I have a very simple question for your folks and look forward to your comments and analysis. Why is the nomination process so screwed up? Instead of requiring each state to hold a primary, the Democrats rely on a patchwork quilt of elections and caucuses. The caucus may make folks feel good, but it is a stupid unrepresentative system. It only allows people who do not have to work when it is held the chance to participate. By its very structure it is an undemocratic process.
And then there are the states that allow republicans and independents to participate. So count me unsympathetic to the bitching underway about what may happen to the Democrats if this messy process continues to the convention and there is a good old fashioned political brawl to sort out who will be the candidate. Maybe then folks will wake up and decide that a good old fashioned, straight up election open only to Democrats will be the ticket for selecting a candidate. I am up in the air on whether to allow a winner take all formula or proportional allocation of delegates. What do you think?