Re: “U.S. judge upholds top- two primary” (TNT, 1-12).
This is a very sad day for Washington. Tuesday’s judicial ruling upholding the top-two primary provides voters with less choice, not more.The days of nomination by political parties, with ideologies and programs to advocate, are gone.
All candidates will campaign to the middle, because the top two system is geared to favor consensus over principles or ideals. Only well-financed, glib and telegenic media darlings will ever advance to the general election. The poor, tongue-tied and ugly won’t even get a hearing.
Before you snicker at that, remember that the whole point …