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(Time)   New Time poll shows that Republicans are more unpopular in America than anyone else... except, of course, for Democrats   (time.com ) divider line
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2007-03-29 11:13:37 AM  
Two guys are sitting outside their tent in a forest campsite when they see a huge angry bear charging toward them. One starts lacing up his running shoes. The other says, "Are you crazy? You'll never outrun that bear!"

The first says, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I only have to outrun you."
 
2007-03-29 11:14:09 AM  
It's hard to know exactly why respondents who are generally unhappy towards --and in many cases fed up with -- the GOP might still prefer a Republican for president over a Democrat

because they don't trust hillary or know obama yet. and i don't think they trust democrats to run the war. if the democrats are going to win, they have to fight that perception hard.
 
2007-03-29 11:34:08 AM  
Give me a farking break... its over eight months before the first primary votes are cast. And almost seventeen months before the conventions.

And here are a couple of points for people to mull over.

Clinton's support is soft among Democratic primary voters.
Obama and Edwards have plenty of undecided room in which to grow into.

Guilianni and McCain are being sabotaged by the far right of the Republican Party (some would rather lose the Presidency than have either of those two leading the party).

A number of dark horses are still out there who could throw this whole thing out of whack. Bill Richardson still has plenty of time to move up to become a contender. Newt Gingrich has the influence within the party and the political savvy to bust into the race and win the nomination.
 
2007-03-29 11:47:26 AM  
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I don't think the Democrats are worried quite yet.
 
2007-03-29 11:52:26 AM  
albo: because they don't trust hillary or know obama yet.

Well, if they don't trust Hillary by now, they never will. She's only been in the public eye for 15 years.
 
2007-03-29 11:54:52 AM  
Skleenar: I don't think the Democrats are worried quite yet.

People aren't likely to change their mind about Hillary. Edwards and Obama might implode over their lack of experience.

I'm still not convinced that people will nominate Giuliani or McCain... not enough Republicans know the real Giuliani.

If Democrats are smart, they'll nominate Bill Richardson.
 
2007-03-29 12:04:56 PM  
If Democrats are smart, they'll nominate Bill Richardson.

never happen. he's not charismatic enough. and hillary has the DNC's balls in her hands and will squeeze.
 
2007-03-29 12:05:58 PM  
Skleenar: I don't think the Democrats are worried quite yet.

I heard them saying the same thing in 1999 and 2003.
 
2007-03-29 12:20:24 PM  
farm1.static.flickr.com

This should be fun.
 
2007-03-29 12:21:07 PM  
Hillary or Obama have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the election.
 
2007-03-29 12:21:25 PM  
Russ Feingold in '08

/or Lou Dobbs if he runs
 
2007-03-29 12:21:35 PM  
It is amazing though that as unpopular as the Republicans are and as easy this next election should be for the Democrats, the best people they can come up with are Hillary Clinton, whose claim to fame is having sex with the President...badly and a guy whose name is like a Mad Libs of terrorists names. It's like a joke.
 
2007-03-29 12:21:59 PM  
Except for the fact that the people elected Dems to take over Congress and the recent poll that show historic party self-identification advantages for Dems, I completely believe this headline.
 
2007-03-29 12:22:07 PM  
Democrats FTL.

hacme.dnsalias.net
 
2007-03-29 12:25:21 PM  
Buchanan '08!
 
2007-03-29 12:25:35 PM  
"38% of respondents think the U.S. was right to invade, and only 37% believe "the new Iraqi government will be able to build a stable and reasonably Democratic society.""

So more than 1 in 3 people are total freaking idiots?
 
2007-03-29 12:25:42 PM  
I just stopped by to laugh at all you asshats who think there's going to be a U.S. Presidential election in 2008.
 
2007-03-29 12:25:50 PM  
Question for Mr. Graph Man: If Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, isn't it pretty pathetic that they only control 54% of the House?
 
2007-03-29 12:26:03 PM  
hillary has the DNC's balls in her hands and will squeeze.

The only way she's getting over 50% of the Dems in the primary is if she forces each and every other Democratic candidate out of the race, making herself literally the only option. That's not going to happen.
 
2007-03-29 12:26:22 PM  
"Term limits aren't enough. We need jail."- P.J. O'Rourke
 
nfw
2007-03-29 12:26:34 PM  
I think most people are smart enough to realize the neocons running the war are not conservatives.
 
2007-03-29 12:26:39 PM  
Next Time, I'll do a line and you get a poll, Honey!

/my day off, and yes I've had a few.
 
2007-03-29 12:28:41 PM  
The democrats are continually hampered by the fact that they don't have a base of true believers. The republicans could come out in favor of concentration camps for gays, and kitten eating, and that 30% would still support them.
 
2007-03-29 12:29:14 PM  
Booo-urns!

If it actually ends up being Hillary and Rudy, I will definitely be "throwing away" my vote on a third party again. Still a long ways to go, though. Hopefully something unexpected happens.
 
2007-03-29 12:29:45 PM  
Hillary is going to end up like Ted Kennedy and John McCain, They will always have a small vocal loyal following, but stand a much chance of getting the nomination as I do of making the nasty with Jessica Alba!
 
2007-03-29 12:29:47 PM  
A Democrat's chance to capture the White House next year is going to be largely dependent on what the Democrats in the House and Senate do with their majority over the next 18 months.
 
