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  1. “having the voters in one’s state be relevant in the process of picking the major party nominees for the presidential election”

    And the last time this was the case in California?


    I remember a paper circulated by one of our professors at UCI in the 1980s, asking if it was time for a national primary.

    The answer was yes then, and remains yes now.

    If this question can’t at least become part of the debate, all the discussion about changing dates and shuffling the order of states is so much deck-chair rearranging on the Titanic.

    Comment by Matthew — Friday, February 10, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

  2. I agree. This system is in need of reform, and badly.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Friday, February 10, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

  3. I’m of the opinion that the old, stretched out primary season gave us better candidates. With so many primaries bunched up in late February and early March, there’s a bandwagon effect that selects a candidate before most people have had a chance to consider their support. There’s less time to get to know candidates, and we don’t get to see how they stand up during a lengthy primary season.

    Comment by Harry — Friday, February 10, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

  4. I think that one national primary would be a great idea. It wouldn’t have to be so early necesssarily (but the campaigning begins way early anyway). If everyone voted at once, states wouldn’t have to be in a race to see who goes first. I’ve always thought the current system was majorly flawed.

    Comment by Jan — Saturday, February 11, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

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