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If somebody is sufficiently notable for a biography (requiring non-trivial coverage in multiple sources), then they should have a biography in it's own article. If they are not, they should have no biography anywhere. However, some editors, for reasons of "compromise", have instead decided to give absolutely all candidates a biography in composite articles like this. We fill it with non-election related details. And if somebody runs in another election, we'd need to duplicate it in each "list of candidates" composite article. This artcle should have a a true list, giving only basic details, and then having prose that discusses the overall candidate pool. Per-candidate sections should not exist. Putting 100% of the information in the "per-candidate" sections, is an admission the authors think they deserve their own bio. I'm sure the fringe candidates love this approach. People looking for info on candidates with actual coverage, will find the fringe candidates here, along with unsourced trivia. --Rob (talk) 23:18, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
The footnotes/references are messed up, from the poorly thought out merges. You can't just take a an article, and blindly copy/paste into a separate section of another article. It takes a lot more thought and planning.
Has anybody read through any version of this whole article, and thought it is cohesive? --Rob (talk) 23:15, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
I suggest, that if we can't get pics for most candidates, we have none. In stand-alone articles, it's not noticiable, if just some candidates have pictures. But, for list articles, it treats the candidates unfairly to give some pics, and not others. Plus the quality of pics, will vary wildly.--Rob (talk) 23:15, 22 February 2008 (UTC)