I suppose one explanation for why the WA state GOP is so unwilling to join Democrats in moving the primary back three weeks, is that they don’t actually intend to hold primaries anymore.
At least that was the gist of news reports yesterday, all over the radio and in the Seattle Times, about how former U.S. Rep. Rick White, state GOPolitburo Chair Chris Vance, and Safeco CEO Mike McGavick all hope to
win the primary, um… capture the nomination, uh… be hand picked by Karl Rove to run against U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell in 2006. As the Times succinctly put it:
There will be a primary of sorts