ex-first lady leaves door open to sharing ticket with rival

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    Interesting read:

    Kind of pompous to offer the number two spot to your opponent when he is beating you by over a hundred delegates. IMO
     
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    Actually, I saw the interview and it isn't *quite* what happened. They pressured her on it and she laughed and said something to the effect of how there's certainly pressure in that direction. No one running for president EVER positions themselves as thinking about the VP spot.

    Personally, I think it's at least equally pompous to declare yourself the winner when your opponent has won every big state they need to win a general election and is only a 100 delegates behind... without super delegates!
     
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    It IS the delegates that go to the convention and get counted, not the individual voters, right?

    I agree caucusing is nothing more than theft, but it is legal, and if you don't have anything better to do but stay up until 2AM on a weekday, you can steal 1/3 of the delegates in this state.

    Boggles the mind to contemplate how something so obviously stupid isn't changed.
     
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    Yes, but the superdelegates can change (most of them aren't committed yet, in any event). Edwards still has his delegates to give someone and, if I'm not mistaken, there may be a few more lying around...

    The electoral college needs to be changed, too.
     
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    And let's not forget she kicked butt in Florida, but the Dem heirachy nullified that result. I'd suggest that - and Michigan - would have put her in front..
     
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    True enough. And then the superdelegates wouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Isn't America such a beacon of democracy and enlightenment? (NOT!!!!)
     
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    Well, like most things, it can use the occasiona fine-tuning.
     
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    Why? I like the electoral college. The President is not the "President of the People." He is the President of the "United States." States being the keyword here. The electoral college was designed so that the President is elected by the states and not by popular vote of the people. If we elect leaders by popular vote, then why would Wyoming even want to remain a state? As it is now they have a much more elevated stance in decided an election than they would if it the popular vote were to be the deciding factor. We are a republic of states, not a people's republic. Just my opinion.
     

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