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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 11:21 AM
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39. By all prior primary season metrics wher the Democrat went on to win the GE
Obama won in February.

Only by comparing this season to those electoral seasons where Democrats lost in the general election can you gain any form of justification for Hillary Clinton remaining in the race when she was woefully behind in pledged delegates and out of money.
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  -Should the DNC have been as concerned about the date of the last primaries Ravy  May-25-08 10:13 AM   #0 
  - Yes, they needed to be at least as careful getting OUT of the primaries,  Sandi_4_Edwards   May-25-08 10:15 AM   #1 
  - Primaries select local offices too you know  hokies4ever   May-25-08 10:17 AM   #2 
  - Some of them do, not all of them.  Ravy   May-25-08 10:21 AM   #7 
  - Then how do they determine who gets on the ticket for local/state office in November  hokies4ever   May-25-08 10:39 AM   #23 
     - They hold additional primaries in August.  Ravy   May-25-08 10:41 AM   #26 
        - I would think that Florida is different than most states  hokies4ever   May-25-08 10:53 AM   #29 
           - In case you are interested, Virginia will vote for their other Democratic nominees on June 10th.  Ravy   May-25-08 11:03 AM   #31 
              - I guess I was looking at it from a caucus perspective  hokies4ever   May-25-08 11:05 AM   #33 
  - Yeah. Florida was electing locals as well.  susankh4   May-25-08 10:28 AM   #14 
     - Florida did not elect locals. At least, not on my ballot.  Ravy   May-25-08 10:30 AM   #15 
  - It's the state's decision...and it has NEVER mattered before how late some were.  indie_ana_500   May-25-08 10:19 AM   #3 
  - If it matters so much, then they should have made that provision,  Ravy   May-25-08 10:27 AM   #12 
  - Oh, gee. Maybe the DNC took the trouble to read the Democratic Party Charter......  suston96   May-25-08 10:20 AM   #4 
  - I believe "timely" is the key word,  Ravy   May-25-08 10:23 AM   #8 
  - thank you thank you thank you  DrDan   May-25-08 10:24 AM   #9 
  - I for one would love to hear a simple explanation.  midnight   May-25-08 10:20 AM   #5 
  - The losers usually CONCEDE n/t  sandnsea   May-25-08 10:20 AM   #6 
  - guess I missed something - the required numbers of delegates are in-hand?????  DrDan   May-25-08 10:25 AM   #10 
  - Right, "something might happen"  sandnsea   May-25-08 10:31 AM   #16 
     - does he have the numbers yet?  DrDan   May-25-08 10:35 AM   #18 
        - Yep, he does  sandnsea   May-25-08 10:36 AM   #21 
           - uh huh - thought so  DrDan   May-25-08 10:39 AM   #24 
              - That's an answer? n/t  sandnsea   May-25-08 10:44 AM   #27 
                 - yes  DrDan   May-25-08 12:26 PM   #44 
  - No. They don't.  susankh4   May-25-08 10:31 AM   #17 
     - WJC wrapped it up in April  sandnsea   May-25-08 10:35 AM   #19 
  - SD and MT were timed to finish in the all important Mountain West  underpants   May-25-08 10:26 AM   #11 
  - The primary in SD has been the first tuesday...  prairierose   May-25-08 11:34 AM   #42 
  - Excellent question!  susankh4   May-25-08 10:27 AM   #13 
  - Never make a threat you're not willing to follow through on  nichomachus   May-25-08 10:36 AM   #20 
  - I don't understand why they didn't just let the penalty stand to where they would lose half  Ravy   May-25-08 10:39 AM   #25 
  - They were.  IWantAnyDem   May-25-08 10:37 AM   #22 
  - Then why are many of them crying that it should have been  Ravy   May-25-08 10:49 AM   #28 
     - Actually, the DNC is doing nothing of the sort  IWantAnyDem   May-25-08 10:59 AM   #30 
        - And all this talk of "moving the goalposts". nt.  Ravy   May-25-08 11:04 AM   #32 
           - Not the DNC  IWantAnyDem   May-25-08 11:07 AM   #35 
              - You would have to move the goalposts pretty far to  Ravy   May-25-08 11:11 AM   #36 
                 - By all prior primary season metrics wher the Democrat went on to win the GE  IWantAnyDem   May-25-08 11:21 AM   #39 
                    - How can that be, when no Democratic nominee has won the GE  Ravy   May-25-08 11:53 AM   #43 
  - They're testing out their 50-state strategy  hokies4ever   May-25-08 11:07 AM   #34 
  - Well, in true Democratic fashion,  Ravy   May-25-08 11:16 AM   #37 
     - FL and MI will be seated  hokies4ever   May-25-08 11:31 AM   #40 
  - Excellent point.  ClassWarrior   May-25-08 11:18 AM   #38 
  - This is an EXCELLENT thread w/ excellent responses. Let's get it rec'd. :-)  K Gardner   May-25-08 11:33 AM   #41 

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