Primary Turnout Expected to Suffer Fr...

Primary Turnout Expected to Suffer From Heat, Low Interest

There are 29 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jun 9, 2008, titled Primary Turnout Expected to Suffer From Heat, Low Interest. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

High heat could keep turnout low in South Carolina primaries for the Statehouse and Congress on Tuesday.

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Since: Feb 08

Columbia, SC

#22 Jun 10, 2008
Oh, hell, I spelled my own sub-division wrong... LOL! Challedon, sorry.
knowwhoyourevoti ngfor

White House, TN

#23 Jun 10, 2008
Cola Crooked place 2 B wrote:
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Thanks for the info. Can you tell me when that @ssh@le is up for re-election? I am going to do everything in my power to keep him from being re-elected.
He will never be up for re-election as governor. He is only limited to two terms and is serving his second term.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#24 Jun 10, 2008
Cola Crooked place 2 B wrote:
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So,... you think I should vote for this yo-yo at election time.. Is that what tard is supposed to mean? Oh, do you know when election time is for the Governor???
lol. He is in his second term, he wont be running again.

Columbia, SC

#25 Jun 10, 2008
Eighteen million votes:$212 million. Some 1,926 delegates:$109,823 a pop. Blowing the biggest head start in presidential history: priceless.

From anointed to also-ran, Hillary Clinton spent more money to lose a primary election than any candidate in Democratic Party history.

“The Clinton campaign found itself without adequate money at the beginning of 2008,” chief strategist Mark Penn wrote in a published Op-Ed yesterday - but it was enough of a cash stash to fund the causes she championed.

The money raised could have been better spent.

Instead of throwing it at a failed political bid, Clinton could have achieved a lot of her goals.

The former First Lady, an outspoken proponent of family values, might have delivered a much-needed vacation to working families: sending more than 76,000 families of four from New York to California to visit Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

And don’t forget the economy.

Instead of throwing cash away, she might have better invested the $11 million she gave her campaign by buying everyone in New York City a Mega Millions ticket.

And she could have bought 9,838 people a new hybrid Toyota Prius, or given out 70.7 million energy-efficient light bulbs.

Remember that gas tax holiday plan? Nearly 53 million gallons of free gas could have been bought with that sum.

And think of Clinton’s deep interest in health care:$212 million could’ve covered 705 artificial heart surgeries. Or, presuming an average price of $20, she could have bought flu vaccines for 10.6 million people - not quite universal, but a darn good start.

If the former First Lady really wanted to push women to the forefront, she could have equipped all 2,300 students at her alma mater, Wellesley College, with a Porsche 911 Carrera.(Should they find themselves late for class, it boasts a top track speed of 174 mph.)

And to show her allegiance to her adopted state of New York, Clinton could have given every one of the 1.24 million students, teachers and staffers in the New York City school system one of the priciest Yankees mementos on : the “Mounted Memories New York Yankees Cut-Stone Baseball With Polished Zinc Display.”

To thank New York for its support, Clinton could have used the $212 million to treat every Empire Stater to a movie ticket.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#26 Jun 10, 2008
Thats BS wrote:
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Yep, Lindsey needs to get out while the gettin's good. What a jerk- he backed up Bush on every ignorant decision he made. Same w/Joe Wilson- both would be good riddance!
He needs to go because he wants amnesty for the criminal illegal aliens that are draining our economy, not because he backed our president in the war on terror.

Joe Wilson is a good egg.

Columbia, SC

#27 Jun 10, 2008
Congressman Roy Blunt put together these data to highlight the differences between House Republicans and House Democrats on energy policy:

ANWR Exploration

House Republicans: 91% Supported

House Democrats: 86% Opposed

House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 78% Opposed

Oil Shale Exploration
House Republicans: 90% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
House Republicans: 81% Supported
House Democrats: 83% Opposed

Refinery Increased Capacity
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 96% Opposed


91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas.

86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.

PAUL adds: It's useful to keep this sort of thing in mind when we hear (on something like a daily basis these days) that the Republicans have run out of ideas or that Republican ideas didn't work. The truth is that most major Republican ideas weren't tried because the Democrats blocked them. Increasing the domestic production of oil and gas (a move so obvious it barely meets the standard for being an idea) is hardly the only example. Social security reform and school choice also come quickly to mind. Republican-backed policies for increasing the number of Americans with health insurance were also blocked by Democrats. And so forth.

Columbia, SC

#28 Jun 10, 2008
On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats' 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd "the conscience of the Senate."

In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality. The Senate and House votes for passage showed that Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act much more than did the Democrats.


#29 Jun 10, 2008
BWIZ wrote:
Go Jake Knotts GO!
Yeah, GO RIGHT TO HE11, you ignorant, Maurice BBQ eatin' RACIST...GO!
First Time Voting

Midland, TX

#30 Jun 10, 2008
Knowwhoyourevotingfor wrote:
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Uh... Sanford's job isn't on the ballot.
Lexington voters: Dump Metts! Dump Jake Knotts! Dump Joe Wilson! Keep Lindsey Graham!
Lexington don't want a changes cause from the polls Metts is winning . It looks like just about every one in Lexington voted Metts back in office and he will be still in there.

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