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You can beat me over the head if you want, poemless, but we have had the exact same discussion about primaries and party candidate selection and only paying members being able to vote in primaris, and so on... years ago.

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:41:25 PM EST
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I don't have a strong opinion on whether open primaries or closed primaries are superior, although I obviously like having the ability to choose candidates from the parties if I have a strong opinion.

On the one hand, it's fair that people who care enough about the party and its politics to join and pay for it might say they should be able to decide.  On the other hand, I kinda like this whole...uh..."winning" thing (this is word, yes? ;) we've been trying out for the last couple of years, and so letting the indies and Reps who are leaning our way have a say in it isn't such a bad idea for the party.  And they like having a say in it, because our primaries are exciting, while the other party's primaries -- let's be honest -- blow.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 11:23:19 PM EST
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