Chgd to 2050 by the DNC on

The winner of the nomination for President from the Democratic party with 2119 delegates


Chgd to 1834 by the DNC
on 5-31-08

no longer campaigning
no longer campaigning

no longer campaigning


The winner of the nomination for President from the Republican party


  Map of Cygnus. Any connection?



Sarah Palin - Governor of Alaska
chosen by Senator McCain to be his running mate -




Delegates as of  June 3, 2008


Jan 3 Iowa (caucus)
(Caucus uses a
diff. method of
Dem Obama 940 Edwards 744 Clinton 737 Richardson 53 Biden 23 Dodd 1 Gravel 0 Kucinich 0
    Rep Huckabee 39814 Romney 29405 McCain 15248 Thompson 15521 Paul 11598 Giuliani 4013 Hunter 515    
Jan 5 WY (GOP
Rep Romney 8 Thompson 3 Hunter 1 McCain 0 Paul 0 Giuliani 0 Huckabee 0    
Jan 8 NH


Dem Clinton 110550 Obama 102883 Edwards 47803 Richardson 12987 Kucinich 3845 Biden 616 Gravel 397 Dodd 195
    Rep McCain 86802 Romney 73806 Huckabee 25305 Giuliani 20054 Paul 17831 Thompson 2808 Hunter 1195    
Jan 15 MI (GOP) only Rep Romney 337847 McCain 257521 Huckabee 139699 Paul 54434 Thompson 32135 Giuliani 24706 Hunter 2823 Others 18783
no delegates
Dem Clinton 328151 Kucinich 21708 Dodd 3853 Gravel 2363 Uncommitted 236234            
Jan 19 NV
Rep Romney 22646 Paul 6084 McCain 5650 Huckabee 3616 Thompson 3519 Giuliani 1910 Hunter 890    
    Dem Clinton 5353 Obama 4771   Edwards 395 Kucinich 31 Uncommitted 31            
Jan 19 SC - (R) Rep McCain 143224 Huckabee 128908 Thompson 67897 Romney 64970 Paul 15773 Giulliani 9112 Hunter 1035 Others 277
Jan 26 SC (D) Dem Obama 295091 Clinton 141128 Edwards 93552 Kucinich 551                
Jan 29 FL Rep McCain 693425 Romney 598152 Giuliani 281755 Huckabee 259703 Paul 62060            
  no delegates awarded Dem Clinton 856944 Obama 568930 Edwards 248575 Kucinich 9535                
Feb 1 Maine (R)
closed caucus
Rep Romney   McCain   Huckabee                      
Feb 5 Alabama Rep Huckabee 230608 McCain 210969 Romney 103297 Paul 15454 Giulliani 2224 Uncommitted 1252        
    Dem Obama 304684 Clinton 336584 Edwards 7933 Uncommitted 2673                
Rep Romney 5126 Huckabee 2548 Paul 1955 McCain 1804 Uncommitted `97            
    Dem Obama 302 Clinton 103 Uncommitted 1                    
  Arizona Rep McCain 233299 Romney 169105 Huckabee 44520 Paul 20750 Giuiliani 12776            
    Dem Clinton 204930 Obama 171368 Edwards 21344                    
  Arkansas Rep Huckabee 132538 McCain 44608 Romney 29608 Paul 10568 Committed 944 Giuliani 631        
    Dem Clinton 209968 Obama 79411 Edwards 5662 Uncommitted 3297                
  California Rep McCain 994262 Romney 807914 Huckabee 274479 Giuliani 116118 Paul 100449            
    Dem Clinton 2144251 Obama 1746013 Edwards 170467                    
  Colorado (caucus) Rep Romney 33288 McCain 10621 Huckabee 7266 Paul 4670                
    Dem Obama 79344 Clinton 38587 Uncomitted 1253                    
  Conn. Rep Mccain 78741 Romney 49851 Huckabee 10591 Paul 6092 Giuliani 2470 Uncommitted 2414        
    Dem Obama 179349 Clinton 164831 Edwards 3408 Uncommitted 3007                
  Delaware Rep McCain 22626 Romney 16344 Huckabee 7706 Paul 2131 Giuliani 1255            
    Dem Obama 51124 Clinton 40751 Biden 2863 Edwards 1241                
  Georgia Rep Huckabee 326069 McCain 303369 Romney 289737 Paul 27978 Giuliani 7039            
    Dem Obama 700366 Clinton 328129 Edwards 17990                    
  Idaho (D)
(R)May 27
Dem Obama 16880 Clinton 3655 Uncommitted 552                    
  Illinois Rep McCain 424071 Romney 256805 Huckabee 147626 Paul 45166 Giuliani 11341            
    Dem Obama 1301954 Clinton 662845 Edwards 39001                    
Feb 9 Kansas Rep Huckabee 11627 McCain 4587 Paul 2182 Romney 653 Uncommitted 84            
Feb 5   Dem Obama 27172 Clinton 9462 Edwards 53 Committed 8                
  Mass Rep Romney 255248 McCain 204207 Huckabee 19168 Paul 13210 Guiliani 2543 Uncommitted 1875        
    Dem Clinton 704591 Obama 511887 Edwards 19889 No Preference 7766                
Rep Romney 25998 McCain 13822 Huckabee 12519 Paul 9861 Guiliana 0            
    Dem Obama 141527 Clinton 68442 Uncommitted 1304 Edwards 978                
  Missouri Rep McCain 194304 Huckabee 185627 Romney 172564 Paul 26445 Guiliani 3595 Uncommitted 2083        
    Dem Obama 405284 Clinton 395287 Edwards 16797 Uncommitted 3135                
Rep Romney 625 Paul 400 McCain 358 Huckabee 245                
  New Jersey Rep McCain 310427 Romney 158974 Huckabee 45781 Paul 26952 Giuliani 14721            
    Dem Clinton 602576 Obama 492186 Edwards 14607                    
