Biden Widens Lead In Electoral College Projections

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    Just a reminder for all the people who think Palin is the second coming because she didn't drool last night and who've fogotten that it's up to McCain in the next two debates to try to rehabilitate himself after his disasterous response to the economic situation.

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    As the Clinton campaign said in 1992....

    "It's the economy, stupid."
     
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    If there are any changes from the debate, it will take a few days to come out. I doubt the polling from yesterday was done after the debate, and even if it was , they do a 3 day rolling poll.

    VP debates rarely do anything to the polls anyway. People don't care that much about the VP candidates.
     
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    Rasmussen showing Obama with a 7% point lead also is the biggest lead they've shown him having since June. It's also the biggest lead they've shown him having in the campaign.
     
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    McCain is done........unless Obama is caught in bed with a live man or a dead woman.
     
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    The dead woman may be an upgrade
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    Being caught in bed with a dead man or a random live woman might be pretty bad too.
     
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    Well, if he's caught in bed with McCain that would make it a dead man
     
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    I think this one WOULD have if she'd been a blithering idiot. Other than that, it'll be a story for a couple of days and then forgotten cause Sarah didn't drool on her shoes.

    And, yes, I know the polling hasn't caught up. I was just reminding the gloaters that they shouldn't gloat because anything can happen.
     
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    The real issue is not how well Obama or McCain might do state-by-state, but that we shouldn't have battleground states and spectator states in the first place. Every vote in every state should be politically relevant in a presidential election. And, every vote should be equal. We should have a national popular vote for President in which the White House goes to the candidate who gets the most popular votes in all 50 states.

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral vote -- that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

    Because of state-by-state enacted rules for winner-take-all awarding of their electoral votes, recent candidates with limited funds have concentrated their attention on a handful of closely divided "battleground" states. In 2004 two-thirds of the visits and money were focused in just six states; 88% on 9 states, and 99% of the money went to just 16 states. Two-thirds of the states and people have been merely spectators to the presidential election.

    Another shortcoming of the current system is that a candidate can win the Presidency without winning the most popular votes nationwide.

    The National Popular Vote bill has passed 21 state legislative chambers, including one house in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and both houses in California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The bill has been enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These four states possess 50 electoral votes-- 19% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.


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