2007-03-29 12:31:50 PM  
Ra ra! Yay team! Who the hell cares what happens to your country so long as your team is winning.
 
2007-03-29 12:32:10 PM  
albo: never happen. he's not charismatic enough. and hillary has the DNC's balls in her hands and will squeeze.

He's charismatic enough to win a huge-ass landslide as Governor in a semi-red state.

I guess it could be the whole Hispanic vote thing, but I'm not gonna go so far as to say that Hispanic voters are a Borg-like collective who will swarm behind a candidate just because he's 75% Hispanic himself.

And if so, there's good news! The second primary is in Nevada, where 22% of the population is Hispanic. "National Primary" day includes Arizona (27% Hispanic), California (35%), Idaho (10%), New Jersey (14%), New Mexico (42%), and Utah (11%). New York (14%) will probably join in and Florida (19%), Illinois (14%), and Texas (35%) are looking to join, too.

So, states with a significant Hispanic population make up between 41% and 44% of the primaries up to and including Super Tuesday.

Don't count him out yet, my friend.
 
2007-03-29 12:32:21 PM  
Rehashing:

i9.photobucket.com
 
2007-03-29 12:32:30 PM  
This is only a consequence of the fact that most Americans basically hate everyone (except themselves).
 
2007-03-29 12:33:56 PM  
"hillary" is probably a very difficult name for an asian to pronounce. that being said, fark all politicians. i want my taxes back.
 
2007-03-29 12:34:07 PM  
El_Dan The democrats are continually hampered by the fact that they don't have a base of true believers. The republicans could come out in favor of concentration camps for gays, and kitten eating, and that 30% would still support them.

That sounds about right. After 9/11, Bush's approval rating hit 90%, which makes me think that about 10% of the population is hard-left partisans. Today, Bush's rating is about 30%, which makes me think that about 30% of the population is hard-right partisans. Which means, in any national election, the right-winger will have a built-in advantage.
 
2007-03-29 12:34:08 PM  
popcorn? Hell ya!


/sittin' up here in Canada
 
2007-03-29 12:34:39 PM  
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2007-03-29 12:34:46 PM  
This country is so depressing...how does one's wife having cancer affect one's ability to lead?
 
2007-03-29 12:34:50 PM  
The thing about Hillary is that she's as polarizing as President Bush. Unfortuantely for her, she will never change enough opinions to gain any further ground.

She also scares the pants of folks. She's like Janus.
 
2007-03-29 12:35:25 PM  
Rudy 08! Seriously, can you imagine that short, angry, balding, lisping man addressing the UN and telling the French where to go and how to get there? I get all giggly whenever I picture it in my head. And anyone who can take on the Mafia and win should have no problems with a Democratic Congress (assuming they keep it).
 
2007-03-29 12:35:40 PM  
Thank you Sybarite!

And by the way, standing up and pledging that you're going to govern instead of engaging in petty retribution and political witch-hunts before the election only to do nothing but that afterwards is not a good start. Thanks!
 
2007-03-29 12:35:46 PM  
albo: never happen. he's not charismatic enough. and hillary has the DNC's balls in her hands and will squeeze.

AND... he may not have Obama-like charisma, but he's sure better than Hillary in that regard.
 
2007-03-29 12:36:21 PM  
Dennis Kucinich's wife '08!
 
2007-03-29 12:37:08 PM  
I blame MTV for the short attention span and our educational system for people thinking one election means anything.
 
2007-03-29 12:37:24 PM  
Impasse:

Pics?
 
2007-03-29 12:38:46 PM  
Mugato: and a guy whose name is like a Mad Libs of terrorists names. It's like a joke.

If the worst thing you can say about Obama is that his name sounds funny, then I'd say he has a good chance of winning.
 
2007-03-29 12:38:50 PM  
 
2007-03-29 12:39:23 PM  
Can we start impeachment proceedings against the next U.S. President now? Because the process seems to take so long that that's the only way he/she is going to get impeached.

/ Impeach the Next President!
 
2007-03-29 12:39:41 PM  
Over_Zealously_Apathetic
This country is so depressing...how does one's wife having cancer affect one's ability to lead?

Yeah, I'm sure a dying spouse would have no effect on your productivity at work.

/riggght
 
2007-03-29 12:40:29 PM  
EvilClone: Ra ra! Yay team! Who the hell cares what happens to your country so long as your team is winning.

Very true. The political system is in a sad state, and all a lot of people are worried about is whether the red guy or the blue guy wins, not in what either one of those guys actually stands for, which seems to be pretty much nothing these days. Both parties are far more interested in increasing their party's donations from lobbyists than improving the country. Something needs to change.
 
2007-03-29 12:41:13 PM  
PeopleFirst: Latinos in California favor Hillary (pops)

1) F*ck.
2) They may not yet be aware of Richardson, or he might not be in the poll.
3) Hey, it indicates that Richardson won on his merits and not because he's Hispanic.
 
2007-03-29 12:41:15 PM  
I'm not sure whose response I like better, MasterThief's or reillan's. I'm pretty sure Cthulu wouldn't need to outrun anyone, though.

I'm also not that interested in the 2008 election as I am in taking bets on when the U.S. is going to collapse completely. I'm undecided if I want it to happen in my life time. It does have it coming, but do I really want to have the joy of experiencing the collapse of a superpower first hand?
 
2007-03-29 12:41:28 PM  
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