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Will Bower
Election reform activist, best known as a founder and spokesman for P.U.M.A. [Party Unity My Ass] during the 2008 primary and general elections.

Previously, a research analyst for Thomson Reuters -- and concurrently a publicist for Allen Media Strategies.

Entries by Will Bower

The Syracuse Ticket: Trump a Speaker With a Speaker

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 3:59 PM

With Speaker Paul Ryan's recent announcement of his hesitancy to support Donald Trump -- occurring just as we're entering Veepstakes season -- I find myself eager to play yenta, ready to make a perfect match between the Donald and a certain other Speaker of note -- and, no, not Newt...

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P.U.M.A. Isn't Just for Hillary Anymore -- It's for Bernie Bros, Too

(12) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 12:33 PM

Most of the politicos who were paying attention to the P.U.M.A. movement of 2008 had then dismissed us as merely being sore-loser, tantrum-throwing Hillary supporters -- scorned voters seeking revenge by not voting for Barack Obama in the general election.

Lost on such pundits was the simple proposal that...

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The Iceman Becometh Gay: Realism Over Diversity

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 9:00 PM

Surveying the boards out there, it appears that many a young, heterosexual comic-book fanboy has become agitated by the recent news that Iceman of All-New X-Men is gay.

To these colicky fanboys I say: Aside from completely missing the point of the spectral pluralism that the X-Men themselves have come...

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Jon Snow's Parentage: NOT the Question...

(36) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 1:47 PM

for DB Weiss & David Benioff
from Copper Bull "Tempest" Bower






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Faggots and Pot in State Washington

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 12:54 PM

I Love a Faggot.

I Am a Faggot.

Looking to Start Anew,
We Faggots Traveled
to the State of Washington.

Each Damaged,
We Were
Happy Faggots.

In the State of Washington,
We Happy Faggots
Inhaled Pot.

A Happy Faggot Writer,

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Fotheringhay for Richard III

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 4:28 AM

The solution as to where to bury the remains of Richard III is a rather simple one.

Not Leicester. Not York. But Fotheringhay.

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire is the site where Richard III himself once oversaw a rather significant reinterment...

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Next Royal Milestone: September 20, 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Should all go smoothly these next few weeks, Prince Charles and the British monarchy will reach a new royal milestone.

183 years ago, on June 26th, 1830 -- at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 5 days -- William IV became king upon the death of his older...

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Prince George: 'Windsor' or 'Mountbatten-Windsor'?

(9) Comments | Posted July 28, 2013 | 9:50 PM

There has been much discussion as to what little Prince George's last name is or will be. Some say "Cambridge." Some say "Wales." Some say "Windsor." Some say "Mountbatten-Windsor."

It's this last one -- Mountbatten-Windsor -- that most needs to be addressed.

There are only two people alive today...

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Which States Should Go First in 2016?

(3) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 1:01 PM

With all the recent talk about how a Ron Paul victory in Iowa would ensure the demise of that state's "First in the Nation" status, we must ask ourselves "Which states, then, should go first in 2016?"

Let's start by answering "Which states should have gone first in 2012?"


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The Moral of X-Men: First Class: Honor Thy Queens

(5) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 12:20 PM

After two viewings of -- and some reflection on -- X-Men: First Class, I've come to the conclusion that the moral to its story is:

"Don't be careless with your queens."

Below are my points, which are riddled with *SPOILERS*:

Dr. Klaus Schmidt (aka Sebastian Shaw, aka the Black King)...

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Will's Wish List for Election 2010

(14) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 9:45 PM

So Election 2010 is upon us. Have you made your Wish List? Well, here's mine.

Upon reading this, most of my Blue friends will think I've gone Red, and many of my Red friends will think that I'm still Blue at heart. Being that I am actually now a marbled...

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An Open Letter to Secretary Clinton: Save Us from Obama

(57) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 6:13 PM

Madame Secretary Clinton,

It's time for you to save your party -- and your country -- from Barack Obama.

You have been doing a remarkable job as Secretary of State, but now we need you as the new head of the Democratic Party ... and as our next President of...

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Primary Move-Up Considered by Indiana

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 5:29 PM

The Indiana Assembly is starting to get the right idea:

Not only should Indiana consider moving up its place in the primary calendar, but they should consider challenging Iowa's primacy by going *before* Iowa. If enough states join them (namely states such as Missouri, Montana,...

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Please, Bobby! End the Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis!

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2008 | 11:45 AM

It has already begun. Bobby Jindal has begun the process of pandering to the upcoming, 2012 cycle of the "Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis."

This insanity must stop, and sooner than later.

Please contact your 2012 hopeful(s) of choice and tell them that the more they pander to Iowa and...

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Proposal For 2012 Primaries

(16) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 10:11 AM

From December 2007 to March 2008, I wrote various drafts of a proposal on how our political parties -- starting in 2012 -- might adopt primary election procedures that would better serve our country in selecting presidential candidates. I originally drafted a hypothetical calendar for 2008, based on general election...

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My History Of P.U.M.A.: From Iowa To Denver and Beyond

(259) Comments | Posted September 12, 2008 | 4:39 AM

The minute the media outlets announced the Iowa Caucus for John Kerry in 2004, I knew what was in store for us that November -- another lofty Democrat would go on to lose the general election to the more approachable Republican.

Since its rise to prominence in 1972, Iowa has...

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My Evening With Harriet Christian

(435) Comments | Posted June 2, 2008 | 12:12 AM

It was when the DNC's Rules & Bylaws Committee made its ruling on Michigan that Harriet Christian came into my life.

From a few rows behind me, her piercing, wizened, New York voice rang out through the awkward silences in the auditorium of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

I wish...

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Delegate Math: Statistics Of The Week: Clinton is Winning

(5) Comments | Posted May 15, 2008 | 7:32 AM

Read the following linked pages carefully, as you might wrongly presume their greater meaning:

Page One


Page Two

Now me:

The DNC has socially engineered delegate values to the point where those delegates no longer have any representational meaning.

Go ahead and forget who may or...

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Glitch-Plagued Clinton Facebook Group Cries Foul; Obama Page Glitch Free

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2008 | 11:54 AM

Below an open letter from Candy Elizabeth, administrator for FaceBook's "Hillary Clinton for President - One Million Strong," to "Dori," a FaceBook administrator:

Dear Dori,

I am deeply disappointed that Facebook has made no progess and has not even provided a timeline for action regarding the glitch in the "Hillary...

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Barack Obama: Clinton Slayer

(160) Comments | Posted April 3, 2008 | 1:43 PM

The Obama campaign and the mainstream media tell us that Hillary Clinton has been running a negative campaign. They insist that her continued presence in this race is damaging the Democratic Party. They have even taken to calling her the "Tonya Harding" of election strategists.

Have we all forgotten

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