Friday, February 08, 2008

Caucus smackus

If anybody can explain to me why caucus' instead of primaries are the way to go, I'd love to hear it. Or explain to me why it isn't a huge waste of money for Washington to hold both caucus' and a primary (especially when the democratic party doesn't consider the primary votes at all). Please, enlighten me because I'm feeling pretty jaded by the political system at the moment.

Wouldn't it all be a lot more simple if we really did go by the one vote per person theory?

5 comments:

barnyardmama said...

I wish I could help you here, but I am politically dumb. I just know that no voting has occured yet in Louisiana, and when it does. . . only people who are registered with a party may vote. Since I'm officially an independent, I just have to wait and vote in the actual election. Yuck.

barnyardmama said...

Hmmmm. . .apparently I'm the only dork up late and blogging this weekend. Question: when did you start encouraging Darsie to hold her own bottle? Despite our spastic quad label from the physiatrist, Charlie behaves very much like a right hemi--that left hand isn't good for much as far as he's concerned. In fact, I think he just noticed he had it about two months ago. Anyway, he regularly puts one hand on the bottle, but it doesn't seem to be enough to keep it in place. Please share your wisdom on this one as you have already been there/done that.

desperate housewife said...

A-men on the one vote per person, leave it at that. This delegate business taxes my brain.

Black Sheeped said...

The whole stupid thing should be a one-person-one-vote sort of thing. The electoral college thing is just a mess.

Ugh.

Astarte said...

Caucuses are ridiculous. You can't tell with them whether the candidate had 51% of the vote in one or 99%. I actually really, really want there to be one national primary day and one final voting day, The End. I know there are financial arguments for the way it's done now, but frankly, they're outdated since we can all see them on TV, anyway, and then the final two could do meet-n-greets all they wanted. I also think everyone should be able to vote for whoever they want in either election, no matter who they are 'registered' with. In fact, I think the whole affiliation process is a waste.