At last - a viable solution to the presidential-nominating process. Along the same line, with a different twist, would be the following system: three national primaries and a general election - but have the public decide.
No one would "run" for the office; no one or group would sponsor or promote a candidate. In the May primary everyone eligible to vote would vote for anyone eligible to be president. (With computerization it would be possible.) The top 50 would be in the September primary, with voters pamphlets, interviews, etc., in the interim. The top 20 would be on the October ballot; the top five on the November ballot. First place, president; second place, vice president. Voila! Mari Murray, Boston
Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.