  New Mexico (D) Dem Clinton 68654 Obama 67531 Edwards 2060 Richardson 1211 Uncommitted 413            
  New York Rep McCain 310814 Romney 168801 Huckabee 65548 Paul 38918 Giuliani 18556            
    Dem Clinton 1003623 Obama 697914 Edwards 19725                    
  N. Dakota (caucus) Rep Romney 3490 McCain 2224 Paul 2082 Huckabee 1947                
    Dem Obama 11615 Clinton 6948 Edwards 283                    
  Oklahoma Rep McCain 122748 Huckabee 110486 Romney 83918 Paul 11179 Giuliani 2412            
    Dem Clinton 228425 Obama 130057 Edwards 42718                    
  Tennessee Rep Huckabee 189443 McCain 174763 Romney 129722 Paul 30730 Thompson 16044 Uncommitted 1812        
    Dem Clinton 322599 Obama 250730 Edwards 27644 Uncommitted 3123                
  Utah Rep Romney 255218 McCain 15264 Paul 8295 Huckabee 4054 Giuliani 928            
    Dem Obama 70373 Clinton 48719 Edwards 3525                    
  W. VA
McCain gave his votes to Huckkabee
Rep Huckkabee 567 Romney 521 McCain 12 Giuliani 0 Paul 0            
Feb 9 Washington Rep McCain 3468 Huckabee 3226 Paul 2799 Romney 2253 Uncommitted 1729            
    Dem Obama 21629 Clinton 9992 Uncommitted 363                    
  Louisiana Rep Huckabee 69665 McCain 67609 Romney 10232 Paul 8596                
    Dem Obama 220588 Clinton 136959                        
  Kansas (R)   See above                              
  Nebraska Dem Obama 25986 Clinton 12396                        
February 10: Maine (R caucuses) Rep Romney 2362 McCain 958 Paul 851 Huckabee 268 Undecided 94 Thompson 4 Giuliani 2    
February 12: Wash. DC Rep McCain 3929 Huckabee 961 Paul 471 Romney 350                
    Dem Obama 85534 Clinton 27326 Uncommitted 297                    
  Maryland, Rep McCain 150574 Huckabee 84961 Romney 18255 Paul 17355                
    Dem Obama 457053 Clinton 277941 Uncommitted 10084                    
  Virginia Rep McCain 244145 Huckabee 187247 Paul 22056 Romney 17532                
    Dem Obama 626141 Clinton 347252                        
February 19: Hawaii (D) Dem Obama 78% Clinton 24%                        
  Washington, Rep McCain 187151 Huckabee 82253                        
  Wisconsin Rep McCain 224209 Huckabee 151181                        
    Dem Obama 645965 Clinton 452757                        
March 4 Ohio Rep McCain 636256 Huckabee 325581 Paul 49027                    
    Dem Clinton 1207806 Obama 979025                        
  Rhode Island Rep McCain 17468 Huckabee 4839 Paul 1775 Uncommitted 567                
    Dem Clinton 108750 Obama 75115 Uncommitted 1039                    
  Texas Rep McCain 709477 Huckabee 523554 Paul 69954 Uncommitted 17658                
    Dem Clinton 1459814 Obama 1358785                        
  Vermont Rep McCain 28488 Huckabee 5615 Paul 2627                    
    Dem Obama 91970 Clinton 59640                        
March 8 Wyoming
Rep See Jan 5 Romney                            
    Dem Obama 5378 Clinton 3312 Uncommitted 63                    
March 11 Mississippi Rep McCain 113074 Huckabee 17943 Paul 5510                    
    Dem Obama 255809 Clinton 155686                        
April 22 Pennsylvania Rep Mccain 587210 Paul 128483 Huckabee 91430                    
    Dem Clinton 1260444 Obama 1046220                        
May 6 Indiana Rep McCain 319610 Huckabee 41164 Ron Paul 31628 Romney 19546                
    Dem Clinton 644594 Obama 630399                        
May 6  North Carolina Rep McCain 381616 Huckabee 62798 Paul 37132 no preference 20527                
    Dem Obama 875683 Clinton 652824 no preference 23042                    
May 13 Nebraska (D) Dem Obama 25126 Clinton 12445                        
May 13 West Virginia  Rep McCain 89792 Huckabee 12197 Paul 5918                    
    Dem Clinton 239298 Obama 91747                        
May 20 Kentucky Rep McCain 142826 Huckabee 16344 Paul 13419 Uncommitted 10756                
    Dem Clinton 459124 Obama 209778 Uncommitted 18059                    
  Oregon Rep McCain 280030                            
    Dem Obama 360078 Clinton 252270                        
May 27 Idaho (R) Rep McCain                              
May 31 Puerto Rico (D) Dem Clinton 263120 Obama 121458                        
June 3 Montana (D) Dem Obama 102373 Clinton 74792 No preference 4236                    
  South Dakatoa Rep McCain 42843 Paul 10127 Huckabee 4337 Uncommitted 1793                
    Dem Clinton 54179 Obama 43796                        
  New Mexico (R) Rep McCain 93496 Paul 15296                        

