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Old 12-25-2011, 02:33 AM
 
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Is this any way to choose a Presidential candidate?

Is this any way to choose a Presidential Candidate? Virginia Virtucon
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:47 AM
 
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Scrap the current winner takes all system and replace it with a system where 3rd parties can emerge, and people aren't disenfranchised.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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ABO-anybody but obama. That's how I'll vote. Doesn't matter who the republican candidate is. I was democrate before obama. Not now. Yes, I would like to see a 3rd party quality person get in the mix.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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ABO-anybody but obama. That's how I'll vote. Doesn't matter who the republican candidate is. I was democrate before obama. Not now. Yes, I would like to see a 3rd party quality person get in the mix.
Thank you for the off-topic post. The thread is about the Republican PRIMARY in VIRGINIA, not how someone will vote in the general election in Ohio.

I guess it'll be a choice between Romney and Paul. I'll probably vote for Paul because there's no way he can beat President Obama.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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How do you feel about the republican primary mess?

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't remember this much "trouble" with it in years past. Why this year? I admit I'm caught up only superficially regarding this story. If Paul and Romney could get on the ballot, why not the others? It may be a challenge to get the signatures in all the districts, but obviously not impossible.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Let's remember to keep this on the topic of the GOP candidates' ability - or lack thereof - in getting on the Virginia primary ballot.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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I don't consider it so much a mess (*) as a strong datapoint on either REAL support or REAL organization.

Being unable to meet the requirements of a particular state, THEN "getting it wrong" w.r.t. write-ins after the fact, just reflects the quality of the candidate and his/her organization.

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(*) If you're talking the ENTIRE primary mess - that is, the total lack of quality candidates - that goes a little further than Northern Virginia.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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The requirement to have 400 signatures per district in Virginia seems antiquated to me. Signatures are signatures. I wouldn't vote for Newt, but he would make primary season more interesting.

But, then, state Republicans generally seem to be supportive of measures that make it harder for people to vote, too, so perhaps it's all of a piece.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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More evidence that Gingrich doesn't have the ground game necessary to mount a successful candidacy. He's lazy. He'll be gone like Cain and Trump before him in a couple of weeks.
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