After dark

This time tomorrow, the world will look like a whole different place and we'll all be gearing up for the run-offs. All politics all the time makes for crispy critters.

What's up?

Comments

I'll put up a prediction thread here

I'd rather be wrong with this crowd than people I don't know.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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pop pop

aside from that possibly being the coolest thing on the web, I personally don't believe there is enough bubble wrap on the planet to endure the stress of so many in such a short amount of time.

Levi

phone calls to support the death penalty moratorium?

I do suggest that folks call whoever wins and Regardless of who wins the NC Governor's races tomorrow in either party, please call each winner and say the following:

Congratulations on your primary win! As a supporter of a moratorium on executions and death penalty reform in North Carolina, I ask that you immediately pardon all of North Carolina's recent exonerees from Death Row and prison and also consider issuing an official moratorium on executions in North Carolina if you win the general election in November.

Contact information for Gubernatorial Candidates is below:

Democrats for Governor:
Richard Moore - 919-836-4239
Dennis Nielson - no phone available
Bev Perdue - 919-832-3660

Republicans for Governor:
Bill Graham - 704-633-0644
Pat McCrory - 704-714-4344
Bob Orr - 919-836-2180
Elbie Powers - 910-564-5459
Fred Smith - 919-231-3839

Please let us know about all responses.
fuller@justicepolicycenter.org

TurnNCBlue

Very great suggestion

Best idea I've seen in weeks. Thank you for this good suggestion. Maybe you can make it a post tomorrow and we'll give it a bit more visibility. No time like the present to get back to issues.

ditto

n/t

Hey....you old ditto head

How did the move go?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Ugh

Did you just hit a sore spot. Long story short, the surveyor just finished the deed this morning, and I am still in the same place. Looking like early July, and I missed the bash for NOTHING!

YES!

And the next time, I'm there, even if I have to be wheeled in.

Aww....darn

Linda's right, we are going to plan some more outings.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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make it a post?

I will try. I always try to make my posts a reply to someone else so I dont know how to get my posts otherwise,. a luddite but at least I dont lurk, I did figure out how to sign up here. I cant sign up on kos. so i only lurk there.
But the death penalty and in NC a bill to create a commission to plan our health care reform..those are the two issues we want to take our candidates to the mat over.

TurnNCBlue

To make this a "post"

Just click on the option "create content" on the left hand side of your screen, and then click "blog post". Then just type it up! You need a title, you can skip the "teaser", just put the info in the "body", and then click submit. If you don't known which tags to add, one of the front pagers can fix it for you after you post it.

I agree with James, it should be its own post. It's a wonderful idea.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
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The Weather

looks good. 75-80 and Sunny through most of the state is what I am seeing. What does this mean? Who knows.

As for predictions, I am guessing Obama by 7 in NC and Clinton by 3 in IN. The media then calls this a huge Clinton victory even though the numbers barely budge.

That said, best of luck to all candidates tomorrow, with extra-special luck to those who had a presence here at BlueNC.

C-Span

Anyone watching the Obama rally in Indianapolis on C-Span?

That crowd is impressive.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Ruh roh

Hillary's been playing fast and loose with her financial reporting. It'll be interesting to see how thick her Teflon has become.

Signing it up.

I just spent three hours putting up signs for Dan Besse, Jim Neal, and Robin Anderson. I also put up a special sign at one local school where a certain VIP might show up to vote tomorrow.

I'm proud of my candidates and I don't have to hide behind excuses to explain their poor voting records.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Speaking of Signage

We placed all of our Obama signs over the weekend, but there was a strange dynamic going on.

First, several polling places have moved from schools to vounteer fire depts, where there are zero signs.

Second, most of the school polling locations are forcing the signs out of the traditional locations. I damn near broke my ankle scaling a bank to place a sign at my polling place.

Third, there just aren't many signs out period. In all of Wilkes County, I counted zero signs for Gov, zero for Lt Gov, zero for Senate, zero for NC-05, 3 for Clinton (in private yards), and my ten for Obama, that I had to beg for.

