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Election '08

Since it has been mixed results so far for both parties, who do you like? Does anyone have a favorite candidate for President and why?

January 9, 2008

Election `08


oldman 7 years, 3 months ago

Not greyghost that for sure.


ibelieveinmapleleaf 7 years, 3 months ago

Not to threadjack, but it's interesting that users name their blogs according to the first topic they ever post. This gives us some great blog names like:

1.) Election '08 2.) FOR SALE: SPEAKOUT USER NAMES 3.) OK, What Now?

Perhaps our kind editor could include a small feature segment in the Signal to give an overview of the new SpeakOut features.


Wildcat94 7 years, 3 months ago

I generally do not start threads, postings, or blogs but I thought SpeakOut has been so boring lately that perhaps politics could stir things up a bit. I suppose if I ever want to start a different topic I could just create another blog, but thanks for the tip Maple Leaf. However, my interest for the next several months will largely be focused on the Presidential election. So... back to the original topic. I thought Joe Biden seemed the most practical of all the candidates when he talked about his plans for the country's future. Now that he is out of the race, I guess I'm leaning towards Obama. Since the last several elections were more about personality than anything else he seems to have the edge in that respect. I like the idea of a viable female candidate but I don't particularly want to go back to the Clinton era or have our history books read Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Clinton - it seems a bit ridiculous. McCain seems like the only tolerable Republican candidate to me at this point. Basically, I'm an Independent and have yet to be passionately swayed by any particular candidate. With the Kansas caucus coming up, anyone care to make a plea as to why I should vote for their candidate?


Still_Pool 7 years, 3 months ago

"it's interesting that users name their blogs according to the first topic they ever post. This gives us some great blog names like...OK, What Now?"


If I wanted to blog, I'd rather have a name I consciously chose, rather than one so specific to a single discussion. I would have gone a different route I'f I'd known that:

  1. That would be my ONLY discussion thread Allowed. (OK, I'm proving that I'm not a blogger. I just like discussion forums.)

  2. The pages that would allow me to edit my blog, including the name are not functioning and no one of the powers that be appears be concerned about fixing things.

  3. I'd have to blog my own blog. (I was taught as a child that was inappropriate behavior.)

  4. I'd be forever married to the first words I typed when I posted.

  5. No one would monitor the new Forum for quality control purposes.

  6. No one at the Signal seems to give a rat's whisker.




Wildcat94 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, since the election doesn't seem as exciting to everyone else as it is to me, I wonder if I start swearing like a sailor on this thing they will let me change the f**king name or remove it altogether. I have tried to do both but alas to no avail. Is this what it takes to get the "powers that be " to notice and make the Request Changes page actually work?


conservative 7 years, 1 month ago

Maybe boyda is not a moderate as she thinks. I voted for her last time, but not now.

Boyda's Blue Dog Bungle Boyda Rejected from Blue Dog Coalition, Attempts to Spin Uber-Liberal Voting Record

Washington- Rep. Nancy Boyda (KS-02) appears to be ducking for political cover after she was excluded last year from the fiscally moderate group of Democrats known as the Blue Dog Coalition. Last summer, the Coalition voted on whom to let into their group, and much to Nancy Boyda's dismay, she was "not selected":

"The newly exclusive Blue Dog Coalition added five members Tuesday: While Reps. Nancy Boyda (Kan.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Harry Mitchell (Ariz.) also applied, Blue Dog leaders said those Members were not selected:" (Roll Call, 06/14/07)

Boyda recently made comments attempting to skew the truth for why she was excluded from the coalition of Democrats with more moderate records:

"She is so independent that she has refused to join the House's moderate 'Blue Dog' Democrats and has turned down entreaties to participate in party programs to promote her re-election." (National Journal, 03/07/08)

Nancy Boyda also attempted to mask the liberal voting record that she has accumulated in the past year, when she claimed she has a "nonpartisan approach, which, she emphasized, is 'not based on ideology or beholden to a party.'" How then does Nancy Boyda explain that she has voted with San Francisco Speaker Nancy Pelosi 93 percent of the time? Boyda is out of touch with the voters of her district who have overwhelmingly voted for conservative values down the ticket.

"Nancy Boyda's commitment to voting in lock-step with liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi's far-left agenda hardly qualifies as 'independent,'" said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. "The voters of Kansas' 2nd Congressional District will hold Nancy Boyda accountable for consistently putting party loyalty to liberal Washington leaders above the values of her constituents in Kansas."


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