When I was 12 years old, I cast real votes for Ronald Reagan for president.

Well, kinda sorta.

No matter how you look at it, though, my experience at the 1976 Louisiana caucuses helps explain why Donald Trump’s complaints about the “fairness” of the Republican delegate-selection procedures are ludicrous. It also helps show why the semi-complicated nomination system as a whole well-serves the good of both the party and the country.


First, to understand how pathetic Trump’s whininess is, consider that it took my father only about two minutes back then to explain the caucus-convention system, and for me to understand the basics…..

This is a fun, if long-ish, column, but it has a really important set of points. Read the whole thing here.


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