267 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 64 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

We Need Expert Advice on Candidates but the politcal parties made it far too hard. by Larry M Bartesl

Quicklink Submitted By   1 comment, 7 series
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)

"  The presidential nominating process is utterly unequipped to deal with such a large field. If you were hiring someone for a vitally important job, would you begin by interviewing 10 applicants at a time, hoping that the ones with the snappiest sound bites might also be most qualified for the job? That’s the bizarre logic behind this week’s Democratic presidential debates.That abundance of candidates may seem like a good thing — democracy! — but it isn’t (remember 2016?) Donald Trump was nominated because his mainstream opponents could not knit their supporters into a majority, in effect ceding power to an intense minority within the party. His poll numbers barely cracked 35 percent through mid-March and still hadn’t reached 50 percent when the race effectively ended in early May."

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com
Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Other Series: View All 88 Articles in "FAKE NEWS"

Other Series: View All 514 Articles in "FRAUD & Mendacity."

Other Series: View All 1132 Articles in "Public ignorance & those who use this"

Other Series: View All 945 Articles in "Shameful"

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend