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Response to Gothmog (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 06:44 PM

11. I'm still not sure how the construct of electability is measured


Of course I disagree with the idea that all human beings have a statistically equal probability of defeating Donald Trump, but that isn't what I'm talking about.

I'm saying that these discussions have electability are discussions of subjective impressions and guesses of how other people will think about things. It's so subjective and such a house of mirrors that I don't think anyone can clearly say who is more electable than who else.

I broadly think that someone who cannot win a nomination is probably less electable than someone who can win a nomination, in as much as not being a nominee destroys one's electability.

Still, the construct is very hazy and unclear. When we talk about electability, we are talking about our own subjective and inchoate intuitions.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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