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Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Missouri Bellwether

 
The Missouri bellwether is a political phenomenon that notes that the state of Missouri has voted for the winner in every U.S. Presidential election beginning in 1904 (except in 1956). Wikipedia
 

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17 Comments:

At Thu Feb 07, 07:16:00 AM, Blogger John J. said...

Yeah, we sure took our time here though...

 
At Thu Feb 07, 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Freida Bee said...

I'm confused. There is a picture of Obama and a picture of a red state. Cannot compute.

 
At Thu Feb 07, 08:41:00 AM, Blogger Anaïs Nohant said...

Let us hope Missouri has done it again then. CrocTear-Hillary is running out money.This may be another sign that Obama will prevail.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/02/07/hillary-clintons-unexpected-money-troubles/

 
At Thu Feb 07, 09:37:00 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Obama's head is bigger than Texas!

 
At Thu Feb 07, 10:01:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Ya MO!

 
At Thu Feb 07, 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

If I had larger breasts, I would totally be an Obama girl.

 
At Thu Feb 07, 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Ah, but Missouri also gave us Rush Limbaugh so it's a wash!

 
At Thu Feb 07, 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

1956 was an odd election. A popular incumbent moderate, pragmatist Republican president, Eisenhower, running against an idealistic Democrat, Adlai Stevenson, a governor from Illinois. Eisenhower ran re-election in a landslide, the only doubt being that his age and health were an issue. He had had a mild heart attack and whether he would survive his second term was much in doubt. He did, however, survive and recover much of his health.

Eisenhower was a genuine war hero and his support was courted by both parties. Eventually the Republican won his allegiance.

However, those times are not our own. Obama won Missouri, got the endorsement of Eisenhower's grand-daughter, proposes an idealistic agenda, and is a Senator from Illinois!

Now we have a Republican who is one of the oldest to ever run. We wonder about his health, particularly his mental health due to years of torture. He runs on a moderate platform in some ways, and in some ways not. He is a popular war hero who has been courted by both the Republican and the Democrats over the years.

Is life weird, or what?

 
At Thu Feb 07, 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Swinebread said...

Meh super delegates are gonna screw the whole thing up...

 
At Thu Feb 07, 01:01:00 PM, OpenID mwbworld said...

So I'm confused by the graphic.

Are you saying Obama is some sort of super villain blocking the sun by hovering overhead unless they vote for him?

I hope that doesn't mean Hillary is some sort of Emma Peelish heroine?

I think my brains might just melt out my ears....

 
At Thu Feb 07, 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Übermilf said...

He also looks like his body is made up of Texas.

That's where Bush is from.

Please move Mr. Obama's head at once.

 
At Thu Feb 07, 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Liberality said...

so what is it your trying to say? are you saying that we are stuck with McCain? you are a red state, correct?

 
At Thu Feb 07, 07:27:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

The MO race was sooooooo close that anything could happen! Let's hope for a 1956 exception!


BAC

 
At Thu Feb 07, 09:54:00 PM, Blogger Madam Z said...

I will vote for Obama, because he's young, he's intelligent, he can compromise when appropriate, he is probably more even-tempered than McCain or Clinton, and, heaven help me, because he's a man. I cannot help but feel that, with our main opponents in the world being Muslim, this is not the time to have a female leader. Go ahead, liberal bloggers...stone me!

 
At Fri Feb 08, 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

John J.: It was a close race, that's probably why.

Freida Bee: OK, OK, I fixed it just for you!

Anaïs Nohant: Yay! I hope so. I'll vote for Hillary if she wins, though.

Dguzman: Figuratively, sir, figuratively.

Dr. Monkerstein: Hee hee!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: It is important to have a goal in life, Jon.

Dean Wormer: Ack! I didn't know that! I thought he came from Planet 10 like the rest of the Lektroids!

Comrade Kevin: That is a very interesting analysis. You should post that on your blog!

Swinebread: Freakin' super delegates!

MWB's World: No, I am saying that Obama's rhetoric is so large that it fills the sky like sunshine, and the only Emma Peelish heroine that I know is Nancy Pelosi. Yowsa!

Übermilf: I can't! His rhetoric is in a geosynchronous orbit!

Liberality: Only the Republicans are stuck with McCain - and I am not a red state, I am an orangutan world leader from the future.

BAC: OK, you hope for that. I'm still hoping for Pelosi in '08!

Madam Z: I don't agree with that argument, but it is reasonable from certain perspectives. Our main opponents in the world are not Muslim, they are terrorists. Many terrorists are Muslim, but few Muslims are terrorists.

 
At Fri Feb 08, 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Freida Bee said...

Thank you so much. That was creating too much cognitive dissonance.

 
At Sat Feb 09, 09:59:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

It was my mistake, I should have changed it. I am afraid that I was tired when I made it. Thanks, Freida Bee!

 

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