New Hampshire Recount news roundup
By idojc | January 11, 2008
New Hampshire to Recount Ballots in Light of Controversy
Ann Arbor chauffeur challenges N.H. primary results

IT IS OFFICIAL NOW! I just received word that the papers have been filed. There will be a press conference at 1:30 PM Eastern time. I have never felt so proud to be a part of anything as I am right now. We got a call this morning that the Secretary of state would not accept anything other than a certified check or cash which our man did not have. He called us, we remembered a friend in NH we had met there and called Eric. Within 10 minutes he was in his car and on the way to the State house with the money. He just called and is so happy with Mr. Howard, he says he is a real good guy. This makes me happy also as I had no idea of what kind of person he really is.. Eric and his wife will be keeping up with him and videoing the events as they occur so you can all be kept informed on where your money is going. I am so privileged to be associated with such good, decent and patriotic people Go Ron Go……. (40% now raised)



  • August 25-28: Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado


  • September 1-4: Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota



Presidential Candidates Begin To Emerge
By Jim Brogan
Nov 16, 2006

The jockeying for presidential candidates has begun. The United States Presidential election of 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008.  The election will select electors for the United States Electoral College, and whichever presidential candidate receives a majority in the Electoral College will eventually become the 44th President of the United States.

A minimum vote of 270 is needed.  Should no candidate receive a majority in the Electoral College, then the president-elect is selected by a vote of the House of Representatives.

Just like the 2004 Presidential election, the allotment of electoral votes to each state will be based, at least in part, on the 2000 Census. 

In 2007, because of the long lead time for fundraising and because Federal election laws require the reporting of funds raised for the primary elections, fundraising will be key.

Possible Candidates


Al Gore (D) - There is always the possibility that Gore will run again. There's a Draft Gore site already up.


John Kerry (D) - Win or lose, Kerry will be talked about as a contender in 2008. But if he loses, don't bet on him running -- that would royally piss off Hillary.


Blanche Lincoln (D) - Popular Ark. senator. She might actually be a good choice for the vice presidential nominee.


Barack Obama (D)

 - It has been said often enough by supporters and the media that Obama should run, but Obama is unlikely to run for president before his first term is over. He's young. Give him at least until 2012 or 2016 to rack up a host of big accomplishments first.

Barack Obama 23% -- Metal Ox, Leo [8/4/1961]


Nancy Pelosi (D) - House Minority Leader from California. There's no way she'd run if Hillary jumps in the race.

Charlie Rangel (D) Chairman of the Appropriations Committee



Tom Vilsack (D) - Iowa Gov. Vilsack's name was being kicked around as a running mate for John Kerry, but that didn't quite pan out. However, he's considered a likely 2008 presidential contender.


