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Poll: Who would you vote for? (42 member(s) have cast votes)

Who would you vote for?

  1. Obama (33 votes [78.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.57%

  2. Romney (4 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  3. Neither (3 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. I'm not American, why should I care. (2 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

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#101 gingerjon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

Just read this on CNN and found it amusing:
As I always explained to my British colleagues bemused at the irresistible rise of Mitt Romney, one of his greatest strengths was that he didn't look crazy. You could trust this man with the nuclear codes, whereas putting the entire arsenal of the free world in the hands of one of his primary challengers, like Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, felt risky
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#102 JohnM

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

the headlines in today's on-line editions. At least the Independent is...er...Independent


Barack four more
The Sun

The Come-Barack Kid
The Mail

US ELECTION 2012: BARACK OBAMA RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Daily Express


US election: Obama wins four more years
The Times

US election 2012: Obama re-elected as president
The Telegraph

US election 2012: Obama re-elected as president
The Mirror

Obama wins four more years as Romney challenge crushed
The Independent

Barack Obama wins four more years
The Guardian

#103 Methven Hornet

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:58 AM

That's interesting. I didn't know the EC votes had been amended but now thanks to the power of Wiki I see that Florida is going to get even more important.


The EC votes are based upon the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives + the number of senators the state has (2). It is the number of seats in the H of R that is revised each decade, in theory based upon population but with the proviso that each state has at least one.
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#104 Futtocks

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Weaving current events together, this photo, allegedly from 1974...

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...probably a fake, but what the hell?

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#105 gingerjon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

The vote in Puerto Rico looks like it may be - by a narrow margin - proposing that country to be state 51.
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#106 JohnM

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

That's our chances blown then. ..we'll just have to be no 52. Sky News and the BBC have got half their news teams in the US already.....

#107 gingerjon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

That's our chances blown then. ..we'll just have to be no 52. Sky News and the BBC have got half their news teams in the US already.....


And Bill Turnbull has commuted from Jordans without complaint.
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#108 RidingPie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Looks like Donald Trump has had a sudden conversion away from the electoral college FPTP electoral system

He's had something of a meltdown

"We are not a democracy!" wow he's just figured out that they're a republic!

#109 tim2

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

No problem with the EC system when it got Dubya elected, eh, Donald?
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#110 RidingPie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

No problem with the EC system when it got Dubya elected, eh, Donald?


yeah but you know... he hadn't asked to see Dubya's birth certificate

#111 Futtocks

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

It's hard to argue with a system that makes the preposterous Donald Trump angry... :D

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#112 gingerjon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

yeah but you know... he hadn't asked to see Dubya's birth certificate


McCain wasn't born in the US, y'know.

He also didn't seem to give a ###### about democracy when trampling all over the wishes of the people of Aberdeenshire to build his (and Salmond's) ego-massaging golfing nightmare.

Cockend.
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#113 RidingPie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

I think his relationship with Salmond will get examined as we approach the independence referendum.

Some of the American's I know still refer to President Obama as 'the Kenyan'... they got upset when I said I hadn't realised people born in Hawaii were referred to as Kenyans.

#114 John Rhino

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

A sensible outcome for the health of the rest of the world but I have to admit to a sneaky wish that Romney would win it.

Be interesting to see what Americans would do with no Medicaid let alone "Obamacare", massive tax cuts for the rich and Israel disappearing in flames.

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#115 Wolford6

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

That's our chances blown then. ..we'll just have to be no 52. Sky News and the BBC have got half their news teams in the US already.....


And you can't have the Union Jack as your state flag. Hawaii has already claimed it.

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#116 Methven Hornet

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

I think his relationship with Salmond will get examined as we approach the independence referendum.

Some of the American's I know still refer to President Obama as 'the Kenyan'... they got upset when I said I hadn't realised people born in Hawaii were referred to as Kenyans.


Will get examined? It has been all over the press and has already been 'examined' in the finest detail, as has anything in Salmond's past that might provide a slur. In fact I think the only bit of 'dirt' that hasn't been created about him yet is the FACT(!) that he is Kenyan.
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#117 Methven Hornet

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

That's our chances blown then. ..we'll just have to be no 52. Sky News and the BBC have got half their news teams in the US already.....


At least we'd get a vote!
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#118 Methven Hornet

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Looks like Donald Trump has had a sudden conversion away from the electoral college FPTP electoral system

He's had something of a meltdown

"We are not a democracy!" wow he's just figured out that they're a republic!


That is a bizarre reaction, given that it's not exactly news that the US has that system for choosing a president - for pretty good reasons.
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#119 RidingPie

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

Will get examined? It has been all over the press and has already been 'examined' in the finest detail, as has anything in Salmond's past that might provide a slur. In fact I think the only bit of 'dirt' that hasn't been created about him yet is the FACT(!) that he is Kenyan.


LOL I didn't realise he was born in Hawaii as well ;)

#120 Methven Hornet

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

LOL I didn't realise he was born in Hawaii as well ;)


I can just imagine him dancing with the hula hula girls!
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