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I've always wanted to go to the Iowa State Fair

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I hear that it is amazing. Minnesota and Wisconsin also seem to have good ones. I hope Marty is having a good time out there. I hope he doesn't eat too many corn dogs lest he end up on the same diet and exercise regimen his predecessor had to take up (and try to force the rest of the city to do.)

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Two Words

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Iowa State Fair--two words: Butter Cow!!!

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Hopefully Marty will remind the good folk of Iowa

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that when they order lobsters from Massachusetts, the lobsters won't be red when they arrive in the mail and that, no - it doesn't mean they've spoiled, it means you have to cook them first.

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That's what they all say.

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That's what they all say.

No one is actually going to admit to running until next year.

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And when they do admit to running

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they should agree to run until all of the 8,345 primaries are completed.

Or we could wake up and finally accept the fact that the current system of endless primaries is a ludicrous waste of time, money, and other resources, and acknowledge that a single nationwide primary is perfectly reasonable.

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Sorry

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I don't buy it.. he's half right

Maybe not president, but if Deval runs, how much you wanna bet Marty will he his running mate.

Allll set with that ticket...

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Electors Do, However

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Electors cast ballots to do the actual electing. They can cast utterly different ballots for president and vice-president. There have been quite a few cases of that.

If you want to get even more pissy about the people having little say (and I am in favor of getting pissy about it, believe me) the electors don't have to vote for any of the candidates who receive a majority of the public vote. They could all theoretically go rogue and elect anyone they wish, even if the person they vote for isn't listed on any ballot.

Suldog
http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com

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Warren is the one running.

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Warren is the one running. Marty will get her seat if it opens up.

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Here's a much better idea

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How about we let the VOTERS independently decide who the Vice President will be, irregardless of who's running for Ptesident.

This "good old boy" practice where the Presidental candidates get to select their running mates on a whim and force voters into a "if you like me, you have to take them also" situation is yet another example of what's so wrong with our electoral system.

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I suspect that in Iowa, when

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I suspect that in Iowa, when they heard Marty talk they'd think they were dealing with Boston's Forrest Gump, and be very nice to him.

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Mayors don't become president

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Calvin Coolidge is the only American mayor to be vice-president. His political career took him from the Mayor’s Office of Northampton, Massachusetts to the White House. After serving as vice-president for two years, Coolidge assumed the presidency in 1923 when President Warren Harding died in office. Coolidge remains only the second mayor to become president. The first was Grover Cleveland, former mayor of Buffalo, New York, in 1886. No mayor of a major American city has become president.

http://www.citymayors.com/politics/usa-mayors-white-house.html

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History Fan

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I have a deep appreciation for history, but once we elected a crude, inexperienced reality tv star I think the historical precedents stopped being worthwhile predictors.

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Are you saying

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Buffalo is not a major American city? C'mon they, like, almost won the Super Bowl a couple of times.

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And in 1886

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It might well have been a major city, dependingbon the definition.

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Marty

I heard he's going to become the Mayor of BC.

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On Earth-2, Hillary is

On Earth-2, Hillary is president, Marty is Secretary of Labor, and Michelle Wu is the mayor of Boston. There are bike lanes EVERYWHERE.

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