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  •  I think it would only pass in Wisconsin... (2+ / 0-)
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    JGibson, a2nite

    and maybe PA.

    But even then it's a long shot because it removes states from being swing states.  Most states want to be swing states because they get attention, visits and a lot of money.  They pass something like that and all that goes away because 2 EV's would be up for grabs in each respective state.  

    And the bald politics of it would be galling as well.  Which is why Kasich and Snyder wouldn't even try.  Florida moves it's primary date around to be a major player - they're not going to do something like this and relegate themselves to the same EV value as Idaho.  

    Not to mention why would Florida go for something like this when they have Rubio and Bush as GOP contenders in 2016 - they'd be taking away any GE advantage the eventual candidate and party would have as either candidate from the state would certainly lock down the state and thus all the EV's for the GOP.  

    McDonnell has national aspirations - he's not going to do it.  Cuccinelli might if he's elected though I guess.  

    Also they should consider that Christie should play really well in the rust belt - a stupid move now could actually hurt them in 2016 and beyond.  

    "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

    by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:36:26 AM PST

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