default candidate

Fujibei

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

    Banned
    USA
    Russian
    I think "default candidate" is someone who people will vote for if they don't see anyone much better.
     

    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.
     
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