After last night’s fiasco.
There is only ONE thing to take away and it has nothing to do with partisan finger pointing.
This needs to be the LAST ever Iowa caucus. Iowa and all other States with caucuses need to be mandated to move to a State run primary.
Obviously the problems were on the Democratic side, but then again, the Republicans only had a pro forma contest, so we don’t know if a real contest would have bombed out like the Democrats or not. In any event, it is entirely irrelevant. End the caucuses and you end the problem or potential problem for both sides.
Move to primaries only and while we are at it, move the order around.
California first, followed in weekly order by Texas, Florida and New York.
Then in weekly order Pennsylvania/Illinois, Ohio/Georgia and North Carolina/Michigan.
Then the remaining States, in groups of 5 each week ordered by population.
Then in the final week would be D.C., the territories and overseas voters.
This is about 16 weeks worth of contests. They would start the beginning of February and end in late May.
Iowa would move from first to a point slightly past halfway through the process. New Hampshire would move from second to a point near the end of the process. Neither State should have the influence it currently has.