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Old 04-06-07, 12:34 PM
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2008 political derby power rankings ptII

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From skeet's site:

http://politicalderby.com/powerrankings

Carry on chaps.
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From the power rankings website:
Clearly Biden is still recovering from his “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” brain malfunction. The Tip Sheet hears his stump speech is very impressive, but almost no one is listening. He’s reportedly drawing very meager crowds. Is that because he unintentionally offended some African Americans, or just because he’s Joe Biden?
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So I read this about Dennis Kucinich:
He can’t win, but that shouldn’t keep America from dreaming of a First Lady Elizabeth Kucinich. Vavavoom!
So I thought.... hmm... what could they mean?







EDIT TO ADD: Here's the story. She's not only a redhead... she's English.

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Did anybody see John McCain on 60 Minutes?

I actually felt sorry for him. You saw a sick, old, tired man.
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Originally Posted by NCMojo
So I read this about Dennis Kucinich:

So I thought.... hmm... what could they mean?







EDIT TO ADD: Here's the story. She's not only a redhead... she's English.
WINNER, WINNER... CHICKEN DINNER.... Gets My vote, the shrimp.

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Fred Thompson has announced that he has lymphoma.
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Fred Thompson has announced that he has lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He says it's in remission, and if it reactivates, it's treatable and shouldn't affect his life expectancy. Which jibes with what I've been taught.


Big difference between this and Eliz. Edwards' cancer.
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I think the AP wants us to know McCain's campaign is struggling. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070411/D8OEDR7G0.html

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Republican presidential contender John McCain said Wednesday the four-year war in Iraq is "necessary and just" and accused anti-war Democrats of being reckless.

McCain, struggling to reinvigorate his troubled presidential campaign, also criticized President Bush for initially going to war without a plan to succeed. But the decorated war hero staunchly backed the commander in chief's recent troop increase and said Bush is right to veto legislation that places conditions on the war

"In Iraq, only our enemies were cheering" when House Democrats enthusiastically passed legislation setting a timetable for a troop withdrawal, the Arizona Republican said in prepared remarks of a speech meant to reinvigorate his troubled presidential campaign.

"A defeat for the United States is a cause for mourning, not celebrating," he added.

Staking his struggling candidacy on the war's outcome, McCain planted himself firmly on the side of the president he hopes to succeed, as well as the three out of every four Republicans who view the war as a worthy cause.
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I think the AP wants us to know McCain's campaign is struggling. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070411/D8OEDR7G0.html
If you'll read a bit more closely, you'll see it's just as "troubled" as it is "struggling".

Sheesh, do I have to do everything around here?
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Fred Thompson has announced that he has lymphoma.
"What's that, Edwards? Your wife has inoperable breast cancer? Well, uh... I have lymphoma. That's right. Lymphoma. I could keel over and die at any moment. How do you like dem apples???"
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Originally Posted by NCMojo
So I read this about Dennis Kucinich:

So I thought.... hmm... what could they mean?







EDIT TO ADD: Here's the story. She's not only a redhead... she's English.
WOW!!!!!!
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This thread is kinda slow - not many posts. I think we could get more action if the title were changed to "Hot picture of candidate's wife inside."
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Remember a Democratic candidate, not that long ago, who had a cancer that was in remission?
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Remember a Democratic candidate, not that long ago, who had a cancer that was in remission?
Paul Tsongas? What does he have to do with anything?
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Perhaps you're too young to remember Tsongas' attempts to assure the public that his cancer was in remission.

To demonstrate that - he would swim daily to 'assure' the media and the country that he was in good health.

You don't believe Thompson could be doing the same thing?
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Perhaps you're too young to remember Tsongas' attempts to assure the public that his cancer was in remission.

To demonstrate that - he would swim daily to 'assure' the media and the country that he was in good health.

You don't believe Thompson could be doing the same thing?
As far as I know, Tsongas's cancer was in remission. But sometimes, cancer that is in remission reoccurs. Sometimes it doesn't.

Tsongas had a completely different kind of cancer than Thompson has. And even if it were the same kind of cancer, cancer could progress completely differently in one person than another.

Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani or Hillary Clinton or any of the other candidates could drop dead from an aneurysm tomorrow.

Doesn't the Bible say that it is not given to man to be able to count the days he has remaining on Earth?
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Perhaps you're too young to remember Tsongas' attempts to assure the public that his cancer was in remission.

To demonstrate that - he would swim daily to 'assure' the media and the country that he was in good health.

You don't believe Thompson could be doing the same thing?
I think Tsongas also had cancer in his lymph nodes. He was diagnosed in 1984, did chemo and got the cancer into remission. He died in 1997 of liver failure and pneumonia which may or may not be related to the cancer. People that have cancer do died of other things too. Anyway, I think Thompson announcing this is a step in him announcing for President since this gets the issue out of the way early and he wouldn't have to qualify his fitness if he wasn't planning on running.

edit: Rudy has had prostate cancer and McCain has had skin cancer. Any of those could also return as well.
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McCain's is more likely to return than Guiliani's.
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The rumors are that McCain's cancer has returned.
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I still believe the Republican core electorate is looking for someone other than what the media calls the top 3 - Giuliani, McCain, & Romney.

If I bet on political outcomes (I only bet on horses ), I would bet that the eventual nominee is not one of those three.
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Tsongas had a history of reoccurring lymph node cancer and he wasn't completely up front about it. He was first diagnosed in '84 and underwent an experimental bone marrow transplant from his twin sister in '86. When he entered the race he claimed that it had cured him and he had been cancer free since. Shortly after he dropped out of the race it was reveled his cancer had returned in '87 and was treated with chemo. Tsongas claimed he was unaware his arm pit lymph node was found to be cancerous and that he undertook the treatment as a preventative measure, just in case it was.

After the election his treating hospital reviewed the process and found many mistakes were made, including failure to disclose the '87 relapse, understating it's significance and overstating his health prospects. It was also found that his doctors had drafted a health history for Tsongas which mentioned the relapse but the campaign had refused to release it. New rules were established so that if a public figure waives confidentiality independent doctors will review the case history and the patient cannot be involved in writing or editing the report.

In November of '92 they found a new type of lymphoma in his abdomen.
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I still believe the Republican core electorate is looking for someone other than what the media calls the top 3 - Giuliani, McCain, & Romney.

If I bet on political outcomes (I only bet on horses ), I would bet that the eventual nominee is not one of those three.

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