Democracy Worship Coming Back to Haunt Dems

I have to say, I think this is poetic justice, but I agree with Greg that the party is pretty much free to ignore primary results if they so wish.  The primary system was one of those progressive reforms to take the power of nominating candidates out of the proverbial smoke filled rooms filled with party bosses, but the party is still a non-governmental entity, and is free to choose to punish state delegations that don’t follow the rules.

We live in a society where both parties, but Democrats in particular, hold up democratic rule as our greatest aspiration.  To quote Barack Obama’s spiritual mentor, “The chickens are coming home to roost.”