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Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 05:51 PM Feb 2020

Who did you vote for in the 2008 Democratic primary.

Just curious


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Edwards
6 (14%)
Obama
18 (43%)
Clinton
14 (33%)
Kucinich
1 (2%)
Richardson
1 (2%)
Dodd
0 (0%)
Somebody else
2 (5%)
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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
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Who did you vote for in the 2008 Democratic primary. (Original Post) Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 OP
I'm embarrassed to say Edwards leftieNanner Feb 2020 #1
Eh he fooled a lot of people. HarlanPepper Feb 2020 #2
I liked Edwards at first, too. I backed Clinton, wanted her to win in 2008, thought Obama could run highplainsdem Feb 2020 #5
I've thought about that too democrattotheend Feb 2020 #17
Edwards was my first pick but Raine Feb 2020 #9
I liked him too, at first. The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2020 #27
His message about poverty resonated. It's too bad he was who he was. themaguffin Feb 2020 #16
You should be. It was pretty clear that he was a big phony. nt Kahuna7 Feb 2020 #22
Don't be embarrassed. He broke my wife's heart Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2020 #24
Obama -- and I forfeited $180 (work) to do it. Best money I ever never had! fierywoman Feb 2020 #3
Edwards, he talked about poverty and income inequality Fresh_Start Feb 2020 #4
i voted edwards cuz before he was a creep i liked him samnsara Feb 2020 #6
Edwards. right message, wrong messenger. jg10003 Feb 2020 #7
Edwards. Oops. Recursion Feb 2020 #8
I voted for Obama. However, I liked both Clinton and Edwards. IrishEyes Feb 2020 #10
Don't recall who was on the ballot. MH1 Feb 2020 #11
Clinton, then switched happily to our nominee. Hortensis Feb 2020 #12
It was a win but it would of been better had Obama ran in 2016 AFTER Hillary's very successful UniteFightBack Feb 2020 #15
Clinton, but on the record as saying there wasn't much daylight between her and Obama... wyldwolf Feb 2020 #13
Clinton all the way and I figured Obama could be after her and he'd of been more experienced at that UniteFightBack Feb 2020 #14
Why do you ask? I notice that you did not return to your post MineralMan Feb 2020 #18
I was wondering if most people voted for Obama or Clinton Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #21
We're not the monolithic group you think we are. Are we? herding cats Feb 2020 #32
Certainly not! Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #36
You are wrong Zolorp Feb 2020 #35
Yeah she won in primaries* Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #37
Yes, caucuses are votes Zolorp Feb 2020 #39
Not quite. Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #40
I didn't vote since I was moving and literally driving my things between counties. R B Garr Feb 2020 #19
Hillary, that was her time Polybius Feb 2020 #20
Obama. I liked HRC (still do) very much, but saw something very special in Barack Obama OneMoreCupOfCoffee Feb 2020 #23
none jr1118x Feb 2020 #25
O'Malley elleng Feb 2020 #26
Where did all the Clinton voters go? BlueWI Feb 2020 #28
My thoughts exactly. Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #38
For my only time in the Iowa Caucus BlueWI Feb 2020 #41
Now that was a really brutal primary. No punches pulled by anybody. comradebillyboy Feb 2020 #29
I voted for, and was an Obama delegate locally. herding cats Feb 2020 #30
Clinton. That battle made whatever happening today seem tame. tritsofme Feb 2020 #31
Obama. Drunken Irishman Feb 2020 #33
Obama... Happy Hoosier Feb 2020 #34
 

leftieNanner

(15,214 posts)
1. I'm embarrassed to say Edwards
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:15 PM
Feb 2020

Since I was a poll inspector in California, I voted by mail early - before the crapola came out about his mistress etc. Obama was my second choice.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

HarlanPepper

(2,042 posts)
2. Eh he fooled a lot of people.
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:16 PM
Feb 2020

You are far from alone. I liked him as well.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

highplainsdem

(49,162 posts)
5. I liked Edwards at first, too. I backed Clinton, wanted her to win in 2008, thought Obama could run
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:51 PM
Feb 2020

in 2016.

