Your 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate (Poll!) (Closes 11/16)

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Let's try to deboringify things a bit. Who are you supporting, Ilx?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Barack B. Obama 30
Hillary K. Clinton 3
Christopher X. Dodd 2
John J. Edwards 2
Dennis I. Kucinich 2
None of the Above1
Joseph F. Biden 0
Bill H. Richardson 0


gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Who we would vote for, or who we predict will win it all?

Will M., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:24 (thirteen years ago) link

"Who are you supporting" = Who would you vote for

gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

ten points off for using "deboringify"

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

as of now. we can do this again.

gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

oops, i didn't read the poll text. my bad.

Will M., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:26 (thirteen years ago) link

it's such a good word

gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:27 (thirteen years ago) link

the leading Stop Rodham candidate on the morning of Feb 5

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:31 (thirteen years ago) link

there will be other polls. later polls. this is now.

gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:32 (thirteen years ago) link

If, like me, you get kicks watching these electables thrown together in a room, ignoring questions in favor of prepared statements, don't miss the debate tomorrow night on CNN. Laffs are promised. Hillary's going to be presented an oversized novelty driver's license.

Cosmo Vitelli, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:46 (thirteen years ago) link

the leading Stop Rodham candidate on the morning of Feb 5

-- Dr Morbius, Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:31 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Link

morbz still going for rudy?

and what, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

god, I guess Kucinich by default

milo z, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 18:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I would cite Bill Richardson maybe -- if I thought he had a snowball's chance in hell of actually winning. i don't know. I'm so left with the exasperated feeling of: "Is this really the best we can do?"

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

What's with the middle initials btw?

Will M., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Alex OTM: though I'd wager he's a good bet for HRC veep. He and Edwards would be an interesting ticket.

remy bean, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:04 (thirteen years ago) link

if anyone cares, he's my order of preference:

(1) edwards -- hands down the best candidate on the issues of most importance to me (read: economics issues) -- if it wasn't for him, i really wonder if any of the other candidates would be anywhere near as "populist" as they have been. probably won't be nominated, though.

(2) hillary -- probably the best qualified of all of the candidates. even though i don't like some of her associates (read: mark penn and the DLC crowd) and there's the whole iraq war thing, i also think that she'd be very conscientious in both keeping different party factions satisfied as well as taking the serious problems that this country will face seriously. plus she WILL fight, which AFAIC is a prerequisite in this age of O'Reilly and other assorted right-wing/neocon freaks.

(3) dodd -- also well-qualified. plus his economic/financial background will be a plus in what i firmly believe will be the oncoming economic/financial shitstorm b/c of financial/housing market turbulence. plus he's made the right noises/moves on FSA/constitutional issues. on the other hand, could be too cosy to Wall Street (i'm suspicious that we'd end up with a massive, taxpayer-financed subprime bailout under his watch that does more to bail out Wall Street, mortgage bankers and flippers than actual homeowners) plus he probably has no chance of winning in the primaries either.

(4) richardson -- dunno about him, one moment he's OK the next he sounds like he fell offa the turnip truck. pluses are his federal and gubernatorial experience. will keep my eye on him, but i also don't think that he has a chance.

(5) obama -- still cannot figure out just WHY he's running. plus i can't shake the feeling that he's a big phony, an empty suit who talks like Bobby Kennedy and acts like Joe Lieberman. additionally, his "followers" that i've met are some of the most smug people i've met this side of nader's supporters in 2000. finally, i firmly believe that the GOP will play him like a chump, that he doesn't have the stomach or instincts for fighting. not ready for prime time.

(6) kucinich. pfft. might as well just write in Shirley McLain or Jon Anderson (if he were a US citizen). too much of a flake to win anything.

(7) biden. closest thing to Joe Lieberman running -- which is very, very bad and totally unacceptable. at least Joementum is acceptable on many economic issues. i might as well vote for Citibank or Bank of America as support him -- it'll be more efficient, cutting out the middle man. has absolutely no chance of winning.

Eisbaer, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Is Mike Gravel gone?

jaymc, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:41 (thirteen years ago) link

See "None of the above"

gabbneb, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:41 (thirteen years ago) link

turns out that rock was actually uranium
he had to blow the rest of his campaign cash on cleaning the lake

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:47 (thirteen years ago) link

hahaha

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:51 (thirteen years ago) link

why is Hillary the best qualified of all the candidates?

