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A Cat’s Cradle of Procedural Opacity 0

I was at a gathering earlier today in which the process for choosing delegates to my party’s local and state conventions and, ultimately, to the national convention, was the topic (no, I’m not planning to be a delegate to anywhere). The person in charge of the gathering stated in passing that the selection process still makes his brain hurt.

Daniel Ruth wrote in his column yesterday that our parties’ processes for nominating candidates are a hodgepodge of procedural pitfalls surrounded by tripping hazards surrounded by thickets and despairs of their rationalization. A snippet:

Can it get any worse? You betcha, as long as a Koch brother can stroke a cat.

Follow the link for why he says that.


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