Imagine how different everything might have been if Obama had run for president and won four years ago.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

democrattotheend

(11,607 posts)
17. I've thought about that too
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 03:25 PM
Feb 2020

Part of me wishes Obama had waited to run, because we need a candidate like him now and he was so young when he ran. But it's rare for a party to hold the White House for more than 2 terms, so he might have never gotten to be president if he waited.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Raine

(30,563 posts)
9. Edwards was my first pick but
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 06:01 AM
Feb 2020

luckily the dirt came out before I voted so I went for Obama instead.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,084 posts)
27. I liked him too, at first.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 07:22 PM
Feb 2020

I went to a rally for him the night before he dropped out. I always thought he was too slick by half, but I did like what he had to say; and during the rally, which was very positive and attracted a lot of union people, there was no suggestion at all that he was going to drop out. But first thing the next morning when I checked the news I discovered he had. As it turned out that was a good thing.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

themaguffin

(3,833 posts)
16. His message about poverty resonated. It's too bad he was who he was.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:18 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Kahuna7

(2,531 posts)
22. You should be. It was pretty clear that he was a big phony. nt
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 04:09 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Algernon Moncrieff

(5,798 posts)
24. Don't be embarrassed. He broke my wife's heart
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 04:34 PM
Feb 2020

She's angry with him to this day.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

fierywoman

(7,710 posts)
3. Obama -- and I forfeited $180 (work) to do it. Best money I ever never had!
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:21 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Fresh_Start

(11,330 posts)
4. Edwards, he talked about poverty and income inequality
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 06:40 PM
Feb 2020

before it was fashionable

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

samnsara

(17,675 posts)
6. i voted edwards cuz before he was a creep i liked him
Sat Feb 1, 2020, 09:36 PM
Feb 2020

..i even volunteered at his Second Life booth.... and i got caught breaking into the GOP headquarters. Even tho it was 2nd life it was kinda scary..

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

jg10003

(976 posts)
7. Edwards. right message, wrong messenger.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 04:05 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
8. Edwards. Oops.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 05:15 AM
Feb 2020

I'll cop to that one. My bad.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

IrishEyes

(3,275 posts)
10. I voted for Obama. However, I liked both Clinton and Edwards.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:14 AM
Feb 2020

I was fine no matter who won. All three candidates had good ideas. I went to a Clinton rally and bought a Clinton button. I also had an Obama button.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

MH1

(17,663 posts)
11. Don't recall who was on the ballot.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:49 AM
Feb 2020

I was an early supporter of Richardson but I think he dropped by the time it got to my state.

I also may have switched to Obama by then. I was an enthusiastic supporter of Obama at least as soon as it became clear he would most likely be the nominee. I liked him from the beginning but at first thought Richardson had a stronger portfolio.

One thing I learned from that - charisma matters. It has to be charisma that is effective across the board for key voting cohorts. For example, BS is for some reason very effective with younger voters, but falls off with older voters. Since older voters have higher turnout, always, this is a problem for BS. He also seems to fall off with AAs and that is a bloc we need for big cities in swing states.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
12. Clinton, then switched happily to our nominee.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 10:52 AM
Feb 2020

A win-win either way since there was too little difference between them ideologically to get excited about.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
15. It was a win but it would of been better had Obama ran in 2016 AFTER Hillary's very successful
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:16 AM
Feb 2020

presidential tenure. Oh well it's too late now.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

wyldwolf

(43,874 posts)
13. Clinton, but on the record as saying there wasn't much daylight between her and Obama...
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:03 AM
Feb 2020

... much to the chagrin of Bernie-types who believed Obama to be the 'progressive' savior they'd been looking for.

I, apparently, was the only one here who read 'Audacity of Hope' BEFORE the primary season.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
14. Clinton all the way and I figured Obama could be after her and he'd of been more experienced at that
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 11:14 AM
Feb 2020

time. But Y'all didn't listen!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

MineralMan

(146,364 posts)
18. Why do you ask? I notice that you did not return to your post
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 03:35 PM
Feb 2020

to answer any questions or discuss your poll with anyone. So, why did you ask that question? What did you expect to discover.

Most people, as the poll shows, voted for Barack Obama in that primary, and he ended up winning. Hillary was the nominee in 2016, and won the popular vote. If you posted a poll about that, you'd find that most people voted for Hillary in the 2016 primary, just as the actual voters did.

