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  •  It's also stupid, because... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cream City, rigso

    ...if they try to "win" the primary states like they "won" Nevada, they will "lose."

    Yes, folks, I'm still for Edwards.

    by JedReport on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 12:32:18 PM PST

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    •  Bingo! It's the White House, st**pids. (1+ / 0-)
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      A year from today.  Time to focus, folks.

      "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

      by Cream City on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 01:01:02 PM PST

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    •  I'm not sure who "they" is, but the same thing .. (0+ / 0-)

      could happen in a primary state, at least in one with multiple congressional districts.  Most delegates are awarded by congressional district, rather than to the statewide winner.  It's entirely possible that a candidate could rack up a huge margin of victory in one or a few congressional districts, get all the delegates in those districts and win statewide because of it, but still have the other candidate get more delegates from that state because the other candidate won more congressional districts.

      "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security." -Ben Franklin

      by leevank on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 01:07:55 PM PST

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      •  I know...still, not a good strategy... (0+ / 0-) may be theoretically possible to win the nomination with less support than your opponent, but I don't think it's a wise strategy to pursue.

        I also suspect that it's nearly impossible to win a plurality of delegates in larger states w/o also winning a plurality of the vote.

        Yes, folks, I'm still for Edwards.

        by JedReport on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 01:21:30 PM PST

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