silverfox
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How Was Kerry Picked?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:57 am

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?

 
DeltaGuy
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RE: How Was Kerry Picked?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:07 am

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.....


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RE: How Was Kerry Picked?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:08 am

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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RE: How Was Kerry Picked?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:15 am

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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RE: How Was Kerry Picked?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:30 am

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

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

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