The Wisconsin Geocaching Association

  Login or Register

Website Navigation

62.png Home
15.png WGA Store

49.png Information Center
26.png WGA Newsletters
24.png Reviewer's Words
53.png Presentation Resources
39.png Geocaching Files
27.png Bookmarks
56.png Location Rules and Regs
49.png BOD Info Center

17.png Forums
16.png New Posts
20.png Unanswered Posts

calendar_day.png Upcoming Events
mapicon.png Map
29.png Calendar
11.png Submit Event

mapicon.png WGA State Park CachesNew content !

shield_star.png Cache of the Month
mapicon.png Past Winners Map

LonelyCache.png Lonely Cache Game
mapicon.png Current Map
26.png Scoreboard
11.png Submit Report

rescueiconsm.png Cache Rescue
11.png Submit a Mission

icon_community.gif Members
27.png Your Account
47.png Private Messages
contact_blue.png WGA Member Map
Geocaching_LIVE_poweredby_16.png GC.COM Authorization

icon_members.gif News
tree-T.gif Topics
tree-T.gif Archives
tree-L.gif Submit News

image_cultured.png Photo Gallery
tree-T.gif Updates
tree-L.gif Popular

shield.png Fun Stuff
28.png Recent Logs
TB.gif Picnic to Picnic TB Race Standings
TB.gif WGA Hauler

49.png Board of Directors
 
Contact Us

 
Facebook

Wisconsin Geocaching Association

 
Follow Us

Twitter Button

 
Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
 
Geocaching.com Search
View Search Syntax
 
COTM
Winner -
March 2014 Northern Zone:
Apostle Islands-Mawikwe Sea Caves

Winner -
March 2014 Northeast Zone:
Moscow, We Have A Problem

Winner -
March 2014 West Central Zone:
World Wide Quarters

Winner -
March 2014 South Central Zone:
WSQ Dunn

Winner -
March 2014 Southeast Zone:
Risen King

Winner -
March 2014 Series of the Month:
Woodpecker Series of Johnson Creek


More Info >>>

 
 
Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Forums
 

 

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Poll
Democrat or Republican or other
Democrat
27%
 27%  [ 12 ]
Republican
31%
 31%  [ 14 ]
Independent
36%
 36%  [ 16 ]
I hate politics and don't vote
4%
 4%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 44


Author Message
Team Vaughan
WGA Member



Joined: 2004-07-15
Posts: 86
Location: Sussex

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I often wondered about my fellow cachers on this subject. I have my ideas but I could be wrong.

Please let's not make this a flame war. Thats for Hannity and Colmes to do.
 
View user's profile Send private message
zuma
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-01-30
Posts: 5559
Location: Eau Claire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey, interesting poll.

Personally, I love politics, and watch it like others watch football. Seth got to listen to all my half-baked political opinions all weekend, many of which are self-contradictory, but that is half the fun.

This year's presidential race is particularly interesting in that there is no incumbent in either party running, and no VP either, which is quite rare.

The Obama/Clinton race is particularly interesting as they fight to a draw. Obama has a better ground game, which is why he is winning all the caucus states, and Clinton until now has relied on name recognition and the positive feelings that many Democrats have had towards Bill Clinton. That strategy is not working for her, so look for her to change her strategy over the next month, probably hitting Wisconsin with her new game plan first, so we will have good seats on the 50 yard line for her new offensive plan.

Obama's game plan is working great for him, but as we move into the second half of the game, will he adjust to the changes Hillary makes? Will charisma and the ability to sound inspiritional be enough for folks to notice that he has not said much of substance?

My best guess is they will continue to battle to a draw, with Obama winning nearly everything durning Februrary (except maybe Wisconsin) and Clinton doing better when the big states come up next month - TX, PA. Like in football, a single big play can make all the difference. I am anticipating a big gaffe (a fumble) by one of them, and the election to turn on that. Who makes the big gaffe first, is anybody's guess.

On the Republican side, there is also an interesting battle. McCain is a true American hero, serving well in the Senate for 2 decades plus and in the Hanoi Hilton for 5 years, yet the conservatives are slagging him awfully hard for not being conservative enough on immigration, campaign finance and taxes. Huckabee is a very likable fellow, and I like to listen to him, but he is way too far behind now to catch up.

In short, all 4 of the candidates left are interesting to watch, and there is a lot more to come.

z

_________________
Keep On Cachin In The Free World.

All posts are the opinions of the poster and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the WGA Board of Directors. 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
greyhounder
WGA Member



Joined: 2004-01-18
Posts: 3342
Location: Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just really like this picture:

Image

Bec

_________________
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going 
View user's profile Send private message
Trekkin and Birdin
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-02-08
Posts: 5749
Location: West Salem WI

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I grew up in a household where political discussions were the fodder of dinnertime conversation...every day. Mom was president of the League of Women Voters and had been a delegate to the state's Republican convention more than once.

People always said, "You'll get more conservative with age." Not really. My mom sure hasn't! She rarely votes Republican anymore, saying that the party now is not the Republican party she knew. I think I just keep swinging more and more out of mainstream party politics altogether, and wish that our country could move beyond what is basically two-party politics. The last big policital rally I attended was when Al Gore kicked off his last bid here in LaCrosse on the riverboat. It was pretty exciting to be part of that (and I have the photos to prove I was there, ask Mrs. TE, she's seen them!)

I have to agree with Ralph, this is a very interesting year to watch. No matter which candidate takes the Democratic nomination, it will be history in the making. I am still undecided at this point, and will admit that in the last gubernatorial election, I voted for a third party candidate.

_________________
Trekkin' and Birdin'
Let's just go out and find caches and be done with it! 
View user's profile Send private message
K0rpl
WGA Member



Joined: 2006-05-04
Posts: 2834
Location: Green Bay, WI USA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Politics can be interesting, or can be boring as heck...


It is kind of like voting for the less of two evils. Want to vote for the one that doesn't screw up our Great country the most!!!!!

_________________
I Can Sleep When I\'M Dead!!! 
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Frizz
WGA Member



Joined: 2007-03-30
Posts: 457
Location: Green Bay WI

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin' and Birdin' wrote:
People always said, "You'll get more conservative with age."


I would disagree, with that statement. I would say people get more cynical with age. I have a hard time believing any of the candidates, and believe that they will say anything to get elected, knowing that they will never be able to realistically accomplish even a fraction of what they promise.

_________________
Me? I\'m almost perfect. 
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:       
Post new topic   Reply to topic

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001-2008 phpBB Group
:: Theme & Graphics by Daz :: Ported for PHP-Nuke by nukemods.com ::
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
 
Forums ©
 
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Parental Consent Form | contact | Comments ]

All content © 2013 Wisconsin Geocaching Association, except comments and forum entries which are property of their posters.

The Groundspeak Geocaching Logo is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
 


Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the WGA Terms of Use


Distributed by Raven PHP Scripts
New code written and maintained by the RavenNuke™ TEAM


(Original PHP-Nuke Code Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi)
Page Generation: 0.10 Seconds

:: fisubice phpbb2 style by Daz :: PHP-Nuke theme by www.nukemods.com ::
:: fisubice Theme Recoded To 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional & XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance by RavenNuke™ TEAM ::

:: W3C CSS Compliance Validation :: W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance Validation :: W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Compliance Validation ::