After reading this article please check out the important link updates about Caucus Cheating and the documentary "We Will Not Be Silenced" near the bottom of this article.
Barack Obama won many of his caucus state contests in the Great Plains States and surrounding areas. But the final week of the 2008 democratic campaign raised a huge question mark over those Great Plains States Caucus Contest Victories when Hillary Clinton easily won a South Dakota PRIMARY.
Between the two final contests of Montana and South Dakota, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama basically tied in the popular vote. Once again we have an example in which Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are very close in the overall popular vote, but Barack Obama wins the caucus delegates by a 2-1 margin and Hillary Clinton barely gains a lead in the primary contest delegates.
While some may call this good political strategy, what happened to one person, one vote that democratic party refes to as "Fair Reflection"? Virtually every caucus state that had a poll taken one week or less before their caucus contest revealed Hillary Clinton either winning, or at the worst tied with Barack Obama!
Clearly the 2-1 margin of Victory in the Great Plains Caucus Contests and surrounding areas were NOT a FAIR REFLECTION of the democratic popular vote for the entire region. It looks pretty evident that the two democratic candidates were much much closer in the states that held primaries, with Hillary Clinton holding a strategic lead in 8 of the 10 biggest states, many of which are known as "Swing States."
Only a popular vote primary in all of the caucus contest states will truly reveal who is the stronger candidate, and most likely it would show that Barack Obama is at best tied with Hillary Clinton where previously Barack Obama had a 2-1 caucus delegate lead. But a tie in the caucus contests would reveal Hillary Clinton to be the overall stronger candidate because she has done so well in the primary contests.
If a primary revote were done in all of the caucus states and Hillary Clinton closed the gap from the overly inflated 66% to 33% to a much more realistic 50-50 split, Hillary Clinton would have emerged as the stronger democratic candidate than Barack Obama.
The Democratic Party, the party that claims to believe in Fair Reflection, has chosen to ignore this concept during the 2008 democratic campaign. I believe the the democratic party will regret their lack of fair reflection in 2008. Let me correct that statement, I believe the democratic higher ups who have no remorse over not fairly reflecting the will of the voters in all states will feel the wrath of voters this fall, and hopefully they will be removed from power.
Additional examples of Caucus Contests that reveal a huge disparity to Primary results for the same states can be found here.
The four worst offenders in my opinion are Harry Reid, Howard Dean, Donna Brazille, and Nancy Pelosi. Once they have all been replaced, I plan on returning to the democratic party.
An amazing overview of Caucus and Primary Cheating that occurred during the 2008 democratic presidential race can be found here.
(Important update- July 12, 2010)
HillBuzz has devoted an article to the documentary "We Will not Be Silenced" which is helping to chronicle the cheating and thuggish tactics that went on during the 2008 democratic election process along with the presidential contest as well.
Here is another HillBuzz article about We Will Not Be Silenced. STRATEGY: Commit to 30 Days of pressuring the DNC and American Media to answer the question “Why was voter fraud and intimidation allowed to run rampant in 2008?”
And there is this thread on HillBuzz article about We Will Not Be Silenced.
I wanted to contribute to the article but for some reason my comments don't seem to get through however don't let that deter you from contributing any bad experiences you had during the 2008 elections.