Saturday, October 13, 2012

Electoral Tie

The Washington Examiner takes a look at possible scenarios that might result in a 269-269 tie in the electoral college.  As we all know, it takes 270 to win, so with a tie  the Presidential election would be thrown into the House of Representatives.  The Senate would elect the Vice-President.

I can see the House electing Romney, but who would the Senate elect?  Biden?  Harry Reed?  Hillary Clinton?  It would be a crap shoot for sure.  The Dream Ticket would be for the House to elect Romney and the Senate to elect Obama.  Not only is that result constitutional, it is plausible.  I can recall a number of Vice  Presidents that were not only well liked in the White House, they were mostly shunned.  Many were scape-goated.  I think that President Obama would make a perfect Vice-President to President Romney.  He could be both shunned, scape-goated, and eventually indicted for felonies committed while he was the President.

Oh, and the riots.  It would be a dream scenario.


Anonymous said...

I don't believe Obama should hold his breath waiting for a presidential pardon either.

Andy Ford

Rivrdog said...

With a Romney + Obama result, Romney would have to be VERY careful so as to duck all the assassination attempts.