The Primary Process

New York Times columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks go back and forth in a nicely humorous way, comparing and contrasting the Democrat and Republican primary systems.

However much I appreciated the snark, the serious pull quote from this article was from David Brooks:

“I hope at least the Dems can get rid of the superdelegates. A party in a democracy should not so completely distrust their own voters.”

Now I understand why the Times felt compelled to hire Bill Kristol to anchor the right-wing lunatic position amongst their columnists. While Brooks was thought to be able to hold down the fort for the righties when Bill Safire retired, he is entirely too reasonable and thoughtful. Yes, he is conservative, but he ain’t a hater.


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