Irrelevant Vs. Clone (was RE: [EM] IRV in San Francisco)

bql at bql at
Tue Nov 16 17:08:44 PST 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Paul Kislanko wrote:

> The original question was how to define the word "spoiler", and I've come to
> the conclusion that it cannot be used at all without some qualification. An
> "IRV-spoiler" might be a clone or it might be an IA, and it can be one
> without being both.

A "spoiler" is the guy we don't like. The guy we blame for our candidate 
not winning when we skip over blaming our candidate for not winning. A 
"spoiler" violates the principle of "should have been".

Brian Olson

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