It Worked [Was: Wikipedia Blackout (& work around)]

Richard Esplin richard-lists at
Wed Jan 18 16:35:16 MST 2012

There are many good reasons, but I'll offer a pragmatic response:

Requiring party affiliation pushes candidates toward extreme positions in order to win at the primaries. These candidates are often not moderate enough to represent the unified interests of their constituencies, nor willing to compromise sufficient to achieve even minor objectives.

BTW, you don't have to be a registered Democrat to vote in a primary in Utah.


On Wednesday January 18 2012 16:02:49 Barry Roberts <blr at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Richard Esplin
> <richard-lists at>wrote:
> > The fact you had to register is a big part of the problem.
> >
> > On Wednesday January 18 2012 15:48:56 Jason Hall <jayce at>
> > wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > I registered as gop just to help get bennett out, and now I'm trying for
> > Hatch..
> >
> > Why is that a problem?

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