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Anyone else catch the debate last night? Anyone else starting to get The Fear? I don't care how well Obama did, McCain looks like he's getting it together. The dodering fuck up I've been laughing at few the last few weeks was absent last night. Instead we got Mr Calm, Genial and In Control vs Young Idealist.

Doug if you get a minute, can you run me some numbers one the polling swing among Undecideds? Because I fear Obama won't have won over anyone who didn't already support him with last night's performance, while I think the sudden coherency from McCain may have allowed him to peel off any undecideds who were learning toward him, but were put off by the "maverick" tag.

And if you didn't watch the debate last night: what the fuck is wrong with you?

Date: 2008-09-28 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com
Almost every poll had Obama ahead by 4-6% going into the debate, and the early numbers seem to be saying that the independents have split more or less evenly. So Obama still looks to have about the same margin coming out as going in.

I'll keep running the numbers, as things should probably smooth out in the next few days.

Date: 2008-09-28 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jubilee.livejournal.com
What are we looking at if McCain does win? Far as I knew, neither party had come out as either Pro or Anti mutant so far. We could just be looking at status quo either way. (Although, admittedly I'm siding more with Obama at the moment.)

Date: 2008-09-28 08:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pete.livejournal.com
Neither party has muhc in the way of mutant issues as formal part of their of their platform that I've noticed, because it's not a good wedge issue at the moment - yeah, people have views, but they're a pretty even split between tolerance and bigotry, running right across party lines, according to last polling I saw. If he's a typical republican, McCain might be a little more likely to listen to the hawks that want registration, but he's *not* and he's so far refused to come to a firm position.

So, y'know, you pays your money, you takes your choice. A year back, this might have been the mutant question election, but then the economy tanked. So absent something happening to explode the issue again, I would guess we're looking at more or less status quo for the next while.

Date: 2008-09-28 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jubilee.livejournal.com
That's a relief at least. Just as a purely speculative thing, but what could we be looking at if something big did happen?

What form is registration legislation likely to take?

I'd hate to have to skip the country. Being barred from one continent is more then enough for this girl.

Date: 2008-09-29 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
Green Party, bitches!

Date: 2008-09-29 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-wallflower-.livejournal.com
Aren't they the crazy people though?

Date: 2008-09-30 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-wallflower-.livejournal.com
Perhaps. If you'd point out stuff from them on policy and such I can read I'd be more then willing to give them a fair hearing. I just haven't heard much of them beyond the more crazy things is all.

Date: 2008-09-30 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
http://www.gp.org/index.php

Read before you register, chica.

Date: 2008-09-30 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-wallflower-.livejournal.com
Huh, interesting. Reading through it now.

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