I think all the current candidates should remain in the race right until the end of the primary season. Let’s give everybody in the country a voice in choosing the nominee.
Agreed. Especially with proportional delegates available this cycle.
posted on 01/03/2012 7:11:56 AM PST
That is a HORRIBLE idea, because it would equal a Romney win.
Romney can't win unless THREE serious conservatives are also running to split the conservative vote (I don't count Paul as a conservative)
Once Bachmann and Santorum drop out, Romney is doomed. Until they drop out... Romney is going to look like a front runner because of his proximity to the top spot.
Thanks for pointing that out. Proportional delegates is even more reason for the current candidates to stay in for the long haul. For even if Michelle Bachmann is only able to garner 10%-15% of the delegates during the primaries, she'll have a voice at the convention and will be able to take her delegates and conservative message there. If we have a brokered convention, who knows what might happen. She may very well end up on the ticket.
This will hopefully be a very different GOP primary process than what we have seen in the past (when state primaries were winner-take-all). Instead of having the nominee decided before Super Tuesday (rendering all subsequent primaries a waste of time), we might actually have a chance to have a nominee who is not chosen by the establishment.
posted on 01/03/2012 7:19:01 AM PST
(I am 34 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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