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Impeach+Bush+Cheney, Impeachment and Political Updates

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I Have Worked With So Many Candidates Over The Years And I Have Managed So Many Campaigns That, Quite Frankly, I Have Seen It All, And What I Saw Tonight In Hillary Clinton Is A Candidate Who Is So Hungry For Office, For Power, So Ego Driven, That She Is Program Set So Much On “Experience” As Her Theme That She Can Do Nothing Else.

She has no flexibility of vision. She can flip flop chameleon as can most political figures, but she devoid of any real emotions but those of anger and hunger. She is truly one of those personalities/candidates whose has a book of issues and position papers and has studied the pat answers that she cannot and will not stray very far from in any form of extemporaneous dialog.

She Equates Change With Changing Bush In The Oval Office With Her Presence. She Wants The Presidency For All The Wrong Reasons. She cannot frame any answer in personal terms as they relate to everyday human beings; they are only an abstract concept to them. Listen to her words. They are devoid of humanity.

I have for most of my adult life, (after becoming smart enough to realize that some of the folks who wanted mu support, advise and services, were damned plastic corrupt phonies), advocated that candidates who NEED an office so bad that they cannot sleep and are not far from drooling like a mad dog staring at raw meat; are the last people who should ever get your vote. Send them home for rehabilitation!

Hillary is there! That is the end of her for me, not that there was ever much there to begin with.

I’m going to go just a bit further. Hillary has a mind set of: ” I’ve been around here for a long time and I’ve paid my dues, served in all the chairs and now it is my turn to be President. Ladies and gentlemen; the Presidency of The United States is the Presidency of the local PTA!

Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the luxury of being polite along with the Iowa caucuses. On the ropes after a third-place finish, Clinton is coming out swinging against new Democratic front-runner Barack Obama with a vigor she hasn't shown before in the contest she used to lead. She says she is the candidate who deserves the mantle of change, not this newcomer Obama.

She had made the same case just feet from Obama in a debate the night before, raising her voice and jabbing her finger as she said, "I'm not just running on a promise of change. I'm running on 35 years of change."

There is a point where these things become pathological with the DC crowd and I suggest Hillary has arrived at that point, and that she honestly believes that she has been around long enough that she deserve, has she the right to be President and the first woman President, she is “entitled” to the election.

And’ “I support change; having a woman in The White House; now there’s real change!” That’s what she sees; that’s what she feels; that’s what she is all about…the first… blah, blah.

I have some really different ideas about change and they don’t revolve around the gender or skin color of the occupant of the White House. They have more to do with you, me and the folks in the cities, towns and neighborhoods of America.

THIS SPRING, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is revealing the reality of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. In what will be history's largest gathering of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Iraqi and Afghan survivors, eyewitnesses will share their experiences in a public investigation called Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan.

Winter Soldiers, according to founding father Thomas Paine, are those who stand up for the soul of their country, even in its darkest hours. With this spirit in mind, IVAW members are standing up to make their experiences available to all who are concerned about the direction of our country.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time America has needed its Winter Soldiers, in 1971, over one hundred members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War gathered in Detroit to share their stories with America. Atrocities like the My Lai massacre had ignited popular opposition to the war, but political and military leaders insisted that such crimes were isolated exceptions. The members of VVAW knew differently.

Over three days in January, these soldiers testified on the systematic brutality they had seen visited upon the people of Vietnam.

Over thirty years later, we find ourselves faced with a new war. But the lies are the same. Once again, American troops are sinking into an increasingly bloody occupation. Once again, war crimes in places like Haditha, Fallujah, and Abu Ghraib have turned the public against the war. Once again, politicians and generals are blaming "a few bad apples" instead of examining the military policies that have destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan.

Once again, our country needs Winter Soldiers.

From March 13-16, 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War will gather in our nation's capital to break the silence and hold our leaders accountable for these wars. We hope you'll join us, because ours is a story that every American needs to hear.

