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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-20-07 01:24 PM
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12. There's plenty of blame to go around
Edited on Thu Dec-20-07 01:46 PM by Strawman
I blame the national party mostly. In a way if we were voting after Super Tuesday anyway, we had nothing to lose by trying to move up, but it seems like there needs to be some kind of collective effort by every state not named Iowa or New Hampshire to insist on a national primary rather than these attempts by individual states to try and jockey for position. Each cycle, it seems like enough individual states are coopted to support this flawed system that priviliges New Hampshire and Iowa. At least that's my impression.

I also think that the governor and the big unions had their own little schemes to steer this in favor of their respective favorites. I don't know if Bonior has clean hands either. The governor wants Hillary and seems to have won out, and the unions wanted a less open caucus where their organizing advantage would deliver the state to Edwards. Its almost as if this was engineered to fail and the real battle was over whose alternative would prevail.

I think the whole thing sucks and I'm not voting uncommitted in some plebescite on Hillary Clinton. Who gets to ultimately commit my vote? I can understand why some would choose to vote uncommitted, and I respect that. I'm not telling anyone what they ought to do, but I won't vote. Let the governor or the Executive Board of the UAW just annoint our state's selection. They clearly have no need for my input unless they're asking me to write a check. It's a sham primary.
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