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Slaughter Rule

Sometimes called a ?Mercy Rule?, but more commonly known as the ?Slaughter Rule?, is a practice used in the second half of Little League games to bring the game to an early end when one team has an insurmountable lead over the other team.

It is unfortunate that we don?t have a similar rule in place for political campaigns. In the instant situation, it could relieve the American public of the agony of another three months of a never ending political campaign that has gone on for a year and half..

At the moment, mid-July, it appears the next US Senate population will be 57 Dems and 43 Repubs. The US House will probably be 239 Dems and 196 Repubs, give a seat or two. ( http://www.electoral-vote.com/ )

As for the Presidential race, where public appearance is all important, John McCain is absolutely out-classed by the ?Stage Presence?; ?Eloquent Rhetorical Skills?, and a ?Take Charge Authority Figure? presented by Barack Obama. I see nothing changing here between now and November.

Someone, PLEASE, show mercy on the patience and tolerance of the American public, we have enough aggravation and stress in our daily lives already, PLEASE, show mercy and invoke a ?Slaughter Rule?.

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In reply to: Slaughter Rule

A very bad idea. The race is far from decided. If you can't stand it, ignore it.

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Don't fret !!!

In reply to: Slaughter Rule

There are enough people in America who think it's better NOT to have the same party in both branches. They will vote McCain in then.

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I wonder where this idea came from...

In reply to: Don't fret !!!

Sounds like a demand to surrender. As Gen McAuliffe said...NUTS!

(maybe that's what Jesse was talkin' about)

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Technical point....

In reply to: Slaughter Rule

Neither McCain nor Obama have their party's nominations yet. A lot can happen between now and then.

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Hold up a minute......

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I?m only saying to stop ?the campaign?. Let things simmer on the back burner until November.

In my travels I?m of the opinion that a few months ago, many of those who indicated a preference for McCain were doing so primarily to vote against Clinton. Today, those in favor of Obama are fervently in support of Obama. Too many others are leaning toward a no-vote for President, if they even vote al all.

A regrettable and disappointing turn of events, not only for this election, but possibly for, at least, the near future of this country.

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I've got a secret ! The only place I see

In reply to: Hold up a minute......

........ any campaigning is especially on the 24/7 news channels, and to a lesser degree on the network news programs, network Sunday news shows, and PBS news shows.

There are other shows to watch!

By now I pretty much know the dialogue on a lot of Law and Orders.:-)

For me, the campaigns will start with the debates. The conventions used to be fun- real Americana. No more. TV ads are too frequent, too expensive, and could not pass a lie detector test.

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I don't see it that way.

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Probably depends on where one is standing. What people say in public social situations isn't what their heart votes in the privacy of the booth.

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(NT) I'd prefer we call a misdeal and start over

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