Monday, April 11, 2016

Colorado GOP blundered on 2016 presidential caucus

The Colorado Republican Party's decision last summer to jettison a presidential poll at its caucus on Tuesday looks worse with every passing day.

Except for the actual delegates to July's national convention, Colorado Republicans who want to have a say in the future of their party have mostly been stripped of a role in the most interesting and surprising nominating struggle in decades.

They'll stand on the sidelines on Super Tuesday while other states determine whether Donald Trump continues his march toward a possible nomination or whether his rivals can slow him down.

Meanwhile, local airwaves have been featuring ads on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, since the Democrats are still holding a traditional caucus at which participants get to signal their support for a candidate. It's known as democracy. The Colorado Republican executive committee needs to reacquaint itself with the concept.

GOP leaders have never provided a satisfactory reason for forgoing a presidential preference poll, although party chairman Steve House suggested on radio at one point that...
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  1. He stole, literally, the last 12 delegates in MO and now there have been many allegations of vote-flipping in the WI primary.

    They must have figured all along this was the only way he could win, but I'll bet it wasn't supposed to go public.

    And remember, it only took one man who refused to knuckle under to blow the lid off.

    A lesson for us all.