Obama To Win Montana, Time To Throw The Towel In.

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
October 25, 2008 3:26pm CST
A Montana State University at Billings poll has Barack Obama leading 44% to McCain at 40% with 4% going to Ron Paul, ten percent currently undecided. True Montana only has three electoral votes, but Montana is one a state that is considered a Republican lock. Sine 1948, only two Democrats have won the presidential election in Montana. Even though ten percent are still undecided, McCain would have to capture at lest 70% of those undecided. When I read stories like this I am left scratching my head. Why, well so many said that the only way Republicans could hold onto the White House was to elect John McCain.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
yeah I really think Obama is going to win... But I also think there is a lot of room for skewed polls.... and that Mccain might have gotten just enough, for the record, I think Pulling in Palin was the smartest thing he could've done, It got A LOT more votes for him than it lost, still thank you for posting this :P its a major boon to me to see 4% going to Ron paul XD lol I really hope he gets the third most votes or better :D
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• United States
25 Oct 08
I wouldn't throw the towel in yet, gew! "It ain't over til it's OVER." I really think this entire campaign has been skewed from the git go. First, the media is so in Obama's pocket they practically do his bidding for him. They don't call him on ANYTHING! He is able to get away with BLATANT lies about McCain and no one points out that it's a LIE. Second, I think some of the media might be also suffering from a sort of "reverse racism" -- fear of being thought to be racist. I am 51. I've lived in the US all my life. And I've seen the lengths some white people will go to in order to "show" they are not racist. It used to be VERY prevalent, and now it still happens, but is more covert. I think this has been McCain's problem too. Not so much that he is afraid of being called racist in the same way that the average person might be afraid of that. But look how often every thing he says has been called racist. He and Palin have been blatantly labeled RACIST, over and over. They've never said one thing that was racist, even tho Obama HAS said things that were racist sounding, and Obama is the one who spent 20 years in the church of a hateful racist. But the media that is "politically correct" steps lightly around Obama. And McCain's hands are somewhat tied, because even tho he has NOT been nasty at all, and has been running a normal race, attacking Obama's record, associations, policy proposals, just as he SHOULD BE -- he is the racist. I think if Obama were white, we would have seen a very different McCain -- the old McCain as people like to say.
• United States
25 Oct 08
I believe that your age is showing with the comment of "reverse racism" It is the college student who are going out in droves this election year they are looking at thier future, Todays youth has proven over and over again that race does not matter. As for people that are our age? well my friend our children have changed many of our minds from being racist. I would love the count of families that have an interracial baby. This in itself holds alot of weight. My beautiful grandson is biracial and the other is white there is NO difference between them for the love I have for them is overwhelming. It is the far right that has made this a racial thing not your typical american person. You are saying he is winning because he is black, I am telling you he is winning because he the best canidate. Fact is Obama is black and McCain is elderly, come on it shoots both ways. We can find prejudice in anybody at anytime but not neccessarily does it mean it is all Black and White. Now if it was to the republicans it would be blacks are voting for him because he is black and whites are voting for him because he is ?????? white? remember his mother was white. People vote for him because they believe in what he is saying and is tired of the same ole same ole. Obama does not call him racist actually he speaks of him with great respect. He agrees to disagree and that is that.
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• United States
26 Oct 08
Aha! Gramma, yes, I'm 51. Oh, and my mother's grandchild is biracial -- that would be MY DAUGHTER. In fact, not just biracial but even more similar to Obama: her father, my husband, is black African (Nigeria), like Obama's father (Kenya). But I disagree that race doesn't affect people anymore. I had kept quiet about this (because it has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING), but I've been called racist, and others who support McCain called racist, and McCain and Palin called racist that I decided to let it be known. Anyway, the media is more oldsters and very youngsters. The oldsters tend to be concerned about being called racist. The Youngsters are young, so they will like the younger man, AND they don't understand why things were/are done a certain way. Why SHOULDN'T they let their feelings about a candidate be known when they are doing a newscast? They have grown up in a very different America with no reverence for things like unbiased reporting. In the middle of the 20th century -- and earlier, news reporters were not the elite, educated who believed the American public to be just stupid, ignorant sheep. Along the way, journalism turned into a profession and then into a "higher calling" evolved into this feeling of privilege and the seeming belief that they "know better" about what is best for the sheep, er, um, the people. So yes, I think they do "report" their own views, rather than report the news, and you see this even in topics that are not at all political. But yes, I also think racism is playing a part in this election, but not the way that some Obama supporters have claimed.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Oct 08
I feel America is going down hill if Obama wins. I hope that poll is wrong, and that there are others who will change their mind and vote for McCain. Obama has them snowed so much that they do not realize that once he gets in power, he will overturn all the pro=life laws in the states that voted for them, make homosexuals and lesbians a privileged class, not allow Americans to protect their homes from invaders (the police cannot be everywhere) and he will turn America into a socialist police state. Because if the citizens cannot protect themselves against invaders, then you do need more police and Obama will use that police power to get what he wants and to accomplish his goals.
• United States
25 Oct 08
Montana? For 0bama? I kinda doubt that. I suspect the kids at Montana State U. had a hand in this and their methodology was incorrect.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Why such despair? I know things don't look good, but Truman didn't throw in the towel when the polls made it obvious he would lose in a landslide. It's not over till the last vote is cast.
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• United States
25 Oct 08
So much has changed in less than a year's time. Liberals must want Socialism, especially those who think that if you don't work, you get paid anyway. With Obama that might be the case. Ask yourself how many career welfare mama's...notice I said career....want a president who makes you work for a living, and be responsible for your children?
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
26 Oct 08
It's not over yet. Many people don't even vote. The Associate Press finally did a poll that came out on Wednesday that was of the "likely voters" and the two were only 2 points difference. Now some of the other agencies are doing the same thing - giving results of "likely voters." In all the years I've voted, I've found that many of the most vocal people never bother to register or vote.
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