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    Mock the vote – Open

    Mock the vote – Open

    Doings today that didn’t quite fit a full post:

    • Smitty is having none of that crap National Popular Vote proposal.  I posted about this very bad idea back in October.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; and if it is broke, don’t make it so that Democrats have an easier time stealing an election worse.
    • Someday I might put this in a separate post, but for now, Brent Bozell points out that Newt actually was totally exonerated by the IRS on the tax charges for which he accepted a House Ethics Committee fine, but the networks ignored the findings and perpetuate the myth that he engaged in some sort of tax fraud.
    • Not sure how I feel about this, as long as it’s not too whiny I guess it’s a way for a campaign with little money to counteract a campaign with lots of money going negative, Newt’s Iowa supporters plan to ask Mitt Romney to stop his  negative campaign. (added) This AP report makes it sound less wimpy.
    • Media making a big deal about Perry not being quite up to speed on U.S. Sup. Ct.
    • Ron Paul says there was glee in Bush admin after 9/11 because they finally got to invade Iraq.
    • At Romney sponsored press phone call yesterday with Sununu and Talent, only liberal media outlets were allowed to ask questions, conservative media totally shut out, for a reason. [Note added: via HotAir, Romney campaign disputes this account, which originated at Daily Caller.]
    • Can I call ’em or what?  I predicted earlier today Romney would hide behind his surrogates as to attacks on Newt, and guess what just happened.  Who, me? (added)
    • What else?

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    We need to make the Electoral Vote proportional and not a winner-take-all. The problem with the current political process is all the political power and money gets concentrated in the highly populated areas. After all, those votes can and will carry a state. The less populated areas, as well as their issues, get ignored.
    As long as this continues, we will have wedge issues and an increasingly frustrated voter who believes they are forgotten and ignored. A proportional electoral college will basically neuter the special interest groups. The winner-take-all electoral college only increases the power and the leverage of the special interest groups.
    This NPV will only increase the leverage of the special interests and further doom this nation. They can concentrate their efforts in a handful of states and rule the country.


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