Thursday, February 07, 2008

Kinda funny, kinda sad

Wherein I'm kinda curious if there's any legal requirement to hold a primary. Couldn't the board for a national party just pick a candidate and say "this is the guy running as our nominee. If you don't like, tough, Run as an independent." Also ignoring the fact this would probably splinter any party that tried it. And adding the caveat that I'm not arguing this as a preferred solution.

Photodude takes a look at the voter numbers from the Georgia primary. Interesting stuff, though I was more drawn to this paragraph:
Finally, we Americans are both terribly enthused about this election, and terribly stupid at times. In Florida, “Elections offices across the state are reporting hundreds of calls from voters wanting to know where they can vote today. The answer is that Florida already had its presidential primary — last week.” Meanwhile, in Virginia, “my local news station reports that a number of voters here in Virginia went to the polls today and irately got on the phone to someone to complain that their voting precinct was not yet open.” Virginia’s primary is next week.


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