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  •  I suspect the superdelegates know this (2+ / 0-)
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    Lying eyes, chick ghandil

    a caucus is scheduled for only a couple of hours.  Especially low-income workers, who have no control over their work hours, mightnot be available during this particular two hours.  Likewise single mothers, for example, or elderly people who don't get around as well.  

    A primary, especially one where the polls are open for a week or so before election day, gives everyone, or at least almost everyone who wants to participate a chance to participate.  Lower-income voters, single mothers, elderly.

    Who does the caucus favor?  higher-income voters with flexible schedules.

    A primary seems far more democratic than a caucus. If Hillary were winning caucuses, the Obama people would share this view.

    The troll ratings are unwarranted.

    •  thank you (2+ / 0-)
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      Lying eyes, libertyisliberal

      can you believe that I am getting HRed for simply expressing an opinion that they don't agree with?  

      I only post on this site because so many lurkers come here and they should be getting this information.

      Voting rights are our most important rights because all the other ones depend on them

      by markusd on Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 09:58:10 AM PST

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    •  I think it is more about commitment (2+ / 0-)
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      libertyisliberal, sand805

      I'm a mom, and by no means "high income".  I made arrangements for my toddler to stay with grandma so that I could caucus.  It's true that low income workers often have less control over their work schedule BUT if the caucus was important to them then they at least had the opportunity to request to be off work that evening.

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