MaxxLarge: You'll notice he didn't specify WHOSE plan, exactly.
CitizenTed: When it comes time for the Democrats to field a group of presidential candidates they should tip the scales back by putting up Cornel West, Michael Parenti, Sean Penn, Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters and Ted Turner. Then maybe Republicans will understand why we get such a kick out of their debates.
Elandriel: The Republican voters are one giant pool of game testers. They sent a massive bug to the devs, the kind that crashes the system and you have to start from scratch, and Michael Steele rejected stating "working as intended".Pretty sure this is going to be waived as a feature.
Jake Havechek: Like when McCain said, "we have 'em right where we want 'em", and was resoundingly defeated later on.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: You planned this?/you guys are more farked up than I thought
Lando Lincoln: that today's
Lord_Baull: So Bachmann leading the polls, then fading away, then Cain leading the polls, then fading away, then Perry leading the polls, then fading away, then Gingrich leading the polls, then fading away, then Santorum leading in the polls, now fading away... was all part of the plan??
Aarontology: Imagine what would be happening if the plan had gone off the rails.
lennavan: Okay, I'll bite, I don't get the reference. I keep thinking inspector gadget but that's not it.
Cletus C.: Obama and Hillary went at it pretty hard in the primaries. She received some good polling until he ultimately finished on top. He did allow her to save face.
xria: From the bit about stroking a white cat while studying a volcano map I presume the refernce is to Blofeld
SnakeLee: The Republicans can't nominate anyone from Congress in these expanded primaries, because they've all voted for too many things not to provide ammo to their opponents. You can just pick out any random bill and make it seem bad or good in an ad, so they're all out. Then, you can't have a Governor who put in any major reforms in place, because the ones based on Republican ideology either end up in disaster if they don't work or get co-opted by Democrats if they do work. Either way it won't fly in a primary.This would be my plan if I was running their party and had to deal with this primary system. I would take a state politician at the level of board of supervisors/city council of a big city that was relatively new and young. They couldn't have any real record on social issues at all. They would also have to be good looking and a good public speaker. Then you pump money into their gubernatorial campaign and hope they can take it. Then, you coordinate with everyone in that state's congress to not propose any social agenda legislation whatsoever while your candidate is governor. Then you have them run for President in their first term with absolutely no record on really anything, if you can help it. You would probably have to have them pass a small tax cut right before you announce. It would take 10 years and could fall apart in any number of ways, but it's better than anybody they have in the wings.
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