Friends have asked me where I stand on the issue of “direct elections,” which is allowing rank and file Republican voters the same privilege that Democratic Party voters have in Illinois. Each party has a “Central Committee,” a board of directors if you will. Democrat voters get to choose their leaders. Republican voters do not.
The quality of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is as much a reason for the pathetic nature of the IL GOP as any other factor—if not more so.
To read some of what I’ve written on the topic, follow the links below (posted in chronological order):