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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 11:41 AM
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7. How about this:
Proportional representation of delegates with no "super delegates."

All based on a primary which operates like this:

No caucuses.

No polling. Of any kind, until there is a nominee.

100% public financing of the campaigns: no donors of any kind, and no outside groups doing any campaigning.

Add to that some sort of fairness doctrine guaranteeing every candidate equal, neutral media time.

It's called an "even start."

Finally, these two things:

Mail in ballots in every state, with one national counting day regardless of when a state actually votes. That counting day to be when the final polls close in the final state. Regardless of when the votes are cast, the vote counting for every state begins at the same time, after the final vote has been cast.

Finally, IRV.

I believe that would produce a nominee determined by democratic principles and a democratic process.
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  -Making sure this never happens again SoCalDem  Mar-29-08 10:54 AM   #0 
  - How about we never let the media force two shit candidates down our  acmavm   Mar-29-08 11:11 AM   #1 
  - I'm not sure how we can do that --  gateley   Mar-29-08 11:24 AM   #2 
  - For one thing I think we should be able to expect our own party to get out  acmavm   Mar-29-08 11:32 AM   #4 
  - Again,  gateley   Mar-29-08 12:58 PM   #13 
     - Oh for Pete's sake. Ron Paul was a nutcase.  acmavm   Mar-30-08 07:15 AM   #16 
  - See post # 7. n/t  LWolf   Mar-29-08 11:42 AM   #8 
  - I agree. . .if the media was more responsible, we would have  kevinbgoode   Mar-29-08 11:35 AM   #5 
  - We sure didn't succed at that task this time around  ThomWV   Mar-29-08 11:37 AM   #6 
  - See post # 7. n/t  LWolf   Mar-29-08 11:42 AM   #9 
  - Why not winner take all primaries?  Clear Blue Sky   Mar-29-08 11:30 AM   #3 
  - How about this:  LWolf   Mar-29-08 11:41 AM   #7 
  - In a perfect world, that would be wonderful..but  SoCalDem   Mar-29-08 11:49 AM   #10 
  - All voting in my state is by mail.  LWolf   Mar-29-08 11:59 AM   #11 
  - Looks great!  gateley   Mar-29-08 12:57 PM   #12 
     - Wouldn't they?  LWolf   Mar-29-08 01:08 PM   #14 
        - Probably.  gateley   Mar-29-08 01:09 PM   #15 
  - Damn It...Those Pesky Contested Primaries...  KharmaTrain   Mar-30-08 07:32 AM   #17 

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