Friday, February 08, 2008

Symposium on the American Primary System

I want to share with you a notice I received for a forum on the primary system.

Election 2008: The American Primary System will be presented by The University of Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1-4 p.m. It is sponsored by the UT Department of Political Science & Public Administration, the UT Honors Program and the College of Arts & Sciences.


1-1:30 Dr. Larry Connin, The Historical Context of Primaries

1:30-2 Dr. Carter Wilson, Primary Elections and Voting Populations

2-2:30 Symposium break, light refreshments

2:30-3 Dr. James Lindeen, The Current Primary System

3 - 4 Dr. David Cohen, keynote speaker, No Way to Pick a President: Thoughts on Reforming the Presidential Nominating System. Drs. Lynn Bachelo and Ronald Randall, responders.

Dr. Cohen is associate professor of political science and a Fellow at the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron.

The event is at the Driscoll Alumni Center - Schmakel Room and parking is available at the Center (corner of Bancroft St. and University Hills Blvd.).

There is no fee, but registration is requested either online or by calling 419-530-2586 or 800-235-6766.

Along these same lines, here is an interesting post on changing the primary system from The Loft, the GOPUSA blog. And then there is this post from Jeff Fecke who writes on Blog of the Moderate Left. I looked for some writings from the Democratic Party on the system, but did not find any. If you know of one or two, please add the links in a comment.

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