Look. If Professor Boing-Boing manages to win the Iowa caucuses it proves only this. Caucuses are stupid. But didn’t we already know that?
Conservatives and Republican elites in the state are divided over who to support for the GOP nomination, but they almost uniformly express concern over the prospect that Ron Paul and his army of activist supporters may capture the state’s 2012 nominating contest — an outcome many fear would do irreparable harm to the future role of the first-in-the-nation caucuses. …
Paul poses an existential threat to the state’s cherished kick-off status, say these Republicans, because he has little chance to win the GOP nomination and would offer the best evidence yet that the caucuses reward candidates who are unrepresentative of the broader party.
“It would make the caucuses mostly irrelevant if not entirely irrelevant,” said Becky Beach,
No doubt about it. Professor Boing-Boing has loyal followers and they are organized, which in a caucus is a good thing. But the caucus process is no way to choose anything. Although they look like they might be fun if you and the boys got loaded at the local roadhouse before hand.
The fact that caucuses serve to give candidates like Pat Robertson and Professor Boing-Boing their moment in the sun only proves the point. I like caucuses less than Israel should like Prof. B-B, if that were possible.