Will It Live In Infamy?
February 5, 2008 3:53 AM   Subscribe

Texas Liberal, OUPblog and Howstuffworks on exactly how Tuesday became Super.
posted by chuckdarwin (4 comments total)
Objections to the current process are that the nomination is locked up before voters know the candidates, the money it requires run in many states at once and –of course–that the campaign season is so long.
The first is because there is not one single primary day. The last would be fixed by having a single primary day later in the year. Oddly, the candidates have to spend money in many states at once even after they get nominated. Because there's only one day that votes in the general election are counted.

I vote today. I don't get to vote for either of the people I thought were best, because they already quit. If they had the same kind of system in the general election, my vote there would probably be meaningless, too.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:25 AM on February 5, 2008

What's wrong with this is that we will have the major party candidates chosen eight or nine months before the actual election. The word "change" will never survive.
posted by notmtwain at 4:37 AM on February 5, 2008

I voted last week.
posted by mike3k at 8:02 AM on February 5, 2008

I vote in two weeks, the earliest my state has ever voted by two months, and I'm wondering whether my vote will count.
posted by dhartung at 5:21 PM on February 5, 2008

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