Click here to sign a statement of support for Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan

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I’m never flying again: Thoughts on IowaBy Jake Hell, a great documentary entitled “Journey’s with George” was made about this very fact (directed by Alexandra Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s daughter). All reporters do is kiss a candidate’s ass, and the candidate kisses the reporter’s ass, ...The Seminal :: Independent Media... -

Border Fence Gutted by PelosiBy The Uncooperative Blogger(The Uncooperative Blogger) Not only did Nancy Pelosi and her gang gut the border fence, this monstrous omnibus spending bill ALSO GIVES 10 MILLION OF YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO ATTORNEYS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS! According to CNS News: ...The Uncooperative Blogger -

Jonathan Gurwitz: Eyes on the RoadSan Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USAOne year ago, triumphant Democrats arrived on Capitol Hill declaring, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, "the election of 2006 was a call to change — not ...See all stories on this topic

Pelosi's Triumph?By Snooper(Snooper) Speaker Nancy Pelosi has demonstrated she can pile on enough pork to bribe enough Democrats to cobble together a bare, partisan majority to “send a message” that has no chance of becoming law. Congratulations. ...Sick and Tired Americans -

Quoting Rocky:A collection of comments from Salt Lake City's 33rd ...Deseret News - Salt Lake City,UT,USAOur love for our nation, our regard for our Constitution, brings us here today to call for the impeachment of a president who has done, and continues to do, ...See all stories on this topic

Tipping Point on Impeachment is Approaching, by Dave Lindorff ...By John H Kennedy Then came the 2006 off-year election, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's assertion that impeachment,was "off the table." John Conyers, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, where impeachment hearings would be held, was reduced to an ...All Network Posts -

Move to Impeach Cheney Gaining MomentumBy WhiteChocolateJr As a member of that committee, Representative Robert Wexler and two other committee members, Luis Gutierrez and Tammy Baldwin, have joined together in demanding that the legal action against Cheney moves forward. -

Re: Congressman Wexler Wants ImpeachmentBy Barry Hufker 180566 signatures! C'mon Baby -- be next. Post that you've signed and let others here know it's OK to want justice.PSW Recording Forums RDF feed -

BUSH AND CHENEY SHOULD BE IMPEACHEDBy DownWithTyranny(DownWithTyranny) That may make him unpopular enough for an impeachment trial based on his impeachable activities, and criminal trials for his cronies, to move forward. How much longer will the execrable Nancy Pelosi keep impeachment off the table. ...DownWithTyranny! -

Red Victorian B&B, Haight Street, San FranciscoBy PLing C’mon, this is San Francisco - Land of Nancy Pelosi and Google and Starbucks and anti-war protestors. Flow with it. The Peace Cafe serves Vegan, vegetarian and organic food which is darn cheap and tastes good enough, or maybe it’s the -

Former US Presidential Candidate Urges Bush's Impeachment (McGovern)WASHINGTON (AFP) — Former US presidential candidate George McGovern on Sunday called for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney to be impeached, saying the case for such a dramatic step "is fa...Democratic Underground Latest... -

George McGovern Wakes Up From His NapBy aalkon It's nearly time to elect a new president, but RumpleMcStiltskin is now calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. I can't say I disagree with him on many of his points, but hello? Was he in a coma these past eight years? ...Advice Goddess Blog -

George McGovern calls for Bush ImpeachmentAs we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.Digg / upcoming -

Former US presidential candidate urges Bush's impeachmentAFP - Writing in The Washington Post, McGovern said that after the 1972 election, he stood clear of calls to impeach Nixon because he was afraid it would be ...See all stories on this topic

George McGovern calls for Bush ImpeachmentBy Mikael As we enter the eighth year of the Bush-Cheney administration, I have belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president. ...Impeach Bush For Peace -

McGovern: Impeach Bush/CheneyBy Paul Rosenberg In a Washington Post editorial, "Why I Believe Bush Must Go", former Senator George McGovern has called for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, saying they "are clearly guilty of numerous impeachable offenses. ...Open Left - Front Page -

Impeach HimBy Susie Writing in The Washington Post, McGovern said that after the 1972 election, he stood clear of calls to impeach Nixon because he was afraid it would be interpreted as an act of personal vengeance. But “today I have made a different ...Suburban Guerrilla -

McGovern Wants ImpeachmentDennis Kucinich may not have been on-stage at last night's ABCNews debate, but his pro-impeachment message is in today's Washington Post, in an op-ed by former Democratic presidential candidate, George McGovern. ...The Corner -

George McGovern calls for impeachment: "Nixon was bad, these guys ...By Sue J(Sue J) Impeachment is unlikely, of course. But we must still urge Congress to act. Impeachment, quite simply, is the procedure written into the Constitution to deal with presidents who violate the Constitution and the laws of the land. ...Nailing Jello to the Wall -

