By John F. Di Leo -
Nobody can predict the future. Not Nostradamus, not Karl Rove, not the Oracle at Delphi.
But as primary voters, we must try. Not because we’re going to Las Vegas to bet on the election, but because every primary race is dependent on some judgment about the likely result.
In November, voters only need to ask one question:
- Which of the major party candidates would be better in the office?
But in the primaries and caucuses, we have several questions to ask:
- Which of our choices would be best in the office?
- Which of our choices has the best shot in a crowded field of being one of the final contenders for the nomination by the time the primary or caucus arrives, so we don’t waste time in 2015 on someone who’ll be out of the running by Iowa and New Hampshire?
- And which of our candidates has the best shot at winning in November?