Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I'd like Huckabee to win the GOP nod because I think he will be the easiests for the Dems to beat. It is pretty much a foregone conclusion that Huckster and that creep Romney are the one-two slots, so the real race is for number 3. It has always been pretty much the rule whoever did not win, place or show in Iowa was out, so who ever gets third gets to continue, but this is a weird year because Paul is probably the exeception to that rule. I would like to see McCain get #2 or 3, that would shake up the race and probably put Guiliani, Hunter and Thompson out. The big surprise will be if Paul gets it, that would be an earthquake. I would really like to see Romney lose, because he is a sore loser with lots of money and he will continue to tear the GOP up with his negative campaigning in a primary contest.
On the Dem side, it doesn't matter, those three will be slugging it out in the more important primary in NH, since the Northeast is the core support of the Democratic Party and whoever wins there will be proving more politically, while Iowa is just a side show. My gut feeling is Hillary will win the Iowa caucus.
I have friends up in NH who are very active in the Dem primary, and there are a lot of rumors that Edwards may shock the shit out of everyone there, and McCain may be the surprise winner on the other side.
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