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Old 01-18-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Starting to read articles that are talking about the possibility of a gridlocked Republican convention, since it is looking more and more that this could be a 3 or 4 way equal division all the way.

How much would that help the Democrats and hurt the eventual Republican candidate, since that eventual winner would not really have the support of a large portion of the Republican base?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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And your idea of this thread is what?

Why are you so worried about the REP when your parties own backyard is amess?
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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It doesn't matter what happens, I know who I am voting for... the best candidate... if he isn't in the race anymore... than I vote for NOBODY... because there is no second-best... I wish there was though but I am hoping my candidate sticks to it all the way to the end...
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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And your idea of this thread is what?

Why are you so worried about the REP when your parties own backyard is amess?
It is a totally legitimate question.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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And your idea of this thread is what?

Why are you so worried about the REP when your parties own backyard is amess?
Man you are touchy. First off, I have voted for Republicans in the past. None of the candidates this time around particularly ring my bell.

I am not "worried" about anything...but obviously this is a point of interest to some, as there has not been a gridlocked convention since 1948.

Apologize for posting something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: On my way to FLA baby !!
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Not uncomfortable at all.

You post against the REP all the time and now you post this?

Still would like to know what is your point?
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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It's called a brokered convention. It would be very good for Ron Paul.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Not uncomfortable at all.

You post against the REP all the time and now you post this?

Still would like to know what is your point?
My point is to ask our forum community- How much would that help the Democrats and hurt the eventual Republican candidate, since that eventual winner would not really have the support of a large portion of the Republican base?

Obviously it is newsworthy.

DispatchPolitics : Gridlock possible for GOP Columbus Dispatch Politics (http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2008/01/17/gop_convention_0117.ART_ART_01-17-08_A11_RB934I7.html?sid=101 - broken link)

GOP's nightmare: Deadlocked convention | Capitol Hill Blue (http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/4254 - broken link)

The Columbus Dispatch - National/International (http://wwwphp.dispatch.com/national-story.php?story=dispatch/2008/01/17/20080117-A11-00.html - broken link)
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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The best thing that could happen is they start by throwing out anyone who isn't a conservative. Once they are finished, they can decide whether Ron Paul, Fred Thompson, or Duncan Hunter gets the nod.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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It depends on which candidate they choose. Paul could beat the other Democrats. McCain, maybe. The war issue would kill him though.
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