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To: Gopher Broke

Wait, why would holding a primary and letting the voters decide be against Republican principles? Isn’t it better to let the voters have the say than party insiders? Or does this only count when the party insiders are people who support the other guy?


4 posted on 06/11/2012 6:50:33 AM PDT by George189
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To: George189

Because Virginia has “Open Primaries” and no Party Registration. And the primary process has a history of being jiggered by the State Central Committee.

That’s why Virginia’s Presidential Primary only had Mittens and Nor Luap in it, despite Gingrich and Santorum still having campaigns going at the time. . .


7 posted on 06/11/2012 7:14:30 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: George189
We have an open primary in VA. Conventions work better for those of us who want to get rid of the ossified GOP establishment. Primaries give the Establishment the advantage because of name recognition and funding. Convention delegates are better informed and they will bear the burden of supporting the nominee in the general election. They are the ones manning the phones, knocking on doors, and contributing money.

In this case, it matters little since Cuccinelli will defeat Bolling in a primary or at the convention. It would be better if Cuccinelli did not have to spend money for a primary, which is much more expensive. Bolling is doing this out of spite. He would like to see Cuccinelli go down to defeat in the General Election for having the temerity to challenge him.

12 posted on 06/11/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT by kabar
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