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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:09 PM

Visions of U.S. Senate Dancing in Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey's Head?

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Senate speaker Ron Ramsey came out today in favor of ending party primaries for the U.S. Senate and giving the power to choose nominees to the legislature's Republican and Democratic caucuses. Can you say U.S. Sen. Ron Ramsey?

Iím going to vote for that. I think thatís an interesting prospect. Anyone would agree, do the polling, Tennessee is being run great. In general, states are being run well. The federal government is completely broken and thereís got to be something done to get their attention, and this may be it.


In a surprise, the bill to do this made it out of committees in both the House and Senate this week. We still don't expect it to pass, but stranger things have happened. In fact, they happen every day here in Bizarro World.

If Republicans are stupid enough to do this, they simultaneously will make it more likely that Democrats will win U.S. Senate seats in Tennessee. That's because Democrats in the legislature probably will nominate moderates while Republicans will go with right-wingers like Ramsey who won't enjoy much statewide appeal.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:13 PM

1. States are being run well?

Don't come to Idaho, pal, it will totally destroy your fantasy.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:26 PM

2. If this is an attempt to keep candidates like Todd Atkin and other crazy TP like Cruz

From ruining the field of candidates it might be good but it could also serve to select the crazy bunch and it would be bad. We need smarter voters who vet the candidates properly and not make the decision based on whether the candidates are foe or against abortion.

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