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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Process Love

posted by on January 17 at 10:16 AM

A friend writes:

I love that the primaries are still wide open. Despite the mainstream media’s obsession with calling a winner as early as possible, the race is rolling along oblivious to the script that the stale pundits are trying to enforce upon the process. Dare we hope that for once a significant number (and cross-section) of Americans will choose the final candidates rather than the typical anointment by a handful in Iowa and New Hampshire?

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Too bad the super delegates are already rigged for Clinton

Posted by vooodooo84 | January 17, 2008 11:01 AM

I hate iowa.

Posted by eloise | January 17, 2008 11:20 AM

I would love to see a convention where something is actually decided, rather than the self-congratulatory, masterbatathons of the past two decades.

Posted by steve | January 17, 2008 11:43 AM

I would agree with your friend... except that the media has already done a great job of running the three most-experienced D's out of the race by providing almost non-existent coverage, and has effectively created a two-person race on that side.

Meanwhile, they're trying as hard as they can to get the R's side down to a manageable three-man race, so that they can push it towards a binary finish as well.

That's not really inspiring for democracy and nationwide vetting. It's really more like being asked paper or plastic at the market.

Posted by Mickymse | January 17, 2008 12:44 PM

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