Terry Jeffrey, complaining about the Virginia Primary:
He would like to see the Virginia law changed so that it strikes a balance between keeping frivolous candidates off the ballot and allowing all serious candidates access.
I would loosen it further: Let anybody on the primary ballot who meets the constitutional qualifications for president. Let voters decide whom they want their party to nominate.
Virginia's current system is designed to take power away from voters and give it to party bosses and establishment candidates who can raise massive amounts of money early in a campaign. It is wrong.
Sweet Reagan but this is naïve. Political nominations have always been decided by party bosses. The idea that political parties even care about democracy or giving power to the people is simply absurd. Political parties exist for one reason, and one reason only: to gain political power. The belief that anyone in a political party is going to represent the wishes of the people they claim to represent is just hilarious.
At least Terry has now recognized that representative democracy in the united states is nothing more than well-orchestrated sham. Hopefully others will follow suit.