George McGovern Calls for Bush and Cheney's ImpeachmentBy Paul Rosenberg Calling it "the only honorable course" for him to take, Former Senator George McGovern calls for impeachment in a Washington Post editorial. Paul Rosenberg -

CBS Reports On Impeachment!McGovern, the former Democratic nominee for president who ran against a president later driven from office under threat of impeachment, said that impeachment of the current president and vice president is "the rightful course for an ...Digg / upcoming -

Lord of the Rings Star Viggo Mortensen Joins Forum on Impeachment ...Join "The Nation's" John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachment; Steve Cobble, Kucinich Campaign Political Advisor and PDA Board member; and Vermont Impeachment activist Dan DeWalt for a lively and informative discussion. - Impeach... -

Former presidential contender says Bush lies to US peopleIslamic Republic News Agency - Tehran,Iran"Ironically, while Bush and Cheney made counterterrorism the battle cry of their administration, their policies -- especially the war in Iraq -- have ...See all stories on this topic

Florida ACLU for ImpeachmentOpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAThe ACLU was a prominent supporter of Richard Nixon's impeachment. In 2006 an ACLU panel argued for impeachment. In recent years, the national ACLU has ...See all stories on this topic

Florida ACLU for Impeachment... the ACLU of Monroe County Florida, and the ACLU of the Treasure Coast (Florida), all of which followed the lead of the ACLU of Southern California in backing impeachment and calling for the National ACLU to do the same.Let's Try Democracy - Writings... -

Congressional Hopefuls Applaud Maine Congressman For Impeachment CallBy Dr Nasir Khan(Dr Nasir Khan) In a letter sent last month, Michaud, D-Maine, urged House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers to schedule impeachment hearings before the end of current congressional session. The letter cited “serious allegations” that the vice president ...Nasir Khan blog -

Why I Believe Bush Must GoWashington Post - United StatesI thought that my joining the impeachment effort would be seen as an expression of personal vengeance toward the president who had defeated me. ...See all stories on this topic

Former presidential contender says Bush lies to US peopleIRNA - Iran"Impeachment is unlikely, of course. But we must still urge Congress to act. Impeachment, quite simply, is the procedure written into the Constitution to ...See all stories on this topic

A blot on our democracyTrinidad & Tobago Express - Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and TobagoAnother critical issue noted by the tribunal was that in advising the President to initiate impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice the Prime ...See all stories on this topic

Impeach Bush/Cheney, Tolerating Them Sets a Bad ExampleWhat kind of message are we sending to other world leaders when we let our leaders get away with abuse of power? It is time to take on the corrupt team of President Bush and Vice President Cheney and start impeachment proceedings.Digg / upcoming -

The Education of Barack ObamaBy Sunny(Sunny) My friend Vox is a fellow human rights liberator. In fact, I would not be surprised if the two of us were somehow separated at birth. We fight for the Dignity of the People. A simple Internet search of Barack Obama by Vox revealed his ...Smashed Frog -

Dennis Kucinich End Runs ABC Snub at Democratic Debate with Moyers ...Associated Content - Denver,CO,USAAs noted on his website, Kucinich "is the only Democratic presidential candidate who has qualified for Federal matching funds who is being excluded by ABC. ...See all stories on this topic

GOP Already at Work to Keep Obama Voters From the Polls
By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet. Posted January 5, 2008.

Clock ticking in N.H., candidates target undecided,,2235747,00.html#art

Barack Obama wooed Iowa with his language. But where did he learn it? Here, a leading writer finds the narrative and rhetoric belong to Obama's local pastor, Jeremiah Wright Jonathan Raban Saturday January 5, 2008 The Guardian

Obama, Edwards team up to take down ClintonThe Hill - Washington,DC,USAand Joseph Biden (Del.) withdrew from the race. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) and former Sen. Mike Gravel (Alaska) were excluded from the debate. See all stories on this topic

Quotes From the Democrats' DebateForbes - NY,USABy AP 01.05.08, 11:36 PM ET Some quotes from the Democrats' debate Saturday in Manchester, NH Organizers excluded Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former ...See all stories on this topic


_"The fact of the matter is I think that Senator Clinton has done some good work. I think Bill Richardson has done some good work, as has John Edwards. But what we haven't seen over the last many years, even preceding George Bush, is tackling the big issues - getting health care reform finally done, getting an energy policy that works. And that's going to require a working majority for change. We're starting to build that. We saw it in Iowa. We're going to build it here in New Hampshire. And I think we can build it across the country."


