We have a Federal Election Tomorrow

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  1. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

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    Will little Johnny stay for a bit longer, or will it be Kev.

    I hope my vote works this time - I'm getting a bit tired of voting and not winning, I have more luck on lotto!
     
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  2. sogood

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    The result is already there.

    The only excitement for the night for me will be wether Maxine McKew can unseat the sitting PM. That would be the real contest. Maxine would be terrific on the front bench in Canberra. Go Maxine!

    Blair then Howard. Bush is next. But he is walking anyway... :rolleyes:
     
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    I think you are too optimistic - is the result already there, I haven't seen it. I hope you are right. But i'm a little worried.
     
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    Polls may have a statistical error margin, but when the difference is so large, I would trust it. The question will be in the winning margin. I've had enough of being a failed optimist for the last two... :p
     
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    I envy you in Oz at the moment. We are still a year away from our Federal Election here in the US and all of the candidates are slinging mud at each other already. Bush is gone thanks to term limits but I am fearful of who is going to replace him. I have very deep reservations about Hillary Clinton, not because she is female but because she has no real qualifications to be president other than being married to one who was a real political joke. On the other hand, we have Rudy Guliani who's only qualification is that he was the mayor of New York City during the 09/11 terrorist attack. These are only the front runners of all that are running. None of them are really the cream of the crop imho. Anyway, we have a year of listening to them all campaign against each other, making promises that they cannot or will not keep:( . I wish that we had at least one good choice out of all of them.
     
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    What qualifications did Bush have before being elected? Uhm, none. Still has none.
     
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    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree with you more. Thank God for term limits! I just wish that one of the candidates seemed like he had his act together and cared about the welfare of this country instead of the welfare of all of the special interest groups who financed his campaign. Yeah, I know I sound cynical, but after what we have had for the last 19 years, everyone should be cynical.
     
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    What happened to Barack Obama? I thought he was a democratic candidate. I have been a bit slack at keeping up with international politics though.
     
  9. JoakimT

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    The younger? Hmmm...
    • College: Yale University, bachelor's degree, history
    • Graduate School: Harvard University, Master of Business Administration
    • Owner, oil and gas business
    • Governor of Texas
    Better formal qualifications than 80-90% of all US citizens it seems to me. Please note that I most certainly would end up voting for the democrates if I lived in the US, I just think you should separate knowledge/competence and ideological discrepancy...
     
  10. sogood

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    Just shows that even idiots can look good on the CV if there's enough money. :rolleyes:
     
  11. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Forget the polls. Check out the odds at the bookies. They are proven more accurate.
     
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    Maybee, but money (per se) doesn´t make well educated people stupid - that is actually most often the work of religious/spiritual fundamentalism. :rolleyes:
     
  13. jhuskey

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    He has gone ahead in some polls, however historically 80% of the time the early Democratic front-runner is never elected.
    I hate pre-election years.
    When it is over it has the same sensation as flushing the toilet.
     
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    Don't blame me,​

    I VOTED LIBERAL!!
     
  15. janiejones

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    so your one of those who helped stuff up our schools, universities, hospitals, unions, industrial relations...in the name of a strong economy. :mad:

    The whole country is scared stupid because interest rates might rise to 7%, what the hell is wrong with this place. Come on people - the Aboriginal population have a 17 year difference in life expectancy compared to, me for example, and the majority of the country is worried about their pointless houses.

    you got sucked in by their bright shiny lie, and yes, I do blame you.
     
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    gclark8 turning into a troll? :eek:
     
  17. janiejones

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    Well gclark's vote didn't work - what a shame.:D :D :D :D
     
  18. sogood

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    I should have betted for a new Campy equipped CF bike with you earlier. :eek:
     
  19. gclark8

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    Labour voters can afford campy? :eek:

    I had you picked as a shimano tourney fan. :D
     
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    Social justice is supported by all who believes it.
     
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