[original post 2011-12-15]
Justin Holland AE is proposing that all the electorate vote on the presidential nomination regardless of party. They offer several stages of runoffs, so no one splits anyone else’s vote. No one can split the anti-Obama vote because if Obama makes it to the last round of runoffs, everybody can THEN try to vote for the strongest candidate other than Obama. But in the earlier rounds of voting, there is no reason not to vote for the one you want the most.
William Waugh William Waugh maybe you mis understood. I will not stand for socialism in any form whatsoever. I stand by my premise, AE is a socialist organization whose goal is to re-elect Obama. I have fought to keep my country free before, and now I’m ready to fight to keep it free again, even if till my last breathe. The only diffrence, this time the battle field to keep America free has changed to the social media.
Justin Holland I have argued with you why the process that AE proposes will not tend to lead to Obama’s re-election the way you say it would. You are saying AE is effectively a “third party” that will “split” the anti-Obama vote, leading to Obama’s election. This is not so, because AE offers several rounds of voting, which defeats the “splitting” phenomenon, or at least reduces the strength of its effect.
[Edit 2011-12-20 moving responses into main body of post.]
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