Oh shit, I forgot she was co-president.

Dandy Don Weiner, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:58 (thirteen years ago) link

barack b., but i'm a young college student who won't vote for him when he wins the nom anyway so w/e.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:11 (thirteen years ago) link

i picked him too. but i'm a canadian who can't vote for him when he's in this "election" you speak of.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Edwards is not entirely offensive as a potential President - but I just can't shake seeing him on-screen debating Dick Cheney, Lord of All Evil. He seemed to be pushing the Clinton folksiness way too hard, without much effect other than smarminess.

I think he'd really suffer in comparison to a stiff upper lip Republican.

milo z, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:01 (thirteen years ago) link

i never realised it was chris "x." dodd! awesome!

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:32 (thirteen years ago) link

chris dodd dated bianca jagger and carrie fisher.

tho not at the same time.

hstencil, Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:01 (thirteen years ago) link

ILX Showdown: BO KOs HKC!

Cosmo Vitelli, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:45 (thirteen years ago) link

wow

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:53 (thirteen years ago) link

THE MAGIC NEGRO

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 16 November 2007 00:54 (thirteen years ago) link

He's about to clean some clocks.

Cosmo Vitelli, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:01 (thirteen years ago) link

<Bob Dole voice>Agh, shoulda voted for Biden</Bob Dole voice>

gabbneb, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:02 (thirteen years ago) link

But how will Barry Bee fare against Rudolph K. Giuliani or Mitt Q. Romney?

gabbneb, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Rudy will self destruct. Romney will have to renounce his wives.

Dandy Don Weiner, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:08 (thirteen years ago) link

we should have a republican poll too for kicks

El Tomboto, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:08 (thirteen years ago) link

yah

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:09 (thirteen years ago) link

What's the K for in HKC?

Sparkle Motion, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Ktypo

Rock Hardy, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:13 (thirteen years ago) link

omg is anyone watching this debate

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:52 (thirteen years ago) link

kucinich: heeelllloooo heeeellllloooo u missed me!

lol

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:53 (thirteen years ago) link

richardson: even among republican math thats a failing grade.

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:54 (thirteen years ago) link

me and Hoos monitoring it on the Demo candiates thread

Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:55 (thirteen years ago) link

hillary, dodd: yelling acting tough

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 01:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Republican poll is hard - do you vote for who you think will win, who you want to win because he'll be crushed in the general or who you'd vote for an absolute last resort to keep that fascist Giuliani out of the White House.

milo z, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:04 (thirteen years ago) link

ok, HMC just completely pwned everything

gabbneb, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:14 (thirteen years ago) link

I will vote for Mitt in the Republican poll because he is v v pretty and has the best name

gabbneb, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Republican poll is hard - do you vote for who you think will win, who you want to win because he'll be crushed in the general or who you'd vote for an absolute last resort to keep that fascist Giuliani out of the White House.

Answer: you vote for the one who will bring Morning in America.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 16 November 2007 02:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Kucinich was great tonight.

Hurting 2, Friday, 16 November 2007 05:34 (thirteen years ago) link

His move about having a president who "got it right from the beginning" was great - he wasn't just pointing out that he had voted the right way the first time on the big issues or that he was more principled, but that he had proven to have better judgment than the supposedly more practical-minded centrists.

Hurting 2, Friday, 16 November 2007 05:37 (thirteen years ago) link

I feel like I've heard that 'got it right from the beginning' line before from some other candidate somewhere

gabbneb, Friday, 16 November 2007 06:02 (thirteen years ago) link

I liked the whole context of the line, not just the line itself, because he was using it to suggest that he'd be more likely than the other candidates to make good, sound decisions as president. I thought this was a pretty smart move by someone typically painted as the outsider wacko leftist candidate.

Hurting 2, Friday, 16 November 2007 06:10 (thirteen years ago) link

can't bleeve I was the only No One supporter

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 November 2007 15:07 (thirteen years ago) link

no morbs it said "no fun"

jhøshea, Friday, 16 November 2007 15:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm not surprised by the Obama/Clinton dichotomy. I am surprised by the lack of Edwards support.

Z S, Friday, 16 November 2007 15:39 (thirteen years ago) link

he's no fun either

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/11/18/185540/52

gabbneb, Monday, 19 November 2007 06:06 (thirteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Eisbaer ftw up there

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:38 (nine years ago) link

how's Chris Dodd working out for SOPA opponents now.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:40 (nine years ago) link


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