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  1. Lifer

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    You kept hearing this during the primaries. Obama cant close the sale. Hes a terrible closer.
    Didnt he...like...WIN the nomination???? So obviously he DID close that sale.

    Now people, including many in the media, keep saying this.

    Obama hasnt closed the deal. He hasnt closed the sale.

    What does that mean? Hes up by an average of 7.2 points in the polls, which would give him the biggest win since Clinton in 1996. In the electoral college hes on a pace to win with well over 300 Electoral votes, if trends hold in Florida and Ohio he could get up to 375 Electoral Votes.

    What would he have to do to have closed the sale? Be up by 20 points??

    Obviously you dont close the sale until you win the election on election day, which is impossible for any candidate to do.

    So what does this STUPID phrase actually mean???

    And if he hasnt "closed the sale", what does that say about how far John "Im 7 points behind in the polls" McCain is from "closing the sale"

    there i feel better...........:)
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    Hey look, I found a poll I like :)

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    All kidding aside, not closing the sale is not winning with conviction. Not putting it away. In the primaries he didn't close the sale because it went to the bitter end. If he had closed the sale, he would not have been in a bitter fight to the very end with Hillary. She almost came back and there was some outcry of fraud. She may have even had the popular vote...I don't know, I didn't follow the dems that closely.

    So yeah, with everything the media and all the money a candidate could want, he should have had this in the bag. I think that's what they are talking about.
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    It means that Obama limped over the finish line in the dem primaries and was selected by the super delegates. H lost most of the big dem state primaries, check the record. Ihe cleaned up in the states with Caucasus's...
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    Put some JD in ur koolade next Wednessay, you will need it for the Hussein Obama garage sale.
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    Well, the West Coast polls close next Tuesday at 10PM Eastern. If the Networks are projecting a winner at 10:01 will that be closing the sale fast enough?
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    Gallup's poll today has Obama by 2. That's what it means.

    How many people who say they're voting for Obama are stil bothered by his lack of experience, his redistribution of wealth, his past and recent associations and might not be able to vote for him when the time comes. I guess we'll see; myself, I still hold out hope that Americans are smart enough to not give Mr. Smiley, Harry and Nancy total control of the country.
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    If anything the polls are Obama's biggest enemy. If the voters stay home thinking this is a slam dunk it will hurt him. Al Gore & John Kerry know all about voters staying home on election day.
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    The Obama campaign is worried about complacency. I don't know that we get a winner election night, because in response to possible complacency, his campaign has urged people to vote early, and people ARE. Supposedly something like 17% of people who say they are going to vote at all have already done so.

    This brings up a question - how did they early vote? Virginia doesn't have early voting, for example. It has absentee-in-person voting. That means you go to the polling place, you have to give them a REASON, then give them a form, and then vote.

    As we all know, though, there's always a question about when all absentee ballots are "in." And I don't think they get counted ahead of time. So are these electronic too? I dunno. It strikes me as a recipe for a lot of outstanding votes on election night. Whoever loses could well pitch a fit about all the votes being counted.
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    Sarah Palin the Socialist.

    h$#p://www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=wzbYy0uNaKc


    Mrs. Palin you shouldn't throw stones in glass houses. Fraud.
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    McCain is rallying in the states he's already locked up so the trend in the national polls aren't very meaningful.

    Lets say Mac has gone from leading Texas 60-40 to leading Texas 99-1. That would have a significant effect on the national polls; but mean nothing in the Electoral college.
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    It means what I have been telling you ever since The Messiah walked onto a stage, blew his nose then Loony Democrats fainted and Chris Matthews legs went numb, polls don't mean sh!t, "People Lie" especially with Obama, they want to seem as though they are Politically Correct so everybody will Fawn over them, they want to be "one of the cool ones"

    Then you have the Common Sense Americans, the ones who sit home, watch all of the
    "Coming Of Christ Obama Sh!t" and they say nothing, The Obama Worshipers don't even know these people exist, they are the "Quiet Ones" but you will hear from them next Tuesday, these people don't want a "Politically Correct Token Boy Toy" for a President, America is in to much trouble for the country to turn everything over to the those Loony Batty Socialist Book Burning A$s Hole Dingobats
    (Pelosi/Reid should be tarred and feathered)

    PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN POLLS BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS

    IF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WINS XMAS WILL BE BANNED

    GOD DAMN AMERICA (preacher who christened obama kids)

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    exactly, its the state polling that matters.

    and i like how the McCain supporters only mention the polls that have close 1 to 4 point margins, they NEVER bring up the ones that show a larger one.

    take the average, there is some tightening, as there always is, there was for Dukakis, there was for Bush 41, and there was for Dole.

    the bottom line is, Obama leads in every single one of the polls.
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    The pollsters models are oversampling dems by +4=+10 percent more than the differential in any election in our lifetime. Their polls are meaningless. The fact that BO is campaigning in PA tells you the internal polls are far different than the polls in the media with the 'new' voter turnout models.
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    Barack Hussein Obama attended a Racist Anti American Church For Twenty Years And Can't Remember What His Preacher Said, When The Messiah Goes To The Store Can He Find His Way Home, Does He Remember Where He Lives, When He Wakes Up In The Morning Does He Look At Lovely Michelle And Say "Hi, Who Are You"

    "Oh Barack, we love you, gush fawn slobber, give a speech Barack we want to hear your "holy voice" oh my God arghhhhhhhhhh, oh Jesus my legs, help me God, Oh Barack, I hear it, I hear it, take me Barack, ahhhhhhhh, plop.

    Well the bear will be gentle
    And the wolves will be tame
    And the lion shall lay down by the lamb.

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