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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-16-08 08:11 PM
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44. Not true - but I will agree that I'd like to see Texas change their
system. I don't agree that all caucuses are"bull", or that they shouldn't count in this primary. They were put in place, at least in Texas, to ensure that democrats would pick the nominees, as opposed to cross-over Republican shenanigans. That said, I'd rather see a state-by-state popular vote with only declared dems voting in the primary. I'm not sure how they should structure it - maybe stagger them, but rotate it so that the same states are not always first.

I was an Obama precinct leader, and while I was thrilled with our caucus turn-out, I thought it was really silly to have to vote twice, and to have to spend so much time at it. Also, when we were calling and talking to people, it took so much time to explain the process - I would have rather focused on just getting out the vote and getting as many people to the polls as possible.

I know this is another effort to give Hillary the nomination, which she has not earned. I don't support changing the rules mid-course, just as I don't support counting FL and MI for Hillary without a do-over. But I did want to weigh-in because you are right that it is a stupid system. I'd like to see it changed in Texas by 2012.
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