Mark Warner (D) - Virginia Gov. Warner is not eligible for re-election in 2005 and has to be weighing his political future. On the one hand, he could challenge Sen. George Allen (R) for the senate in 2006, or he could make an especially compelling case to Democratic voters for the 2008 nomination by potentially winning Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Keep an eye on Warner.

Republicans 2008


Sam Brownback (R)


Sam Brownback, United States Senator

Official site, featuring details about him and his state, legislative issues, and constituent services, plus contact directions, press office, ...


Jim Gilmore (R) Former Governor of Virginia
Jim Gilmore withdrew from the race - July, 2007

Jim Gilmore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jim Gilmore was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from John Randolph Tucker High School and received an undergraduate degree ...


Rudy Giuliani (R)

 Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the campaign on January 30, 2008 after putting all his time in Florida
and still came in third.


- A moderate Republican and beloved former mayor of New York City, Guiliani might well be the next great candidate that unites America, ala Clinton and Reagan.
Rudy Giuliani 27% -- Wood Monkey, Gemini [5/28/1944]


Charles Grassley (R) - Iowa senator


Chuck Hagel (R) -

Moderate senator from Nebraska




Mike Huckabee (R)


  Mike Huckabee left the campaign on March 4th with a total of 267 delegates. McCain reached the goal of 1191 candidates required to become the Republican nominee for President.  Ron Paul stayed in the race.  When Mike Huckabee left the race, he immediately backed McCain, and McCain went to see President George Bush the following day to receive his blessing and support.


Duncan Hunter (R)




John McCain (R)

- The moderate senator from Arizona, has significant crossover appeal to independents and democrats. However, age might be a factor for McCain. He will be 72 in 2008, which, if he's elected, would make him the oldest person elected president.  McCain won the 1191 delegates required to become the Republican Presidential nominee.The following day he went to visit President George Bush who gave him his blessing and support for the Presidential race against whoever the Democrat candidate will be. Still unknown on this date. Mar 4, 2008

John McCain -- Fire Rat, Virgo [8/29/1936]


Ron Paul (R)  Official Site




Mitt Romney (R)

  Suspended his campaign after Super Tuesday - 2-7-08
- Mass. Gov. Romney reportedly has presidential aspirations. Bush bashed Mass. so much in the 2004 and to such great effect -- you can bet one of the other Republicans will hurl some of those familiar lines at Romney. Romney, if he runs, is a long shot.


Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) - Under the current rules, Arnold would not be allowed to hold the office of President because he was not born in the United States. But no one should let a petty thing like the Constitution get in their way. A group called is working to get Congress to change the highest law of the land, all for Arnold.


Tom Tancredo (R)


Tom Tancredo for President - 2008  Resigned from the Campaign - 12-20-07



Fred Thompson (R)
  Fred Thompson dropped out of the campaign on 1-22-2008

Hollywood actor Fred Thompson, who has been tantalising his Republican supporters, today all but declared his intention to run for the White House.  In an interview with USA Today, the 64-year-old politician-turned-actor said he had already made his mind up and would test the waters in the coming weeks.


Tommy Thompson (R)  (Withdrew from the race 8-13-07)


 former Wisconsin Governor for 16 years.

Tommy Thompson withdrew from the race.


Democrats 2008



Joe Biden (D)

Biden stepped aside from campaigning after the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008


- Delaware's Sen. Biden was flirting with the idea of running in the 2004 election, but opted out and became a cheerleader for Kerry.

See also: Political positions of Joe Biden

Joe Biden, born November 16, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S. Senator from Delaware and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988, although he ceased active campaigning in 1987, before the first primaries. Biden first hinted that he might run in 2008 in a December 8, 2004, radio interview with host Don Imus, saying: "I'm going to proceed as if I'm going to run." Biden has repeatedly stated his intention to run, and did so as early as 21 March 2006. Biden's Federal Leadership PAC is "Unite Our States", which tracks Biden's public appearances and policy positions. On 7 January 2007, when asked by Tim Russert on Meet the Press, "Are you running for President?" he responded, "I am running for President." He also said he plans to create an exploratory committee by the end of the month.[54][55][56] On January 31, 2007, he officially signed the papers with the FEC to run for president.



Hillary Clinton (D)

 - Hillary is definitely on for 2008. In fact, I'm having this frightening vision that it will be Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton in 2008.

