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Yeah, this concept of people voting for their preferred choice, nonsense indeed.

However, instead of pretending this is a problem that people are voting from Trump, why doesn't the GOP either 1) not let candidates that they won't support run on their platform, and/or 2) eliminate open primary/caucuses, so that they don't give the illusion that they care what non-establishment voters think, and/or 3) eliminate primary voting altogether except for appointed super delegates so that no one is under the false impression that their primary votes count.

The nonsense I was referring to was the likelihood that a candidate that the majority of party disapproves of will win that party's nomination.

I have no problem with voters voting for a particular candidate. The problem I see is with the GOP's system of awarding delegates.

I think the GOP is going to learn the hard way about their system if trump wins the nomination.

I personally think the best way to do it would be a strictly proportional awarding of delegates without any winner take all states or superdelegates. And maybe requiring a supermajority of pledged delegates before moving to a brokered convention.

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The nonsense I was referring to was the likelihood that a candidate that the majority of party disapproves of will win that party's nomination.

I have no problem with voters voting for a particular candidate. The problem I see is with the GOP's system of awarding delegates.

I think the GOP is going to learn the hard way about their system if trump wins the nomination.

I personally think the best way to do it would be a strictly proportional awarding of delegates without any winner take all states or superdelegates. And maybe requiring a supermajority of pledged delegates before moving to a brokered convention.

Ironically the GOP had recently changed their system to fast track the front runner to the nomination. Starting to blow up in their face.

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Yeah, this concept of people voting for their preferred choice, nonsense indeed.

I don't understand - the existence of SuperDelegates is not mutually exclusive to the concept of people voting for their preferred choice. I happen to be planning to do so tomorrow at approximately 740am.

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Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida - CNNPolitics.com

Washington (CNN)A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say.
There are two lines of thought within the campaign: getting out before Florida, and hanging in there.

On the one hand, some advisers are warning that if Rubio does poorly in his home state, it could not only hurt his presidential campaign but also his future politically, including a potential gubernatorial run in 2018 or chance to be on the ticket as a vice presidential candidate.

Please stay in, I want the embarrassment. I would also love it if he was so damaged he could never run for anything again.

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Bloomberg isn't running, per the internet

Glad to see he's not vain enough to give an election to a bad GOP candidate - almost makes me wish I could vote for him.....[/irony]

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It struck me yesterday in the Nancy Reagan tributes and after I read some of his diary again. If right wing talk radio and cable had existed in 1981 as it does today Reagan would not have been reflected.

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Bloomberg isn't running, per the internet

I'm pretty sure he said he would run if Bernie was the nominee. Or maybe it was Bernie and Trump. Either way, it looks like it's going to be Hillary, unless something drastic happens. That being the case, it would have been a surprise if he did run.

The interesting thing about running third party is that these guys (whether it be Bloomberg or some Neocon 3rd party bid), have to be committed basically around now, because of the process of getting on the ballot in 50 states is timely and costly.

I just went back and referenced that article that cited a party hired by certain Neocons that said the decision to move forward has to happen on 3/16 due to the timing required to get on the ballot in states like Texas and North Carolina, where the hurdles to run 3rd party are higher than other states.

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Ironically the GOP had recently changed their system to fast track the front runner to the nomination. Starting to blow up in their face.

That was because having a brokered convention was considered not only taboo in 2012, but absolutely dangerous to the party. That is what talk radio and conservative media websites told me repeatedly. They wanted to screw Ron Paul and his delegate strategy, and did, then changed the rules to make sure no one tried that again.

Now it is considered dangerous to not have a brokered convention, because daresay, a non-establishment candidate might be nominated.

Oh how times have changed.

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Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida - CNNPolitics.com

Please stay in, I want the embarrassment. I would also love it if he was so damaged he could never run for anything again.

Marco is in a tough spot. The way that Cruz has come on since Super Tuesday, Marco can't sit back and believe that the non-Trump vote will consolidate behind him, as the strategy had seemed to be a week ago. Cruz is bound to be siphoning off votes from Rubio because some people are coming around to viewing him as a contender to take on Trump.

