NO. While a national primary would be
better than our current hodgepodge drawn-out process of selecting a leader, it would
have significant faults—most notably it would
favor moneyed candidates. A better option
might be to have four smaller states—one
from each geographic region—on the front
end serving the role that Iowa and New
Hampshire play now. These four “retail politics” states might change with each election
cycle as well
Are you an
West Linn, Oregon
Debate goes on
In response to the February
Debate, “Should there be a
YES. I think a national primary is an excellent idea, long overdue. By the time we have
a primary here, things have already pretty
much been decided. Talk about feeling disenfranchised.
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NO. A single primary would scatter the candidates’ resources and only give them one chance.
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