POSTED BY: Interested in Hosting ON November 4, 2007 - 10:21pm
The Joplin Globe: Jasper County (MO) Republican Central Committee Endorses The National Presidential Caucus
John Putnam, chairman, Jasper County Republican Central Committee said Republican committee members voted to participate in National Presidential Caucus events set for Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. The goal of the bipartisan effort is to get residents involved in local caucuses to discuss the candidates, their stances and qualifications in advance of presidential preference primaries.
â€œThis is a non-binding effort to go online and get people involved and somehow make an expression of what they want,â€ Putnam said. â€œThe current primary system is front-loaded, and it favors the candidate with the greatest name recognition or money, which is not necessarily the most qualified candidate. What they (caucus organizers) want to avoid is being stuck with a nine-month campaign between two people who are not the top choice.â€ Link