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This the "beauty" of the two-party system. You can have complete nuts among candidates of one party, but someone will look respectable among them - especially with the media taking both sides most seriously (or even generating more hype for the nuts). Only when the parties select their nominees, their policies come into a direct competition - with the media controlling the focus and questionable criteria. A nice way to control the will of people.

This is reminiscent to the persitent strength disparity in the Eastern and Western NBA conferences, often leading to dramatic cutthroat competition in the stronger West, while Eastern favorites often have a much easier way to the NBA finals. (The last 2 years Golden State Warriors with Stephen Curry emerged as a superior team, but the biggest hype will presumably remain in the finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers of Lebron James.)

The stretched primary period is favorable to Trump, for building his overwhelming presentation and hype. It will be more difficult for Clinton to gain anything new. The debates might turn mean, and that FBI investigation might turn bona fide.

by das monde on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 06:30:44 AM EST
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but someone will look respectable among them

Well not this time. This was a complete freakshow.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 07:05:11 AM EST
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