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Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

Time for the final office pool of 2008.

Post your picks for president, senator and governor, including the percentages. As a tie-breaker, list your picks for auditor, treasurer and agriculture commissioner.


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Re: N&O Endorsements

Obama 50.5 McCain 49 Barr .5

Perdue 50 McCrory 48 Munger 2

Hagan 52 Dole 45 Cole 3

Cowell, Wood, Troxler

Re: N&O Endorsements

President: Obama
Governor: Perdue
Senate: Hagan
Auditor: Merritt
Agriculture: Troxler

N&O Endorsements

U.S. PRESIDENT - Obama

U.S. SENATE - Hagan

N.C. GOVERNOR - McCrory

State Auditor - Merritt

Commissioner of Agriculture - Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

mccain at 50
obama at 49
barr at 1

hagan at 52
dole at 47.5
cole at .5

mccrory at 51
perdue at 46
munger at 3

merritt
cowell
troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President, Obama 51%
McCain 48.5%
Barr 1.5%

Senator
Hagan 52%
Dole 46%
Cole 2%

Perdue 49%
McCrory 48%
Munger 3%

Auditor Merritt
Treasurer Cowell
Ag Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

I see couple people have picked Ansley for Ag. Commish, if a Raleigh lawyer with no farming background wins NC Ag. Commish race then I am afraid I have lost all faith in our political process.

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

mccain 51.5
obama 47.5
barr 1.0

dole 50
hagan 49
cole 1

mccrory 53
munger 3
perdue 44

merritt
cowell
troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: McCain 52%, Obama 47%, Barr/write in 1%
Senate: Hagan 51%, Dole 49%
Governor: McCrory 51%, Perdue 47%, Munger 2%

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: Obama, 49.8%, McCain, 49.3%, Barr 0.8%

Governor: 49.6% Perdue, 48.7% McCrory, 1.6% Munger (Perdue ekes it out because of Obama's turnout operation and push for straight-ticket voting and her base among eastern North Carolinians who dislike Charlotte elitism. Munger will attract a greater proportion, if not number, of votes than Barr because of his entertaining debate presence, Duke constituency, and some cranky independents' disgust with the two major-party candidates.)

Senate: Hagan 52.3%, Dole 47.4%, Cole 0.2%

Auditor: Merritt by about 3 or 4 points because of greater name rec in a low-information race and his popularity among GOP activists for sticking it to Easley and the legislative Dems

Treasurer: Cowell by 6

Ag: Troxler by 2

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

Some time ago I requested information on receiving an autographed RTB photo. I am not sure if I received the response posted below or I dreamed it. Either way, it’s probably right on the mark:
__________________________________

To: Domewatcher
From: The Home Office

We received your informational request for an autographed photo of Mr. RTB. As you can well imagine, we receive thousands of these requests daily. Due to the immense number of requests, Mr. RTB has turned these requests over to his agent. Mr. RTB has photos available in several collections, both in black & white as well as dramatic color. The individual photos range in price from $440 to $1,500 (prices quoted in pre-buyout dollars.)

I have referred your request to Mr. RTB’s agent and you should be contacted within the next 12-24 weeks. These requests are overloading the system since Mr. RTB achieved “movie star status.” His agent tells me that requests for RTB photos are fourth in number…..behind Flavor Flav, Opie, and the big bearded Palin supporter. (My personal favorite is the “McSteamy” pose but many prefer the Frank Sinatra lithograph (b/w only) - hat tilted back and sport coat draped over the shoulder - a must have for every collector of newspaper people photos.)

P.S. We also have a few holly bushes for sale (cash only) and this is an excellent time of year for planting. Whether it’s bushes or photos, we are your one-source news headquarters….. who receive strength from the people.

Thanks for reading.

P.S. We are introducing the “sprawled on the ground” series which should be available for Christmas giving. Additionally, a calendar will be offered which will show various newspaper men "sprawled on the ground" at your favorite Palin rally.

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As far as the office pool poll:

President - McCain 55%, Obama 43%, Barr 2%
Senate - Hagan 51%, Dole 48%, Cole 1%
Governor - McCrory 52%, Perdue 45%, Munger 3%
Auditor - Beth Wood
Treasurer - Janet Cowell
Agriculture - Steve Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: McCain 50% Obama 48% Obama wins electoral college

Governor: McCrory 52% Perdue 46% Munger 2%

Senator: Dole 51% Hagen 49%

Auditor: Les Meritt wins

Agriculture: Troxler wins

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

I won't bother with the percentages, y'all can vie for the overall bragging rights, but here are my predictions.

President - Obama
Senate - Hagan
Governor - McCrory
Lt. Gov. - Dalton

Auditor - Merritt
Treasurer - Cowell
Agriculture - Troxler

Re: Bev's lies re: Rural Roads

I'm voting for Pat, but I really find this kind of irrelevant copy and paste crap in an item asking for predictions on who will win this year's elections extremely annoying.

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: Obama 52% McCain 47% Barr 1%

Senate: Hagan 51%, Dole 48%, Cole <1%

Governor: Perdue 51% McCrory 47% Munger 2%

Auditor: Merritt

Treasurer: Daughtridge

Agriculture: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

PRESIDENT
McCain - 49.6%
Obama - 49.4%
Barr - 1%

SENATE
Hagan - 50%
Dole - 48%
Cole - 2%

GOVERNOR
McCrory - 49%
Perdue - 48%
Munger - 3%

AUDITOR: Merritt
TREASURER: Daughtridge
AGRICULTURE: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President:
McCain: 50.3
Obama: 48.6
Barr: 1.1

Senate:
Dole: 49.2
Hagan: 49.5
Cole: .3

Governor:
McCrory: 50.3
Perdue: 47.4
Munger: 2.3

Auditor: Meritt
Treasuer: Cowell
Comm. Of Agriculture: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President - Obama 51%, McCain 48%, Barr/Write-In 1%
Senate - Hagan 53%, Dole 45%, Cole 2%
Governor - Perdue 50%, McCrory 48%, Munger 2%

Auditor - Wood
Treasurer - Cowell
Agriculture - Ansley

I am a Republican, and I really hope I am wrong.

