Digby asks a (simple) question [link corrected–mb] that a number of us Canucks watching from the sidelines have also posited numerous times during the (over)extended run up to November:
Is there any reason why the parties choose a nominee through this delegate system at all? Why don’t they just count up the votes and give it to the one who won the most?
Yawn city, dude.
Whatever else, I don’t want to see the Democrats wasting their resources beating each other down for the next several months, because I really, really don’t want to listen to failed Beach Boy President McCain tell us all how great his “bomb, bomb Iran” strategy really is.
Yeah, it’s a very catchy tune:
Just remember: the MSM’s favourite saintly maverick can sing any damn song he wants (even dog-whistlin’ Dixie in Arabic via third party) and the press will reflexively declare it to be a hit, whether or not they bothered listening to the entire album–kinda like that Maxim critic who preemptively slammed the Black Crowes’ new record, but in reverse.
Oh, and a sincere thank you to the voters of Alberta (all 41% percent of you!) for showing the powers-that-be what a (supposedly) dissatisfied Canadian electorate will do when pushed against the wall by (apparently) shoddy leadership: stand up and reward the incumbent party with 88% of the legislature on 53% of the popular vote (I truly heart first past the post).
But I’m sure the other 59% had much better things to do yesterday instead of casting a ballot:
Methinks it’s time to turn off the intertubes for a bit before I get the urge to convert to anarchism.