Senator Bennett and others are to be congratulated for the time and effort they
have spent in explaining the disfunction of "ideological purity", which
in the end is highly divisive in its marginalization and disdain of others.
However, there will always be some who for whatever reason just do not get it.
Fortunately they are a minority who while not to be denied a place at the table
do not own it. For the tail to have wagged the dog for so long in Utah life and
politics is unfortunate.
It would appear that a candidate's fate is determined on caucus night and
not at convention.============ Only in a 1 party [must vote
for the letter “R”] Totalitarian system like we have here in
Utah.Anywhere else, the General Election determines the winner.
The cacus system is NOT what's causing political extremism in our country,
extremism is there regardless of the cacus system. The evident
lack of understanding of what the cacus system is just amazes me.- The
cacus does NOT replace a party primary.- The cacus only picks delegates to
represent your district at the convention. No candidates are nominated or
selected at the cacus. That happens at the convention.- There will still
be a Party-Primary IF one is needed after the convention. A primary campaign is
avoided only if the nominee is unopposed or the vote at the convention is not
close. If the delegate vote at convention is close.... there WILL be a
party-primary AFTER the Convention where everybody gets a vote to pick the
party-nominee for the general election (not just the convention delegates).The cacus is mainly a platform for common people like me to get
involved, learn more about the candidates and the issues, and give everyone in
my neighborhood an opportunity to help pick the people who will represent our
neighborhood at the convention.What's so "Radical"
I fear the extremist views of the minority. Which is why I really want to get
rid of this worthless caucus system. It promotes the minority's agenda and
excludes most Utahns.
"political extremism is destroying this Country"..ahhh, yea, correct
JCS. You do realize that the views and actions of Barrack Obama represent the
views of the Republican party in the 50's, 60's, and 70's?
The cacus system is specifically designed to concentrate power in the hands of
political extremists. Like anyone who is mad for power, the are unwilling to
give it up. The caucuses of both major parties were dominated by
extremists. The views of the vast majority of citizens were simply not
represented. Anyone with a moderate viewpoint was either discouraged from
attending or was shouted down.The bottom line is this: political
extremism is destroying this Country. The caucus system is a part of this
destruction, and thus, must be eliminated.