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(Google)   Flashback to October 29, 1984, when a UPI story read 'Mondale Upset Win Predicted'. Also, Dear Abby is calling for the abolition of trick-or-treating. There were some good drugs in 1984 is what I'm trying to say here   ( news.google.com) divider line
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2012-11-05 11:40:15 AM  
2 votes:
In the article, it's Mondale campaign manager predicting an upset victory. Of course he would have.
2012-11-05 01:13:18 PM  
1 vote:

mbillips: 2000: Voted for: Nader. Dubya "Winner": Dubya

Doc Daneeka: Well, a vote for Nader in 2000 (esp. in Florida) was really a vote for Bush.
So, in a way, you've voted for the winner three times already.

I live in California. Gore beat Bush by almost 1.5 million votes in my state, and everybody knew he would. WTF difference did it make whether I voted for him or not? Can you tell me how my vote had any potential whatsoever of affecting the outcome?

If I had lived in a swing state, I most likely would've voted for Gore.
2012-11-05 01:00:23 PM  
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Doc Daneeka: Well, a vote for Nader in 2000 (esp. in Florida) was really a vote for Bush.

So, in a way, you've voted for the winner three times already.

No. A vote for Nader was a vote for Nader. The third-party guilt complex is old and tired.
2012-11-05 12:44:51 PM  
1 vote:
I am old, so I actually got to vote in that election--it was my second presidential election, and I voted against Reagan in each one and was disappointed (but not really surprised) in the outcome both times. In fact, even though this year will be my ninth presidential election (Jesus, I really am old), I've only voted for the winner twice so far. My sad voting record:

1980: Voted for: Carter. Winner: Reagan
1984: Voted for: Mondale. Winner: Reagan
1988: Voted for: Dukakis (ugh). Winner: Bush Sr.
1992: Voted for: Clinton. Winner: Clinton.
1996: Voted for: Nader. Winner: Clinton.
2000: Voted for: Nader. "Winner": Dubya
2004: Voted for: Kerry (ugh). Winner: Dubya
2008: Voted for: Fartbongo. Winner: Fartbongo.

I'm pretty sure this year will be the third year that I end up for the winner.
2012-11-05 12:38:16 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-05 12:11:57 PM  
1 vote:
Oh wow the old TV guide...

A few locally-affiliated network channels & PBS, then the "nationwide channels" WTBS-Atlanta, ESPN... and oddly enough CBN. Christian Broadcasting Network.

I'd forgotten about CBN. That a good chunk of the active spectrum was dedicated to broadcasting megachurch services. I just can't wrap my head around how this could be of use to anyone.

Then the small array of "standard" cable channels and then the "premium"- which no way were my parents ever gonna get. All we could do was listen to the Playboy Channel's audio and try to make sense of the scrambled video.

However, by the late 80's, chips to lobotomize a cable box leaked out into the market. And you could acquire a box you didn't own under your name from flea markets too. Then we realized Playboy Channel only had lame softcore stuff anyways.
2012-11-05 11:53:44 AM  
1 vote:
I scrolled over to the sports section to see how the Vikings did that weekend. That was when Archie Manning was briefly our quarterback and he got sacked 11 times by the Bears. 1984 was not a good year for the Vikings.
2012-11-05 11:42:51 AM  
1 vote:
Whoa...so the campaign manager of Mondale predicted an upset win? Strange. What a worthless greenlight.
2012-11-05 09:58:03 AM  
1 vote:
I was 14. But I did get to vote for Dukakis in the next one.
2012-11-05 09:54:17 AM  
1 vote:
Hey, I voted Mondale.
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