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"Primary Schrimary" says Colorado(5 posts)

"Primary Schrimary" says ColoradoColnagoFE
Jan 27, 2004 3:30 PM

Too expensive and doesn't do the state much good in the long run. What does this say about the state of the Primary system? Could there be a better way to do it?
Every few years, a great hue and cry rises aboutOldEdScott
Jan 27, 2004 3:35 PM
a nationwide primary. The very idea gives me the willies. And I don't believe it would serve the country well. But it's one small-d 'democratic' reform that well-meaning but very misguided people tout.

Me, I say screw the primaries. Let the (party) bosses go in a back room, with cigars, and PICK someone, like the old days. Honestly -- no kidding now -- we'd end up with better candidates.

Presidential primaries is one 'progressive' reform of the 20th century I think we'd be better off discarding.
Cigars? Never happen.moneyman
Jan 28, 2004 7:56 AM
The anti-tobacco people who seem to dominate your party would never stand for it.

Maybe if you gave them all joints they'd say it was OK, though.

Other than that, I think you're right. Errrr, I mean correct.

You forget what our party uses cigars for! nmOldEdScott
Jan 28, 2004 8:20 AM
and Cubans at that! ;) nmColnagoFE
Jan 28, 2004 9:28 AM