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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-30-08 10:17 PM
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51. I totally agree. We need a national primary.
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  -I never got a chance to vote for a democratic candidate I could support.... mike_c  Jan-30-08 02:19 PM   #0 
  - Thanks Mike..... K&R  eleny   Jan-30-08 02:22 PM   #1 
  - Same here.  there-s a   Jan-30-08 02:25 PM   #2 
  - K&R  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-30-08 02:31 PM   #3 
  - exactly-- nobody....  mike_c   Jan-30-08 02:46 PM   #8 
  - Please re-think that. A democratic sweep gives us the courts, too.  Atman   Jan-30-08 03:13 PM   #23 
     - But we have seen this played out before.  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-30-08 04:29 PM   #39 
        - supreme court isn't the only thing gone.  zonmoy   Jan-31-08 10:43 PM   #113 
  - uh . . . pardon me, but I live in Florida and my vote did not count either  DrDan   Jan-30-08 02:32 PM   #4 
  - I understand-- but Florida voters did seem to put the last nail...  mike_c   Jan-30-08 02:39 PM   #5 
     - I don't live in Florida....  physioex   Jan-30-08 02:42 PM   #6 
     - All primaries should be on one day.  Chisox08   Jan-31-08 09:42 AM   #71 
     - maybe not one day  harmonicon   Jan-31-08 10:44 AM   #83 
     - All primaries should be on one day.  Chisox08   Jan-31-08 09:42 AM   #72 
     - I hear you . . .  DrDan   Jan-30-08 03:06 PM   #18 
     - Nah, it was over after New Hampshire! The media determined the outcome!  demo dutch   Jan-31-08 02:47 PM   #110 
  - Barack Obama is not a corporate candidate  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 02:46 PM   #7 
  - LOLOLOL!  MadHound   Jan-30-08 02:49 PM   #11 
  - He's gotten over $20 million from sub-$200 donations  killbotfactory   Jan-31-08 02:09 PM   #106 
  - that's not the point, is it...?  mike_c   Jan-30-08 02:50 PM   #12 
  - Hey, the campaign started months ago  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 02:56 PM   #14 
     - say WHAT?  mike_c   Jan-30-08 04:12 PM   #33 
     - It's a national campaign now  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 04:14 PM   #34 
        - so you think a better solution is to string primaries out even longer...?  mike_c   Jan-30-08 04:15 PM   #36 
           - Absolutely  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 04:24 PM   #38 
     - Incorrect  reclinerhead   Jan-31-08 09:12 AM   #69 
  - oh please i just had to run to the loo laughing so hard!!..oh pleaseeeee  flyarm   Jan-31-08 01:33 PM   #103 
  - Kicked and recommended.  JDPriestly   Jan-30-08 02:47 PM   #9 
  - Isn't that Howard Dean's fault...  coco77   Jan-30-08 02:47 PM   #10 
  - It's the people who wanted to move everything up  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 02:58 PM   #15 
     - bull crap  DrDan   Jan-30-08 03:09 PM   #19 
        - 22 states on one crammed day  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 03:15 PM   #25 
  - You're not alone  MadHound   Jan-30-08 02:51 PM   #13 
  - I didn't either. I think this is a great post.  Midlodemocrat   Jan-30-08 02:59 PM   #16 
  - Know how you feel. It was important for Edwards to stay in the race if  Emillereid   Jan-30-08 03:03 PM   #17 
  - I got to vote for DK in the 04 primary. I just voted for JE yesterday by absentee.  Atman   Jan-30-08 03:09 PM   #20 
  - Outstanding.....  OneMoreDemocrat   Jan-30-08 03:10 PM   #21 
  - Me either. I have spent a lifetime voting for someone I was never  Cleita   Jan-30-08 03:12 PM   #22 
