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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Winner-Take-All, Beeyatches!

So, as many of you know, the GOP prefers winner-take-all primaries (and caucuses?), whereas the Dems have a more proportional system (but with those pesky super-delegates, to disempower the rank-and-file). Maybe this reflects something about the parties, I'm not sure. That's not where I'm going with this.

Think what happens today (this evening) in Florida, though, where the election morning polls show a nail-biter. A photo finish. Etc. Link.

What if McCain wins by 1,000 or 10,000 votes, out of millions cast? And then takes ALL of Florida's delegates? My guess is that the folks at The Corner, Rush Limbaugh, all the Mac-haters out there will have a problem (suddenly discover the problems) with winner-take-all. Just a guess.

But if Romney wins by 1,000 or 10,000 votes, of millions cast, I believe that the GOP establishment and the conservative chattering class will rediscover the importance of winner-take-all in the system bequeathed to us by the Framers (just kidding!)--seriously, the winner-take-all thing might not even get mentioned, if the Rombot wins.

Let's see what happens.


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