And Cruz is going after Rubio in Florida, as he should. It's better for Cruz to see Rubio knocked out in FL, because it's unfathomable that he's stay in the race if he loses the state. But if Rubio wins Florida, he's likely to stay in the race as a non-contender and spoiler, despite not projecting to win any other states.

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Marco is in a tough spot. The way that Cruz has come on since Super Tuesday, Marco can't sit back and believe that the non-Trump vote will consolidate behind him, as the strategy had seemed to be a week ago. Cruz is bound to be siphoning off votes from Rubio because some people are coming around to viewing him as a contender to take on Trump.

And Cruz is going after Rubio in Florida, as he should. It's better for Cruz to see Rubio knocked out in FL, because it's unfathomable that he's stay in the race if he loses the state. But if Rubio wins Florida, he's likely to stay in the race as a non-contender and spoiler, despite not projecting to win any other states.

Rubio is up 2-1 in early voting. 1/5 of all votes already cast. This is info op and nothing more. Shocked that it would happen in this race.

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Rubio is up 2-1 in early voting. 1/5 of all votes already cast. This is info op and nothing more. Shocked that it would happen in this race.

I'd like to see more than one poll to confirm this trend, but good for Rubio. Monmouth also shows that Trump is leading 42% to 26% among those who have yet to vote, and they still have Trump +8 in total.

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Rubio is up 2-1 in early voting. 1/5 of all votes already cast. This is info op and nothing more. Shocked that it would happen in this race.

How do they know 1/5 of all votes have been cast? Hopefully not comparing it to 2012 since voter turnout has been much higher this cycle for the R's.

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Marco is in a tough spot. The way that Cruz has come on since Super Tuesday, Marco can't sit back and believe that the non-Trump vote will consolidate behind him, as the strategy had seemed to be a week ago. Cruz is bound to be siphoning off votes from Rubio because some people are coming around to viewing him as a contender to take on Trump.

And Cruz is going after Rubio in Florida, as he should. It's better for Cruz to see Rubio knocked out in FL, because it's unfathomable that he's stay in the race if he loses the state. But if Rubio wins Florida, he's likely to stay in the race as a non-contender and spoiler, despite not projecting to win any other states.

I don't think Rubio has been sitting back, per your post. He's been making dick jokes

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I haven't been following any of the delegate numbers, but Maddow basically just said that if TRUMP wins Florida, he's damn near unstoppable.

Don't hose it again Florida Man

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I haven't been following any of the delegate numbers, but Maddow basically just said that if TRUMP wins Florida, he's damn near unstoppable.

Don't hose it again Florida Man

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IDK. Certainly the theory has been that Cruz is not a very attractive candidate outside the South so if the Campaign ended in the South with Cruz behind he had no shot.

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If the 6.5% under bias seen in MA applies to Bernie in MI he is winning....:cool:

After seeing that latest MSU poll today I am now of the belief that we can actually win tomorrow. Bernie Sanders winning in Michigan flips the race on its head and changes the game for both candidates.

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Hilary cares.

She cares about me.

She's got my back.

She knows what's best. I lay down, close my eyes, and put my trust in her.

Trust. Hilary. One of us.

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Hilary cares.

She cares about me.

She's got my back.

She knows what's best. I lay down, close my eyes, and put my trust in her.

Trust. Hilary. One of us.

bruh

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After seeing that latest MSU poll today I am now of the belief that we can actually win tomorrow. Bernie Sanders winning in Michigan flips the race on its head and changes the game for both candidates.

It would turn the race on its head, but Sanders is not winning Michigan.

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Hilary cares.

She cares about me.

She's got my back.

She knows what's best. I lay down, close my eyes, and put my trust in her.

Trust. Hilary. One of us.

And here I thought Theodore Geisel died.

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IDK. Certainly the theory has been that Cruz is not a very attractive candidate outside the South so if the Campaign ended in the South with Cruz behind he had no shot.

One article today pointed out the potential justice of fl Latinos walling off Trump from the nomination

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