Contradictory Critique of the Day
Linda Chavez writes:
Fifty state primaries or caucuses in which only a fraction of the voters participate is neither the most democratic nor the best method for choosing good presidential nominees.
We will never return to the old smoke-filled rooms that managed to produce balanced tickets and satisfy diverse constituencies, but maybe it’s time to rethink the current system.
I’d like to see a greater role for elected officials in selecting the nominee.
Now, I have a host of criticisms about the primary process, but it is a strange interpretation of “most democratic” to suggest that power should be shifted away from voters to elected officials.