By Mark Beardsley
It’s officially underway, and like a slow-motion train wreck, it’s fascinating.
I’m referring to the presidential primary season. At this writing, Iowa’s caucuses are behind us and by the time you read this, the New Hampshire primary will be over. South Carolina is next, and on March 1 we have Super Tuesday.
Also like a train wreck in progress, it’s hard to envision an outcome other than total disaster from either party’s attempt to select a nominee. Is it too late to return to a monarchy? Can we split the delegates widely enough to set the stage for brokered conventions that produce nominees who did not have the opportunity to demonstrate all their flaws during the primaries?
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