Friends have asked me where I stand on the issue of “direct elections,” which is allowing rank and file Republican voters the same privilege that Democratic Party voters have in Illinois. Each party has a “Central Committee,” a board of directors if you will. Democrat voters get to choose their leaders. Republican voters do not.
The quality of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is as much a reason for the pathetic nature of the IL GOP as any other factor—if not more so.
To read some of what I’ve written on the topic, follow the links below (posted in chronological order):
Support for Direct Elections is now a litmus test
Direct Elections: A reform to regain political confidence
Direct Elections: Conservatives need to tear down the wall
Direct Elections, mass media, and moolah
Support for Direct Elections will continue to be a litmus test