Argument: US primaries give needed power to state parties
- "The primary flaw? It makes no sense". The Chicago Tribune. February 3, 2008 - "A primary pipe dream
- Wouldn't it be nice if all the states used a standardized system? Maybe something in which all delegates are awarded in proportion to the statewide popular vote? And wouldn't it be great if all the delegates were bound to support the candidate favored by the party members of their state or district?
- This would make following the nomination process much easier for average Americans who will have to live with one of these candidates running the country for the next four years.
- But it would take power away from the state parties and national party leadership. And that's why any sweeping change is unlikely to happen soon."