This reaffirms my conviction that our government is an unfortunate mixture of greed, corruption and incompetence. Regardless of whether this was intentional or not, a country as practiced in democracy as the US should not have trouble funding and organizing a state primary. It terrifies me that it is having trouble. Slippery slope followed by a lack of evidence. Socialism isn't a bad word. Try to understand that. Try to understand that many of our best policies were socialist in nature (Square Deal, New Deal, Marshall Plan, National Highway Act). Notice the significant economic growth that followed the implementation of such policy. What happened when we became less socialistic? Reagan. What happened under Reagan? Reaganomics. What happened with Reaganomics? The economy briefly flourished due to reduced taxes, then downturned anyway because the government could no longer pay for all the social programs that Reagan didn't cut. Because people love social programs. And then Bush had to raise taxes, which in part cost him the next election. Don't even get me started on the consequences of the deregulation that happened under the conservative watch. Sorry about the rant. Even what I've said here is far too reductive. I'm just tired of socialism being a bad word in the American psyche. We would all be a lot better off if we would help each other. edit: for the grammars.