Monday, May 26, 2008

November 2008 Presidential Ballot

A nightmare I had this weekend after hearing that Barr is the Libertarian presidential candidate and reading comments from supporters of Clinton who said they would write in her name in the fall if she doesn't earn the Democratic nomination:

Candidate         Party

McCain:        Republican

Obama:         Democratic

Barr:               Libertarian

Clinton:          Independent

Even if there were only three of the above in the race (McCain, Barr, Clinton) or (McCain, Barr, Obama), it might be possible that none of the candidates would get the 270 electoral votes needed, and the election would then end up in the House.

It's going to be an interesting summer (and fall.)


Ted said...

Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!

S. Brown said...

Yikes! This Ted guy was on to something -- I had NO idea who Palin was back on June 7, 2008! Or if I did, I had no idea how close she was to being the veep nominee.