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About that election thing...Posted Monday, March 31, 2008, at 10:23 AM
I have to admit that I haven't been following the mess that has been our electoral process this year too closely. I'm trying to keep my blood pressure down and the ulcers to an absolute minimum.
However, some reports I saw this weekend nearly had me doubled over in laughter.
You see, it was reported that some party big wigs are looking at asking Al Gore to step in and run in case of some sort of weirdness at the Democratic convention later this year ...
Heh. Hehehehe. BWAHHAHAHAAHAHAHA!
Apparently, it would work like this: If neither Obama nor Clinton is considered a viable candidate, or the convention is hopelessly deadlocked, the Dems could convince a sizable portion of their superdelegates to say that they will skip the first ballot in Denver. This would deny the 2,025 delegates needed to both Obama and Clinton. Then the party could approach Al and asked him to be the nominee, "for the good of the party/country." Obama might even be his running mate.
So if this comes to pass, you know what that means? NONE of the votes cast by Democratic voters in the primary will count!
Oh, that will go over really well. Laugh at all the primary voters and hand the nomination to a guy who didn't run, then announce that "the people have spoken!"
This is from the same party that was shouting "let every vote count," several years back.
Not a very democratic idea, is it?
However, considering how much Al is making with his global warming efforts, I doubt he'd want to take that much of a pay cut.
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Brian Mosely is a staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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