Open Thread

I was just in the Boston area, appearing at the Institute of Politics for a class taught by Ned Lamont.  I lived in Boston for about eight years or so, and I really love the city, so it was nice to come back here and spend time around lots of red brick.  Also, I have to say, Lamont is just a really good guy.  

This is an open thread.  And my anger will return tomorrow.

Update [2007-2-22 22:35:11 by Jerome Armstrong]:

Let me see if this works (I know it's a conservative outlet, but it's a cool widget too):

Tags: boston, Ned Lamont (all tags)



Re: Open Thread
Thanks for coming up to the IOP, Matt; I have to say I really enjoyed the study group today (though you were kindasorta upstaged by Tom Swan, not to mention that angry old guy). Harvard doesn't see nearly enough of that netroots spirit.
by MarkusRTK 2007-02-22 05:40PM | 0 recs

The widget only counts the votes from this blog.  I had to open a new window to vote, though.

by Emma Anne 2007-02-22 05:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Cool

Yeah, the widget is very cool -- it makes you accept a cookie from, though, which gives me chills.

Also, if you view the web-wide results from their poll, Richardson is way way WAY out in front of every other Dem (46%, to Obama's 12). Clearly there's either some stuffing going on, or readers of wingnut sites have a strange affinity for the Governor. ?

by MarkusRTK 2007-02-22 05:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Cool

If you view the MyDD results for the Republicans, Tancredo is in second place, close behind Hagel, so it seems we're adding some weirdness to their numbers as well.

by KCinDC 2007-02-22 07:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Cool

Richardson? Stuffing? HA! He doesn't have a web operation going, yet, that could stuff a poll in a rural weekly.

I think Richardson's "pro-gun, Western Governor" image is really popular among moderate conservatives ... I've noticed it time and again. IMO, if Richardson were running against Rudy, about the only people who would be solid for Rudy would be the 30% of people that think Iraq is a good thing ...

by BriVT 2007-02-23 01:23AM | 0 recs
yeah I"m not changing my cookie

preference for this....

by TarHeel 2007-02-23 03:30AM | 0 recs
Republicans seem to like...

...Richardson more than Democrats do.  I'm not sure why; but that does mean his chances in the general (in the unlikely event he wins the nom) are pretty good.

by Geotpf 2007-02-23 12:40PM | 0 recs
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It works, but they don't include all the candidates.  

by Old Yeller 2007-02-22 05:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Where is Ron Paul?   ;-)

by Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle 2007-02-22 05:57PM | 0 recs
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Wondering that myself...since he's the only Republican I would have even remotely considered voting for.

Also conspicuously missing include Tom Vilsack, Mike Gravel, and Dennis Kucinich.

by Old Yeller 2007-02-23 01:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Well, the main speculation has been that he'd run as a Libertarian, so he wouldn't be in the Republican primary.

by KCinDC 2007-02-23 03:14AM | 0 recs
by Geotpf 2007-02-23 12:44PM | 0 recs
He was left off on purpose

The PJ dudes didn't want him to win, which he would have (the Internet is very Libertarian in general, both Left Libertarians and Right Libertarians).

by Geotpf 2007-02-23 12:42PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

I notice you can vote more than once.

by Vox Populi 2007-02-22 06:28PM | 0 recs
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how many times did you vote for Edwards?

by blueryan 2007-02-22 06:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

lol twice

by Vox Populi 2007-02-22 06:46PM | 0 recs
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for shame for shame.  You're not planning on doing that during the actual election are you?

by blueryan 2007-02-22 07:55PM | 0 recs
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I couldn't, at least not in the current period.  Were you on more than one computer?

by Shaun Appleby 2007-02-23 02:29AM | 0 recs
Back tomorrow.

    If you have anger in your heart, let it out!

by cilerder86 2007-02-22 06:56PM | 0 recs
Jim Gilmore...

   Who the hell is this guy?  I propose a Gravel/Gilmore unity ticket of completely irrelevant former governors.  Kucinich/Tancredo anyone?  

by cilerder86 2007-02-22 06:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

They are so scared of a Vilsack Presidency that they don't even allow you to vote for him.  :-)

by ItsDrewMiller 2007-02-22 08:32PM | 0 recs
Vilsack dropped out


by delmoi 2007-02-23 07:15AM | 0 recs
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what?  I cant vote for Jeb to continue the Bush Dynasty.

by thebrillbrigade 2007-02-23 02:36AM | 0 recs
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There's an explanation....  If you're a Dem you may want to vote for a loon like Tacredo on the other side. Same goes for the Repubs. They want what they perceive as the weakest Dem in the general.

by Andros 2007-02-23 04:59AM | 0 recs
I thought we didn't like these polls...

I thought we didn't like polls that don't include the candidates who have announced running but include popular candidates who might not run. (Gravel no spot but Gore, Clark does?)

And yes I'm not hating on Gore or Clark -- they are both my frontrunners.

by MrMacMan 2007-02-23 05:21AM | 0 recs
Why is this tagged ned lamont?

Also, gore is still on the list.

by delmoi 2007-02-23 07:15AM | 0 recs
I have a new mission

export embeddable javascript polls from

And you won't have to give your cookies to pajamas. Everybody wins.

by bolson 2007-02-23 10:32AM | 0 recs


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