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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: DBCowboy
Well here I thought this was to be a discussion of the caucus, but I guess it is a prediction party. Never the less.
I wonder that we all accept the Iowa Caucus so readily. When I was young and began to pay attention to the election cycles, one of the first things that I came across was how these caucus always created such a stir. Then I noticed something else. I noticed that voters tend to vote for the more popular names, both R and D. And then after Iowa comes NH. And all the candidates are focusing on those two states. The first two to vote.
It seemed common sense to me that those who happened to be in the lead after those two votes, generally went on to get nominated. Generally. That the landswell of popularity after those two states seemed to focus on the winners, and we know that the vast number of voters like to vote for a winner.
I then realized that these two states ALWAYS vote first. Now why is that. How is it that a little state like Iowa with only around 3 million people with the largest city being under 1 million always got to set the tone for the over all election. How is it that what these voters think is right ends up being, well, the way it is? By the time the primaries get to the states with the most people, like California and New York and Texas, the whole thing is almost set in stone.
How is it we end up judging our candidates by the values of such a small group of people.
I think we should get away from Iowa completely. I think that the mayors of say a dozen large cities like NY and LA and Atlanta and Houston and Chicago should hold primaries before Iowa. Instead of listening to only 3 million, many of whom live in rural areas, we might listen to the votes of 50 million who live in the big cities for our bellwether.
Now I do not think that this idea is unconstitutional or against the law. I think that there should be a Big Cities Primary a week before Iowa. Why not???
But do I have a prediction on this years culling? Nah.
originally posted by: CynConcepts
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: ketsuko
If the young and dumb were really all that committed to voting...
The dumb do vote. They dutifully pull the handles for people with little R's and D's next to their names and expect different results.
What is worse is the older women who still want to vote for Hillary just so they can be a part of voting for the first woman president. Grrr....Dumb and dumber! It is frustrating talking to such stubborn individuals.
originally posted by: elitegamer23
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
I think you would be jealous of me tonight Buzzy. I'm actually in Iowa at the Sanders event. Working of course.
The caucuses begin soon but the number of people here, and those expected to be afterwards, is insane.
Don't know if this is a sign of things to come, but people are sure excited over Bernie here tonight.
What city do you find yourself in tonight introvert?
Lucky for me I get to help start this insane process of voting for a leader of the USA tonight and my gf and I are heading out in an hour.
I really hope the democrats turn out in comparable numbers to republicans.
Could only mean good things come November .
originally posted by: Kali74
originally posted by: Kitana
a reply to: Kali74
A democratic socialist is a socialist who only signed up to the democrat party to run on the democrat party ticket.
Democratic Socialism is still Capitalist. Socialism is not.
Democratic Socialism is mostly Capitalism
Democratic socialism is mostly socialism.