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Old 02-05-2008, 02:57 PM   #121
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Herd mentality.

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #122
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53% didn't want Romney, it seems.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:05 PM   #123
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Herd mentality.

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Of course, we're talking about Republicans here...
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:53 PM   #124
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Huckabee is the first winner of the day winning in a state that was supposed to go for Romney, West Virginia.

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you can call Huckabee the winner

but Romney came in first
McCain came in last
and then had his caucus people flip over to Huck to stop Romney

this can happen with cauci
but it does not reflect the will of the people
and it will not be played out this way in Nov

this style of voting in 2000
would have allowed Naders votes to flip to Gore and make him the winner.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #125
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Cauci

That just really cracks me up for some reason
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I think it is a good description of that voting system.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:59 PM   #127
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Some genius Virginians thought our primary was today (it's a week from today) so they showed up to their polling stations, when they found them closed they angrily called the State Board of Elections only to be told that our primary is the 12th.
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Some genius Virginians thought our primary was today (it's a week from today) so they showed up to their polling stations, when they found them closed they angrily called the State Board of Elections only to be told that our primary is the 12th.
And they're going to vote.
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nobody told them

Virginians aren't super
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Huckabee supporters.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #131
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Strongbow

I like you and appreciate your views being shared on this discussion board
you can call Huckabee the winner

but Romney came in first
McCain came in last
and then had his caucus people flip over to Huck to stop Romney

this can happen with cauci
but it does not reflect the will of the people
and it will not be played out this way in Nov

this style of voting in 2000
would have allowed Naders votes to flip to Gore and make him the winner.
Romney camp accuses McCain, Huckabee of shady W. Va. deal
By Sam Youngman
Posted: 02/05/08 03:35 PM [ET]
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign accused Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee of “a backroom deal” that gave the early Super Tuesday win in West Virginia to Huckabee.

Romney, who addressed the state GOP convention in person Tuesday, comfortably led the first ballot at the convention, leading to a three-way second ballot contest between the three contenders.

Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic reported Tuesday that, after the first ballot, McCain’s campaign called his supporters there and urged them to vote in favor of Huckabee.

“Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain’s inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change,” Beth Myers, Romney’s campaign manager, said in a statement.

Huckabee won the contest on the second ballot with 567 votes, or 51 percent, to Romney’s 521 votes, which put him at 47 percent. McCain finished the second ballot with 12 votes.

On the first ballot, McCain had 176 votes to Huckabee’s 375 and Romney’s 464 votes.

Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) received 118 votes on the first ballot, but because he failed to finish in the top three, he was not included on the second ballot.

By winning Tuesday’s state convention, Huckabee was awarded 18 of the state’s 30 delegates.

The McCain campaign did not immediately respond to comment for this story.
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CNN calls Georgia for Obama (no surprise).

ABC exit polls have him winning it 86-13?? That can't be right.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:18 PM   #133
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CNN calls Georgia for Obama (no surprise).

ABC exit polls have him winning it 86-13?? That can't be right.
That definitely sounds a bit off, but I'm glad he took it!
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #134
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You know, all arguing and partisanship aside, this is a really exciting time we're in. I've never felt as much satisfaction from voting as I did today.

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Ditto that Diemen! I spoke to the lady behind me in line, and she was energized as well. They said it was a good turn-out. I believe I was #297. I don't know how many people are eligible to vote in the neighborhood. My ballot was the kind you use a pen and connect the arrow < -----
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