Dodd and Biden Drop

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    Dodd and Biden drop out. Biden is someone that I've always thought reasonable. If he'd handled that plagarism problem better his last presidential try, things may have been better for him.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/84302/page/1

    I can only wish that the Republican list would narrow to 4.
     
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    I actually like Biden, too. The media didn't give him a shot, mostly ignored him for the big three.... I have no clue who I'm voting for. :eusa_think:
     
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    Kind of a predictive microcosm for American politics and the Democrats... say goodbye to the older white men with gravitas and hello to the women, minorities and youngsters with pizzazz. Of course, to "the system" and many out there, this is just peachy. And of course, I feel differently.

    At the very least, I would hope that even those who most hate my positions and beliefs would acknowledge that, as demonstrated by this race, "diversity" doesn't really mean "inclusion of all." It means replacing some with others, nothing more. If you argue that "we need change" or "we need something different," OK, but then you're admitting that there are fundamental differences between men, women, races, etc. that matter enough to make the distinction. And if you're going to say things like, well, we have a lot of women in this country, and to feel more a part of the system, they need to look up and see some leaders. UH-HUH... so why wouldn't that argument apply to white males as well?

    Otherwise, it wouldn't MATTER if the president were an older white man or a young black woman. Yet somehow I think the subtlety of this point will just get crushed in a collective howl of "Nazi!" and "bigot!" So, please, howl away.
     
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    This makes a better hypothesis to me than your thinking:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110011077

     
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    Yet on Democrat side, saying "no Washington experience" describes the voters' picks is way off: Obama is a sitting Senator, and... Hillary? Please!

    Says Barone:

    My thought is that, over a period of 16 years, there is enough turnover in the electorate to stimulate an itch that produces a willingness to take a chance on something new.

    So why not include the substantial demographic turnover? I wager Barone wouldn't disagree with me too much.
     

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