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Matt Davies

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 hours ago

    And this is different from political conventions in what way?

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Our political commercials are funnier. Or at least weirder.

  3. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 2 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Well, in the United States, anyone who meets the basic qualifications for office may run. Primary candidates are chosen by a vote of the ordinary citizens of their party, and the citizens at large choose among the candidates who are put forward by each political party that has chosen to put up a candidate, as well as any candidate who has chosen to run as an independent. During the entire process the candidates are free to speak to the people and outline their political views, even if these views disagree with those of the existing government.

  4. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, about 2 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Funny how you complain about it when this is what you preach every time you preach “shutting down” the Tea Party.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 hours ago

    @cubefarmer

    You have me confused with another poster. I have never proposed shutting anyone down.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 hours ago

    @TripleAxel

    Once again, theoretically correct. Practically incorrect. The main thing that controls who will be offered to the public for candidacy is MONEY. Those with money, whether they be real people or “corporation/people”, make sure that only a small number of potential candidates are offered to the public.

    Ask John Huntsman, for one example.

  7. jonesb

    jonesb said, 31 minutes ago

    In 2004 I went to a local party function in Alaska to support Ron Paul. We were pretty much locked out even though almost 30% were Ron Paul supporters. Finally one of the old guard suggested giving us one delegate to shut us up. Some of the Ron Paul supporters with strong stomachs actually got into the game and a few of them were finally elected to the party organization before the 2008 election. It sure isn’t democratic if that’s what you think, other states may be different.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 minutes ago

    Talking to a friend who’s from Hong Kong, and still has family there, it reminded me of Viet Nam when I was there, and OUR “selection” of appropriate candidates in their elections. There were OUR candidates backing the Saigon regime, or those in the oppostion (they didn’t back the Communists). It boiled down to those two groups representing the quick (elected), and the dead (assassinated by election time), in the provinces where I was spending my time in ’67.

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