Getting a head start on the presidential election.

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Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Griffin » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:52 am UTC

By this time, four years ago, I'd seen the footage from the democratic convention, and heard what people were saying about him, and called Obama right then and there. Mostly loudly to all my friends, and there's now probably no record of it on the internet, but I had him pegged since like two weeks after the last election. Mostly, I'm pretty sure I just got lucky - but I know I'm not the only one who thought he could make it.

So here's the question - Who is the next president going to be after Obama?

Now's the time to cast your early votes!

Oh, and it will totally be President Palin. ;)

Edit: I think it was four years ago anyway... I've got a poor sense of time. It could have been two. In that case, I'll just post again in two more years. But feel free to still guess! Also someone tell me when Obama spoke at the convention.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby mrbaggins » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:42 am UTC

Pffft, the republicans are already severing all their ties with Palin. Give it 12 months and no-one will remember her.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby roc314 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:48 am UTC

I don't know who will be the next president, but I'm still entertaining a fond hope that Dennis Kucinich will get into high(er) office.

I do think that Obama will be reelected in 2012, though.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Rat » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:07 am UTC

well whoever it is, the world ends before they go into office..



.. or perhaps it will be the election that ends the world..

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Socal Swimmer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:14 am UTC

i think obama will be president.

there, i won.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby seladore » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:31 am UTC

Palin is dead and buried. The republicans dislike her pretty openly as far as I know - she hasn't got a chance.

I'm going to call 2012 for Obama.

In addition, I'm going to call 2016 for Ralph Nader, 2020 for Anne Coultier, and 2024 for Nixon's head atop a giant robot body.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Griffin » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:02 am UTC

I would be sorely tempted to vote for robo-nixen... despite knowing it would be a poor choice...

Anyways, no rising up and comers in either party? Someones got to have seen some inklings of wonder from some small time nobody with big dreams somewhere!
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Chfan » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:08 am UTC

I'm going to say Obama '12, the Ronpaul '16 and '20, Robo-Nixon '24, and Headless Agnew '28.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Meowgan » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:12 pm UTC

I think the US would have been attacked by aliens several times before then. If it survives said attacks, it'll be Bruce Wayne.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Indon » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:52 pm UTC

The democrats have Obama for the time being, and the republicans are kinda having trouble actually being a party, so I can't see very far into the future in that respect. '12'll be Obama, probably.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Sarr » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:30 pm UTC

Honestly, I kinda hope the Republican party splits into two - the Party of Palin, and the party of reasonable republicans...
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby seladore » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:23 pm UTC

Sarr wrote:Honestly, I kinda hope the Republican party splits into two - the Party of Palin, and the party of reasonable republicans...


That would be such a superb outcome to this whole fiasco. Palin becomes figurehead for new republican movement, splinters away from the main party. Becomes fringe group, and is sidelined. America is left with two reasonable parties, similar to any normal western democracy.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Alpha Omicron » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:26 am UTC

seladore wrote:America is left with two reasonable parties, similar to any normal western democracy.

Note that most 'normal western democracies' have more than major two parties with representation.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby rubber314chicken » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:39 am UTC

I dunno, but I'm gonna run as a 3rd party candidate to steal Obama's votes.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby ++$_ » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:44 am UTC

In 2012, Obama. In 2016, Palin. In 2020, the survivors will probably re-elect her.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Sarr » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:18 am UTC

++$_ wrote:In 2012, Obama. In 2016, Palin. In 2020, the survivors will probably re-elect her.
You make a major assumption. That there will be survivors. (When I said that to muself I pronounced survivors like Bullwinkle would... Sor-vive-ors. It made me laugh.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Kaelri » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:17 pm UTC

I wouldn't have fled to Canada if McCain had won.

I might if Palin wins in '16.

Unless she can find it on a map by then.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Sarr » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:23 pm UTC

Wait, if she wins in 2016, I'll already have gone to Canada. That's one of my main plans after I leave college. Fuck the USA.

