“calling the GOP’s current primary process “a complete disaster.”
Two needed changes for presidential primaries:
1. Have the debates during the primary season only with conservative panels (and for the presidential general election debates, require at least half of the questioners on the panel be conservatives).
2. As another Freeper suggested recently, rotate the earliest primaries and caucuses, with the states having voted for the Republican candidate in the previous presidential election having a preference.
I’m really tired of New Hampshire and Iowa going first every year and having some resident of one of those states whining on TV that so-and-so candidates had coffee with us at our home four years ago to ask for our vote but this year we haven’t even had one candidate show up at our sewing bee pancake breakfast.
Iowa has only a non-binding straw poll, not a primary. At caucuses, local party officials are selected, and delegates to county conventions are selected. Those delegates are not bound to a candidate.
In 2012, for example, Santorum narrowly defeated Romney in the straw poll. Ron Paul backers ended up controlling the state party and got the majority of national convention delegates, who ended up backing Romney anyway as a nod to party unity.
Iowa and NH are barely states and should have very little to do with picking the candidate to wage war on the domestic communists.
Unless the twerp running the RNC does something about that he can shut the hell up