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LittleDannySlowhorse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-03 04:07 PM
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47. I understand what you're saying, but...
In my opinion, the candidates you mentioned are adding a lot more to the debate than some of the more "mainstream" candidates. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least three candidates whose absence would enrich the debates immensely, but they're all polling somewhere in the middle and, I'm sure, will stay in it for the long haul.

I feel like the field is much too crowded too, but I have no idea what kind of criteria I could impose to thin the ranks. The only thing I could think of would be to weed out the candidates who are ideologically similar (and therefore redundant), but that's largely a matter of perspective; there are people out there who view Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich as identical candidates, and there are also people out there who view Howard Dean and Joe Lieberman as identical candidates.

So who knows? I sure don't.
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