But, I'm still not sure why you asked about the 2008 primary. Why not come back into the thread and answer my question? That'd be great...

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
21. I was wondering if most people voted for Obama or Clinton
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 03:55 PM
Feb 2020

I wasnt sure. But Hillary also won the popular vote in 2008 in the primaries,so I was somewhat surprised to see most people here vote for Obama then.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

herding cats

(19,569 posts)
32. We're not the monolithic group you think we are. Are we?
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:06 AM
Feb 2020

I first was for Edwards in 2008, dropped him like he was hot when when the first ill winds blew. I wanted to win. I switched to Obama and worked my tail off for him.

Just to further add to your confusion, I started out working for O'Malley in 2015 and switched to Hillary when he dropped out in February of 2016. She was already inching him out to my eyes. She had my primary vote, and full support thereafter. Prior to 2016 I didn't know Bernie well. I had heard the hype, and was interested. Then I dropped him like he was hot and moved to O'Malley once I'd done some research. I've never looked back.

DU polls and spot moment enthusiasm doesn't carry over into votes once candidates are being truly vetted. Hype vs. reality is often a grim lesson learned.

Choosing a candidate is a complex process. As individual as the person doing the choosing.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
36. Certainly not!
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:40 AM
Feb 2020


Thanks for the info! Certainly interesting!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Zolorp

(1,115 posts)
35. You are wrong
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:38 AM
Feb 2020

Hillary did NOT win the popular vote in the 2008 primaries. Get your facts straight. She won the popular vote in PRIMARIES ONLY. She lost in caucuses and overall.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
37. Yeah she won in primaries*
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:41 AM
Feb 2020

That's what that means

Caucuses aren't votes.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Zolorp

(1,115 posts)
39. Yes, caucuses are votes
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:43 AM
Feb 2020

Otherwise, they don't count at all.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

R B Garr

(17,025 posts)
19. I didn't vote since I was moving and literally driving my things between counties.
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 03:51 PM
Feb 2020

I didn't even follow that closely because I was moving and all that entails. I love both of them, so would have been happy with either one.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Polybius

(15,563 posts)
20. Hillary, that was her time
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 03:53 PM
Feb 2020

Had she won in 2008, we would have had Obama in 2016 (who was still young enough to wait), and we wouldn't be in the mess we are today.

This is not a dis at Obama, he was the best president in decades. But we could have had both. In 2008 any Democrat could have beaten any Republican.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

OneMoreCupOfCoffee

(314 posts)
23. Obama. I liked HRC (still do) very much, but saw something very special in Barack Obama
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 04:17 PM
Feb 2020

early in the campaign.

He did not disappoint me one bit. I'm only sorry HRC did not succeed him.

Two great liberal Democrats.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

jr1118x

(97 posts)
25. none
Sun Feb 2, 2020, 06:48 PM
Feb 2020

At the time was registered independent so neither since where I lived had closed primaries, that was the election that prompted me to switch party affiliations so I could participate in the primaries in the future.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

BlueWI

(1,736 posts)
28. Where did all the Clinton voters go?
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:15 AM
Feb 2020

I remember Obama being called an empty suit and worse names than that by surrogates like Geraldine Ferraro.

Hindsight is leading people to retroactively revise their preferences.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
38. My thoughts exactly.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:42 AM
Feb 2020

Thanks for letting me know I'm not crazy!!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

BlueWI

(1,736 posts)
41. For my only time in the Iowa Caucus
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 07:38 PM
Feb 2020

I started the evening as an Alan Cranston supporter.

Just own your history!!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

comradebillyboy

(10,193 posts)
29. Now that was a really brutal primary. No punches pulled by anybody.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:32 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

herding cats

(19,569 posts)
30. I voted for, and was an Obama delegate locally.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:44 AM
Feb 2020

I liked Hillary then, too. I never got caught up in the drama. I just believed Obama had something special I'd not seen before in my lifetime.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

tritsofme

(17,453 posts)
31. Clinton. That battle made whatever happening today seem tame.
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:44 AM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Happy Hoosier

(7,507 posts)
34. Obama...
Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:26 AM
Feb 2020

But enthusiastically supported Clinton in 2016.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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