@ Constitutionalist"The state can make whatever rules it wants
for how people qualify to be on the November ballot."I agree
like requiring any political party to allow alternate paths to the primary
ballot if they want their candidate to be allowed onto the November ballot.
This article should have been more specific, to clarify that the result of Jewel
Allen’s change of heart is that she now SUPPORTS the caucus system.
Others have had a similar experience. Keep the current caucus system. It
@cmsense:I suspect that you are right about the ballot in November
being the "State's" ballot.The state can make whatever
rules it wants for how people qualify to be on the November ballot.However, if the state invites the parties to supply one candidate to represent
their party on the ballot, it would be up to the party to determine how they
want to select their representative.The caucus system was never
about controlling the November ballot. It is about how the parties nominate
their candidate. It is really none of the business of the government as to how
the parties select someone to represent them on the November ballot. The whole
"Count My Vote" movement was an attempt by a few short-sighted people to
cause the government to get involved in something that is out of their
jurisdiction.If a person wants to be on the November ballot, then
the State would have rules for that. If they want to represent a particular
party, such as the Democrat or Republican party, then they need to follow the
rules set by the party in their attempt to win the party nomination.
I oppose the caucus/insider control system, and I completely oppose the
"compromise".Bramble's insistance that a party's
primary be open to non-party members is wrong on too many levels. Only
republicans should decide who will represent the GOP in the general election and
only dems should decide who represents the dem party in general elections.
Bramble was just wrong to insist on open primaries!!!
Bramble is right. It is the Peoples ballot and the STATE can make rules on how
a person makes it onto the ballot. Besides, a large portion of the CMV
supporters are Republicans like Gov. Leavitt and Mitt. so why do the caucas
supporters feel they own the party. That was the problem in the first place.I don't need or want a representative to choose my representative!
If that is a better system, why don't we just extend that logic
again and again to even get a better system. Lets elect representatives to vet
representatives then let those representatives choose among themselves
representatives to vet and choose representatives etc until we have like 7
"SUPER" delegates properly vetted who can choose the final ballot
candidates. No those candidates won't be beholden to the people, just to
the "super" delagates who will claim to know so much more than the rest
of us and think that system is great because their views are totally
represented. In reality the 7 "super" delegates would leave a large
portion of the populace without their views proportionally represented !