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    There may be something a bit more invidious going on.  I think the plutocrats want to return to the smoke-filled room days of old and have a better shot at picking the next candidate without having to kowtow to the riff-faff.  There is mention there of the state parties and the tacit admission that they may have too much control and want to reign them in.

    What the plutocrats want is for someone like Mitt Romney to be the nominee, but without having to lurch to the right to gain votes in the primaries - and then have all that baggage on his shoulders when he gets to the general.  They would rather just pick their guy - Rubio, Christie, Ryan, etc. and just have him run without a lot of discussion.  Then they can make him in whatever image they need to run in the general.  This is kinda what happened in 2000 with Dubya, the shot McCain down early.

    'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

    by RichM on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:46:11 PM PDT

    •  The plutocrats (1+ / 0-)
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      got their nominee last time.  

      Who they gonna run? Rand Paul?  Rubio?  

      As of now, I can't think of a viable moderate on their bench.  Is there one?  Susanna Martinez, anyone?

      The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief. -- Shakespeare

      by not2plato on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:19:03 PM PDT

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      •  They will snub Rand Paul and he will run 3rd party (0+ / 0-)

        then Happy Days are Here Again!

        Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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        by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:31:07 PM PDT

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      •  They did get their nominee... (1+ / 0-)
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        But he was damaged goods by the time he got to the general.  He had to turn hard-right to win.  There was a lot of media scrutiny over Bain capital because his fellow nominees kept bringing it up.  Yes, Romney was their guy.  But the long nomination process weakened him.

        'Guns don't kill people, video games do - paraphrased from Lamar Alexander (Sen-R-TN)'

        by RichM on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:13:40 AM PDT

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