_"I think I am an agent of change. I embody change. I THINK HAVING THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT IS A HUGE CHANGE. ... And that on the specific issues that I have worked on for a LIFETIME and the plans I have put forth, I believe I am more prepared and ready to actually deliver change." (Emphasis added by Ed.)


_"What we have to remember - and this is the overarching issue here, because what we really need in New Hampshire and in future state primaries, is we need an unfiltered debate between the agents of change about how we bring about that change. Because we have differences about that. But the one thing I do not argue with (Obama) about is he believes deeply in change. And I believe deeply in change."


_"Look, what we need is change. There's no question. But, you know, whatever happened to experience? Is experience kind of a leper? ... What is wrong with having been, like myself, 14 years in the Congress, two Cabinet positions? I mean, I've gone head-to-head with the North Koreans. ... What is wrong with being a governor and going to a state and giving health care to kids under 12 and creating jobs and balancing budgets? ... We all are for change. But the question is, examine the record of those that, in the past, have produced change and that have taken responsibilities."

The (Y)s just don’t trust of believe all you “Experienced” folks to say nothing of we who are a few years older!

The Republican Debate: CQ Politics’ Mosts and - Washington,DC,USASimilarly, two longshot presidential hopefuls — Ohio Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel — were excluded from the subsequent ...See all stories on this topic

Dems talk tough on terror in NH debateUnited Press International - USABill Richardson also participated in the debate, which was sponsored by ABC News, WMUR TV and Facebook. However, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich was excluded from ...See all stories on this topic

NH GOP OBJECTS TO FOX CENSORING RON PAUL...The Nation. - New York,NY,USA... GOP debate. In a move even more heavy-handed than that of ABC News, which cobbled together arbitrary rules to prevent Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich ...See all stories on this topic

Quotes From the Democrats' Debate
The Associated Press - Some quotes from the Democrats' debate Saturday in Manchester, NH Organizers excluded Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel. ...See all stories on this topic

Quotes from the Democrats' - KS,USA5, 2008 in Manchester, NH Some quotes from the Democrats' debate Saturday in Manchester, NH Organizers excluded Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former ...See all stories on this topic

One true voice on the trailPhiladelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USAHe was excluded from a Dec. 13 Democratic debate in Iowa sponsored by the Des Moines Register. His lack of corporate money has seen his campaign subsist on ...See all stories on this topic

Kucinich to address supporters outside ABC debatePortsmouth Herald News - Portsmouth,NH,USAKucinich’s campaign said the Ohio congressman has massed several hundred supporters to rally outside the debate hall at St. Anselm College. ...See all stories on this topic

The debate over the debates: Democrats say it's too soon to start ...Laconia Citizen - Laconia,NH,USA... a letter to The Des Moines Register in Iowa expressing her disappointment at their exclusion of Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich from their debate. ...See all stories on this topic

Green Party Presidential Debate in San Francisco, Jan 13By admin “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan, a former Democrat - will co-moderate the debate. Six-time Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney, longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who is not yet an announced candidate, university professor Jared Ball, ...HALFWAY TO CONCORD -

Thoughts on ObamaBy Jason Bonham I would vote for McCain, although I imagine my precinct efforts would be devoted to pulling off local senate and congressional victories so that there is a solid check against Obama. 3. Guiliani- I think he could do a great job on Obama -

