Friday, December 19, 2008

TDP hearings on prima-caucus in Houston today

Delayed by Ike and a special election, on for today:

The Texas Democratic Party's Advisory Committee on the Convention/Caucus System convenes (this) morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Communications of America Local 6222 Hall (CWA), located at 1730 Jefferson Street, Houston, TX 77003-5028 to hear citizen input before any action is taken by the state party to keep the system, change the system or tweak the system.

Lots of whining about the Texas Two-Step in the wake of the Democratic primary in March that saw Clinton's victory in the daylight voting nearly overcome by Obama's victory in the evening precinct conventions. A variety of allies have complained loudly about it.

I support the present system as is. I believe it rewards grassroots activists for extra participation and helps the state party identify those activists by harvesting their personal contact information.

Its fate will be determined within the next few months (that is, if it hasn't been already).

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