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Forget who you want to win, who has the best chance?

Hillary Clinton
 12 (38.7%)
George Allen
 3 (9.7%)
Newt Gingrich
 2 (6.5%)
John Kerry
 0 (0%)
Howard Dean
 1 (3.2%)
John McCain
 12 (38.7%)
Joseph Biden
 0 (0%)
Bill Frist
 1 (3.2%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: July 16, 2005, 03:14:10 PM

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TrojanChispas

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2005, 08:42:54 AM »
we need a runoff election
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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2005, 08:49:05 AM »
He won Texas, Florida, and Ohio, all big Electoral College state.  However,  I meant big in size and then I sated that he lost a lot of small populous states like NY, Mass, and Penn.

To be honest this is really a moot argument what’s done is done and we need to focus on being well informed, and presenting our views to shape future elections.

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2005, 09:22:02 AM »
A run-off election? How many candidates would be running off in this election and how do you think the timing will pan out?

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2005, 11:35:00 AM »
A run-off election? How many candidates would be running off in this election and how do you think the timing will pan out?

all candidates would be allowed to run and voters would rank their choices in order.  candidates would be eliminated until someone won a majority of votes
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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2005, 12:53:43 PM »
A run-off election? How many candidates would be running off in this election and how do you think the timing will pan out?

all candidates would be allowed to run and voters would rank their choices in order.  candidates would be eliminated until someone won a majority of votes

This is a good idea.  It's called Instant Runoff Voting.  All the benefits of a runoff without the add'l cost.  Good looking 3peat.

yeah then you can get the savory choice between Jacque Chirac and Le Pen

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2005, 12:56:01 PM »
If I pay off the right people I could win a run off vote.

hmmmm... something to think about  8)

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2005, 02:02:33 PM »
Your idea of a run-off election is terrible. That would take FOREVER, and people already don'tw ant to take the ten minutes to go to the polls once every four years as it is.

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2005, 03:51:02 PM »
Your idea of a run-off election is terrible. That would take FOREVER, and people already don'tw ant to take the ten minutes to go to the polls once every four years as it is.
oh i guess we should just let the system be dominated by two parties for all of eternity.  what ever happened to the ethos that competition was good?

It wont take forever and it is already employed in other countries, the Grammys, and other processes.
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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2005, 04:14:47 PM »
I am talking about your actual idea of running the elections. Maybe you didn't explain it well enough. If you mean a system like France has, then yes, this would be a good idea. The only problem is that we would also need to get the packets in the mail with the info on each candidate, and also, Americans would actually have to read them in order to cast their votes.

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Re: Who has the best chance in 2008?
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2005, 04:16:01 PM »
Hillary is a lesbian.


I vote Hillary.