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Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

WoodsBoy007 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 6:41 PM
I've always thought it interesting that the states which always wind up in the "blue" column have so much say in who the "red" candidate will be. Why do we allow the liberal states, which always vote Democrat, to have so much say in who the Republican candidate will be. And there's also this thing about crossing party lines when voting in a primary. There needs to be some better system for selecting our candidate or we will always wind up with a Bush, Dole or Romney. I would propose that if your state voted Democrat in the last election cycle, then you get only one delegate for the next national primary. This way the votes would be weighted towards those candidates who are actually wanted by the states they will carry in an election.
LtScrounge Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:36 PM
There's a simpler method, eliminate open primaries and the winner take all way that delegates are allotted. Romney would've won the nomination in 2008 if it weren't for the winner take all states.
Rochesternative Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:29 AM
Now with the advent of early voting, why can't primaries be in like 3 days...each of the states vote within a 3 day period. This waiting until the primary gets to your state when you live in one of the last states is awful.

Memorandum to the GOP: When running an election campaign it is often valuable to select a nominee who represents the rank and file of the Party. This is how other Parties do it. Perhaps you might get on board.


Well let’s start with who not to select.

There was George H.W. Bush, who, while a nice, honorable public servant, won primarily because of the record Reagan established. He lost because the rest of us thought that when he mouthed the words “Read my lips, go to Texas,” he meant “Read my lips, no new taxes.”  

There was Bob Dole,...