Oh, I get it. Europe does it one way so if anyone else does it another way it is by default illogical. All it shows is that the US is more democratic and open in its political system than Europe is.Its also illogical because in Europe its way different. The person have to most likely get selected as politician in local elections first, under his party, then he have to have a career in the party which makes him a party senior, only then can he be nominated by the party itself to become their prime minister candidate in the next election, where no one is really voting for the prime minister, but the party, and get the prime minister as a result..
The PARTY being the MEMBERS of the party exclude - that is what the primaries are for. It is NOT for the leadership of the party to decide, but the rank and file. So, it IS the parties who decide who runs in the general election THROUGH THE PRIMARY PROCESS! What about this can't you get through your thick Euro-Skull.I hope you understand why it sounds illogical that anyone can become president under whatever party he pleases in the US.. That the party cannot exclude him in any ways if they knew his platform opposes that of the party.