Saturday, January 20, 2007

The 2008 Scene . . . .

Trying to ignore MandysMan blasphemous ideas (Lauren is NOT a Terrorist :P), I think it'd be cool just to see what the 2008 Race already looks like in January 2007: 1 year before the Primaries EVEN begin and nearly two years before the actual 2008 Presidential Election.

My reason for doing this? One, I think it's wise to know what's going on in the world. Two, if you like 24, then odds are, you got to like politics JUST a bit. Three, I'm running out of ideas on what to do here, and this seems sorta relative to 24 (See Point Two).

So . . .

The Candidates for the 2008 Presidential Primaries:

Democratic Candidates:

Fr. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska
Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut
*Fr. Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa
Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio
*Fr. Senator John Edwards of North Carolina

*Senator Barrack Obama of Illinois
*Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York
*Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico

Republican Candidates:

Businessman John H. Cox of Illinois
Businessman Michael Charles Smith of Oregon
*Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas

*Senator John S. McCain III of Arizona
*Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia
*Fr. Mayor Rudolph W. L. Guiliani III of New York
*Representative Duncan Hunter of California
*Representative Ron Paul of Texas
Fr. Governor Willard Romney of Massachusetts
Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado
Fr. Secretary Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin

Now, the little (*) next to some of these names are basically my guesses on who is actually going to make it to the Primaries and do well in them come early 2008. Now, my reasons are pretty simple, but they basically come down to three things:

One, they have name recognition. (Always a plus IMO)
Two, they are from the South. (Historically, at least in the Presidential Elections starting at 1968, he who wins the South tends to win the Presidency. Also note that the last Presidents Bush (Texas), Clinton (Arkansas), Bush (Texas), Reagan (California), & Carter (Geogria) were all FROM the South.)

So we have about 10 months to the Primaries and 22 Months to the General Election. What will the 2008 Scene look like then??


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must disagree with your putting california in the south. We are more correctly in the west and are about as different from the south as you can be. Otherwise, good list.


5:31 PM  
Blogger Phoenician said...

You know what . . . I would have to agree with you as well. I currently go to school in Los Angeles and I had the chance to visit a few areas in the "traditional South" a couple of years back, so I agree that California is more a Western State.

But you can't deny that in Presidential history (since Carter at least), Presidents have been from the South or have WON the South.

So while California isn't necessarily Southern, there is a definite connection there.

And by the way, welcome to the Anti-Archive!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Federal Agent Jack Bauer said...

I dont see Condeliza Rice on there, Is she not bothering with the election then?

Also, I saw it in the paper yesterday- Hilary Clinton?!? I think that party had her as the candidate for the same reasons as Wayne Palmer's party- Influential name!

1:26 AM  

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