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  •  I'd love IRV (1+ / 0-)
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    pfiore8

    But it's not possible.  It would require legislation to pass, which means that we'd have to convince congress and the senate to pass it ... like that's going to freaking happen, for just the reasons that IRV is a good idea.

    •  Yea but it's a pincered spot. Captured between (1+ / 0-)
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      the poles of the party and suspect to siphoning off of the Party Faithful. Everyone wants to vote their conscience and have their values represented. The hardliners would be hard pressed to go against the swing voters and the Base.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 12:50:14 AM PDT

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      •  Who cares about the swing voters and the base? (0+ / 0-)

        ...At least, past the first election?  After all, they're not the ones funding your campaign and promising you a multimillion dollar job as a lobbyist once you retire.

        ...I wish that was snark, but if it was, we'd have legal medical and recreational marijuana use, the whole 'gay marriage' debate wouldn't still be a thing, and doing anything but making Social Security better wouldn't be on the damned table for anyone.

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