The Primaries: Two Cheers

June 1980
National Review;6/13/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p701
The article comments on the presidential primary system in the U.S. The problems posed by the system to the candidates are described. The emergence of a party leader over an extended period of time within the party structure is addressed. The benefits of the system to the electorate are also explained.


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