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  •  What if it is a series of regional "alternatives?" (2+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, annieli

    What if rMONEY is facing 3 regional "protest candidacies" in November? A "states rights" Southerner, a "roll back Federal land control" Westerner and a (gee, fill in your own blank: any of 3 or 4 themes will do) Midwesterner?

    Given the rise of the "buy your personal candidate billionaires", this is no longer idle fantasy. None of them have to win a single electoral vote to be a real trouble for Team rMONEY: if any one of  them simply siphons off 3-5% of the GOP base in one or two states....

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:42:32 AM PST

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    •  A fifth party candidate? (0+ / 0-)

      We've never had this kind of money in the race, true. But even when campaigns were a hell of a lot cheaper to run we've only seen a few credible third party candidates. But heh, if they want to fracture the right I say more power to them.

      "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

      From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

      by ontheleftcoast on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:44:35 AM PST

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