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Thursday, April 24, 2008

 

Dispensing of Clinton spin dispensed

posted by Aziz P. at Thursday, April 24, 2008 permalink View blog reactions
far from being weak on electability, obama is a genuine map-changer.

Not only that, despite the claim that obama won only on the backs of "elite" voters, Obama made concrete *gains* in *every* core demographic at Clinton's expense since Ohio.

Clinton's claims to being ahead in the popular vote are, shall we say, selective. Or maybe it depends on what the definition of "popular" is?

But why didn't he win? He spent more money!

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I am trying to find easy, simple things I can do to help stop global warming (I don’t plan on buying a hybrid). Has anyone seen that EarthLab.com is promoting their Earth Day (month) challenge, with the goal to get 1 million people to take their carbon footprint test in April?... I took the test, it was easy and only took me about 2 minutes and I am planning on lowering my score with some of their tips.

I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

 

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