I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Let's Fix the entire thing

The current method of selecting a presidential candidate can at best be described as byzantine:

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by intrigue; scheming or devious

  • Highly complicated; intricate and involved
Donna Brazile and Chris Bowers are concerned about uncommitted "super delegates". Others are concerned about the un Democratic caucus system where a very small percentage of the electorate makes the decision. Here the candidate with the most enthusiastic supporters is likely to win - not always the candidate with the most support. Even is states with a primary election byzantine methods of determining delegates can result in the candidate with the greatest popular vote receiving fewer delegates.

Rather than attacking parts of the flawed system it's time to fix the entire system.

  1. Do away with the "super delegates"

  2. Do away with the caucus system and replace it with elections

  3. Award delegates based on the state wide popular vote