Pinebox (400 posts)December 29, 2016 at 4:09 am
To those who think Dems shouldn't have open primaries
This is all I have to say.Pastiche, GloriaMundi, bbgrunt and 3 othersB Calm, mmonk, djean111 like this
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daleanime (2122 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 4:23 am
1. They , the parties, should be a little more honest……
since only those who can write big checks are allowed to have a say in choosing candidates……When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
tiamat (678 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 4:26 am
bigwillq (278 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 4:47 am
3. I am a huge fan of open primaries
I hope my state makes them open“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” -TR
retired liberal (1386 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 5:21 am
4. Closed Primaries gives the party control of the choices the voters have.
Open primaries gives the voter more control over who they want for their leaders.
This last election is proof of that.No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. Lily Tomlin
B Calm (810 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 5:58 am
5. With over 50% of voters no longer feeling their party
represents them anymore and many of them are now registered as independents, you’d think party leadership would be welcoming new voters instead of turning them away. Along comes a candidate that inspires them to vote, why shouldn’t they have every right to be in the selection process if the party wants their vote in the general election? Primary elections are funded by tax payers, not by political party.“When I was a kid growing up, I think my instincts always were for the underdog.” – Bernie Sanders
oldandhappy (3229 posts) (Reply to B Calm - post #5) December 29, 2016 at 8:30 am
6. The general includes everyone theoretically.
So if you choose one candidate in a closed primary that does not draw in the general, tis a fore gone conclusion you will not win. But hey, who am I to know??!!
Skink (535 posts) (Reply to original post) December 29, 2016 at 8:43 am
7. Living in a very red state until we go to the popular vote
Very few will campaign here. My vote is disenfranchised to begin with.
B Calm (810 posts) (Reply to Skink - post #7) December 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm
8. I live in a very red state, but at least we have open primaries.“When I was a kid growing up, I think my instincts always were for the underdog.” – Bernie Sanders
nevereVereven (2544 posts) (Reply to original post) December 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm
9. Well, we just saw the ultimate CLOSED primary…
How well did that work out?A hologram of a magnifying glass will also function as a magnifying glass, but a hologram of Sherlock Holmes won't solve anything.
Half Century Man (771 posts) (Reply to original post) January 4, 2017 at 12:12 am
10. Open primarys untill
Party affiliations don’t mysteriously switch for ten years, party registration is same day or within 7 days of voting.
Candidates, their staff, and families must be absent from states on primary voting day, can cast absentee ballotI (or provisional ballots).
NUGrrl (175 posts) (Reply to original post) January 4, 2017 at 4:52 am
11. Closed primaries and super-delegates to protect the party oligarchy
make it very hard to wag one’s finger at the GOP to lecture them about the electoral college and voter suppression.Yes, I'm Progressive. Yes, I'm pro-2A. Yes, I'm the loyal opposition. Yes, that's my tattoo.