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« on: August 31, 2005, 03:01:51 pm »

Feb. 24  Edwards manages to get enough votes in Hawaii to swing the state from Kerry to Kucinich.  He also picks up a couple more delegates in Idaho and Utah.

Mar 2. Edwards wins the primaries in Georgia and Ohio and the caucus in Minnesota and gains delegates across the board as Kerry only manages pluralities in California, Connecticut, Maryland, and  New York.

Mar 9.  Edwards wins Texas, Missisippi, and Louisiana.  It begins to look like a divided convention is a possibility.  Network news anchors salivate as the possibility no longer seems as remote as it once was.  The superdelagates consider who would make the better candidate.

What then?  Edwards has a chance, but even with this most optimistic of scenarios I won't out and out say he wins the nomination.

There will be no John John ticket.  With the race lasting longer Kerry won't select Edwards and Edwards won't select Kerry, no matter who gets it.  Kerry probably picks a moderate democratic Governor from a swing state while Edwards probably goes with either Clark or Lieberman.

Kerry probably does about the same if he wins, while Edwards does better and at the least helps the Democrats win one or two close Senate races that they lost in reality,
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