Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
I think you are overestimating how much effort it would take considering the fact that the more local an election the less registered voters in that district will vote and primaries do not draw as many registered voters as the main election. People who tend to vote in all these elections regardless of how local or how national that election is tend to be political diehards.It wouldn't take much effort for them to vote a particular war to rig the main elections in their favor.
1. The vast majority of registered voters do not listen to Rush Limbaugh or even have any idea who he is.In fact, Rush Limbaugh tried to get people voting for Hillary in 2008 (calling it Operation Chaos) and we see how well that worked (and Rush has a much bigger platform than most)
2. Just because you listen to a pundit's show doesn't mean you actually agree with that pundit's political views.
3. Only 20 states have open or semi-closed presidential primaries.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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An open primary might or seems to work in states like Georgia or Texas but what about states like California that has a large population of stupid people ?
An uneducated elector who are clueless on the issues and even the candidates ?
In Los Angeles County 50% of those of the work force are legally illiterate or functionally illiterate. But they are voting.
These are the same people who voted for having open primaries in California.
I did get to see Bill Clinton. That was pretty cool.
I voted for Hillary in 2008 and I hope to vote for her again in 2016.