default candidate


Senior Member
There are lots of references in the media to Mit Romney as the default candidate.
What exactly does "the default candidate" mean?
  • DocPenfro

    Senior Member
    English - British
    The adjective "default" is generally used to mean the choice that a system (often a computer system) will make on your behalf, if you don't take active steps to make a choice of your own. In Microsoft Word, the default font is Times New Roman size 12.