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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Like I said, its a meaningless debate because everyone understands how the system works to the degree that we know its not a direct democracy. Heck I could even argue that the United States is in fact a democracy, a representative democracy, I won't but cut the snobbery.
    No, it's not. You are completely off base.

    We live in a Representative Republic, which while using democratic principles to function, is not a democracy. You're comments are exactly why I bring this up so often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    No, it's not. You are completely off base.

    We live in a Representative Republic, which while using democratic principles to function, is not a democracy. You're comments are exactly why I bring this up so often.
    The point is that its not important so long as everyone knows what you are talking about.

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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Democracy is a political form of government where governing power is derived from the people, either by direct referendum (direct democracy) or by means of elected representatives of the people (representative democracy).[1]

    Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You mean "Trample on"...I think.
    Bingo, we have a WINNER.

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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Two years ago in 2008 O'Donnell ran for Senate, same as she's doing now, and lost with only 34% of the vote.

    I wouldnt hold out much hope on a 20% change, especially considering how Blue Delaware is. But she did surprise me by winning the primary.
    Really? I don't think it'd be THAT shocking really. Look at a few things...

    First, the overall attitude of the country was far more on the anti-republican side of things than the anti-democrat side I think it'd be relatively accurate to say is the majority currently. Throw in on top of that a whole heap load of generalized anti-incumbant feeling.

    Second, it was a Presidential Election year where you had an extremely popular Democratic candidate running that drove record turnout of a large amount of groups that traditionally vote democratic.

    Third, she was running against the guy that was set to be VP on the ticket with said extremely popular Dem. candidate.

    Fourth, she was running against a long time incumbant who was well entrenched in the state.

    Would a 20 point swing be difficult? Definitely. But there are numerous reasonable factors to suggest that a large swing is definitely at least possible

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    Not to mention that living in that area for 20 + years {Harford County MD} has become unrealistic thanks to demo policies of tax, tax, tax....Cost of living is out of control, and people can't afford to give their kids a reasonable start at success.

    this is on reason we moved south....Best decision ever!


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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Really? I don't think it'd be THAT shocking really. Look at a few things...

    First, the overall attitude of the country was far more on the anti-republican side of things than the anti-democrat side I think it'd be relatively accurate to say is the majority currently. Throw in on top of that a whole heap load of generalized anti-incumbant feeling.

    Second, it was a Presidential Election year where you had an extremely popular Democratic candidate running that drove record turnout of a large amount of groups that traditionally vote democratic.

    Third, she was running against the guy that was set to be VP on the ticket with said extremely popular Dem. candidate.

    Fourth, she was running against a long time incumbant who was well entrenched in the state.

    Would a 20 point swing be difficult? Definitely. But there are numerous reasonable factors to suggest that a large swing is definitely at least possible
    It would be pretty shocking.

    Public Policy Polling: Coons up big
    Republicans more than likely cost themselves a Senate seat last night. Chris Coons begins the general election in Delaware with a 50-34 lead over Christine O'Donnell. Mike Castle would have led Coons by a 45-35 margin.
    Not an insurmountable lead, and it'll probably tighten as the divisive primary becomes a thing of the past. But it would still take a shocker to win.

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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    It would be pretty shocking.

    Public Policy Polling: Coons up big


    Not an insurmountable lead, and it'll probably tighten as the divisive primary becomes a thing of the past. But it would still take a shocker to win.
    so at this point are you publicly saying that you back Coons?

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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    so at this point are you publicly saying that you back Coons?

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    What are you on mate?

    He's just explaining that O'Donnel probably won't win.

    How is that backing someone?

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    Re: O'Donnell wins Delaware

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What are you on mate?

    He's just explaining that O'Donnel probably won't win.

    How is that backing someone?
    I want to know where he stands. Look, all this BS that repubs have to be more like demo's in order to win is just that, pure BS. American's see what destruction demo's have done while in power, and now you're gonna see real change. Not just switching of the seats mind you buy an accountability of promises.


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