said they would be "very satisfied" with Obama as the party's nominee, but 38 percent of white voters made the same statement.




    There could be other issues, but it would be foolish to ignore the obvious.
     
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