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But let's say it's 2004 and Bush wants to go for pres. again and so does another republican. Can they both go for president against a dem. Or can their only be one Republican?

(edited by Who_knew? on 9.1.03 0937)
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They fight it out in the primaries, and then the party nominates one to represent them.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by Who_knew?
    But let's say it's 2004 and Bush wants to go for pres. again and so does another republican. Can they both go for president against a dem. Or can their only be one Republican?

    (edited by Who_knew? on 9.1.03 0937)



it make it a football analogy, it's like the superbowl, only one AFC and one NFC team can play there...

like jobberman said, they fight it out in the primaries, like the AFC/NFC conference championship games...





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TECHNICALLY, if someone was to get passed over in the GOP primary, they could run as an independent. They'd just be without the parties backing, exposure and financially.





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    Originally posted by rikidozan
    it make it a football analogy, it's like the superbowl, only one AFC and one NFC team can play there


Here's a different one; it's like the old Hardcore title matches; yeah, it was one on one(Dem vs Rep) but anybody else can get them a piece of it even though the crowd knows they can't win.



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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by kazhayashi81
    TECHNICALLY, if someone was to get passed over in the GOP primary, they could run as an independent. They'd just be without the parties backing, exposure and financially.







Example: The President of Palm Beach Pat Buchanan.



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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Example: The President of Palm Beach Pat Buchanan.


An example which illuminates the other difficulties in entering the process -- meeting deadlines and requirements to get your name on the ballot in as many states as possible, becoming the nominee of a party with sufficient resources to do anything substantial (hence the Perot/Buchanan proxy fight over the Reform Party helm), gaining access to debates with the Big Two, getting the media (and public in general) to take you remotely seriously as a third-party candidate, dealing with the average voter's preference to pull a blanket Dem or Rep lever and put no further thought into his/her voting process, and the knowledge that you're pissing away umpteen millions of dollars on a Quixotic quest to gain double-digit voter support, much less win the race.

But people do it anyway. In any given election year, there are at least a dozen people challenging for the Presidency; you just only hear about two of them in most cases.


(edited by vsp on 10.1.03 0847)


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    Originally posted by vsp
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Example: The President of Palm Beach Pat Buchanan.


    An example which illuminates the other difficulties in entering the process -- meeting deadlines and requirements to get your name on the ballot in as many states as possible, becoming the nominee of a party with sufficient resources to do anything substantial (hence the Perot/Buchanan proxy fight over the Reform Party helm), gaining access to debates with the Big Two, getting the media (and public in general) to take you remotely seriously as a third-party candidate, dealing with the average voter's preference to pull a blanket Dem or Rep lever and put no further thought into his/her voting process, and the knowledge that you're pissing away umpteen millions of dollars on a Quixotic quest to gain double-digit voter support, much less win the race.

    But people do it anyway. In any given election year, there are at least a dozen people challenging for the Presidency; you just only hear about two of them in most cases.


    (edited by vsp on 10.1.03 0847)






Of course, if the 'geniuses' in Palm Beach just voted party line, then they wouldn't be able to kvetch and complain ad nauseum about how 3 hours after they voted they realized they might have screwed up and how everyone should feel sorry for them because they were morons. Much like a drivers license, there should be some basic skills necessary in order to vote, thus eliminating the idiots on both sides.



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I think the only reason it wasn't is because the bridge they were on couldn't hold anymore than whatever the tallies end up being.
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