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How Was Kerry Picked?  
User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Who actually votes in these 'elections' for the opposition to the President?

Can any US citizen vote, ie a real Bush fanatic, or is it just card carrying opposition party members?



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Kerry was picked because he was the best the Democratic party could pick up out of the bottom of their slime tank. Then they took him, like an old bicycle, put some gloss and shine on it, and passed him off as the next best thing.....




User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 752 times:

To keep it simple, it depends on the state. Some states, such as Iowa, hold caucuses which are attended only by party members. In the states that hold primaries, it depends on whether or not the primary is "open" or "closed". An open primary allows anyone to vote in any primary regardless of party affiliated while a closed primary is supposed to have Republicans voting in the Republican primary and Democrats voting in the Democrat primary although I'm sure that doesn't always happen.

In 2000, Democrats tried to throw the Republican primary to McCain by voting in the open Republican Primaries. Today, I seriously doubt that enough Republicans crossed over to help Kerry. If they did, then Howard "Screaming" Dean would have been the nominee or at the very least the battle for the nomination would still be happening.

So how did Kerry win the nomination? Simply. Dean's campaign implode thanks to two factors. Dean scuttled his campaign by showing how off the deep end he really was and those torpedoes in the back from the Clintons didn't help him either. If Dean had won the nomination, he would have cleaned out the Clintonites from the DNC, something Hillary cannot allow if she wants to run for President in 2008.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 748 times:

SilverFox-

Here is a link to the Federal Election Commission web site. It will explain a lot about how the US Election system works.

http://www.fec.gov/elections.html



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 724 times:

passed him off as the next best thing.....

After Bush he must seem superb, I agree with you there..

Wietse



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