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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 08:22 PM
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16. I think the effects of "weakening the opposition" are negligable
People always talk about it but honestly I think it's over hyped. Since the advent of the modern primary system in 1972 I don't think anyone has ever seriously made a case that someone was nominated due to people trying to influence the opponent's primary.
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  -What Do You Think Of Closed Primaries? Dinger  Apr-24-08 07:50 PM   #0 
  - They all should be closed in my opinion.  MrSlayer   Apr-24-08 07:52 PM   #1 
  - Coming from New Hampshire  NewHampshireDem   Apr-24-08 07:58 PM   #2 
  - but do you think people voting for another party's candidate  DrDan   Apr-24-08 08:05 PM   #7 
     - I wouldn't create the rules out of fear  NewHampshireDem   Apr-24-08 08:12 PM   #12 
     - I think the effects of "weakening the opposition" are negligable  Hippo_Tron   Apr-24-08 08:22 PM   #16 
        - but is that because of closed primaries  DrDan   Apr-24-08 08:27 PM   #18 
           - Most states have open contests  Hippo_Tron   Apr-24-08 08:36 PM   #25 
              - Iowa isn't exactly open.  BalancedGoat   Apr-24-08 08:52 PM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-24-08 07:59 PM   #3 
  - Why are you spamming this bullshit?  WesDem   Apr-24-08 08:00 PM   #4 
  - Whatever do you mean?  gsaguyCLW54   Apr-24-08 08:06 PM   #8 
     - I mean, you going from thread to thread posting the same off topic bullshit  WesDem   Apr-24-08 08:08 PM   #11 
  - oh good heavens . . . get a life  DrDan   Apr-24-08 08:06 PM   #9 
  - "closed primary" is an illusion.  newmajority   Apr-24-08 08:02 PM   #5 
  - I'm against  sniffa   Apr-24-08 08:03 PM   #6 
  - I like open primaries, I'd never be able to vote for the candidate I wanted if it were closed...  Solon   Apr-24-08 08:08 PM   #10 
  - Fine as long as they have same day registration.  BalancedGoat   Apr-24-08 08:16 PM   #13 
  - I'm not sure that I understand  NewHampshireDem   Apr-24-08 08:19 PM   #14 
     - Don't get me wrong.  BalancedGoat   Apr-24-08 08:33 PM   #23 
  - Anyone can switch  bigwillq   Apr-24-08 08:21 PM   #15 
  - Closed primaries usually have a deadline by which you have to change parties  Hippo_Tron   Apr-24-08 08:24 PM   #17 
     - Yes, I am aware of that.  bigwillq   Apr-24-08 08:29 PM   #20 
  - I favor open primaries...  Hippo_Tron   Apr-24-08 08:28 PM   #19 
  - I like Open primaries. Having a candidate that does better with Indies is ideal.  hnmnf   Apr-24-08 08:30 PM   #21 
  - If you want to help pick the Democratic nominee ..  ccharles000   Apr-24-08 08:31 PM   #22 
  - Opposed  terrell9584   Apr-24-08 08:35 PM   #24 
  - Primaries are for the party members to decide who the party's nominee will be  housewolf   Apr-24-08 08:58 PM   #27 

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