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  •  I think this will actually SLOW DOWN the process (2+ / 0-)
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    wystler, Randall Sherman

    None of these states are "winner-take-all" as far as delegates go, right?  I think finding a clear mathematical winner is going to take longer than any of us project.  

    It's time for a president to to ask Americans to be patriotic about something other than war -- John Edwards

    by ThirstyGator on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 09:12:41 AM PDT

    •  Hopefully, you will be proven correct. (2+ / 0-)
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      ThirstyGator, wishingwell

      Short of borrowing the Bush Administration's waterboarding gear, the only way this trend gets reversed is to have the votes (and delegates) from those big states split among multiple candidates.  If florida, California, New York and Texas produce split outcomes, the candidates may not be able to produce a knockout blow before the conventon.

      •  you think ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... that a brokered convention is a GOOD idea?

        i want some o'whatever it is you've been smokin' ...

        •  at least it would be interesting (0+ / 0-)

          I don't think it'll go that far.  But I don think the mathematical inevitability of the final nominee will take longer to develop than it has in the past.  Hell, last time it was over in a couple of weeks.

          It's time for a president to to ask Americans to be patriotic about something other than war -- John Edwards

          by ThirstyGator on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 09:59:39 AM PDT

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          •  given the pace (1+ / 0-)
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            i'd suspect it might be a bit MORE interesting ...

            i suspect that the mass of voters are susceptible to the bandwagon effect that was created from the Iowa caucus and NH and SC primaries over the course of several weeks ... add the polling, and the broadcast blathering that seems far more like the announcer's call at Churchill Downs than it should, and ...

            well, let's just say that I think the model as it existed really led to a result that sucked

            •  Brokered convention gauranteed to please no one (0+ / 0-)

              One faction will feel screwed and angry, another unsatisfied with the final pick, and the final pick can be a weakened 'compromise candidate'. Imagine the pummelling a brokered candidate would get from the MSM-- Dems can't decide, pick weakling, etc.

              Not good.

              "Children in the U.S. are not only detained, but often... in facilities that routinely fail ... international and domestic standards." --Amnesty International

              by doinaheckuvanutjob on Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 11:05:05 PM PDT

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