"I don't care who does the electing,
so long as I get to do the nominating."
William Marcy Tweed
(1823-1878) American politician, "Boss Tweed" was convicted for stealing millions of dollars from New York City, died in jail. Tweed was head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York.
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I understand that there are powerful or intelligent or insightful or inspiring people behind the scenes that help identify talent. I have heard it said that Abner Mikva, who is one of the above, identified and may have put a bug in Barak's ears, even though Barak had to do the work, and had to beat out in effect about 12 candidates from each party to get where he is today. In this latest election the parties nation wide did the nominating.
 -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    He not only did the nominating but probably the counting as well. Democrats made vote stealing an art form.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    As long as we have the so-called 'two party system' (which is in fact merely a one-party monopoly), we will never get a good choice. Of all the brilliant people in this country, why do we have to choose between what the GOP and Demos give us? These parties can do whatever they want to select their 'nominees' as we have seen better than ever in the last few years. And the press is all too willing to ignore any other alternatives. Thumbs down for Boss Tweed and the graft he stood for.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- RBESRQ      
    Who did the nominating this time? George Soros? And who's pulling the strings of the next White House puppet?
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Especially when you get to nominate the contenders for both parties. I fear that the ever escalating vote fraud by the left has gotten to the point that we are incapable of getting it corrected. It has been bad for a long time but the fraud this time was so bad that calling it an election is a joke.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    I am not quite sure when the last honest election was held. It was sometime before electronic voting. Nominating and electing are 2 different events in a system of socialist criminals.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Boss Tweed - A notorious Democratic thief and plunderer!
     -- Mary - MI     
    The whole voting process has proved to be a failure by neglecting good sound ideas in favor of a monopolized, manipulated criminal forces.  We should let the individual with the good sound reasonable solution lead the path. After all 2+2 does = 4, no matter what.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
    Additionally kids 2+2=4, no matter what wins the vote.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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