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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    This goes well-beyond the GOP supporting Greens. Nixon did it with his rat-fucking because he didn’t want to face Ed Muskie or Ted Kennedy in 1972.

    The truth is that this is something that can probably happen in any jungle primary unless you are dealing with a mono-party place like San Francisco. What is to prevent voters (on all sides) from voting for someone they oppose in order to make sure a nutbar is representing the other side in the general?

    I suppose the big risk is that this can all backfire and your “This guy is so crazy, he can’t win” guy actually wins.Report

  2. Avatar Damon says:

    This is all part of the dirty nature of politics. Like you said…sausage making, although I find that more appealing.Report

  3. Avatar Kim says:

    Hell, this ain’t half as bad as I’ve heard of.
    This is public, and nobody went to jail for it, neither.
    Nor was anyone sprung out of jail just to do a fucking prank, either.Report

  4. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    Sounds like “A Bathroom Of Her Own”.Report

  5. Avatar Kolohe says:

    The thing that most people neglect when talking about the rodent carnality of this – McCaskill’s gambit almost didn’t work. It was only after Aiken flapped his gums one too many times and put his mouth in them that he permanently ceded the lead to McCaskill.

    McCaskill’s almost certainly going to get a cabinet-level appointment in Hillary’s first term so McCaskill won’t have to run again, esp since the next election is a midterm.Report