ectoren at hiline.net
Sun Jun 27 08:23:39 MDT 2004
And to add to your answer, Mark, at all levels, but specially at the
local/county level, whoever has money owns the party (or as I call it,
franchise). You need a good amount of money to travel to conventions, state
meetings, publicity, office space, etc. Since there is no "membership" that
"owns" the party, i.e., bring in funds, the business persons that decide to
get into politics end up being the party machinery.
por el socialismo,
At 02:28 AM 6/27/04, Mark Lause wrote:
>The short answer is that American parties are very different than those
>you have in Britain or Europe generally. American parties are "caucus
>parties" run by officeholders, and for which citizens can vote but don't
>really have membership, as you would in "branch parties."
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