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    Default Will Clinton/Obama race come down to poker?

    With the Democratic presidential race coming down to the wire, with Obama holding a slim lead in delegates, maybe the two should settle the race the way the New Mexico Town elections that end in a ties are settled.

    By playing a hand of 5-card stud poker. No, I'm not joking.

    When local races end in a tie, the winner is selected with the element of chance. Instead of flipping a coin ("heads I win, tails you lose"), some use a deck of cards and deal out five cards to each candidate, with the best poker hand winning.

    Here's the latest winner ... http://www.koat.com/news/15565471/detail.html

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    Intersting. BTW have you heard anything about Obama playing online poker? I heard that he maybe for internet gambling, but I'm not sure how true it is. Does anyone know?

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    I doubt he has played online, or at the very least, I doubt he would admit it. He has said that he enjoys playing low stakes games with friends, and those who have played against him have said he is a conversavative, yet aggressive player.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/09/....ap/index.html

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    If you're going to decide an election in a poker game, at least make more interesting than 5-card study. Maybe 5-card draw with one-eyed jacks and suicide kings wild. Or even better, badugi. Force the candidates to at least show they can think.

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