Tag. Edward Gauvin is simply awesome.
I first met him when he was working at the French Publishers’ Agency. Actually, that’s not exactly accurate. I first corresponded with him when he was at the FPA, but I first met him in person when he was visiting Rochester. See?
Writing. Corp comms. Translation. Internet Marketing Tips from Denise Wakeman. Internet Marketing Tips from Denise Wakeman. Seth's Blog. Presidential primaries in the US have several problems.
We do it the way we do it because that's the usual way, not because it works particularly well. The biggest problem is that the people who vote are usually the most political, which means that winning a primary involves going hard to one edge or another. Instead of electing for consistent productive consensus we nominate for short-term TV sound bytes. The next is polling. The media plus lack of official information equals tons of guessing, and as the primaries warm up, polling becomes the dominant driver of what happens next.