I posted this comment on HotAir because of Romney’s win in Washington and in anticipation of Super Tuesday. Frankly, the current system sucks. I am learning about it and it is a bit more complicated than the classic, old-fashioned “one person, one vote.”
Maybe Puerto Rico “does it better” when it comes to primary and the general. The one and only thing that the island needs to improve to avoid traps is to modernize the system. Other than that, I am still thankful that Puerto Rico did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008. Hillary Clinton won in a landslide. The reason for the low turnout is precisely what can the presidential candidate do for us. Add to that that as Americans, Puerto Rico cannot vote for the President in the general so that’s a big turn-off. Oh well…Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth.
I know that Puerto Rico’s GOP delegates didn’t matter, that the Clintons KNEW that the island’s delegate didn’t help, but boy oh boy I have to give it to them: They campaigned as if they still needed those votes.
If President Obama had a primary again, he’d lose Puerto Rico again in an even higher landslide, if that’s ever possible. Three to one victory for Hillary in 2008. His visit to the island last year was a total disaster, and he left with only $300,000 in Dem contributions-enough to take care of the over-used, now under-estimated Air Force One.
(Popular vote) –> (Primary vote) –> (Non-committed) –> (? delegates till FLA?) –> (Non-committed will decide) = (chaos)
I will write as if I was still living in Puerto Rico. I have no clue how is it that such a fast-moving, intelligent country such as yours can have so many divisions when it comes to primary votes.
You know where I come from, one person equals one vote and that vote counts for the primary winner; there’s no delegates involved. The people pick their candidate, at the end of the day we know who won and that person leads for the election and, if the party rules are such, that person takes over the party as their leader.
So in order to create a worse division than there already is, it helps you guys diddly squat to KNOW that the popular vote goes for one candidate whereas the actual vote cast on the ballot goes for another.
Don’t get me wrong; in Puerto Rico there’s a lamestream media and there’s conservative talk radio. We also have a stronger, divided island than this country-by far. Politics is our main sport, then the rest of the sports.
What can Americans do in order to eliminate some “red tape” when it comes to primary elections? I understand size matters, but rules are rules and can be applied to the United States, where voters can cope easier with having a primary cleaner, leaner and have their presidential goals and timelines in print, huge front and center in all the main newspapers. That way people can hold on to them accountable-especially old folks who don’t use Twitter nor Facebook. They just care about a pen, paper and numbers.
And please spare me the “Puerto Rico never had a four-way primary for one of the main parties” –> we already went through that.
Governor Palin‘s speech in Iowa has has so far an interesting range of reactions, from revealing the true illness of America that suffers from direct political influences to a total disappointment because she didn’t announce her candidacy for 2012.
You may say that Rove‘s seed sprouted amongst some people but America is not patient, used to regular partisan standards on all parties and want this all over and done with in order to go back to their surreal reality shows, so they can get rid of Obama later.
Nobody believes as I do that this is must force Obama to respond. Palin laid her card without any specifics just like the rest of the GOP do-and why should she? Obama will present His “Ultimate Miracle Cure Jobs Plan” that will have none of the suggestions in Palin’s plan.
- Sarah Palin lights up Iowa – Washington Times (news.google.com)
- Palin sees room for more White House candidates – Reuters (news.google.com)
I uploaded the video of the speech. The AP said it was short, but I see 16 minutes of pure patriotism.
- Sarah Palin and Wisconsin (riehlworldview.com)
- At the Tea Party rally in Madison, Wisconsin, Sarah Palin said: “I feel like at home.” (althouse.blogspot.com)
GOP Establishment-Are you willing to give some, and take some? Or let the US Constitution fly by, ignoring what this president has done to this country that WE THE PEOPLE love so much?
GOP contenders: BE UNAFRAID. THE GAME IS ON!
Are the GOP possible candidates too afraid of the media?
Are the GOP possible candidates too afraid of confrontation?
Are the GOP possible candidates unable to engage?
Are the GOP possible candidates proven leaders with expertise with the military-and respected BY the military?
Are the GOP possible candidates salivating to take on Barack Obama, look him in the eye and tell him ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
NO MORE! IT STARTS NOW AND PLAY HARD CORE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR AMERICANS!
If President Palin did any of the actions that President Barack Obama has done so far, she’d be called to impeachment, starting by the mainstream media and swiftly taken to task in DC. First Rush, now Gingrich?
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Friday, former House SpeakerNewt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law eventually could lead to a constitutional crisis, as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law.
Gingrich even suggested that, if a “President Sarah Palin” had taken a similar action, there would have been immediate calls for her impeachment. Asked directly whether President Obama could be subject to articles of impeachment, Gingrich said, “Clearly it is a dereliction of duty and a violation of his constitutional oath and is something that cannot be allowed to stand.”
Newt Gingrich backpedaled faster than a scolded cat and said that he wasn’t calling for his impeachment straight-up. He was just showing how things do apply to Republicans.
Obama Attorney GeneralEric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years. President Clinton signed the act into law in 1996.
Gingrich slammed Obama for his decision, telling Newsmax that he is not a “one-person Supreme Court” and his decision sets a “very dangerous precedent” that must not be allowed to stand.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Gingrich: If Palin Took Obama Actions, There Would Be Calls for Impeachment
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- Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Be Impeached Over Gay Marriage Reversal (usnews.com)
- Newt Gingrich Makes Ridiculous Charge: Obama Could Be Impeached Over DOMA Decision (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Gingrich Delivers DOMA Diss (thepage.time.com)