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10's of 1,000's voted for Huckabee & Romney last night

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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10's of 1,000's voted for Huckabee & Romney last night


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As the battle over Indiana progressed between Sens Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, a set of depressing polls numbers were finalized for John McCain.

In the GOP primaries in North Carolina and Indiana, the basically uncontested Republican nominee did not gain more than 80 percent of the vote.

In Indiana, McCain earned the backing of 78 percent of Republican primary voters, with exited candidates Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney gaining 10 percent and five percent respectively. Congressman Ron Paul, who is still in the race, has received seven percent of the vote.

The numbers were even worse in North Carolina, where McCain won 74 percent of the vote, with Huckabee earning 12 percent, Paul earning seven percent, and four percent of Republican primary goers simply voting "no preference."
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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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If anything shows the deep divide that seems to be splitting the Republican party it is this... McCain has the nomination, the other candidates have dropped out and endorsed him, and still people voted for them in the North Carolina and Indiana primiaries.

In many ways this mirror's the split among Democrats between two mutually hostile camps of Clinton vs Obama...

Could it possibly be we are beginning to see the fracture of the 2 parties into possibly four?

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posted on May, 7 2008 @ 09:54 AM
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Lets hope the US is getting serious about multiple parties.

Cause you're governments ability to represent the people... well... it simply cant. Unless you share something in common with that party... like a business deal?

A democracy can't really function with only two parties. There's nobody to keep them in check. If both parties become corrupt... nothing you can do about it. With multiple parties, it's not just each other they have to worry about.



You want checks and balances?
Get a multiple party system going.
It practically does the work for you.

It puts the fear of the peoples vote, back into the minds of the government.

[edit on 7-5-2008 by johnsky]



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 10:04 AM
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We used to have a two party system in this country that actually had stark differences but they have evolved (or devolved) into a single ruling party with one branch that is slightly left of center and the other slightly right of center... both also have more extreme subsidery branches but they are effectively marginalized. No one really pays much attention to the far left or the far right.

Me personally the older I get the more I honestly feel that the only real solution for this country is to change the constitution and adopt a parlimentary system.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 10:21 AM
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Well again, we aren't in a democracy. Two, we have a multiple party system, people choose not to vote for them. As to why, thats an entirely different can of worms. We would need another MLKjr. to get people to believe in something other than what they believe in now, which is leading them to vote one party or the other.

There is nothing wrong with government. You can change the system to run like a circus, that doesn't change the people. The people are where the problem is, and the only thing that can change that is us.



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