Are Primaries Necessary?

April 1972
Time;4/10/1972, Vol. 99 Issue 15, p17
The article offers the author's insights on primaries in the U.S. It states that despite the cost of primary campaigns, candidates still pursue to gain publicity through the press which gives too much attention on primaries. It says that primaries attract tourists and business opportunities for states where they are held. It adds that after the 1968 Chicago, Illinois convention, democrats decided to involve more people in the nomination. It also discusses the impact of primaries to society.


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