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  •  what if my preferred candidate is Santorum? (1+ / 0-)
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    I am an independent.  I just happen to prefer Santorum because Obama would crush him more easily than he would Romney.

    "You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic."

    by nominalize on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 08:41:52 AM PST

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    •  for president? your preferred candidate (0+ / 0-)

      for the presidency is santorum?

      think.  just think.

      WHY IS EASIER TO BELIEVE THAT 150,000,000 AMERICANS ARE BEING LAZY, RATHER THAN THAT 400 ARE BEING GREEDY?

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 12:59:58 PM PST

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      •  preferred among the ones running in that primary (0+ / 0-)

        You fail to understand how language works, especially contextual restriction.  I suggest you remedy that.  Or you could sign up to be a page for Justice Scalia.

        The point of an open primary is so that everyone has a say in the candidates a party nominates; not just those who happen to be registered with a particular party before some arbitrary date.  I'm not registered with any party, and never have been, though I am liberal.  Open primaries allowed me to cast meaningful votes when I lived in Massachusetts; in the part where I lived, the Democratic primary was the 'real' election, since the Republican opposition in the general was either non-existent or token.  If I were in Michigan this coming election season, and I wanted to have a say in who the Republicans nominated, why wouldn't I vote for one I know I won't vote for in the general?  What's wrong with being a low-enthusiasm primary voter?

        You suppose that a voter's preferred candidate in a given primary ought to be the preferred one in the general.  I don't see any reason why that should be the case.  Given that oftentimes, most primary voters' preferences lose the primary, such a supposition is ridiculous on the face of it.  Given the increasing gap between primaries and general elections, presuming that a voter won't change their decision in between is even more ridiculous.  

        "You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic."

        by nominalize on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 02:34:56 PM PST

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