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The Unpredictable Presidential Race

By AV . ·
Obama and Huckabee win the Iowa Caucus by a strong margin. Hillary comes in third to Obama. Huckabee beats out Romney even though Romney spent $10 million dollars in Iowa.

It will be truly interesting to see who wins New Hampshire next week. I don't think I can predict who will be the nominee for each party (Republican and Democrat) because the race changes all the time. There's always a possibility that Michael Bloomberg will run as an Independent candidate, too. He has until March 5 to do that.

Both parties have an equal chance of winning, right now, but anything can happen. I'm excited that the Bush Presidency will finally be over and we're going to have more choices for President instead of just Clinton or Bush. Of course, Hillary Clinton is there for those that want to vote that way. I think there's something for everyone in this election. The candidates truly reflect (finally) the diversity of our nation.

I don't know how you're feeling right now, but I'm sick of the status-quo and want to see real change in this country. How do you feel about it? Care to make a predication as to who will be the nominee for either party and why you think that?

AV

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Go back 100 years

by NickNielsen In reply to I'll vote for President w ...

You didn't get to vote for your Senator, then, either; Senators were elected by state legislatures.

I don't see the problem as the Electoral College itself. I see the problem as the "winner take all" policies requiring all electors from a state to vote for the winner of the popular vote in that state. The fallacy in the system is that a candidate can lose the popular vote nationwide, but by winning the popular vote in the 11 largest states, be elected President.

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the system...

by Icejon In reply to Go back 100 years

I really do not get this voting system. I have never played into politics or how the system runs/operates. I suppose it is time I read up because this all seems so, well cannot think of a word or statement. Just seems to me that we have all these little steps to be President, why not just have people meet some stricter qualifications and vote for those. Well I guess that would not work, but anyways the popular vote is stupid. 11 states is a few short of 50 last time I checked.

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Not much we can do, really

by NickNielsen In reply to the system...

The founders had this debate and settled on the Electoral College as a compromise. Would you rather one state, one vote? Voters in the least populous state would then have a disproportionate say in who is President, not to mention the chance of a tie with an even number of states.

The current situation arises because, as of the last census, over 50% of the American population was concentrated in those 11 states. It's been 11 or 12 states since at least the 1980 census.

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