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Democratic Nom - Order Your Importance

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Lugnuts, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Can I get a list from everybody, say 1-5 in order of importance, of the factors you think should determine the Democratic nomination?

    For example, here's my list (which I'm really still thinking about):

    1. popular vote
    2. pledged delegates
    3. total delegates
    4. total states won
    5. superdelegates

    Republicans and conservatives are encouraged to chime in... but if you don't mind, I'm looking for opinions from folks who have a legitimate interest in fairness of the process-- not the so called 'Limbaugh Republicans' who want to root for whatever will get Hillary in there, kwim?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Put that way:

    total del (which will have taken care of itself, by this point)
    total states won
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I would flipflop 1 and 2. Otherwise, I agree.
  4. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I guess the reason I ask is... I'm wondering what thought processes of the superdelegates will be as they go to choose the nominee.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It should be, Who's got the best chance of winning the swing states? That's all that matters.
  6. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    1. superdelegates (they know electibility)
    2. popular vote (though volitile)
    3. the rest is window dressing
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    1. popular vote
    2. total delegates
    3. pledged delegates
    4. superdelegates
    5. total states won

    This whole thing is a mess.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes, that Ohio-Pennsylvania-Florida strategy has worked swimmingly of late.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Uh, what are you talking about? I'm sure it's a clever and pithy remark but I just don't get it? Want to try again?
  10. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Anything except 1, 3 and 4, you lose this election.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Total delegates won thru primary/caucus voting should be No. 1. Superdelegates are just a way to rig the selection process.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The strategy of focusing only on swing states helped cause eight years of GWB. Better?
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