There has been some discontent that every single political news story (about the Republican nomination admittedly) is then put into this thread.
Well, I say we have an opportunity to nip this thread in the bud and to stop it now before it gets off the ground.
All I have to say, is who becomes the next President of the United States is a BIG NEWS STORY. So, why does the Republican nomination get consigned into one thread? Which then results in a lot of bickering, arguing, endless back and forth, and promoting candidates.
Why can't we have monthly poll threads about who Catholics support?
Why can't we react to big news items as they happen? Because, hardly anyone sees the Republican nomination news when it's posted as post #336. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the World News forum... people reacting to NEWS.
When 1 thread is predicated on a piece of News that... lasted for 16 days. It was new on Feb. 1... but it was certainly old on Feb. 16th, if not Feb. 2nd people. 24 hour news cycle people.
Why can't news be NEW about the Republican nomination where people are actually going to see it... posted as their own sovereign thread. There are threads about an internet law in Eastern Europe, Citigroup, GM, and a video put out by Planned Parenthood. And, threads about doctors, Iran, a judge, Sen. Boxer, and there are FIVE THREADS on the first page about Obama.
Well... a Republican President could change all of those things. He could support the european internet law, stop giving money to Citigroup and GM (seroiusly 2 separate threads?), he could defund Planned Parenthood, increase pay to doctors, bomb Iran, impeach judges, and disagree verbally with Sen. Boxer.
And a Republican President could undo all 5 things that Obama did that caused there to be 5 threads about things Obama did.
So, the Republican Nomination is HUGE NEWS. It matters more than the actual elections of most countries. We're talking about the leader of the World's Only Superpower. Why only one thread?
Its also the thread with the shortest name "Republican Primary"... who wants to see what that's about? sounds boring.
You'd be blissfully ignorant of all the hundreds of exciting headlines that people made individual threads before they got merged in the "Republican Primary" one. Not to mention all the hundreds submitted by Abysinnia and Gilliam.
Hopefully this will be my last post in this thread... doubtful though.