  - this response is heartbreaking....  mike_c   Jan-30-08 11:32 PM   #54 
  - K&R brother.  balantz   Jan-30-08 03:14 PM   #24 
  - My candidate is still running (Obama) but I agree with you  MrWiggles   Jan-30-08 03:18 PM   #26 
  - 3 month primaries, 5 per week  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 03:28 PM   #27 
  - No, it's not democracy. We need proportional representation.  redqueen   Jan-30-08 03:29 PM   #28 
  - Primaries are proportional  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 03:47 PM   #29 
  - Is that a joke?  redqueen   Jan-30-08 03:49 PM   #30 
  - You didn't direct it to party representation  sandnsea   Jan-30-08 03:59 PM   #31 
     - Oh sorry yeah... I was talking about general elections, not primaries...  redqueen   Jan-30-08 03:59 PM   #32 
  - well, my state's primary is next week and three of the five dem candidates...  mike_c   Jan-30-08 04:14 PM   #35 
     - Write in your candidate if you can  barb162   Jan-30-08 10:19 PM   #52 
  - I think the country is far too large for proportional representation to work  harmonicon   Jan-31-08 10:51 AM   #87 
  - Brilliantly stated.  Tennessee Gal   Jan-30-08 04:18 PM   #37 
  - absolutely nt  susanr516   Jan-30-08 04:43 PM   #40 
  - No...this is not Democracy....We are just finding out about that, though.  KoKo01   Jan-30-08 04:47 PM   #41 
  - To me this is voter suppression of the maximum kind.  Faux pas   Jan-30-08 04:50 PM   #42 
  - the corporations will never  shanti   Jan-30-08 04:59 PM   #44 
     - Obvious and beyond disgusting. Too bad there can't be a  Faux pas   Jan-31-08 01:24 AM   #58 
        - Sounds good. Many of the corporations in this country are a pox upon the people.  avaistheone1   Jan-31-08 01:27 AM   #59 
           - When the buck is more important than a human, things have  Faux pas   Jan-31-08 01:34 AM   #60 
              - I think there are some people who expect that the big benevolent corporatons are going to step in  avaistheone1   Jan-31-08 12:05 PM   #94 
              - I think there are some people who expect that the big benevolent corporatons are going to step in  avaistheone1   Jan-31-08 12:06 PM   #95 
  - amen, brother, amen!  shanti   Jan-30-08 04:56 PM   #43 
  - The only point is to show how strong support and perhaps influence the platform  Gormy Cuss   Jan-31-08 01:00 PM   #97 
  - THANK YOU.  FlyingSquirrel   Jan-30-08 08:39 PM   #45 
  - Don't forget that there is still a third candidate  harmonicon   Jan-31-08 10:54 AM   #88 
  - I wish I could say you're wrong,  abq e streeter   Jan-30-08 08:59 PM   #46 
  - Hey, children, what's that sound? Everybody look what's goin' down  ooga booga   Jan-30-08 09:06 PM   #47 
  - I'm sorry did you think that the elections would be fair, remember "00" and "04" .  bagrman   Jan-30-08 09:16 PM   #48 
  - K&R - This is bullshit  Darth Lenore   Jan-30-08 10:03 PM   #49 
  - uh, thats not how it works  provis99   Jan-30-08 10:17 PM   #50 
  - I totally agree. We need a national primary.  krabigirl   Jan-30-08 10:17 PM   #51 
  - Problem with a national primary is that the one with the most $$$ wins  AllyCat   Jan-31-08 12:48 AM   #57 
     - not if there was election finance reform  harmonicon   Jan-31-08 10:57 AM   #89 
  - kicked and Recommended  Gonnabuymeagun   Jan-30-08 11:16 PM   #53 
  - Neither have I, and I'm 62.  Seabiscuit   Jan-30-08 11:38 PM   #55 
  - You Know, I'm 68 and I haven't either. I'm afraid Edwards was my last hope.  Pyrzqxgl   Jan-31-08 01:22 PM   #101 
  - Me neither. I always get the dregs in my state. How about this plan:  AllyCat   Jan-31-08 12:47 AM   #56 
  - it's still hard to see how that plan wouldn't lead to candidates...  mike_c   Jan-31-08 10:39 AM   #81 