Hillary Clinton 39% -- Fire Pig, Scorpio

See also: Political positions of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, born October 26, 1947, in Illinois, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady of the United States. Clinton announced the formation of her exploratory committee on 20 January 2007, with a post on her website.[57] She has delivered several speeches which analysts say are intended to reach out to moderates. She has also been holding fundraising meetings, including meeting with women from Massachusetts, a key constituency of potential rival and 2004 nominee John Kerry; however, these activities are consistent with the lead up to a campaign for re-election to her Senate seat in 2006. Many Republicans appear to be hoping that Senator Clinton will run for President, presumably believing her to be a polarizing figure.[58][59] If elected, Clinton would be the first female president. Clinton announced on January 20, 2007, that she will run in 2008 (the same day she announced the formation of an exploratory committee). She has filed the official paperwork for an exploratory committee.[60]



John Edwards (D) - Sen. Edwards will be in it for 2008, although since he won't be a senator for the next four years, he has the difficult problem of staying in the spotlight.

  John Edwards quits campaign after coming in third in each race - Jan. 30, 2008


Edwards did not mention Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney by name, ... President Bush and his Republican allies have argued that Edwards has far less ...

See also: Political positions of John Edwards

John Edwards, born June 10, 1953, in South Carolina, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina, candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000 and 2004 Democratic vice-presidential nominee. As a presidential candidate, Edwards was famed for his populist message in his "Two Americas" speech and also for his optimistic, positive attitude. This was evidenced by his refusal to attack his opponents. In the primaries, Sen. Edwards had strong come-from-behind showings in the crucial states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Virginia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Georgia. He also won the North Carolina caucus and the South Carolina primary. Edwards has kept his Federal Leadership PAC, the One America Committee, active to help Democrats across the nation win elections in the future. On February 5, 2005, Edwards spoke at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's fundraising dinner. On August 18, 2005, Edwards traveled to Waterloo, Iowa, to deliver an address to the Iowa AFL-CIO, a potential key supporter in the Iowa caucus. On December 26, 2006, Edwards formally announced his candidacy.[63]

Chris Dodd (D) - Left the Campaign after the Iowa Caucuses - Jan 3, 2008

Campaign site

Christopher Dodd, was born May 27, 1944, in Connecticut and is a five-term U.S. Senator from that state. Dodd was reported to be a likely contender for the Democratic Vice President slot on John Kerry's ticket in 2004. In May 2006, Dodd said he has "decided to do all the things that are necessary to prepare to seek the presidency in 2008", including hiring staff, raising money and traveling around the country in the next few months to enlist support.[61] On Jan. 11, 2007, Dodd announced his Presidential candidacy on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show with Don Imus.[62]

Mike Gravel

(Campaign site

See also: Political positions of Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel, born May 13, 1930, in Springfield, Massachusetts. U.S. Senator from Alaska from 1969 to 1981 and an active candidate for Vice President in 1972. He is most known for playing a key role in ending the draft during the Vietnam War through the release of the Pentagon Papers and through staging a one-man filibuster for 5 months. He is also notable for advocating a guaranteed annual income, which he termed a "citizen's wage," of $5,000 per person, regardless of whether the person worked. On April 13, 2006, Gravel announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. His policy announcements to date include support for direct democracy, FairTax and withdrawal from Iraq. Mike Gravel filed with the FEC in April according to various news sources.[64][65] The FEC's site has listed his reports since July.[66]

  • Alaska State Representative: 1962–1966 (Speaker: 1965–1966)
  • U.S. Senator from Alaska: 1969–1981

  Dennis Kucinich ended his Presidential Campaign on 1-24-2008

Dennis Kucinich

(Campaign site

See also: Political positions of Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich, born October 8, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio Congressman, former Mayor of Cleveland, and 2004 Democratic primary candidate. Dennis Kucinich is known by many as "The Peace Candidate", having received the 2003 Gandhi Peace Award. Kucinich opposed the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act. Under Kucinich's plan, United Nations peace-keepers would go to Iraq if the Iraqi citizens desire their presence. The Congressman re-introduced legislation to create a United States Department of Peace via HR 808 on February 5, 2007. He is currently campaigning to end the war in Iraq by cutting off funding, if such measures are necessary. He is in support of peaceful diplomatic relations with Iran, and all nations. Kucinich has received many awards praising his courage and work for peace.[67][68] On December 12, 2006, Kucinich announced his candidacy at an event at Cleveland's City Hall.[69]

Campaign site

Barack Obama

Campaign site

See also: Political positions of Barack Obama

Barack Obama, born August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Senator from Illinois. A "draft Obama" movement began with his well-received 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address. Obama was the featured speaker at Iowa Senator Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a political event favored by presidential hopefuls in the lead-up to the Iowa caucus. He was endorsed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey in 2006.[70] Various recent opinion polls have seen Obama trailing only Hillary Clinton in several polls.[71] If elected, he would become the first part African-American President of the United States. Obama announced on February 10, 2007, that he will run in 2008. He has filed the official paperwork.[72]

  • Illinois State Senator: 1996–2004
  • U.S. Senator from Illinois: 2005–Present

Bill Richardson  Withdrew from campaign on 1-10-08

(Campaign site

Bill Richardson, born November 15, 1947, in Pasadena, California, Governor of New Mexico, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Secretary of Energy and U.S. Representative. After reportedly informing party leaders in February 2005 of his intention to run for president, on December 7, 2006, Richardson said "I am running" during his response to a prospective question about the 2008 presidential election by Fox News, however he later retracted the decision and said he would make an official decision by January. On May 21, 2007, he officially declared his candidacy. [73] If elected he would be the first Hispanic American to hold Presidential Office.




POLL AS OF 11-16-06


Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama


John Edwards


Al Gore


John Kerry


Joe Biden


Bill Richardson


Russ Feingold






Rudy Giuliani


John McCain


Condoleezza Rice


Mitt Romney


Newt Gingrich


Bill Frist


Sam Brownback



In the history of the American presidential elections there have been:

Leo - 3
Scorpio - 5
Gemini - 2
Virgo - 2

Pig - 4
Ox - 3
Monkey - 3
Rat - 5

Because the elections are every four years the only possibilities for a regular election are: rat, monkey, dragon.

I went back through Grover Cleveland's first win in 1884 and only two presidents matched astrologically between their birth date and
election year and interestingly they matched 100%.

Lyndon Johnson -- Earth Monkey (Virgo) elected in 1968 which was also Earth Monkey. And Richard Nixon -- Water Rat (Capricorn) elected in
1972 which was also Water Rat.

2007 is the beginning of the early election campaign.  It's Year of the Fire Pig and those matching it/
60 years old in addition to Hillary Clinton are:  Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 
2008 is the real election year.  It's Year of the Earth Rat and rats are:
Elizabeth Dole and John McCain -- both born 1936 and would be age 73 and the oldest ever when taking office -- are Fire Rats.
Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas Senator -- born 1960 is a Metal Rat.
There are three exact matches for Earth Rat (turn 60 in 2008/ born in 1948): 
Duncan Hunter, Representative California  5/31/1948 -- Gemini, Earth Rat
Howard Dean, Vermont -- 11/17/1948 -- Scorpio, Earth Rat
Al Gore -- 3/31/1948 -- Aries, Earth Rat (is washed up)

Hillary Clinton (Fire Pig) and John McCain Fire Rat are leading in the polls in agreement with this trend. John McCain is a Virgo or matches the earth aspect of the rat. Hillary Clinton matches exactly the election year just like LBJ and Richard Nixon.

A person is 60 years old when their birth sign comes around in Chinese astrology because it's a 12 year cycle.

I also analyzed the rest of the presidents starting with George Washington and two more matched the election year: Grover Cleveland in his second term
matched his fire rooster to the 1892 wood rooster. Also Franklin Pierce
matched his wood rat to the 1852 water rat.

None so far have matched the year they took office. So if John McCain was elected, he would be the first.

[Editors note: thanks to Sheila for her input on this information.]

The Sunday Times

December 31, 2006

Hillary falls to earth in poll race

Tony Allen-Mills, New York>

THE first vote is still more than a year away, but the campaign to replace President George W Bush in the White House is already throwing up surprises.

Unfortunately for Senator Hillary Clinton, long the front-runner in the Democratic drive to retake the presidency, most of them are coming at her expense.

A brace of Christmas opinion polls has left Clinton with a political hangover after a year that had appeared to cement her status as the Democrats’ best-organised, best-financed and best-connected contender for her party’s presidential nomination.

Despite winning re-election to the US Senate by a handsome margin in mid-term voting last month, Clinton has had little to celebrate as polls from the presidential primary battlegrounds signalled early trouble for her historic bid to become America’s first woman president.

In Iowa, the Midwestern state that will once again open the primary season with its caucus votes on January 14, 2008, Clinton slumped to fourth place with only 10% of the vote in a survey of 600 likely Democratic voters.

