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  •  Crazy idea, please comment. (0+ / 0-)

    First, I think the proposal above is serious and I am thinking about it, can't really respond yet. I am torn between my belief that the rules should count and that nobody complained until after the fact.
    But I recognize potential political fallout in two critical states.

    So while I mull it over:

    Let FL and MI choose from a slate of two or three prospective Vice Presidents that the nominee puts forth. True, this opens up the other states to complain they aren't included, but the argument would be that they chose (the other states) the greater position, and these two states, while disproportionately represented, are choosing a lesser position on the ticket.

    There is a lot wrong with this idea from the candidate's point of view, but still possibly workable.

    Any thoughts?

    •  I'm not sure of the payoff (0+ / 0-)

      Does it mean we win those states?  I doubt it.  Does it alienate other states?  Almost certainly.  Anyway, my personal reservations aside, that's a decision for the nominee to make, not something that could be negotiated by the DNC at this point.

      Before we can repair the Constitution, we must remind everyone daily that it is broken.

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 11:59:05 PM PDT

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      •  I am trying to separate (1+ / 0-)
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        the disenfranchising issue from the who benefits by breaking the rules or revote issue.

        My point being that if it is about disenfranchisement, then the voters need something to placate them ( if the assumption is true that this will produce negative results in November, that the voters will stay home).

        If all the cries about "disenfranchisement" are really about getting HRC an illegitimate advantage, then my solution separates that out by giving a form of enfranchisement after the nominee has been selected.

        It really rubs me wrong to have the rules usurped, Not just for now, but because it may mean a November 2011 primary in the next cycle.

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