If Ron Paul were to win the Republican nomination and go on to defeat President Obama in the general election in 2012, I bet MSNBC's headline story the next day would go like this:
Barack Obama Comes in Second
Ralph Nader Comes in Third
WASHINGTON (MSNBC) -- With 226 electoral votes, America's first black president came in second place Tuesday, disappointing a nation as the world looked on. Democratic strategists are suggesting that racism in the ballot box may have had an effect on the results.
Mr. Obama's presidency was mired by controversy and obstructionism as he labored to reform Washington, bring transparency to a broken political process, and calm the partisan tenor in modern American politics.
Coming in a distant third with no electoral votes and 1% of the popular vote, Ralph Nader released a statement acknowledging his defeat. Some commentators believe Nader's candidacy may have made the difference for Obama in a few key states where he lost by a very narrow margin of votes.
[like six more paragraphs about Obama...]
A Congressman from Texas came in first, running on a radical platform of heroin legalization, allowing people to sell their organs and babies, and also drowning puppies.
[like three more paragraphs about Obama...]
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