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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Let's Have A Do-over

Hey I'm all for that. And in the spirit of bi-partisanship; reaching across the aisle; and extending the hand of cooperation and friendship, I think John McCain should join hands with his Democratic brethren and take part in the do over of Florida and Michigan. Instead of splitting the vote in the Solomonian way, Republican voters in those states should get to vote again, just like their Democratic counterparts. I've heard from many Republicans that wish they had a chance to vote again. Spitting the delegate count is meaningless in a one-man race, so McCain should give Republicans a chance to have their voices heard, again. Obama is reluctant, Hilary is truculently in support, and the Democratic Party is just ducking for cover. Despite all the talk about Obama's big lead, which is about 80 delegates, there are still seven times as many to be claimed by the last primary. A do-over would create great excitement, especially if John McCain would join in and let the voices of disenfranchised Republicans be heard. He would truly live up to his reputation as a Maverick who is not afraid to step out and endure the criticism of his political allies. It may also convince both party's that the American voter would like a primary season that is shorter in duration and closer to the upcoming election. If we're going to have a primary season let it be that. Don't let is be like a buying Christmas gifts in July.