HMS_Blinkin: abb3w: However, I think the heated primary campaigns aren't the problem per se, but a symptom of the underlying sickness of the party's fundamental division.Bingo. The GOP has some deep, fundamental problems, and in spite of Republicans' best efforts, they can't just be covered up with a bandage. They need to do some serious re-shuffling and re-thinking, and so far they haven't had the courage to even suggest it needs to be done.
But they left no doubt that they wanted a primary that does less damage to their eventual nominee and wraps up more quickly to give their candidate more time to face the opposition.
To many Republicans, however, the effort smacks of moving the primary away from the grassroots in the name of a less messy and more expeditious campaign.
jigger: Dear Democratic and Republican Parties, start paying for your farking primaries. Your party nomination process should not be publicly funded. Thank you.
BMFPitt: So like, can we get back to the pre-Citizens United utopia where intelligent, informed voters elected representitives who did what was best for the country and money had no place in politics? Or are we stuck in this hellscape where parties are not forced to create transparent shell PACs to collect donations and political speech is not subject to arbitrary restrictions?
abb3w: However, I think the heated primary campaigns aren't the problem per se, but a symptom of the underlying sickness of the party's fundamental division.
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