Unless, of course, Obama fixes shit up. I'm happy we elected him, but that doesn't change mah plans.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:04 pm UTC

Obama in 2012, because I'm pretty confident that, while he may not fulfill every promise he's made, he shouldn't screw things up badly enough to not get re-elected. We re-elected Dubya, after all. Afterwards, who knows? Biden could take a shot--he may be too old by then, I'm not sure. Hillary is still alive, but without an aura of inevitability may not be a serious contender. For the Republicans, Mike Huckabee. That's all I'm saying.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby roc314 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:44 pm UTC

I personally think that whoever wins the election in 2016 after Obama leaves office will be someone who wasn't involved in the election this year. I think that we will probably see whoever wins in 2016 run in 2012 but not make it to the presidency, but win during the next election.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby wing » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:59 am UTC

2012 won't be Obama. This country's problems aren't all fixable before campaigning begins in late 2009.

2012 will fall to whomever the Democrats see fit to nominate - probably Hillary, maybe Rudy Giuliani (yes, as a democrat. If he does not throw his support behind Obama and the democratic party, and then runs as a republican in 2012, he will fall flat on his face.)

Both Hilary and Rudy will prove to be fucking disasterzones and SEVERELY undermine the nation, leading to a republican revival in 2016. The republican nominee (Rudy, if he doesn't defect to the democrats in 2012) will win the election, though congress will be heavily democratically controlled, causing every issue to be deadlocked and nothing to get done. This do-nothing presidency will terminate in 2020 with the election of the Ronpaul, or a similarly crazy-out-of-his-fucking-mind successor.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby Carnildo » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:43 am UTC

Biden in 2012. Depending on when Obama is assassinated, Biden might or might not be eligible to run in 2016. Either way, Hillary will be too old to be electable, so it's anybody's guess who we'll get then. Maybe Palin will have learned enough to be a decent president.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:52 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:Biden in 2012. Depending on when Obama is assassinated, Biden might or might not be eligible to run in 2016. Either way, Hillary will be too old to be electable, so it's anybody's guess who we'll get then. Maybe Palin will have learned enough to be a decent president.


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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby seladore » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:17 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:Biden in 2012. Depending on when Obama is assassinated, Biden might or might not be eligible to run in 2016. Either way, Hillary will be too old to be electable, so it's anybody's guess who we'll get then. Maybe Palin will have learned enough to be a decent president.


Why are people assuming that Obama is more likely to be assassinated? Because he reminds people of Kennedy?

I know some people dislike him 'cos he's black, but many people dislike Bush with equal venom. I can't see it happening, to be honest.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby roc314 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 am UTC

seladore wrote:I know some people dislike him 'cos he's black, but many people dislike Bush with equal venom. I can't see it happening, to be honest.
Well to be fair, the people who hate Obama for his race are more likely to try to assassinate him than the people who dislike Bush for his policies (much like those who dislike Obama for his policies probably won't try to assassinate him--but they are not the ones to be worried about). I do think there will be at least one attempt or plot, but I'm pretty confidant in the quality of our Secret Service. Obama will live.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby seladore » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:28 am UTC

That is very true, I hadn't thought of that.

I agree that the secret service will be able to protect him though. I'm guessing that they have become much, much better funded and equipped since 1963.

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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby roc314 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:37 am UTC

And hopefully Obama isn't stupid enough to drive around sitting in the back seat of a convertible through crowded streets (what with all the people who crazies who can't stand the idea of a black man in power). You have no excuse to risk it. We would much prefer our good presidents to be living.
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Re: Getting a head start on the presidential election.

Postby wst » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:48 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Carnildo wrote:Biden in 2012. Depending on when Obama is assassinated, Biden might or might not be eligible to run in 2016. Either way, Hillary will be too old to be electable, so it's anybody's guess who we'll get then. Maybe Palin will have learned enough to be a decent president.


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