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« on: September 08, 2017, 07:28:04 pm »

What if Hillary defeated Obama for the 2008 Democratic nomination?
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 07:34:12 pm »

What if Hillary defeated Obama for the 2008 Democratic nomination?

I feel like we've discussed this way too many times.

Hillary trades North Carolina and Indiana for Missouri.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 08:21:19 pm »

What if Hillary defeated Obama for the 2008 Democratic nomination?
I feel like we've discussed this way too many times.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 08:28:35 pm »


Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)/Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) - 346 EV
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)/Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) - 192 EV
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 10:47:35 am »




Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) - 310 EVs
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) / Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) - 228 EVs
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 11:00:37 am »

How about maps for Clinton vs. McCain with no recession and no Palin?
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 12:45:23 pm »

How about maps for Clinton vs. McCain with no recession and no Palin?

Would McCain have picked Palin if Hillary was his opponent?
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 01:04:18 pm »

How about maps for Clinton vs. McCain with no recession and no Palin?



Hillary Clinton/Evan Bayh: 325 EV, 51.06%

John McCain/Eric Cantor: 213 EV, 47.19%

Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Colorado, and Ohio are the closest states in that order.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 03:31:25 pm »

How about maps for Clinton vs. McCain with no recession and no Palin?

Would McCain have picked Palin if Hillary was his opponent?

Possibly...as Palin would have blunted the advantage Hillary would have gotten by being the first female Presidential nominee. Other possibilities include Lisa Murkowski and Kay Bailey Hutchison if he feels he needs to go that route.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 06:04:19 pm »
« Edited: September 09, 2017, 06:09:30 pm by slightlyburnttoast »



Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) / Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK)

Closest states are: IN (Hillary would've lost it if she picked any other running mate), MO, NC, OH, WV, FL, VA, and CO.

NOTE: If she picks Pryor as her running mate she probably wins AR instead of IN, and if she picks Manchin as her running mate she probably wins WV instead of IN.
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 06:15:08 pm »

Obama's actual 08 results - Indiana and North Carolina, but with the additions of Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, and MAYBE Kentucky.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 11:41:19 pm »

Exit polls from 2008 contained a question asking how voters would have voted if Hillary were on the ballot as the Democratic nominee. Those results indicate that Hillary would have won the PV by about 11%. Assuming an even shift in the PV nationwide, this would have resulted in MO and possibly MT shifting to Hillary, giving her either 376 or 379 EVs.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 11:50:38 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 11:58:02 am »

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2017, 01:38:56 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 02:54:48 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 04:50:13 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
In exit polling, Clinton outpolled Obama.
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 05:00:17 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
In exit polling, Clinton outpolled Obama.

That's because Clinton wasn't the nominee. If she did win the nomination, she probably loses Indiana, North Carolina and NE-2 from Obama's 2008 map, but she probably gains Missouri (plus Arkansas if she picks Blanche Lincoln or Mark Pryor, or she holds Indiana if she picks Evan Bayh, or she picks up Tennessee if she picks Phil Bresdsen).
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2017, 08:16:19 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
In exit polling, Clinton outpolled Obama.

That's because Clinton wasn't the nominee. If she did win the nomination, she probably loses Indiana, North Carolina and NE-2 from Obama's 2008 map, but she probably gains Missouri (plus Arkansas if she picks Blanche Lincoln or Mark Pryor, or she holds Indiana if she picks Evan Bayh, or she picks up Tennessee if she picks Phil Bresdsen).
I don't think she would have outperformed as much as polls show, but she did seem to be a stronger candidate then.
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2017, 08:20:01 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
In exit polling, Clinton outpolled Obama.

That's because Clinton wasn't the nominee. If she did win the nomination, she probably loses Indiana, North Carolina and NE-2 from Obama's 2008 map, but she probably gains Missouri (plus Arkansas if she picks Blanche Lincoln or Mark Pryor, or she holds Indiana if she picks Evan Bayh, or she picks up Tennessee if she picks Phil Bresdsen).
I don't think she would have outperformed as much as polls show, but she did seem to be a stronger candidate then.
I agree that Clinton was stronger than Obama in 2008, however I still find it unlikely she'd carry Arizona over their favorite son. Also, without extensive African-American turnout, it's unlikely she'll carry Georgia and North Carolina. Virginia will be decided by a much thinner line.
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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 08:20:36 pm »


Arizona is sticking with its Senator John McCain. Obama's win in Indiana was a fluke, the only way I see her winning it is if Bayh is her running mate. If he's not on the ticket, Indiana narrowly stays Republican. Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia probably don't flip either.
In exit polling, Clinton outpolled Obama.

That's because Clinton wasn't the nominee. If she did win the nomination, she probably loses Indiana, North Carolina and NE-2 from Obama's 2008 map, but she probably gains Missouri (plus Arkansas if she picks Blanche Lincoln or Mark Pryor, or she holds Indiana if she picks Evan Bayh, or she picks up Tennessee if she picks Phil Bresdsen).
I don't think she would have outperformed as much as polls show, but she did seem to be a stronger candidate then.

The polls from May showed Obama polling better in general. Of course she'd have been stronger in some areas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_opinion_polling_for_the_United_States_presidential_election,_2008#Democratic_nominee_vs._Republican_nominee_2
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2017, 10:11:37 pm »



Hillary Clinton (NY)/Bill Richardson (NM)
John McCain (AZ)/Mike Steele (MD)
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 08:54:58 am »


This, except I'd flip Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky and South Dakota over to McCain.

Hillary Clinton: 393 EVs
John McCain: 145 EVs
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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2017, 09:14:21 am »


338: Hillary Clinton/Evan Bayh - 51.8%
200: John McCain/Charlie Crist - 45.3%
Others - 2.9%
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