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#1 burgerman

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:23 AM

Current Favorites are:McCain (GOP) vs. Clinton (Dem) Despite current odds McCain will be a heavy favorite to win this particular match-up.McCain is a reasonable value based on today's facts to go all the way. (6 to 1)Best Value Bets: Giuliani to win Presidency (10 to 1) Edwards to win Presidency (30 to 1)Thoughts?Burgerman

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:20 AM

i think we should switch to communism
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:52 AM

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 11:06 AM

I would take mccain at 6 to 1 simply because he would get support from the dems too

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 12:20 PM

View Postfiftytwo52, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, 11:06 AM, said:

I would take mccain at 6 to 1 simply because he would get support from the dems too
I'm with you if McCain got the the party ticket, I think he would win the general easily.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:30 PM

View PostGeneralGeeWhiz, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, 11:52 AM, said:

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#7 Virtuoso80

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:23 PM

I'd say that Mark Warner is probably a good value bet. Probably has slim odds because too few people know about him yet, but he'll definitely be a contender if he runs.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:37 PM

Howard Stern says he might run. I know he has no shot but maybe giving someone from outside the system a shot might be just what America needs. Everyone else are just career poiliticians.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:26 PM

View Postgrocery_mony, on Monday, September 4th, 2006, 10:37 PM, said:

Howard Stern says he might run. I know he has no shot but maybe giving someone from outside the system a shot might be just what America needs. Everyone else are just career poiliticians.
Actually, he has a decent shot. He's a dark horse candidate, but he's EVERYONE'S dark horse candidate. Hillary has little chance - too many people hate her. Gore, Kerry, Edwards are considered has-beens. Warner is a Moderate from the South, who was beloved in his home state of Virginia. If he gets the Democratic nomination, he has broad enough appeal to then sealthe deal.In fact, after checking I see vagas odds putting him at 10-1, higher than Gore, Kerry or Edwards! So much for getting value.Edit: Oh, were you taling about someone else..?

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

View PostVirtuoso80, on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 2:23 AM, said:

I'd say that Mark Warner is probably a good value bet. Probably has slim odds because too few people know about him yet, but he'll definitely be a contender if he runs.
Interesting; a major polling group just did a survey where they presented each democrat candidate's "resume" instead of their name; Warner came in 1st while Hillary came in 4th.I would take McCain 6-1 b/c I really think he's at least 3-1, so you're getting double at this point.Warner could win, but he's one of my fav. politicians (Virginia moderate democrat) so he needs someone pretty conservative to get the repub nomination in order to have a good shot. I think he'll stay out of it until the last minute until he has a good feel for who will probably come out for the repubs. He'll probably wait on it if McCain or Guliani is it. If for some ungodly reason we get Frist or Allen, Warner 2008 :club:
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:20 AM

One thing is for sure.If the Dems send Hillary up as their candidate you may as well get ready for 4 more years of Republican rule, gauranteed. Hillary can not win. too many things going against her.My take?....Giuliani or McCain will be the next president. :club:



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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 11:23 AM, said:

Jeb Bush
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 02:13 PM

Mark Warner is at 15-1 to win the presidency. A reasonable value but simply unlikely to overcome Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primaries. Remember, the ideological extremes tend to make up a larger percentage of their respective party's primary voters. They care less about winning and more about their issue concerns. Warner is an attractive candidate in the general election but probably not liberal enough for the priamries versus HRC.Burgerman

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:07 PM

View PostcrowTrobot, on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 11:38 AM, said:

in 2016 for symmetry
Good point. Symmetry is nice

View Postchrozzo, on Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, 10:20 AM, said:

i think we should switch to communism
He already said that when he said McCain vs CLINTONStop being repetitive
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:53 AM

View Postnutzbuster, on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, 8:20 AM, said:

One thing is for sure.If the Dems send Hillary up as their candidate you may as well get ready for 4 more years of Republican rule, gauranteed. Hillary can not win. too many things going against her.
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:37 AM

Guillani has no chance... tooo much baggage...same with Hillary..McCain's time has passed..Warner has a chance...I do believe a Dem will win.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:34 AM

View PostDirtyPre, on Wednesday, September 21st, 2005, 2:25 PM, said:

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View PostBlinkersOn, on Wednesday, September 6th, 2006, 11:37 AM, said:

Guillani has no chance... tooo much baggage...same with Hillary..McCain's time has passed..Warner has a chance...I do believe a Dem will win.
QFT giulliani has no chance in hell.Hillary - not the right time for a female prez - not my opinion, but she just wont get enough support with all the sh1t going on in the world right now.McCain - exactly - his time has passed
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:43 AM

I sense a wager in the near future. I'll take McCain and you guys make your pick and name the stakes. Burgerman

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:54 PM

Condie Rice?
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