GOP should ignore the voters

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    That's not my opinion, but one that has apparently been expressed enough to the GOP that a spokesman for the national party came out and made a statement about it. He said the GOP would not do that.

    Of course, the parties can choose their candidates however they like. But I think the voters would be quite unhappy if one of them decided to disregard the primary votes and nominate another person.
     
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    I hadn't heard anything about this. How/why would they ignore the primaries?
     
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    Some people want the GOP to ignore the primaries because they don't want McCain to get nominated.

    Since the parties are private entities and not part of the government, I suspect they can ignore them if they want to. But I don't see it happening.
     
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    Well, if they ever did anything like that, I'd think the party would lose it's entire base to a third party and the repubs would go the way of the mugwumps.
     
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    I don't know if they'd lose the entire base, since a lot of them seem to hate McCain, but I think they'd really make more people mad than happy. The GOP has already come out and said they aren't going to do it. Makes me wonder how much complaining they heard, though, if they felt the need to make a statement.
     
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    I don't think it would matter whether they hate or like McCain. It would be the whole process of being divested on their voice.... especially when during primaries, it's the most activist members of the party who vote.

    But yes, I'm sure a good chunk of the base isn't happy with McCain. They wanted Huckabee the wackadoo flat-earther.
     
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    Yeah cuz the primary results thus far have indicated THAT. What'd he take? One state? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    By that measurement, the base wants McCain. And we know that isn't the case, no? :eusa_think:
     
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    You can't reason with her on that topic….anybody who even breathes Christian values makes poor jilly go wackadoo insane.

    Interesting vote so far in West Virginia. Romney 41%. Huckabee 33%. McCain trailing at 16%. There will be a second vote since one needs 50% to win.
     
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    Did you ever think that they really may not have your best interests at heart.................and maybe would like nothing better than to take it out of the hands of the people................think of all the voter fraud allogations it would save..............:rolleyes: :eusa_whistle:
     

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