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Obama 34%, Clinton 33%, Edwards 23% ...
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Obama 33%, Clinton 33%, Edwards 20% ...
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McCain 33%, Romney 27%, Giuliani 14% ...
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Obama 38%, Clinton 26%, Eddwards 20% ...
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McCain 39%, Romney 25%, Huckabee 14% ...
NH-Pres (D)Jan 5 Rasmussen
Obama 37%, Clinton 27%, Edwards 19% ...
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McCain 31%, Romney 26%, Paul 14% ...
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Clinton 36%, Obama 29%, Edwards 13% ...
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Romney 30%, McCain 26%, Huckabee 11%, Giuliani 11% ...
NH-Pres (D)Jan 5 Zogby
Clinton 32%, Obama 28%, Edwards 20% ...
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McCain 32%, Romney 30%, Huckabee 12% ...
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Clinton 35%, Obama 31%, Edwards 15% ...
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McCain 35%, Romney 25%, Huckabee 12% ...
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Clinton 37%, Obama 25%, Edwards 15% ...
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Romney 29%, McCain 25%, Huckabee 13% ...
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Clinton 32%, Obama 26%, Edwards 20% ...
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McCain 34%, Romney 30%, Huckabee 10% ...
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Clinton 38%, Obama 26%, Edwards 18% ...
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McCain 18%, Romney 17%, Huckabee 16% ...
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Clinton 39%, Obama 23%, Edwards 17% ...
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McCain 29%, Romney 25%, Huckabee 12% ...
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Clinton 41%, Obama 24%, Edwards 17% ...
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Romney 18%, McCain 17%, Huckabee 16% ...
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Clinton 34%, Obama 25%, Edwards 21% ...
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Huckabee 29%, Romney 24%, Thompson 13% ...
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Obama 31%, Edwards 27%, Clinton 24% ...
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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Barack Obama, fresh from his victory in Iowa, now holds a ten point lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race found Obama with 37% of the vote while Clinton earns 27%. John Edwards is the only other candidate in double digits, with 19% support. Bill Richardson is the choice for 8%.

In a pre-Christmas poll, Clinton led Obama by three. In the poll before that, Obama led Clinton by three.

Clinton still leads nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll but Rasmussen Markets data suggests the race for the nomination is essentially even.

In New Hampshire, Obama leads Clinton by five points among Democrats and by sixteen points among Independents. The survey indicates that 40% of the voters will be Independents.

Eighty percent (80%) of Obama voters say they are certain they will vote for him. Seventy-three percent (73%) of Clinton voters say the same along with 64% of Edwards supporters.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Likely Primary Voters have a favorable opinion of Obama. Seventy-eight percent (78%) say the same about Edwards and 69% offer a positive assessment of Clinton.

Just 48% of Obama supporters have a favorable opinion of Clinton. Fifty-one percent (51%) have the opposite opinion including 22% with a Very Unfavorable opinion of the former First Lady. At the same time, 75% of Clinton supporters have a favorable opinion of Obama.

Among Edwards voters, 79% have a favorable opinion of Obama and 73% say the same about Clinton.

Obama is seen as the most electable Democratic candidate. Eighty-seven percent (87%) believe he would be at least somewhat likely to win if nominated. Seventy-six percent (76%) say the same about Clinton and 75% think Edwards would have a chance. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the Likely Democratic Primary Voters believe Obama would be Very Likely to win. Just 38% have such confidence in Clinton.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of Likely Democratic Primary Voters in New Hampshire say that Health Care is a Very Important voting issue. Seventy-three percent (73%) say the same about the economy, 70% attach the same importance to Government Ethics and Corruptions, and 69% say Iraq is a Very Important voting issue.

Rasmussen Markets data at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning suggest that Barack Obama has a 65% chance of winning in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton is given a 37% chance of winning (current numbers: Obama 80.0 %, Clinton 25.5 %. At that same time, Clinton and Obama were each given a 50% chance of ultimately winning the nomination (current numbers: Obama 58.4 %, Clinton 40.1 %.

These numbers reflect results from a prediction market, not a poll. is a “futures market” that harnesses competitive passions to becomes a reliable leading indicator of upcoming events. Using a trading format where traders "buy and sell" candidates, issues, and news features, the markets correctly projected both Obama and Huckabee as the winners in Iowa. We invite you to participate in the Rasmussen Markets. It costs nothing to join and add your voice to the collective wisdom of the market.

Rasmussen Reports will be releasing new polling data on the New Hampshire race each morning until Tuesday.

Election 2008: New Hampshire Republican Primary
New Hampshire: McCain 31% Romney 26%
Saturday, January 05, 2008

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Hampshire shows John McCain leading Mitt Romney by five percentage points. It’s McCain 31% Romney 26%. The survey was conducted Friday night, the night following the Iowa caucuses. As noted yesterday on Rasmussen Reports, McCain was one of the big winners on Thursday in Iowa. The current poll is a reversal from a pre-Christmas survey when Romney had a slight advantage.

Ron Paul earns 14% of the vote and Mike Huckabee gets 11% as the only other candidates in double digits. Rudy Giuliani attracts 8% of the vote, Fred Thompson 5%, some other candidate 2%, and 3% are not sure.

McCain and Romney are tied among Republicans likely to vote in the Primary but McCain has an advantage among Independent voters. Independents are still more likely to participate in the Democratic Primary. Still, the survey suggests that 32% of voters in the GOP Primary will be unaffiliated with either major party.

