Wednesday, December 31, 2003

No Way to Choose a President, by David Broder

Washington Post

"Something strange and important has happened to the system of picking presidential candidates. Influence that was supposed to move from political insiders to the broad public has been captured by activists, pollsters, pundits and fundraisers -- not exactly the people the reformers had in mind. The new system removes the useful peer-group screening that once operated, but fails in its promise to give power to the people."

You mean, the BCRA didn't solve the "problem" of special interests in politics?

And, according to the electoral college, we weren't meant to choose the president anyway, so it's no big deal.

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