Canadian children, in high school, learn two things about elections:
- To win an election, in a two party system, the winning party must gain 51%+ of the vote. Their policies must straddle the middle.
- If there are two parties with similar platforms, they will split the vote, and neither will win.
Republicans act as if they did not understand these things. They imagine if they lose, they must become even more extreme and field candidates who like to howl at the moon. It is quite possible they do understand, but they are such selfish attention cravers, they pretend not to understand.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)