The Republican race remains fluid as nearly a third of GOP voters say they could still change their mind. Sixty-four percent (64%) of McCain’s voters say they are “certain” they will vote for him. Sixty-two percent (62%) of Romney supporters are that certain along with 83% of Ron Paul voters and 66% for Mike Huckabee.

New polling data for the New Hampshire Democratic Primary will be released at 10:30 Eastern today.

Nationally, in both the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and the Rasmussen Markets data, there is no clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

In New Hampshire, McCain is now seen as the most electable Republican. Seventy-six percent (76%) of GOP voters say the Arizona Senator is at least somewhat likely to win the White House if nominated. Sixty-eight percent (68%) have that confidence in Romney and 60% say the same of Rudy Giuliani. Just 42% believe Huckabee would be even somewhat likely to win; 25% hold that view of Thompson, and 18% believe Paul would have a chance.

Among New Hampshire’s Likely Republican Primary Voters, National Security Issues are deemed Very Important by 78%. Immigration is seen as Very Important by 65%, government ethics and corruption by 64%, Iraq by 64%. Sixty-one percent (59%) say the economy is Very Important in determining how they will vote.

McCain, Romney, and Giuliani are the only Republican candidates viewed favorably by even a plurality of GOP voters. McCain is viewed favorably by 71% and unfavorably by 27%. Romney and Giuliani are each seen favorably by 64%. Romney earns unfavorable assessments from 33%, Giuliani from 35%. Ratings for all three men are down slightly since our previous survey.

Huckabee is viewed favorably by 47% and unfavorably by 50%. Thompson’s numbers are 45% favorable and 49% unfavorable. His numbers are now similar to Ron Paul’s—42% have a favorable opinion of the Texas Congressman while 53% voice an unfavorable opinion.

Rasmussen Markets data at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning suggest that John McCain has a 73% chance of winning in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney is given a 24% chance of winning (current numbers: McCain 85.9 %, Romney 14.5 %)

These numbers reflect results from a prediction market, not a poll. is a “futures market” that harnesses competitive passions to becomes a reliable leading indicator of upcoming events. Using a trading format where traders "buy and sell" candidates, issues, and news features, the markets correctly projected both Obama and Huckabee as the winners in Iowa. We invite you to participate in the Rasmussen Markets. It costs nothing to join and add your voice to the collective wisdom of the market.

Rasmussen Reports will be releasing new polling data on the New Hampshire race each morning until Tuesday.
Vox Populi: With all the hot air that flowed around Iowa, it is a wonder all the snow wasn't melted and the corn popped.
Accent Vox Populi
Vox Populi Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 12:30 am

Savannah firefighters would like to thank Savannah-Chatham Police and Mounted Patrol for watching our backs and fire trucks on a hectic New Year's Eve on Bay Street and at City Market."

"Georgians still shoot guns in the air to celebrate New Year's? So the call from a government phone number at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night, warning me this is an illegal offense sure made me want to shoot someone when it woke my 1-year-old daughter up."
"I am thankful that the month of covered-dish dinners is over. Hurray and Happy New Year! There is no one that hates covered-dish dinners more than me. Let's go out to eat instead."

"With all of these violent video games out, how come no one has ever based one on parking services and meter maids? I would buy that one."

"My husband and I were watching FOX News on January 2 and Geveryl Robinson's article regarding Bill Clinton was headline news. I am proud of her. I read her column every week and she is an ambassador to Savannah, just like Paula Deen."

"Regarding the complaints about Iowa and New Hampshire being primaries, those states have very few millionaires and billionaires and people on welfare, and there are many in this country who would gladly vote in the equivalent of a dictator and get rid of our democracy if it would get them a gadget they want or get them out of debt. The attitude of the people in these states is what makes them a good choice."

"Now that I've received over 40 requests for donations from 40 different organizations, I've made a list and made 40 copies to send to the 40 people looking for donations to tell them enough is enough."

"I think the budget for SCMPD is way overboard when the same block has been hit by thieves 10 times. I'm taking my education and going home. This is the most crime-ridden place I've ever been."

"Unless you want to be a redneck, it is time to take down those Christmas decorations. Come on now."

"I loved the front page picture of the Polar Bear Plunge participant diving into the water in her old wedding gown. She needs to write a book about letting go of the past so you can move forward with good humor."


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