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Civil unrest at the democratic convention wont be a first if I have my facts straight . In 1964 or 68 Vietnam War protesters overshadowed the democratic convention . Returning to the current day or rather near future over zealous law enforcement could well be what sparks the powered keg which in turn causes peaceful protest to become riots.
If today's anti-war movement is any indication, we may NOT see events of that magnitude at the Denver convention. Don? What says you?
Senator Barack Obam will be Russet's guest for the first half our. I don't know if he will be on the for whole thing. His performance on MTP could give you some insights in to his own thinking, at this time. If you miss MTP, you can watch it on the net.
“Political strategists including those in the Republican camp will be quietly taking notes. The full extend of the after effects of Super Tuesday failing to be decisive remains to be seen although there have been predictions made in this thread. The stalemate will continue the storm troopers and tanks won’t make an appearance until the convention.”
“With the Indiana and North Carolina primaries coming on Tuesday, we should expect that any public appearances by the Democratic candidates will have some impact on the voting public. Indiana, in particular, appears to be most decisive. If Senator Clinton loses to Senator Obama - by whatever margin - we should expect a shift in Super Delegates. DNC party chair Howard Dean has been pushing for that. He may get his wish.”
. . if the Superdelegates go with Hillary which would be prediction there decision can be put down to a lack of air. Certainly the result would be felt in the air (to)night. After all of this will the dems stick with the warped Superdelegates system? Cheers xpert11.
Clearly the problem is that the Superdelegate system isn’t doing what it is designed to do unless the intention is to give political junkies a good supply of drama or rather a Soap Oprah. There is no threshold that allows the majority of candidates to get past the stage of a token bid at the nomination.
Having said that the Single transferable vote system would fit into the primary's much easier then any variation of MMP. MMP would be more suitable to the actual elections .
The way to go seems to be to have two or three rounds of voting well that is my point of view off the block anyway. Naturally there are other issues such as the media desire only to cover one or two front runners.
Don I will get back to you concerning STV . . Cheers xpert11.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
Senator Clinton has cleared her schedule for the next 24 hours. Is she going to throw in the towel? Or, does she have something else in mind?