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    Obama or Clinton - It's still history in the making

    With the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination down to a straight shoot-out between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, history is assured. It'll be the first time either a woman or a black person has headed a major party's presidential slate.

    Impressive.

    Election of the Democratic nominee to President of the USA will be even more impressive - and I think quite likely.

    My bet - stand by for the USA's first woman President.
    And Obama is young enough still to make a successful run one day too.

    Any other opinions on this?
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    I've been trying to guess this one for a little while now, but mainly from reading headlines (haven't delved into it too much).

    I'm swaying the other way - stand by for the first black US president.

    Have a look at these webstats, I wonder how much of a reflection on popularity it is. He even has the blessing of Senator Ted Kennedy.
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    Yah I also heard that Oprah is backing him, but I would love to see Clinton take it. She is a very impressive woman. Either way they are both great choices imo. I am aslo pretty confident that Bush made sure the democrats win the next election, I can't wait to see the ex-president become Mrs. Presidents other half. Only in America!

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    Clinton or Obama

    I think we must quite write the Republicans off quite yet. Look what happened the last time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsd View Post
    Have a look at these webstats, I wonder how much of a reflection on popularity it is.
    Who is Ron Paul?

    I'm guessing Alexa rankings don't translate well into votes.
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    Both the elections the republicans won was extremely close. Added the democrats didn't imo have really good candidates for the position. This time around they have 2 strong candidates with a current republican president that can easily be rated as one of the most "reputable" presidents I think that the democrats will take the next election.

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    I don't think America is ready for a black president, just yet. Unfortunately his name is very similar to that other fellow, Osama, so with a good bit of mud-slinging publicity he could lose. And as Dave said, "he is young and can fight another day."
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    Just found this very interesting website that helps you choose a US candidate, check it out, we should make one for TFSA
    I am a full blown Democrat btw suporting both Obama and Clinto evenly.
    Last edited by Chatmaster; 06-Feb-08 at 09:16 AM.

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    I ended up with 8/10 match with both Hilary and Barack.

    No wonder it's such a close race.

    Can you imagine doing one for South African politicians? That would be interesting.

    What would the ten questions be?
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    It will be a very complicated list, elections.org.za (Have to browse using internet explorer)
    So I guess identifying the parties that does matter might have to be the first step.
    Last edited by Dave A; 27-Jul-08 at 12:49 PM.

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