Your guess as to why is as good as mine. In the last primary cycle, I placed at least 100 signs. This time, 10. Maybe the mowing season has screwed things up, I don't know.

Saved me a ton on gas, but signage really makes me feel good, and now, no rush.

We didn't have many signs out until today.

The Obama signs are precious - so many have been stolen that I haven't put out the one I have for the polling place, and I won't until tomorrow morning. We've had Lt. Gov., and US Congress Signs out, and Richard Moore has had a strong presence here. I have seen virtually no Perdue signs, and when our 1st vice chair called the campaign to request them, we couldn't get a response. ::shrug:: Guess we'll give folks lucky rocks instead. :) We had a surprising lack of concern from several campaigns. We're going to surprise them - they think Moore County won't vote Democratic. Guess what? :-D Our early voting numbers show that the unaffiliated voters who voted in the primary asked for Dem. ballots two and a half times as many times as they did the Rep. ballots. That's a first for us. (can I get an amen? or a w00t?)

Thanks to BlueNC connections, I was able to get signs from most of the candidates I know here - thank you to all of you who helped me do that. Thank you too, to the Dellinger campaign for taking care of your own signs, so that we didn't have to go around and put them up. I just wish we had literature for our polling places (hint. there's still time!) I see no evidence of Dalton signs or literature anywhere in this county, even though he was the featured speaker at our 2007 county convention.

Rambling - time to go to bed.

Good night!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
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For those near Wilkes

there is Obama literature at the Wilkes County HQ. You can pick it up and take it to your county.

Well, that's obviously meant for me

I'm not hiding behind excuses to explain anyone's voting record, but at least I don't have to explain why my candidate embellished endorsements, says one thing on his campaign literature and the opposite in a questionnaire for a newspaper endorsement and can't raise any money despite having been a full-time fundraiser for General Wesley Clark, John Kerry and having helped Erskine Bowles. That's a lot of explaining to do. And....despite all of the problems I have with your candidate, I would still vote for him in November if he were to pull out a miracle tomorrow.



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Well....since he sometimes gives two different answers

It is really hard to say if he is right on the issues. I do not believe that we give up in Afghanistan and he does....well...if you believe his Indy questionnaire. He doesn't believe we should give up on Bin Laden if you believe his campaign literature. I'm not sure which Jim Neal to believe! It also makes me wonder if he's going to change his mind on other issues. Will he?



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You candidate's entire campaign has revolved around

hiding on the issues, needing more time, wanting to hear more facts, hearings on Iraq. Jim has been consistent on the war, if there is some language confusion in a questionnaire or pamphlet that is much different than having a candidate who hides behind her warchest to ignore the wishes of those pesky voters.

Long live the aristocracy.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Language confusion?

how about a completely different answer. First he wants to redeploy to afghanistan and then he thinks we need to pack up and come home from
Afghanistan. That's not language confusion.

Your candidate's entire campaign has centered around whining about not getting a debate.



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Hahahahaha

That's too funny.

We need to make sure Democratic Candidates don't ever look that stupid on the web.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
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Tomorrow

What is everyone doing tomorrow? I plan some phone banking and maybe handing out some literature at the big polling places.

Of course, this is assuming that I can sleep tonight.

By the way, my grandfather, who reads blogs but does not post, asked me to put his prediction here for him:

Obama in NC by 10-12, and Clinton winning Indiana by one point with the possibility of an Obama upset.

Obama in Reynolds

Barack and Michelle Obama will be taking in election returns at Reynolds Coliseum tomorrow (today) night.

Get your seats now.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Nice...are you going to go?



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Moving the goalposts

a very funny (and somewhat sad) commentary by Keith O.

The Cubs will take the Series,

the People will win out over corporate control of the government, and paisley will make a another comeback.

One out of three ain't bad.

eta: I thought this was the predictions thread! Wait a minute...isn't this Madame Zurga's Psychic Hotline?