Huh? What are you talking about?
To participate in the convention system, you do not have to “take off on a trip”.
In the Convention System regular people are fully represented by the delegates they elect to represent them at the conventions. There is no “trip” necessary.
The “closed primaries” voting rules do nothing to correct the failures of the “primary system” I described in my post. Primaries are what prevent the voices of regular people from being heard and have proven to be of such great harm to the party and convention system that we should do away with them.
It is hard to believe anyone is so naive that they actually believe primary elections of any kind give them a “real voice”. What they do give you is the ILLUSION of having a “real voice”.
If we have a convention, the local delegate selection will be underrepresented such that everybody who signs up will automatically be deemed to be elected, so you will all just go on to the state convention.
We don’t do the step where a vote is taken locally, and delegates are pledged to support a candidate.
On the other hand, representation is proportional, so if you have a local candidate (like we do), and it means you have a lot of interest, each person’s vote for your county has less weight. So theoretically, if you trusted people, you could figure out who would actually show up, and then send 10% of them in the same proportion, and achieve the same result.