on. A national primary would mean that one and only one set of rules would govern the selection process across the nation. Uniformity seems too high a price to pay for the replacement of a confederate political system that has operated with only limited failings in selecting presidential candidates over the past 150 years.
Because so many objections have been raised against the traditional caucus-convention system, against the existing crazy-quilt presidential primary structure, and against the proposed national direct primary, Senator Robert Packwood (R-OR) in March 1972 came up with a compromise proposal, regional primaries, the subject of the next chapter.
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Publication information: Book title: U.S. Presidential Primaries and the Caucus-Convention System:A Sourcebook. Contributors: James W. Davis - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 205.
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