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No One Told Ted Cruz That Delegates Pick the VP at a Contested Convention

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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
What misfortune would that be?


The misfortune of picking a VP when it is not up to him.




posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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Nah, I don't believe Cruz is surprised by this. Carly is not as wise though and may be surprised. I think Cruz is using this tactfully. When he goes to convention and is chosen but she isn't, it will give him the platform that he is an outsider again. Not really part of the establishment.

It probably will not be effective, yet he has seem oblivious to the fact that many have taken notice that he is not one you want to make an agreement with!



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: maria_stardust
a reply to: xuenchen

Definitely squirrel. Hamsters just aren't that diabolical.



No! you take that back!


Hamsters are mean little squirts. Always pushing everyone around sounding like little mobsters, taking out knee caps and such.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Phage
What misfortune would that be?


The misfortune of picking a VP when it is not up to him.


It is not up to any candidate. Technically. However since nominees started picking running mates the convention has rubber stamped them. The convention always has the power to chose somebody else, they just do not.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
It is not up to any candidate. Technically. However since nominees started picking running mates the convention has rubber stamped them. The convention always has the power to chose somebody else, they just do not.


I totally understand that. But since Senor Smackable Face is not going to roll in with enough delegates to get a rubber stamp it would be funny to see what, if that situation arose, happens.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I really wonder just how pathetic he'll allow himself to get with this charade.
I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Carly clocks him one of these days.....
ew.....*shudders*...... I could not stand to be in the same room with that guy.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
I really wonder just how pathetic he'll allow himself to get with this charade.


I think at this point he would dress in drag and sing show tunes if Reince Priebus guaranteed him the nomination.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
Nah, I don't believe Cruz is surprised by this. Carly is not as wise though and may be surprised. I think Cruz is using this tactfully.


I think you mean "tactically" but I could be wrong. Tact is the last word I would use describing Cruz.

Tactically: of, relating to, or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end

Tactfully: adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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Why is Cruz even still trying at this point? You lost, pack up, go home. Better luck next time (not).



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
That is interesting and I had no idea.

But yeah, Carly won't be a help to Ted at all.

They do make a cute couple tho.


Woudnt surpise me if they were sleeping with each other. AT least choose a VP who looks hot in glasses like palin did.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka


Why is Cruz even still trying at this point? You lost, pack up, go home. Better luck next time (not).

He's got no dignity.




posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

LOL!!! Yep - shows how we think alike. Check out the Muriel's Wedding clip.
Perfect.

(And a brilliant, touching, hilarious movie, by the way).



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: CynConcepts

No one is going to choose him, though. That's the thing.

He's delusional to think so. No one likes him - not his former colleagues, classmates, cohorts, and various others - he's really creepy.


edit on 4/30/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: toooo mj;uduoichhtyyypingg



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: MrSpad
It is not up to any candidate. Technically. However since nominees started picking running mates the convention has rubber stamped them. The convention always has the power to chose somebody else, they just do not.


I totally understand that. But since Senor Smackable Face is not going to roll in with enough delegates to get a rubber stamp it would be funny to see what, if that situation arose, happens.


Anyone who gets the nomination gets a rubber stamp. The VP choice is not based on primary voting nor delegates. It is up to the convention to chose. When the nominee chooses they just rubber stamp it by tradition. So you could role in with no delegates or all the delegates and you have no more or less power at choosing your VP. It is all up to the convention. So far they have always just gone along with the choice.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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Great pick for VP there Teddy.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

LOL

What a whollop.

A great video to show at the Convention !!!!




posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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Ted wont get 1237 on a second ballot so whats the point?



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis

"I just wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should've let you win"






posted on May, 1 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
Anyone who gets the nomination gets a rubber stamp.


The 1980 Vice President selection process was not a rubber stamp. Bush was a compromise and not Reagan's first choice.



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