Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Doug Wead and the Romney Machine

 Doug Wead fills us in on more shenanigans, a cute word for using tricks on an already dumbed down public, lurching us into banana republic status.
As the GOP nominating process grinds down to its ultimate end, the Romney campaign has turned savage in its efforts to end the process early.  Open conventions and caucuses where people actually get to vote are apparently their worst nightmare.   In some state conventions fake “unity slates” are promoted, with appeals to Santorum and Gingrich delegates to join them in electing delegates that they promise represent the three campaigns proportionately but will shut out Ron Paul.  The ”unity slates” are actually all Romney delegates.
In other states “Romney Rules” help make up for the candidate’s unenthusiastic support.  In Idaho, for example, where Romney has a Mormon base and won  61% of the vote in a statewide beauty contest, it was nevertheless feared that the candidate would not win a single precinct election in the delegate process.  In almost each of the elections, it was feared that Ron Paul supporters would have a plurality.
The solution?  A backwards election.  It goes like this.  The candidate who gets the most votes doesn’t matter, rather the candidate with the fewest is dropped. Voting continues with successive ballots until one is left.  If one candidate gets at least 50% of the counties he then gets the whole statewide delegation.

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By, the way, I've been busy organizing all the toys in my house this weekend - yes that is an epic, epic job. So I have not been posting all I want to post. I have been working on the FDR series and the plot to take the White House that is most interesting, but am struggling with presenting it right. Just so ya'll know I haven't been slacking!

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