Tuesday, February 05, 2008
It was extremely crowded -- the room was overflowing, and we left before the end, because I knew that I couldn't go on to the next level of caucusing.
I think the caucusing works relatively well for putting together party platforms and suggestions -- yes, you're going to have crazy or impractical resolutions, but if you let people have their say, you're going to get those. But for candidates for higher office -- I'm not so sure. I think it's too difficult to get a real representative choice there, and I'd rather see the primary have more say in this sort of situation.
I'm not quite sure the best way to fix that -- obviously, you'd have to change how the party makes decisions. And that would require getting it through the people that have the most interest in the current system.
Do you ever attend your precinct caucus in non-presidential years? It's a lot less of a zoo in the off years, and perhaps more the kind of grassroots meet-the-neighbors experience that you were hoping for.
And I didn't think I wasted my time, as such -- just that I think it could be more effective, somehow.
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