Obama's new love: The secret ballot
The Obama campaign is considering an abbreviated roll call Wednesday that would allow Democratic convention delegates in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s strongest states to support her — and is mulling a plan to let delegates vote by secret ballot, according to those familiar with the planning.
Gee, so why not have genuine secret ballot elections in the primaries, and get rid of the caucuses?
The shortened roll call, which would avoid a time-consuming state-by-state canvass, would be quickly followed by a motion for all the delegates to nominate Barack Obama for president by acclamation or, under another scenario, secret balloting. The deal could be announced as early as Tuesday night, the Democratic sources said.
I like that "nomination by acclamation" idea. Heck, why didn't we just do that back in February, and avoid all that pesky, "time consuming" voting business then, too? Oh, wait....