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Obamomentum [Feb. 13th, 2008|10:50 am]
jon rosenberg
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Man, Obama keeps winning and winning, I am actually beginning to get a little excited. At least I think I am, I don't really remember what hope feels like too clearly.

Is it possible that the American public may actually not fuck up an election for once?

Also, how much politics is it appropriate to put on one's webcomic homepage? I'm sure the answer varies from comic to comic but I'm never quite sure where to draw the line myself.
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[User Picture]From: mhaithaca
2008-02-13 04:02 pm (UTC)

Depends. How many readers who don't happen to share your views are you willing to alienate? Once in a long while, TidBITS runs something with an overtly or even negligible political content, and we hear it in spades.
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[User Picture]From: hey_friend
2008-02-13 04:25 pm (UTC)
More like how much bitching are you willing to withstand? People will complain if you say you like one flavor of donut more than another. It's the nature of internet.

I made a $10 donation to Obama yesterday and then he won all three primaries. Coincidence? I like to think not.
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[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-02-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
My $100 to Gravel bought a lot more bus tickets.

One would think that you can do as much political stuff as you like as long as it's funny and/or veiled.
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[User Picture]From: hey_friend
2008-02-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
Some of us don't have your cash power, Stevens! Yeah it was a token donation but it made me feel better. I've done worse with $10.
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[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-02-13 05:17 pm (UTC)
It was a bunch of little donations, I meant more that the poor bastard actually used it on BUS TICKETS of all things.
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[User Picture]From: hey_friend
2008-02-13 05:19 pm (UTC)
Awwwww......I wish Gravel was my grandpa. I bet he always has those little individually wrapped mints in his coat pocket.
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[User Picture]From: granulac
2008-02-13 04:35 pm (UTC)
You can gauge how appropriate it is based on how many Reddit links it will get you. If the answer is none, don't bother, I say.
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[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-02-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
That's as close as I've come to being registered to vote since 1992.
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[User Picture]From: hey_friend
2008-02-13 05:17 pm (UTC)
ha!
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[User Picture]From: garyt
2008-02-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
Is it possible that the American public may actually not fuck up an election for once?


No. I fear he'll come up just short of the required number of delegates and the superdelegates will throw it to Clinton and then we all get to kill ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-02-13 05:17 pm (UTC)
Kill ourselves remotely from NZ.
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[User Picture]From: disturbed_kiwi
2008-02-13 08:55 pm (UTC)
Although, fair warning, we have an election this year as well and it's looking like the rightwing party is doing very well. Granted, they wouldn't be AS rightwing as anyone in the states I'd imagine, but still...
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[User Picture]From: testing4l
2008-02-13 05:21 pm (UTC)
I'm cautiously behind Obama as well, but don't take the last 8 states as meaning almost anything. Clinton hasn't been able to raise as much cash. She's going to campaign with a vengeance in Texas and Ohio and those races are going to make or break her comeback.

Given the whole Republicans for Voldemort thing, I think you can get away with some commentary, but don't make it an ongoing thing -- a joke here or there at most.
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[User Picture]From: jlindquist
2008-02-13 07:46 pm (UTC)
My gauge would be, "How do I think I'll look back on this a year or two from now?" Regardless of the outcome. If you're okay with it, run with it. If not, hold off.

At the end of the day, it's your comic. Do what you want.
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[User Picture]From: drhastings
2008-02-13 07:53 pm (UTC)
Last week, I just had a little note saying that I was voting for Obama in the primaries and the response was %60 "Yeah man!" and %40 "Excuse me, I'd like you to look into Ron Paul"
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[User Picture]From: inmostlight
2008-02-13 10:57 pm (UTC)
Is it possible that the American public may actually not fuck up an election for once?

And yet, the seeds are already sown for Florida to completely fuck it up. AGAIN.

If something like that does happen, instead of everybody saying they're going to move to Canada, I propose we just give Florida to Cuba. It'll be easier for everyone.

Edited at 2008-02-13 10:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: janric
2008-02-14 05:57 am (UTC)
I don't think a week had gone by over the past year when I didn't see a random car on the road with a "Republicans for Voldemort" sticker on its bumper. In that sense, your political stance reached a whole bunch of people.

I'd say put as much politics on your work as you want. You've weathered whiney readers for lesser reasons in the past 11 years*.

*almost 11 years already? Man, time's an evil whore.
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