The Wall Street Journal has an article this evening on Slick Rick Weiland’s proposal to eliminate party from the ballot, so he won’t have to run as a Democrat anymore:
In South Dakota, where the shadow of Mount Rushmore’s presidents looms large, political parties could become nearly invisible on ballots.
Some Republicans in South Dakota say the ballot initiative is simply a desperate ploy by Democrats to overcome their struggle to win statewide elected posts. When Republicans swept all statewide races in the 2014 midterms, they reduced the party of former Sens. George McGovern and Tom Daschle to its lowest representation since 1962.
“This is ‘we can’t achieve power, so we’re changing the rules,’ ” said Sioux Falls resident Joel Rosenthal, a tractor parts salesman and former chairman of the state’s Republican Party.
Other Republicans see no need to tinker with a system that already works.
“I don’t believe there’s a problem with our current nominating process,” said the state’s senior U.S. senator, Republican John Thune.
And Joel is 100% correct. Dems have let their party go so badly they have to change the rules because they feel they can’t compete.
Maybe they should look in the mirror, instead of blaming the rest of us.