Writing the History of 2012, Today
And, apparently, those same selected victors are already writing it for 2012:
The Democratic Party is launching a review of the nominating process that served Barack Obama so well last year, and given that those leading the process are all Obama loyalists, any revisions for 2012 almost certainly won't stand in the way of his renomination.
“This commission will focus on reform that improves the presidential nominating process to put voters first and ensure that as many people as possible can participate,” Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, Obama's pick to lead the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement.
The commission will look at changing when primaries and caucuses can be held, reducing the number of superdelegates, and improving the caucus system. It is to issue its recommendations by Jan. 1.
Representative Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri will lead the panel, which includes 35 DNC members, elected officials, state party officials, and representatives of academia, labor, and business, grassroots activists and other party leaders.
Part of the resolution for the commission:
b. the use of a caucus/convention system for any stage of the delegate selection process should be organized in a manner that will ensure the maximum ability of Democratic voters to feasibly participate in the first-tier caucuses, including consideration of absentee voting in caucuses to benefit those who cannot attend a scheduled caucus due to military service, work, health conditions, family obligations and other similar reasons that prevent attendance in person.
Apparently, not only is justice not blind, but she's got an absolutely wicked sense of humor. I mean, James and Claire guarding the caucus gates and all, right? I feel safer already, with them at the helm.
And, up here in Michigan, every one of our DNC members was re-elected to, again, unanimously. No a one even so much as mentioned our primary; it's as if it never happened. I guess Corporate America isn't the only institution that doles out bonuses for rank incompetence, right?
To the victor goes the spoils and so forth and so on. But, really, Congrats, guys. Here's to James & Claire making the Democratic Party more democratic, one attempt at a major state caucus success at a time.