  - No doubt the slate would be different from March to June, but  AllyCat   Jan-31-08 02:20 PM   #107 
  - I like this idea a lot!!  Yael   Jan-31-08 10:42 AM   #82 
  - yup, me too  Connonym   Jan-31-08 01:35 AM   #61 
  - Same here. Now I'm voting against someone rather than voting for someone.  Winebrat   Jan-31-08 06:12 AM   #62 
  - I share your pain  SeanQ   Jan-31-08 06:48 AM   #63 
  - Six. Don't forget NV and MI. But I agree with you. I've voted since...  Pacifist Patriot   Jan-31-08 06:49 AM   #64 
  - You said it, brother  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-31-08 06:53 AM   #65 
  - Working just as planned  Prefer   Jan-31-08 06:53 AM   #66 
  - My thoughts exactly -- K&R  Girlieman   Jan-31-08 06:55 AM   #67 
  - K & R for the sad truth  tom_paine   Jan-31-08 08:48 AM   #68 
  - It hasn't been democracy for a very long time; the government is being used to advance  mnhtnbb   Jan-31-08 09:22 AM   #70 
  - Thanks, mike_c. I live in Oregon and our primary is not until MAY.  stubtoe   Jan-31-08 09:44 AM   #73 
  - K&R  frog92969   Jan-31-08 10:02 AM   #74 
  - THANK YOU FOR QUITTING......LOVE, THE GOP  happygoluckytoyou   Jan-31-08 10:16 AM   #75 
  - Tree hugging morons?  Yael   Jan-31-08 10:45 AM   #84 
  - sheesh.....one of our new "converts?"  KoKo01   Jan-31-08 10:49 AM   #86 
  - I am with you! but a National Primary is the only fair way for all states!  demo dutch   Jan-31-08 02:45 PM   #109 
  - I agree!  Roxi   Jan-31-08 10:18 AM   #76 
  - Edwards, Dodd, Clinton, Biden, Obama, Richardson, Kucinich and Gravel are still on the CA ballot  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-31-08 10:20 AM   #77 
  - Real reform isn't on the horizon  pipoman   Jan-31-08 10:25 AM   #78 
  - "get over it...."  emald   Jan-31-08 10:31 AM   #79 
  - K & R  SallyMander   Jan-31-08 10:37 AM   #80 
  - I don't get to vote until April  Yael   Jan-31-08 10:47 AM   #85 
  - K&R I know how you feel.  stimbox   Jan-31-08 11:11 AM   #90 
  - I feel EXACTLY the same! I HAVE BEEN DISENFRANCIZED!!!  southerncrone   Jan-31-08 11:50 AM   #91 
  - New primary system and law to force the media to give equal coverage  demo dutch   Jan-31-08 02:49 PM   #111 
     - Would be excellent starts.  southerncrone   Feb-01-08 01:55 PM   #116 
  - I voted absentee in CA  Bennyboy   Jan-31-08 11:52 AM   #92 
  - I have never had the chance to vote in a competitive primary  cojoel   Jan-31-08 11:53 AM   #93 
  - Mike, when is the last time we WERE able to vote for a candidate we could support?  bobbolink   Jan-31-08 12:26 PM   #96 
  - You speak for me, bro.  Chovexani   Jan-31-08 01:11 PM   #98 
  - If it makes you feel any better  OzarkDem   Jan-31-08 01:15 PM   #99 
  - The system is broken, but those who can change it, never will, since it is the tool that serves them  BrklynLiberal   Jan-31-08 01:19 PM   #100 
  - I voted for Clark in 2004 - but he was already out - I agree.  robbedvoter   Jan-31-08 01:23 PM   #102 
  - Me too Robbed. He pulled double digits here in WI if I remember  AllyCat   Feb-01-08 12:54 PM   #115 
  - Join the club. nt  Javaman   Jan-31-08 01:51 PM   #104 
  - I wanted Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, but I can only get Sunny Delight.  pauldp   Jan-31-08 02:07 PM   #105 
  - BWAH!  kath   Jan-31-08 02:32 PM   #108 
  - LOL-- more like Tang....  mike_c   Jan-31-08 09:39 PM   #112 
     - Right. Now the choices are Tang or Sunny D.  pauldp   Jan-31-08 11:52 PM   #114 
  - There's nothing "democratic" about it.  LWolf   Feb-01-08 06:44 PM   #117 
 

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