I read with interest the letter from Thomas Rust about his caucus experience. It represents one of an insider — a caucus representative. Naturally, one of those selected would want to preserve the system because of all the attention and exposure they get.

Let me give you my experience. I attended a neighborhood caucus meeting out of curiosity. I thought we were going to be able to provide input, have dialogue about positions and candidates. Instead we ended up electing people to represent me.

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Each person who wanted to be a representative gave a 30-second speech. We then voted for individuals to attend the county meeting. Really? I had to select a person who I knew nothing about; nothing about their opinions and trust how they will vote? I had little or no time to vet these people. I felt like I was being discounted or that my opinion on primary candidates did not count. At least in a primary, where I can vote on any candidate, I can take time to truly understand all the candidates, and I get to vote how I want to. My vote counts.

I have lived in other states and prefer a primary where I can study all the candidates and decide on a candidate I prefer versus having someone I do not know decide that for me.

Kevin Moffitt