In New Hampshire, which will hold the first full primary eight days later, Clinton had appeared to be cruising comfortably with a 23-point lead over her Democrat rivals — until last weekend, when a poll in the Concord Monitor newspaper showed her only one point ahead of Senator Barack Obama, the comparative political newcomer who is considering a similarly historic attempt to become America’s first black president.

Obama’s emergence as a charismatic alternative to the Democratic party’s veteran leadership — and the arrival in the race last week of former Senator John Edwards, the losing vice-presidential candidate in 2004 — have electrified Washington and placed Clinton under early pressure to abandon her cautious approach to the presidency and take to the hustings months earlier than she might have planned.

Several Democratic strategists last week urged Clinton to unleash a “charisma offensive” in the new year to counter the saturated media coverage that has helped propel Obama up the polls.

Clinton has been virtually invisible as first Obama and then Edwards — who launched his second presidential bid on Thursday in the back garden of a New Orleans house ruined by Hurricane Katrina — have been grabbing campaign headlines.

Last week’s Iowa poll showed Obama and Edwards tied for the primary lead with 22% each.

Clinton supporters argued that their candidate’s poor showing — she was also beaten by Tom Vilsack, the Iowa governor who is considering his own bid for the White House — reflected the fact that she was focused on her Senate re-election in New York and did not visit Iowa this year.

Yet Obama hasn’t visited Iowa either, and the same poll found that both Obama and Edwards would perform better than Clinton against the likely frontrunners for the Republican nomination — former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Senator John McCain of Arizona.

“She’s in a quandary right now,” acknowledged Ray Strother, a longtime Democratic political consultant.

“She doesn’t need to start a war of any kind, but I don’t think she knows how to handle [Obama],” Strother said. “I think they’re preoccupied with it right now.”

Neither Clinton nor Obama has formally declared that they will be candidates, but Obama, the son of a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas, is widely expected to confirm his intentions after spending Christmas in Hawaii discussing the contest with his family.




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Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the Mayor of New York City. Although a lifelong Democrat, he ran on the Republican ballot and was elected mayor in 2001, then reelected to a second term in 2005. He is frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election and fueled that speculation when he left the Republican Party in June 2007. [2] He denies any plans to run, however, and says the news media has concocted his possible presidential bid. On December 31, 2007, Bloomberg stated unequivocally, live on the Dick Clark New Year's Eve TV Show, that he was not going to run for president in 2008

Denver to host '08 Democratic Convention
posted by: Sara Gandy , Web Producer  
written by: Adam Schrager , 9NEWS Reporter  
updated by: Shawn Patrick , Reporter  
created: 1/11/2007 9:34:26 AM
Last updated: 1/12/2007 6:25:44 AM
KUSA - Denver will host the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the city's first national political convention in 100 years.


Multiple sources tell 9NEWS that Democratic National Convention will be held in Denver in 2008.

"It's important to the City and County of Denver and to the state of Colorado just from an economic development perspective," said Gov. Bill Ritter. "It'd be an economic boon."

The Denver Host Committee estimates the metro area will see $150-200 million in economic benefits with the convention and will continue to raise the $70 million needed to hold the event. A third of that will come from the federal government in national security grants.

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has been among the biggest advocates for the event, calling on his peers in other Rocky Mountain states to turn the August 25-28, 2008 event into an opportunity to showcase the region and Denver.

"I don't care whether it's a Republican or a Democratic convention, I don't think it matters," Hickenlooper said. "What matters is you bring a convention to Denver and use that opportunity to put the city at its best and that's what we're going to do."

Nearly 19,000 hotel rooms have been set aside for the event which would be held at the Pepsi Center. Denver was in the running for the Republican convention before that party selected Minneapolis, Minnesota to hold its 2008 convention. Colorado Republican leaders say with Democratic governors in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona all elected since 2000, it makes sense for the party to hold its convention in this region, but they are not willing to concede any of those states to a Democratic candidate for president.

"There is a big difference between the two parties and we welcome that," said Bob Martinez, Executive Director of the Colorado Republican Party. "We will take every opportunity to expose those differences so people really do understand there are two distinct political parties here and that the Republican Party stands for less government, lower taxes, and more individual freedom."

Buie Seawell is a business professor at the University of Denver and former chair of the Colorado Democratic Party. He has been to several conventions and says Denver has a lot of work ahead.

“This is a gigantic challenge. It's like a Broncos, Nuggets and Avs game at the same time, in one night, plus a play at the DCPA,” said Seawell.

Seawell says the DNC puts Denver on a huge stage and the city has to deliver.

