Comment: A better plan "A" was to seek the GOP and Lib nominations.

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A better plan "A" was to seek the GOP and Lib nominations.

In the past, when smaller parties were more common, an election could be won by securing the support of minor parties as well as a major party. Reagan running as a Republican and on Conservative Party ballot in New York state is a not to distant example of what had been more common previously.

Somehow, in the present day, running for two nominations concurrently is considered disloyal to a major party. In a healthy democratic election process, it would be normal.