"Edit: 11/2- Added Write-In to Barr."

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: McCain 49.3% Obama 48.1%
Senator: Hagan 50.2% Dole 48.1%
Governor McCrory 50.4% Perdue 48.1%

Auditor: Les Merritt
Treasurer: Janet Cowell
Ag Commish: Steve Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President:
McCain: 48.4%
Obama: 50.7%
Barr: 0.8%
Write In: 0.1%

Senate:
Dole: 47%
Hagan: 52%
Cole: 1%

Governer(sp):
McCrory: 47%
Perdue: 50%
Munger: 3%

Auditor: Beth Wood
Treasurer: Janet Cowell
Comm. Of Agriculture: Ansley

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President - Obama 53%, McCain 45%, Barr 2%
Senate - Hagan 56%, Dole 44%
Governor - McCrory 52%, Perdue 48%

Auditor - Beth Wood defeats Les Merritt
Treasurer - Janet Cowell defeats Daughtridge
Agriculture - Steve Troxler wins re-election in a walk

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President (NC): McCain 50%, Obama 48%, Barr 2%
Senate: Hagan 52%, Dole 46%, Cole 2%
Governor: McCrory 51%, Perdue 46%, Munger 3%
Auditor: Beth Wood
Treasurer: Janet Cowell
Ag. Comm.: Steve Troxler

Bev's lies re: Rural Roads

Interesting truths about Mayor McCrory's position on Rural Roads vs Beverly's lies.

Fiction:
Pat McCrory won’t pave roads in rural areas.
Fact:
According to the News & Observer, “the claim that McCrory questioned whether rural roads should be paved is a stretch. In 2000, at a meeting of North Carolina mayors (when he was representing Charlotte as Mayor), McCrory said that the state's policy of building paved roads to every community encourages sprawl, according to an Associated Press account.” The N&O article continued, “Is it accurate? Not entirely. The ad makes a leap in claiming that McCrory questions whether rural roads should be paved. It's true that he has lobbied for more road funding for metropolitan areas, particularly Charlotte (as a Mayor of any town/city should be doing in their capacity).”

The truth is that Pat McCrory wants to remove the politics from transportation decisions and put an end to the “old-style” politics of pitting one region against another. McCrory has pledged as Governor to transform DOT and to develop a 25-50 year transportation plan that takes into account the needs and expected future needs of the entire state.

Out of control State Senator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w89Ei-9W0yg

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

Obama 51% McCain 47% Barr 2%
McCrory 52% Perdue 47% Munger 1%
Hagen 53% Dole 46% Cole 1%
Auditor: Wood
Treasuer: Cowell
Ag: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

McCain in NC...51%, Obama 48%, Barr 1%

Governor: Mccrory 52%, Perdue 46%, Munger 2%

Senator: Hagan 52%, Dole 48%

Auditor... Merritt
Treasurer...Cowell
Agriculture...Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: Powell (Dwane) 77%

Senator: Carr (A.J., not Kerr Scott) 83%

Governor: Saunders (Barry, not the sports broadcaster) 50.1%

Auditor: Ford (Steve, not Susan or Jack) 60%

Treasurer: Cowell 54%

Agriculture: Morgan (Debra, not Robert) 62%

--David McKnight

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: Obama 52% -47%
Senator: Hagan 48%-43%
Governor: Perdue 47% - 42%

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: Obama 51%, McCain 48%, Barr 1%

Senate: Hagan 52%, Dole 46%, Cole 2%

Governor: Perdue 49%, McCrory 48%, Munger 3%

Auditor: Merritt

Treasurer: Cowell

Agriculture: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

North Carolina Election Results

President: McCain 51.7% Obama 47% Barr 1.6% Baldwin .5%
Senate: Hagan 49.3% Dole 46.4%
Governor: McCrory 52.3% Perdue 46% Munger 1.8%

Auditor: Les Merrit

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: McCain 51%, Obama 47% Barr 2%

Senate: Hagan 50%, Dole 48%, Cole 2%

Governor: McCrory 49%, Perdue 46% Munger 5%

Auditor: Merritt

Treasurer: Daughtridge

Agriculture: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

Percentage in N.C.

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: North Carolina will go for McCain 52%, Obama 46%, Barr 2%

Governor: McCrory Wins 49%, Perdue 47%, Munger 4%

Senator: Hagan wins 52%, Dole 48%

Auditor: Les Merritt wins

Treasurer: Janet Cowell wins

Agriculture Commissioner: Troxler wins

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

President: McCain in NC (Obama wins the electoral college)

Senator: Hagan - unless voters decide against wanting total control by democrats in DC by having 60 democrats in Senate

Governor: McCrory - Enough democrats & independents will feel that NC needs a change

Auditor: Les Merritt wins - our hero!

Treasurer: Janet Cowell

Agriculture: Troxler

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

For the presidential race, percentage in NC or US?

Re: Dome Office Pool: Nov. 4

Percentages? We have to do percentages? No!

President: North Carolina will go for McCain, but Obama will win by a razor thin margin. (this is a prediction based on the fact that I don't think I could handle the idea of McCain winning)

Governor: Perdue wins.

Senator: Hagan wins

Auditor: Les Merritt wins

Treasurer: Janet Cowell

Agriculture Commissioner: Troxler

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