System is not representative

A few days ago, a lot of space was given to complain about the Democratic party’s use of super delegates and their not backing the “will of the people,” aka “the Bernie supporters.” Well, personally I don’t think the caucus system represents the “will of the people” as much as it represents those who want to spend five or six hours on a Saturday arguing politics, rather than do something else, like yard work, taking your dogs for a walk, taking in your kid’s ballgame.

Sorry, I just don’t have the time to go sit somewhere on a Saturday and argue the merits of A over B for hours on end. For those who do, please don’t think you “represent the will of the people,” because you don’t. You actually represent the will of the people with nothing better to do on a Saturday, which is a bit sad in its own way. I would support your argument about the super delegates if the DNC had a primary with ballots sent to all registered Democrats. People could make their vote and be done with it rather than spend time with a bunch of strangers in a hall, yammering back and forth.

Just have a primary, vote, count em and you have a result. I would just like a ballot that I can fill out how I please and not have to spend the day arguing over “why?” with somebody I really don’t want to know or be trapped in a room with for six hours.

I can’t back a process that a couple hundred thousand people spend a Saturday on, when close to 2 million voted Democrat last presidential election. Roughly 3 percent of those Democratic voters on caucus Saturday participated. Put it on a primary ballot, send it out, get them back, count them and leave no doubt. I am sorry, the caucus process isn’t representative of anybody and does both candidates a disservice.

Larry Gilmore


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