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17 Responses to Animated Map Of 2012 Presidential Campaign

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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2012 at 8:02 am
    Link: Animated Map Of 2012 Presidential Campaign - That`s a lot of miles.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2012 at 8:13 am
    Amazing how many "fly-over" states there are.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 8:13 am
    F*ck you, North Dakota.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 9:11 am
    ... Too close to Canada?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2012 at 9:19 am
    This should put to bed the notion that the presidents aren`t campaigning in most states.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 9:21 am
    @marcus2 Nobody actually lives there but penguins. (Wannabe penguins, at least)
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 9:22 am
    Does AF1 give airmiles?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Air Force one pays for its fuel with tax dollars.

    Don`t ever forget that.
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 10:15 am
    @auburnjunky: So, what would you have the incumbent candidate`s campaign do? The only other options are for the incumbent campaign to either pay the entire cost of operations of AF1 while on campaign flights - which is prohibitively expensive, given a nearly $200k/hour pricetag and thus would significantly hinder a sitting president`s eligibility for the office - or to have the sitting POTUS take a commercial or charter jet other than AF1 - which would increase security risks considerably.

    The 2007 updated rules for campaign reibursement may not go far enough, but it`s the current law and it`s what Obama is following.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 10:47 am
    "pay the entire cost of operations of AF1 while on campaign flights"

    DING DING DING!

    Or he can use normal chartered aircraft when out on the trail like his opponent.
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    triki-trakes Male 18-29
    83 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am
    ALL this while OBAMA runs a country. NOT BAD
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    "runs a country"

    You used that phrase.

    I do not think it means what you think it means.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Why is Romney wasting so much time in Utah a state he has locked. Oh.... Getting his Mormon marching orders. Scary.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6201 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    auburnjunky

    I bet you were b.itching about Bush using AF1 to campaign in 2004 right? RIGHT? Wouldn`t want to appear like a raging hypocrite or anything.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6201 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    In the last 5 months Obama has not visited:

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    Delaware
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Indiana
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Michigan
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Utah
    Vermont
    West Virginia
    Wyoming

    That is 28 states that have gotten no attention from a man who wants to be president of all 50, while he visited Ohio 22 times.

    How does this seem right to you? The electoral college is obsolete in every way. Give me one thing that it does better than determining the election by national popular vote alone?

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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6201 posts
    October 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Cajun247

    "This should put to bed the notion that the presidents aren`t campaigning in most states."

    Not if you were paying attention. The country gets colored in because it shows the flyover.

    In the last 5 months Romney has not visited:

    Alaska
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Hawaii
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Maryland
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Vermont
    Washington
    West Virginia

    That is 17 states that have gotten no attention from a man who wants to be president of all 50, while he visited Ohio 36 times.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    HolyGod, It`s called strategy. "Bitching" strategy at that!

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