Will these two Congressmen win their primaries?

March 4, 2008

The two other important contests in Ohio and Texas.


While the primary contests between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are taking up all the headlines there are two primaries that could affect how the election turns out taking place in Ohio and Texas. I’m referring of course to the primary challenges that Denis Kucinich and Ron Paul are facing from local parties that are tired with their attention seeking antics on foriegn policy. While I viruntely disagree with both of them I believe that it would be interesting to see whether they would consider third party presidential bids if they lost their primaries. Both Paul and Kucinich have vowed not to run as indepndants but they would probably forget such pledges if they lost tonight. Their national prominance and dedicated supporters mean that Paul could siphon away a few votes from McCain on a Libertarian ticket while Kucinich could do the same to the eventual Democratic nominee. I’m of course talking about 1-2% rather than a large amount but if you remember Florida 2000 then even that could have an effect.

What do you think? Leave your comments below?


One comment

  1. ** Representatives of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee told Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich before the Nevada primary that if he dropped his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to Congress. Kucinich threw them out of his office.

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