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Election Season officially starts and Google is there

January 3, 2012

Google.com/elections. mainly news aggregation so far but there is a “toolkit to help campaigns engage” and a trending searches widget. Maybe it will be helpful to some candidates, but will it help the dream of the 90′s to live on in Portland?

- Elsewhere -

Ron Paul has a secret plan to win and it apparently isn’t all based on racism, antisemitism and general craziness -

Paul is following the roadmap set by Barack Obama’s 2008 strategy: Start early, learn the rules, and use superior organization and devoted young supporters to dominate the arcane but crucial party procedures in states your rivals are ignoring — states where caucuses and conventions that elect the delegates who will ultimately choose the Republican candidate.

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Those states together will award 419 of the 2,286 delegates who will choose a nominee in Tampa in August. They operate under complex, individual rules that favor the prepared. In Idaho, for instance, voters will gather in 44 county caucuses, each of which delivers a vote weighted by its size. Those caucuses will conduct run-offs until there are only two candidates left, and if any candidate gets over 60% in a caucus, he gets 100% of its vote. Any candidate winning more than 50% of the state’s weighted vote wins all 32 of Idaho’s delegates — more than will be awarded to all the candidates in Iowa combined.

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Speaking of caucuses – Today is the Iowa caucus and Ron Paul is in position to win it. I wish I could say that they absolutely don’t matter but unfortunately they do. In the last 9 elections 66% of the time the winner of the caucus becomes the party nominee, that carries over to the democrat side too.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Zev permalink
    July 22, 2012 10:07 pm

    Where did you go??? Miss your thoughts…

  2. WarEagle82 permalink
    January 10, 2013 6:58 pm

    That plan really worked well for Ron Paul! Wonder if he will try that again in 2016 since it worked so well this time around. Of course, that assumes there will be an election in 2016. I’m not certain Obama will permit that to happen…

  3. Hateful hate hated and hating permalink
    August 1, 2013 12:43 pm

    Groace maybe it killed itself or became a man again!

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