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Monday, April 26, 2004
Presumptions

By Steven Taylor @ 1:45 pm

Limbaugh seems to think that that usage of the term “presumptive nominee” in regards to Kerry means that there is still some doubt as to whether the Democratic National Convention will nominate Kerry. I would point out that the usage of the modifier “presumptive” when describing Kerry is simply a linguist nod to the fact that Kerry has not been formally nominated, not some hint that he might not actually be crowned the Party’s candidate. It is utterly normal for the press, at this stage, to use the term “presumptive nominee” to describe a candidate who has won the primary phase, but who has not yet been formally selected by party convention. it certainly doesn’t mean that there is any doubt about his official nomination.

Now, I am not sure if Limbaugh simply thinks that the term “presumptive” is funny, or if he really thinks that Kerry might not be nominated-I have heard several comments that suiggest the latter. Regardless, I will state that Kerry will have to shoot a man in Reno, just to watch him die (or some similar activity) for him to lose the Party’s nomination.

And to any who think that this is possible: there isn’t going to be any serious Draft Hillary movement, let alone a successful one, that will take over the convention. It ain’t gonna happen.

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