Not that anyone needs to be reminded, but the American process for selecting presidential nominees is nuts. The notion that a few thousand troubled and disaffected ultra-rightists — people so far gone that a big chunk of them actually voted for a truly disturbed theocrat like Rick Santorum — are capable of winnowing the field 10 months before the election is beyond amazing.
For North Carolinians, the crazy, “front-leaded” primary calendar is a particular drag since it almost always assures that their choices will be greatly reduced, if not nonexistent come the first week of May.
For progressives, last night’s Iowa caucuses provided a mixture of good and bad news. Read More