Sensibility of Presidential Primaries

Today was the big, much hyped, primary in New Hampshire.

Putting all the hype aside, do primaries make sense? Let’s take a quick look at how primaries work. There are closed, semi-open and open primaries. The difference is whether voters not registered with a political party (either Democrat or Republican) may vote in the primary. In closed only voters registered with the party my vote. Semi-open primaries allow independent voter to vote. Open primaries anyone even voters registered with the competing party my vote, but they may vote in only one primary. That goes for independent voters as well. (for more details see Wikipedia) Continue Reading »