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One thing that all states should do, but probably only those with Republican governors will do, is bring back the old fashion mechanical voting booth. You know, the one where you have privacy, where you can see who you voted for rather than have some computer program log it in for you or whomever it was programed to register, where both parties can open and verify the vote count before the booth leaves the voting location. This won't stop the dead from voting but will help insure that you vote both counts and is for the person you pulled the lever for. While it might not be as cool as digital, but at least some 14 yr old hacker can't access the system and change a million votes and erase another million.
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A Third Party

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 12:20 PM
Third Party!!!! How about at least 40 "3rd" parties as that's how many are in the country today> Some of which are almost a century old. However, the cartel of the Democrat and Republican party control all state election systems and only allow those parties on the ballot they choose, usually those that helps one of them, and in most cases strips their real name off and list them generically as independent. You can form any 3rd party parties you want, they will end up in the X files with all the current exiled ones.
Every moderate, i.e. liberal, republican candidate for president in the last 70 excluding Reagan has run the Thomas Dewey campaign usually with disaster. It didn't work for Dewey in 1944 or 1948, so why would a Mister Nice Guy campaign work for Romney. Other ironies abound. Romney avoided all of the other republican presidential candidates after getting the nomination, so the base was never united, yet Christie who got prime time at the convention gave a major defacto endorsement to Obama in the last days of the campaign, while Palin who was avoided by the Romney Campaign like plague was trying to rally the troops for him in the last days.
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Don't Blame Romney

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:30 AM
Sadly, Romney's campaign was the carbon copy of Thomas Dewey's 1948 campaign against Truman. Truman was totally unpopular at the time with a weak background. Dewey was accomplished, educated and governor of New York and ran as Mr. Moderate and Mr, Competent, while pointing out none of Truman's obvious flaws, and counting on these flaws and the unpopularity for victory. Truman attacked Dewey savagely as did Obama. Results were the same, the fighter won and Mr. Moderate, Mr nice guy made history.
Sadly, Romney's campaign was the carbon copy of Thomas Dewey's 1948 campaign against Truman. Truman was totally unpopular at the time with a weak background. Dewey was accomplished, educated and governor of New York and ran as Mr. Moderate and Mr, Competent, while pointing out none of Truman's obvious flaws, and counting on these flaws and the unpopularity for victory. Truman attacked Dewey savagely as did Obama. Results were the same, the fighter won and Mr. Moderate, Mr nice guy made history.
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GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:23 AM
Sadly, Romney's campaign was the carbon copy of Thomas Dewey's 1948 campaign against Truman. Truman was totally unpopular at the time with a weak background. Dewey was accomplished, educated and governor of New York and ran as Mr. Moderate and Mr, Competent, while pointing out none of Truman's obvious flaws, and counting on these flaws and the unpopularity for victory. Truman attacked Dewey savagely as did Obama. Results were the same, the fighter won and Mr. Moderate, Mr nice guy made history.
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The Big Debate - REE-act

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 2:06 PM
Little did America realize while watching Clint Eastwood debate an empty chair that they were watching a true sage and prophet describe a reality and predict the future.
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A Historic Debate Failure

Perspicua Vera Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 2:03 PM
Little did America realize while watching Clint Eastwood debate an empty chair that they were watching a true sage and prophet describe a reality and predict the future.
Someone on his team needs to study the 1948 election to learn how one of the most qualified election teams in U.S. history lost an election against a totally unpopular president that in retrospect should have been impossible to loose because the republicans ran a safe uninspiring "not to loose" campaign based on generalities and not pointing out the weaknesses of the president.
campaigning on his own competence. He avoided attacking Truman or his record, gave the voter no reason to reject Truman, and lost.
campaigning on his own competence. He avoided attacking Truman or his record, gave the voter no reason to reject Truman, and lost.
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