“People said when we rejected the Olympics in '76 it would destroy the city, bologna, but you don't want to have a black eye, you don't want to be thought of as the city that couldn't rise to the occasion,” said Seawell.

The 2008 convention will be Denver's first since 1908 when the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their candidate to challenge Republican William Howard Taft. Thousands of people descended on what was then known as the "Municipal Auditorium" at 14th and Curtis Streets. That building is now the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Delegates were treated to snowball fights as the Moffat Railroad Company brought snow down from the mountains every day for delegates to enjoy.

Colorado historian, Dr. Thomas Noel, a history professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, said the city outbid other challengers for the convention by spending $100,000 to land it. At the time, the Municipal Auditorium was the country's second-largest city hall behind Madison Square Garden in New York.

"Denver was euphoric," Noel said. "Here was a brash, young, upstart city competing with the great cities of the East.

"The Denver Post (wrote in 1908), 'Thanks to our boosters, Denver's making tremendous strides. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to the city. It will bring in millions and millions of dollars."

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Analysis Shows Debate Was Rigged
Establishment candidates get double the amount of questions,  triple the time

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A cursory analysis of last night's Republican presidential candidate's debate on CNN manifestly proves that, as in the case of the previous
debates, the corporate media rigged the event in favor of establishment candidates while blacklisting underdogs like Ron Paul.

"I think we're a powerful dark horse and I think we're knocking right on the door and I think we've got some of the "top tier" candidates
pretty nervous," Ron Paul's communications director Jesse Benton said today during an appearance on the Alex Jones Show.

Benton had one of his assistants calculate the figures, concluding that Ron Paul was asked eight questions and spoke for a total of
6-and-a-half minutes.

In comparison, Rudy Giuliani got 14 questions and spoke for 17 minutes - almost double the amount of questions and triple the amount of time
- how can anyone claim that this is not a rigged debate when the establishment candidates are brazenly favored and lavished with attention?

This came to the fore last night when Wolf Blitzer asked a question about health care and Ron Paul - the only candidate on the podium who
is also a medical doctor - was completely ignored.

In addition, after the debate Giuliani, Romney and McCain all got immediate interviews with either Wolf Blitzer or Larry King whereas
Ron Paul was dismissed, despite the fact that he has been making headlines since the last debate after his confrontation with Rudy
Giuliani and won CNN's own debate poll.

Debunkers can make excuses about Ron Paul not being a frontrunner, but the fact remains that Paul has won nearly every post-debate poll.
Industry forecasters like are now on record with the fact that the momentum of Ron Paul's campaign has propelled him from
being an unknown also-ran to a strong contender - with seven months still left until the nomination. also confirm
that the Texas Congressman's support in telephone polls is higher than first estimated and growing all the time.

Even aside from this, in the past debates were strictly time-controlled and one candidate was not given preference over another. If this is the way the corporate media chooses to run the show then fair enough - but don't pretend that these debates are anything other than undemocratic, staged and rigged theatre that are designed to cull underdogs while establishment-approved candidates are exalted.

Ron Paul leads in more debate polls
Wednesday June 6, 2007

Ron Paul leads the way after the third GOP Presidential debate last
night. Here are three more screenshots from MSNBC, World Net Daily and
Free Republic.

Ron Paul Winning CNN Debate Poll

Wednesday June 6, 2007

Ron Paul is leading in every catagory of the CNN online debate poll
(apart from snappiest dresser, a vital issue in Which Mitt Romney
leads the way) Click to enlarge.

12-1-07 - I'm reading a little book I bought in the checklane at the grocery story, "Chinese Horoscope for 2008 Year of  the Rat."  A Republican:
pig (Mitt Romney) or monkey (Rudy Giuliani) are the two I remember seeing in the headlines lately. Hillary Clinton is also a pig and Barak Obama is an ox and everyone has been focusing on them but maybe the Republicans are coming into the picture more.

This pamphlet has some interesting comments:
1) Year of the Ox... "the truth is, if you can hold off on moving until 2011 (next election), conditions will be just right for that major domestic change." (Obama)

2) Year of the Pig... "in the months to come, your mate might expect a repeat of your various triumphs and lucky streaks of 2007. If you think this is asking too much, just say your outlook is changing and that therefore you're not the same person you were last year!" (Clinton/ Romney)

3) Year of the Monkey... "if you're in competition with others for a promotion or new job, you're sure to get the position." (Guiliani)

It also says that Rabbits and Roosters don't get along. Osama bin Laden is a rooster and his second in command, Ayman al Zawahri is a
rabbit. So that is strange -- though bin Laden is in bad health and needs a live-in doctor.