April 23, 2016

THEY'RE WAY TOO DEMOCRATIC:

The Primaries Aren't Democratic? They're Not Supposed to Be Democratic. (William Saletan, 4/23/16, Slate)

A party is an organization. It has every right to award clout based on how much work you've put in over the years. Why should drive-by independents get more say than party bosses? I should know: I was one of those independents. In 2000, the Maryland Republican Party allowed people like me to vote in its presidential primary. I voted for John McCain over George W. Bush. McCain was a better fit for people like me. But was he a better fit for the party? And isn't that the point of a Republican primary--to choose a candidate who will represent the GOP?

Posted by at April 23, 2016 1:45 PM

  

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