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  1. Joined
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    02 Dec '15 02:21
    Who won?

    Hillary and/or Bernie.
  2. The Catbird's Seat
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    02 Dec '15 16:43
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Who won?

    Hillary and/or Bernie.
    They obviously didn't participate. But they will have their chance. I wonder how they'll do then?
  3. The Catbird's Seat
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    02 Dec '15 16:58
    Originally posted by sh76
    === On the GOP side, there is a serious contest for the nomination, and the problem is not how to wow crossover voters, but how to keep their own voters enthused. The last two Presidential cycles ought to have showed the Republican establishment that they can't just send the next guy in line and expect folks to vote for him. ===

    The GOP base is maybe 25% of ...[text shortened]... o, but Hillary may be a weak enough personality and have enough baggage to give him a real shot.
    It depends on what you consider a "good" candidate. John McCain was not, just the next guy in line. Romney was acceptable, but not good. In the general, he appeared not to really want to win.

    Republicans, and to some degree independents, want a clear choice, not a Democrat lite. Most people will just take the real thing instead.

    The matter of how conservative is conservative enough is subject for speculation and debate, and each candidate in the primaries appeals to some, but not others. If you are correct that the GOP base is just 25% of the electorate, then a candidate would have to sweep the independents, and draw a few from the Democrat side to win. If that is truly the case, then we might as well stop having elections.
  4. Joined
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    03 Dec '15 02:03
    Originally posted by normbenign
    They obviously didn't participate. But they will have their chance. I wonder how they'll do then?
    Point is, they won without participating because the Republicans were bat guano goofy.
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