@Mike Richards, the caucus system may be the product of simplistic reasoning,
but that doesn't make it simple. And it's hardly representative, so I
can't imagine how anyone could call it fair. It's nothing less than
mass disenfranchisement, which is not something to be proud of. You say,
"the system works." What does that mean? The government of China
"works", too. The fact that the caucus system results in names on the
general election ballot isn't anything to write home about.
The Caucus system reminds me of the electoral college. Unlike the EC, the
caucus system is more adjustable and a reasonable way to winnow a field of
candidates down to a primary list.In regards to the Senator race, there
are at least a dozen candidates to choose from. The Caucus system is winnowing
the field to just two (or one if 60% is achieved). It may be better to adjust
that to a field of three or four if a primary happens. The Caucuses
will improve as they have the last two times. For one, they are advertised now.
LDS Liberal,The nominating convention takes place next month. Mr.
Hatch is not on the ballot. Do you know something that no one else in the
Republican Party knows?
Re: Mike Richards, RedShirt: Insightful comments. Well said. I agree. Our
caucus system works just fine, and does not need to be changed.
To "LDS Liberal" fair is a fallacy perpetuated by the liberally minded
people.Orrin curently does not have unwaivering support, so you can
continue to believe the lies you are fed, or you can look at reality.
Mike Richards, RedShirt, and others…So you’ll agree that
Orrin Hatch can expect your unwavering support and vote.Since, it appears
your delegates will pick him, as your Representatives at the convention.Fair is fair….
To "Jeffrey D. Driggs" there is not way to have a completely
"fair" system. "Fair" is not something that can be determined.
What you think is unfair, others think is fair.We live in a
representative democracy. That means that we elect people who most represent
our ideas and values. While you think it is not fair that your values are not
reflected 100% of the time, there are others who may feel that their values are
perfectly reflected in the canidate.What you are proposing to do
would be to eliminate the representative democracy and go to a straight
democracy where everybody has an equal voice. How well do you think things
would work if everybody voted for every piece of legislation? Would that be
"fair" to turn everybody into a full time poltician?
Do we know how our Senators will vote? Do we know how our Representatives will
vote? Do we know what the school board will do? Do we know anything before
hand?What we can find out is HOW those seeking office voted in other
offices. We can find out whether they consistently stood for the principles
that we, as a Party, consider to be fundamental. We can learn of the
candidates' character and then we can elect those candidates who have
integrity.In the caucus, we elect candidates who stand for OUR
principles. Assuming that no one gets 60% of the vote at the nominating
convention, at the Primary we vote for the individual who most closely holds our
personal views.The system works. It's simple. It's fair.
It's modelled after our federal system.